Situated beside the River Don, Doncaster is a historical market town on the southern edge of Yorkshire. It is renowned for its rich railway heritage, its wealth of Georgian and Regency architecture, as well being an internationally famous venue for horseracing. The St Leger, the world’s oldest classic horse race is held in Doncaster. The event dates back to 1776 and runs every year in September.
Steeped in culture and tradition, this ancient town has something for everyone. With ruins from the original Roman wall, Saxon church architecture, the imposing Doncaster Minster of St George and many fine Georgian and Regency buildings.
Well worth visiting are the spectacular Norman castles nearby:
o Conisbrough Castle: which was built shortly after the Norman Conquest, occupies a commanding position on a knoll above the historic town of Conisbrough. The Castle’s 12th-century keep is a massive four-storey limestone cylinder with six wedge-shaped buttresses.
o Tickhill Castle: stands on the Nottingham/Yorkshire West Riding border and opens to the public in the afternoon of every second Sunday in June. This was a prominent stronghold during the reign of King John and offered a vital defence against a suspected invasion by Philip II of France.
The countryside surrounding Doncaster provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. There are plenty of green open spaces and havens for wildlife such as the Poterric Carr Nature Reserve, offering a lakeside setting and a range of nature walks to enjoy.
For those who enjoy more energetic activities or need somewhere to go on a rainy day, the Doncaster Dome is one of the region's premier sports, leisure & entertainment destinations. This terrific facility offers over 50 activities taking place under one roof, including swimming, ice skating and a fabulous Play Zone, where children can enter the world of the Aztecs!
For evenings out or lunchtime excursions, Doncaster has a terrific range of pubs and restaurants to visit, each with its own individual character and offering a wide range of delicious local specialities and international cuisine. You are literally spoilt for choice.
With family activities such as guided walks, children’s events and family outings, Doncaster makes for the perfect family environment. If you live in Doncaster and are thinking of fostering a child or young person, Fostering to Inspire would love to hear from you. We offer support and guidance throughout every stage of the process, to ensure you feel comfortable.
We believe that nurturing a child’s development starts in the home, and because of this, we take the time to understand you and support your journey from start to finish. If this sounds like something you are interested in or if you are just looking for more information, please get in touch today with Fostering to Inspire.