Doncaster Summer Staycation

We might be stuck at home this summer, but there are plenty of reasons to stick around! Doncaster Summer Staycation is a huge timetable of FREE virtual and face-to-face activities available throughout the six-week summer break!

The Summer Staycation includes a mixture of arts and crafts, sports and physical activity, employability sessions for older children, reading challenges and much more. You can also access lots of resources, activities and ideas for staying home, such as the Doncaster ‘101 things to do indoors’ guide.

Many of the activities are virtual due to the restrictions of social distancing and safety, and will be hosted online but there are also a limited number of face-to-face activities available.

There’s a mixed bag of activities on our Doncaster Summer Staycation timetable, some are on set days and weeks throughout the six-week break which families will have to book onto in advance, whilst others are offered throughout the summer for families and young people to drop into in their own time without booking.

Both virtual and face-to-face activities are delivered by a range of exciting Doncaster organisations which include CAST Theatre, the EPIC team with Doncaster Children's Service Trust, Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT), National Literacy Trust, EXPECT Youth, Active Fusion, Doncaster Community Arts (DARTs) and many more!

Discover our weekly timetable of bookable activities on our weekly calendars, or browse the FULL summer timetable for all activities across the holidays, on the buttons below!

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What's on this week?

Check out what activities are running this week (10th - 16th August)! Or view the full timetable here.

Monday

Healthy Families

Healthy Families aims to support families across Doncaster to get active, cook healthy meals together and challenge themselves to try different activities that can be accessed in or from your home. Each week will include an interactive lifestyle element aimed to increase the awareness of healthy living and a physical activity challenge. Weekly sessions will be available, along with a resource pack to track your progress as a family. Staff will be on hand to support you through the 6 weeks.


Tuneful Chatter - Music and Stories

Make music and explore some of your favourite books with musician Dyzelle. This week we are looking at the book 'Handa's Surprise'


Wake Up, Shake Up

Online content aimed at getting children moving at home. Physical exercise/fitness based and lots of fun. The best way to start your week!

  • Age Range: 5 – 18 years
  • Time: 9am
  • Location: Delivered online via Zoom
  • How To Book: Email shelley@kixx.org.uk
  • Cost: Free

I Can, I Am

Online programme that includes activities and challenges

  • Age Range: 14 – 18 years
  • Time: 10am – 12pm
  • Location: Delivered online via Microsoft Teams
  • How To Book: Email training@dclt.co.uk or call 07786574485 / 07754756557
  • Cost: Free

Lived Covid Stories

Here's your chance to tell us about your experiences during lockdown. In no more than 500 words we want to hear your stories. It's super simple. We will help you to produce a piece of creative writing all about you! Even better your final piece will be published in an anthology of 'Lived Covid Stories' which will be available to buy on Amazon. You will receive your own copy of your published book, along with your school and the local library and museum.

  • Age Range: 11 - 16 years 
  • Time: 10am - 3pm  
  • Location: Springboard Centre, Shadyside, Hexthorpe, Doncaster
  • How To Book: Email sofia.shah@redeverywhere.co.uk or phone 07581056058 for more information
  • Cost: Free

Relaxation / Meditation

Guided relaxation sessions, providing techniques and exercises for young people to relax. 

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years / 8 - 11 years / 12 - 18 years
  • Time: Various, see below
    • 5 - 8 years: 10:30am
    • 8 - 11 years: 11:15am
    • 12 - 18 years: 12pm
  • Location: Delivered online via Microsoft Teams
  • How To Book: Email training@dclt.co.uk or call 07786574485 / 07904954437
  • Cost: Free

Read and Explore  

What’s that at the door? Listen to ‘Postman Bear’ by Julia Donaldson, told by Doncaster James from Talegate Theatre Productions as Daddy Bear.


Cricket 

A fully inclusive game, where the emphasis is on participation and enjoyment. Teams will rotate quickly with the aim to get as many runs as possible.

  • Age Range: 8 - 17 years 
  • Time: 11am - 12pm 
  • Location: Westfield Park, Balby
  • How To Book: Phone EPIC on 01302 736100 or email EpicSummer2020@doncaster.gov.uk
  • Cost: Free 

Soft Archery / Multi Sports 

Fancy yourself being the next Robin Hood, why not give Soft Archery ago. We also have a whole range of sporting activities just in case you fancy something else. 

