Sandall Park, Wheatley

One of the largest parks in Doncaster; home to beautiful scenery, a variety of facilities and a fantastic volunteer group. Sandall Park has been awarded the Green Flag Award for parks 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Government Guidance

Owing to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), please note that although play areas, outdoor gyms, sports facilities, walking routes and nature walks are open; social distancing must be followed in all these areas.

Please respect the park – take your litter home with you or use the bins provided, and pick up waste after your dog.

You can continue to use green spaces responsibly. Please respect other visitors - do not visit if you have any symptoms; use your own hand sanitiser regularly, and adhere to government guidance.

Things to see and do at Sandall Park


  • places to play including toddler and junior play areas with a zip-wire and climbing frame, playing fields and a new woodland adventure play area
  • a range of sports facilities including outdoor gym equipment, basketball post and football pitches (visit our football pitches for booking information)
  • picnic areas and the Sandall Park Cafe, open 7 days a week from early morning to late afternoon 
  • beautiful scenery including a large lake (formerly the boating lake), a smaller pond, wildflower areas, a variety of wildlife and woodland areas
  • areas for angling
  • toilets
  • memorial benches, apply for a memorial

Activities and clubs

Angling club

Please see the group's Facebook page, Sandall Park Angling Club, for more information.

Friends of Sandall Park 

This volunteer group have information about fitness trails, a sensory trail and lots more about the park. They also have details of events at the park.

Find out more at Friends of Sandall Park

 Doncaster parkrun

This 5km takes place every Saturday at the park, and is a great way to help you keep fit and active. For more information, visit Doncaster parkrun.

Clay Lane Fit and Fun Walk

At just over a mile (about 2,400 steps), the Clay Lane Fit and Fun Walk is a nice gentle walk. The route is opposite to the park: a perfect detour once you've finished your walk.

For more on this walk, visit our walking in Doncaster page.

Cycling training

The park offers regular free cycle training if you're looking to practise cycling outdoors.

For training times, booking information and more about cycling visit Get Involved in Cycling.


Getting to the park

The park is on Thorne Road, 4 miles from the town centre (opposite KFC), postcode DN2 5DW. 

In terms of parking, there's a car park next to the toilets and another next to the café. There is also parking on Barnby Dun Road, opposite the play area. If there are large events on in the park (sponsored runs or large concerts) there is on-road parking available on the industrial estates behind McDonalds, or off Leger Way on to Shaw Wood Way.

If you're getting to the park by bus, use the Travel South Yorkshire journey planner and enter where you're going from and to (Sandall Park).

For a full view and postcode of the park, check out the following Google Maps view:

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. 

Last updated: 09 April 2021 11:32:26