Bentley Park is a fantastic outdoor space steeped in history, renowned for its beautiful pavilion and the borough's only water play area.
Things to see and do at Bentley Park
This historic building has long being a popular visitor attraction. Not only that, but you can hire Bentley Pavilion for events and take part in a number of weekly activities there including trampolining, gymnastics, sequence dancing, over 60's armchair aerobics classes and lunch clubs.
Places to play
The park has toddler and junior play areas, with great facilities including the only water play area in the borough (please note this is closed during the winter months), a zipwire and trampoline. There's also a playing field at the park.
Sports and exercise
There's a whole host of sports and exercise equipment at the park including a multi-use games area, skate park, basketball post, sports pitches and bowling green (visit our cricket pitches, football pitches and bowling green pages for booking information).
Along with the weekly exercise activities at the Pavilion, there are also walking routes and nature walks you can go on.
Finally, the park is part of the Toll Bar Fit and Fun walk, which clocks in at a mighty 6000 steps. For the full route of this gentle walk, please visit our walking in Doncaster page.
Places to eat
As well as the café in the Pavilion, there are various picnic areas in the park.
Nature and scenery
There's lots of beautiful nature and scenery in Bentley Park including wildflower areas, a pond and a whole host of wildlife.
The park is home to a wonderful community garden, with lots of delicious food growing including strawberries, potatoes and herb mixes. Better yet, it's open to use as you please! For more information, download the document below:
- Community garden - what's growing?
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Along with the Pavilion, there are some unique and historical monuments in the park including a fountain and bandstand.
The Bentley Area Community Partnership help organise a number of community events including the annual Bentley Community Fireworks Spectacular and annual Bentley Bonanza.
Getting to the park
The park is on Askern Road, Bentley, opposite the Bentley Baptist Church, with car parking available at Cooke Street.
Several bus routes pass close by the park. You can catch Arriva bus 409 or First bus 66 from Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange. For bus times and routes, visit the Travel South Yorkshire website.
For a view of the park and the nearby places mentioned above, check out the following Google Maps view:
Share your photos
To share photos of the park and find out about the latest events, visit Bentley Park's official Facebook Page.
Parks and outdoor spaces
For a list of parks and outdoor spaces in Doncaster, how to report an issue and how to apply for a memorial in one of these spaces, visit our parks and outdoor spaces page.