  • Age Range: 8 - 17 years 
  • Time: 2pm - 3pm  
  • Location: Armthorpe, Jenkinson Grove Park
  • How To Book: Phone EPIC on 01302 736100 or email EpicSummer2020@doncaster.gov.uk
  • Cost: Free  

Drama

Create a play with another person in your family! 

  • Age Range: 7 – 13 years
  • Time: 3pm
  • Location: Delivered online via Facebook Live - www.facebook.com/wearedarts
  • How To Book: No booking required
  • Cost: Free

Funetics - Lesson 4

Primary based athletics sessions focusing on running, jumping and throwing.

  • Age Range: 5 – 11 years
  • Time: 3:15pm
  • Location: Delivered online via Facebook - www.facebook.com/ActiveFusion
  • How to Book: No booking required 
  • Cost: Free

Basketball / Fitness

This will be a fitness-based session focused on basketball exercises that can benefit everyone.

  • Age Range: 5 - 18 years
  • Time: 6pm
  • Location: Delivered online via Zoom
  • How To Book: Please email Bob Martin on bobmartin60@outlook.com or ring 07909 121234
  • Cost: Free

Tuesday

Urban Conceptz

Spoken Word & Poetry - An insight of how to create powerful spoken word pieces that are formed from a poetic structure. Join URBAN conceptz Theatre and explore the realms of storytelling through spoken word. In this online workshop, you will work through a series of tasks to help you navigate your way to creating a beautiful piece of spoken word that will engage and excite audiences. Record it on your phone and make some abstract art to sit alongside it. The limitations are only your imagination. Let's Go!


Football Classes  

Ball Mastery sessions compliant with social distancing.

  • Age Range: 5 - 10 years & 11 - 18 years
  • Time: 10am - 11am (5-10 years) & 11am - 12pm (11-18 years)
  • Location: Adwick Leisure Centre
  • How To Book: Please email admin@kixx.org.uk or ring 01302 618080
  • Cost: Free

Mini Tennis (11th – 14th August 4 day session)

Mini tennis and tennis related activity


Read and Explore  

Take part in a range of interactive activities based on the story ‘Postman Bear’ by Julia Donaldson


Basketball 

Focusing on individual basketball skills and individual challenges.

  • Age Range: 8 - 17 years  
  • Time: 11am - 12pm 
  • Location: Wharf Street Park, Bawtry
  • How To Book: Phone EPIC on 01302 736100 or email EpicSummer2020@doncaster.gov.uk
  • Cost: Free

Cricket 

A fully inclusive game, where the emphasis is on participation and enjoyment. Teams will rotate quickly with the aim to get as many runs as possible.

  • Age Range: 8 - 14 years 
  • Time: 11am - 12pm 
  • Location: Bentley New Village Primary School, The Avenue, DN5 0NP
  • How To Book: Phone EPIC on 01302 736100 or email EpicSummer2020@doncaster.gov.uk
  • Cost: Free

Tennis (11th – 14th August 4 day session)

Tennis and tennis related activity


Teen Tennis (11th – 14th August 4 day session)

Tennis and tennis related activity


I Can, I Am

Online programme that includes activities and challenges

  • Age Range: 14 – 18 years
  • Time: 1pm - 3pm
  • Location: Delivered online via Microsoft Teams
  • How To Book: Email training@dclt.co.uk or call 07786574485 / 07754756557
  • Cost: Free

Rounders 

A game of rounders where you never go out and just join the back of the line, rotate round every 15 minutes.

  • Age Range: 8 - 17 years   
  • Time: 2pm - 3pm 
  • Location: Askern Lake Fields
  • How To Book: Phone EPIC on 01302 736100 or email EpicSummer2020@doncaster.gov.uk
  • Cost: Free

DJ + Music Tech

Face the Music Live - Help create beats and grooves live online with professional music producer Rob.

  • Age Range: 8+ years
  • Time: 2pm
  • Location: Delivered online via Facebook Live - www.facebook.com/wearedarts
  • How To Book: No booking required
  • Cost: Free

Football

Football session emphased on individual skills and activities.

  • Age Range: 8 - 14 years 
  • Time: 3pm - 4pm 
  • Location: Bentley New Village Primary School, The Avenue, DN5 0NP
  • How To Book: Phone EPIC on 01302 736100 or email EpicSummer2020@doncaster.gov.uk
  • Cost: Free 

Primary Dance - Lesson 4

Weekly fun dance sessions for children to learn and follow at home

  • Age Range: 5 – 11 years
  • Time: 4pm
  • Location: Delivered online via Facebook - www.facebook.com/ActiveFusion
  • How to Book: No booking required 
  • Cost: Free

Be Mindful

Have the opportunity in the weekly 90 minute sessions to learn different meditation and mindfulness techniques to help manage stress, raise self-awareness, confidence and positive health behaviours. This activity is aimed at girls aged 10-17 years.

  • Age Range: 10 - 17 years
  • Time: 4:30pm - 6pm
  • Location: Online via the EPIC Digital Portal
  • How to Book: Email Victoria Gill at bemoremindfultoday@gmail.com  
  • Cost: Free

Wednesday

Cartoon Club

Manga faces - Learn to draw a Manga style face with illustrator Ed Syder.


I Can, I Am

Online programme that includes activities and challenges

  • Age Range: 14 – 18 years
  • Time: 10am – 12pm
  • Location: Delivered online via Microsoft Teams
  • How To Book: Email training@dclt.co.uk or call 07786574485 / 07754756557
  • Cost: Free

Mini Tennis (11th – 14th August 4 day session)

Mini tennis and tennis related activity


Read and Explore  

Take part in a range of interactive activities based on the story ‘Postman Bear’ by Julia Donaldson


Fencing 

Learn the basics of Fencing from footwork to where you can strike an opponent in a safe environment.

  • Age Range: 8 - 17 years     
  • Time: 11am - 12pm 
  • Location: Wike Gate Road Park, Thorne
  • How To Book: Phone EPIC on 01302 736100 or email EpicSummer2020@doncaster.gov.uk
  • Cost: Free

Tennis (11th – 14th August 4 day session)

Tennis and tennis related activity


Boxing

Socially distanced boxing in the park with Bentley Boxing Club. 


Dancing Session

Come sample an array of different dancing styles in a association with Locomotion Dance Studios 


Teen Tennis (11th – 14th August 4 day session)

Tennis and tennis related activity


Future Theatre Stars!

The Future Theatre Stars programme will help young people master confidence, overcome nerves, and teach them the skills needed in acting to entertain and engage an audience. Each week we will build on techniques learnt in the previous sessions, therefore, participants must be willing to commit to all six sessions.

  • Age Range: 11 - 14 years 
  • Time: 2pm – 3pm
  • Location: Delivered online via Microsoft Teams
  • How To Book: Phone Aidan Nicol on 07929017737 or email Aidan.Nicol@doncaster.gov.uk   
  • Cost: Free

Dance (Different styles each week)

Each week will be focused on a different style of Dance. They include Dance fitness, Street dance, Lyrical, Musical theatre, cheerleading and Bollywood.

  • Age Range: 5 – 18 years
  • Time: 2pm
  • Location: Online - Zoom 
  • How To Book: Email shelley@kixx.org.uk
  • Cost: Free

Tag Archery (Weather Depending)

Get your adrenaline pumping and your competitive side going with Archery Combat. A hybrid of archery, paintball and dodgeball, this event will be more action-packed than you ever expected. Get ready for the arrows to start flying!

  • Age Range: 8 - 17 years     
  • Time: 2pm - 3pm 
  • Location: Church Road Playing Fields, Stainforth
  • How To Book: Phone EPIC on 01302 736100 or email EpicSummer2020@doncaster.gov.uk
  • Cost: Free

Art Surgery

A weekly live, interactive online art session – a kinaesthetic experience exploring a multitude of artists and their styles. With easy to find materials from your home, we will recreate their works of art and keep your creative outlet flowing.

  • Age Range: 6 - 18 years
  • Time: 4pm – 5pm
  • Location: Delivered online via Zoom
  • How To Book: Book a place at www.journeyeducationgroup.co.uk 
  • Cost: Free

Yoga - Lesson 4

Fun martial art lessons for children and young people to join in with at home.

  • Age Range: 5 – 11 years
  • Time: 4pm
  • Location: Delivered online via Facebook - www.facebook.com/ActiveFusion
  • How to Book: No booking required 
  • Cost: Free

Basketball 

Weekly basketball sessions mainly focusing on individual skills and shooting. 

  • Age Range: 5 - 18 years    
  • Time: 4:30pm - 6pm 
  • Location: Town Fields Primary School
  • How To Book: Please email Bob Martin on bobmartin60@outlook.com or ring 07909 121234
  • Cost: Free

Thursday

Dancing Tots

Wiggly toes and smiles all around, in our dance sessions designed for babies, toddlers and their carers

  • Age Range: Babies and toddlers
  • Time: 9:30am - 10:45am
  • Location: CAST, Waterdale, Doncaster 
  • How to Book: Book online or call Cast on 01302 303959
  • Cost: Free

Cast Summer of Fun: Wizard Adventure

Wizard Adventure - Sessions will include arts and creative based activities to entertain and engage children. Remember to bring a packed lunch and drink.

  • Age Range: 8 - 11 years 
  • Time: 9:45am - 3:45pm  
  • Location: CAST, Waterdale, Doncaster
  • How To Book: Book online or call Cast on 01302 303959
  • Cost: Free

Art Club

Make some Art inspired by the week's chosen theme - Sci Fi. Paint, draw, collage, photograph or write a poem or story.

  • Age Range: 5+ years
  • Time: 10am
  • Location: Delivered online via Facebook Live - www.facebook.com/wearedarts
  • How To Book: No booking required
  • Cost: Free

Words for Work - Job Exploration

The National Literacy Trust offers literacy and employability sessions for 15-16 year olds.  Explore your motivation to work, what interests you and what skills you need for your dream job.  These short videos developed especially for Doncaster’s Staycation will help launch you into the world of work, exploring a new aspect of employability each week, complete with downloadable resources and local links.


Multi Sports  

Covering a whole range of sporting activities.  Children lead. 

  • Age Range: 5 - 10 years & 11 - 18 years 
  • Time: 10am - 11am (5-10 years) & 11am - 12pm (11-18 years)  
  • Location: Bentley MyPlace MUGA
  • How To Book: Please email admin@kixx.org.uk or ring 01302 618080
  • Cost: Free

TikTok Masterclass

Learn all your TikTok favourites and more with Cre8ive Dance! 


Cast Summer of Fun: Alien Adventure

Alien Adventure - Sessions will include arts and creative based activities to entertain and engage children. Remember to bring a packed lunch and drink.

  • Age Range: 5 - 7 years 
  • Time: 10am - 4pm  
  • Location: CAST, Waterdale, Doncaster
  • How To Book: Book online or call Cast on 01302 303959
  • Cost: Free

Mini Tennis (11th – 14th August 4 day session)

Mini tennis and tennis related activity


Read and Explore  

Take part in a range of interactive activities based on the story ‘Postman Bear’ by Julia Donaldson.


Little Movers

Shake and wiggle, jump and twist, there's lots of fun to be had in our Little Movers dance session.

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Time: 11am - 11:45am
  • Location: CAST, Waterdale, Doncaster 
  • How to Book: Book online or call Cast on 01302 303959
  • Cost: Free

Zorbs (Weather Depending)

Action pack session where your upper body is in a Zorb ball. A variety of games to play such as king of the ring.

  • Age Range: 8 - 17 years 
  • Time: 11am - 12pm  
  • Location: Rossington Welfare Playing Fields
  • How To Book: Phone EPIC on 01302 736100 or email EpicSummer2020@doncaster.gov.uk
  • Cost: Free

Soft Fencing / Multi Sports

Learn the basics of Fencing from footwork to where you can strike an opponent in a safe environment, along with additional activities of choice.

  • Age Range: 8 - 14 years 
  • Time: 11am - 12pm  
  • Location: Bentley New Village Primary School, The Avenue, DN5 0NP
  • How To Book: Phone EPIC on 01302 736100 or email EpicSummer2020@doncaster.gov.uk
  • Cost: Free

Dance Dance Dance: Pop Songs

Bust some grooves and have fun dancing your heart out in our dancing workshops. Don't forget to bring a drink!

  • Age Range: 5 - 7 years & 8 - 11 years
  • Time: 12:30pm - 2pm (5-7 years) and 2:45pm - 4:15pm (8-11 years)
  • Location: CAST, Waterdale, Doncaster 
  • How to Book: Book online or call Cast on 01302 303959
  • Cost: Free

Tennis (11th – 14th August 4 day session)

Tennis and tennis related activity


Teen Tennis (11th – 14th August 4 day session)

Tennis and tennis related activity


I Can, I Am

Online programme that includes activities and challenges

  • Age Range: 14 – 18 years
  • Time: 1pm - 3pm
  • Location: Delivered online via Microsoft Teams
  • How To Book: Email training@dclt.co.uk or call 07786574485 / 07754756557
  • Cost: Free

Ultimate Frisbee  

Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact, self-refereed activity played with a flying disc (or Frisbee). Individual players compete on a playing field and try to complete with the lowest score possible.

  • Age Range: 8 - 17 years 
  • Time: 2pm - 3pm  
  • Location: Westfield Park, Balby
  • How To Book: Phone EPIC on 01302 736100 or email EpicSummer2020@doncaster.gov.uk
  • Cost: Free

Tag Archery

Get your adrenaline pumping and your competitive side going with Archery Combat. A hybrid of archery, paintball and dodgeball, this event will be more action-packed than you ever expected. Get ready for the arrows to start flying!

  • Age Range: 8 - 14 years 
  • Time: 3pm - 4pm  
  • Location: Bentley New Village Primary School, The Avenue, DN5 0NP
  • How To Book: Phone EPIC on 01302 736100 or email EpicSummer2020@doncaster.gov.uk
  • Cost: Free

Fun Games  

Parachute & ball games

  • Age Range: 8 - 16 years 
  • Time: 3pm - 6pm  
  • Location: Play Field off St James Street and Milton Walk (next to Stirling school and/or Central Family Hub)
  • How To Book: Please email David Hamilton on david.hamilton@doncaster.gov.uk 
  • Cost: Free

Secondary Dance - Lesson 4

Fun martial art lessons for children and young people to join in with at home.

  • Age Range: 11 - 16 years
  • Time: 4pm
  • Location: Delivered online via Facebook - www.facebook.com/ActiveFusion
  • How to Book: No booking required 
  • Cost: Free

Friday

Dance

Peter Pan - Creative Dance session with Danni. Follow the story of Peter Pan through movement, dance and shadow work and adventure to neverland. Aimed at ages 7-10. 


Musical Theatre - Dance

Leap, gallop and spin your way through a Musical Theatre inspired dance routine. Join professional dancer Alex in this video aimed at ages 10-12.


Music Industry Career Advice

The music industry contributes £4.4 billion to the UK economy each year, employing over 142,000 professionals and these figures grow every year. In this Career Advice session, Higher Rhythm will take you through a range of possible career options and the many development opportunities offered by this high-profile Doncaster-based music industry organisation.


Mini Tennis (11th – 14th August 4 day session)

Mini tennis and tennis related activity


Film Fridays  

Every Friday throughout the Summer come watch a great family favourite film in the beauty of CAST's spacious Main Auditorium!

  • Age Range: Families with children aged 11 and under
  • Time: 10:30am (Polish subtitles) and 2pm (Urdu subtitles)
  • Location: Cast, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU
  • How To Book: Book online or call Cast on 01302 303959
  • Cost: Free

Football Skills at Home

Specifically created to improve football skills at home through creative video content.

  • Age Range: 5 - 10 years 
  • Location: Online - ClickView and YouTube (to access ClickView please complete the following form at least 1 working day before the activity Sign Up for ClickView
  • How to Book: admin@kixx.org.uk 
  • Cost: Free

MONSTERS vs Doncaster - Monster Creation Workshop

Join Doncaster author and illustrator Phil Sheppard for a live drawing and writing session. This fun, interactive session is suitable for new or experienced writers and artists aged 5+. All you need is something to write and draw with to make your own marvellous, monstrous masterpiece.  This is followed by a specially selected monster story, with a focus on facing your fears and looking after your own well-being.


Lyric Writing Workshop

Bring your songwriting to the next level with Higher Rhythm’s Lyric Writing Workshop. Everyone is welcome and no prior writing skills are required. All you need is a pen and paper.


Tennis / Badminton 

Come and try out two of the most popular racket sports in a fun-filled, friendly environment. Individual challenges along with a more traditional game.

  • Age Range: 8 - 17 years  
  • Time: 11am - 12pm   
  • Location: Pitt Street Park, Mexborough
  • How To Book: Phone EPIC on 01302 736100 or email EpicSummer2020@doncaster.gov.uk
  • Cost: Free

Tennis (11th – 14th August 4 day session)

Tennis and tennis related activity


Teen Tennis (11th – 14th August 4 day session)

Tennis and tennis related activity


Football  

Football session emphasised on individual skills and activities.

  • Age Range: 8 - 17 years  
  • Time: 2pm - 3pm   
  • Location: Edlington Rec Playing Fields
  • How To Book: Phone EPIC on 01302 736100 or email EpicSummer2020@doncaster.gov.uk
  • Cost: Free

Creative Drama

Lockdown has stolen so much of our creative enjoyment from us, and we refuse to let this continue. So we are bringing some drama to your living room for the next 8 Weeks! We will be undertaking a variety of activities from play reading, confidence building, improv, playwriting, monologues and comedy to name a few. 

  • Age Range: 6 - 18 years
  • Time: 4pm – 5pm
  • Location: Delivered online via Zoom
  • How To Book: Book a place at www.journeyeducationgroup.co.uk 
  • Cost: Free

Taekwondo - Lesson 4

Fun martial art lessons for children and young people to join in with at home.

  • Age Range: 5 - 16 years
  • Time: 4pm
  • Location: Delivered online via Facebook - www.facebook.com/ActiveFusion
  • How to Book: Non booking required 
  • Cost: Free

Saturday

Basketball   

Weekly basketball sessions mainly focusing on individual skills and shooting. 

  • Age Range: 5 - 18 years 
  • Time: 10am - 11:30am  
  • Location: Town Fields Primary School
  • How To Book: Please email Bob Martin on bobmartin60@outlook.com or ring 07909 121234
  • Cost: Free

Rugby Tots Club

Doncaster Toll Bar Amateur Rugby League F.C. is hosting a fun introduction to Rugby which promotes fitness and discipline. Booking is essential to ensure enough coaches and social distancing
  • Age Range: 2 - 6 years
  • Time: 9.30am
  • Location: Doncaster Toll Bar Amateur Rugby League F.C. grounds, Prospect Road, Toll Bar
  • How to Book: Contact Wayne on 07447927675 or via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Donnytollbar/
  • Cost: Free

Please note that all activities are for children and young people who live within the Doncaster area.

Summer Camps

Our summer camps are now fully booked. If you need to contact the camps for any reason, please visit the Active Fusion webpage for contact information.

Summer Childcare

Looking for childcare over the summer holidays? We've compiled a list of providers who are offering summer holiday provision along with a list of registered childcare providers who offer a year-round service.

Wait! There's more!

Follow the links below for even more fun activities over the summer holidays

ClickView

There’s lots of great virtual content in the Doncaster Summer Staycation, and to ensure that you don’t miss anything, we’ve teamed up with CickView to bring you these fantastic videos on demand.

If you sign up for a ClickView account, you’ll be able to watch fantastic videos from the likes of CAST Theatre, EPIC, DCLT, National Literacy Trust, EXPECT Youth, Active Fusion, DARTs and many more! Children and young people who live in Doncaster can also access age appropriate content including broadcast television and fun, educational videos.

Sign Up for ClickView 

Once you have signed up and been sent your personal log-in details, you can access ClickView HERE

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Last updated: 12 August 2020 16:33:45