A South Yorkshire town well-known for its transport history including rail and locomotives, aviation and also tractor production. It’s also where the Butterscotch inventors, Parkinson’s set up base! Today the town has many museums and galleries, as well as an exciting nightlife scene.
Where to stay
Doncaster’s Holiday Inn Express was given 5 stars by one reviewer who said:
‘The facilities were extremely well thought out. For example, the rooms had lowered beds, wardrobe areas, and tea and coffee making facilities. Each accessible room has multiple emergency cords connected to the front desk, a generous wet room and plenty of room. The majority of accessible rooms had interlocking doors with the next room for carers.’ Read the full review >>
Wander the art galleries
The Point is an airy, bright and dynamic art gallery space with regularly changing contemporary art exhibitions. They have a Changing Places facility and list regular accessible events including signed sessions, and workshops and performances for disabled people.
On Chequer Road, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery is another free attraction with museum displays on the ground floor and the gallery upstairs. It’s an interesting place to discover more about the story of the town, all the way from the end of the last Ice Age! A lift connects both floors and the venue will also provide water bowls for assistance dogs.
Explore Conisbrough Castle
Thought to have inspired Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Ivanhoe’, Conisbrough Castle was built in the 12th century with a towering, circular keep. It’s perfect for history-lovers and the keep walls have life-sized projections of characters that talk to visitors along the way. One visitor loved their day out to the castle saying ‘the visitors centre and gift shop was very easily accessed, it was spacious, with plenty of light and very well laid out.’ Be aware that while the castle has fantastic audio visual features, wheelchair access isn’t as easy according to this reviewer. Apparently a ghostly monk likes to wander the castle walls…
Go wild at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
A popular attraction with many reviews on Euan’s Guide, Yorkshire Wildlife Park has more than 300 animals to meet! One wheelchair user called the park a ‘roaring success’ saying there was ‘clear signage and a map’ and that there were ‘wide gravelled paths with a slight incline in places but easy to push a wheelchair on.’ Read the full review >>
Catch a movie
If it’s a rainy day in Doncaster, why not see a film at the Vue Cinema? It’s been rated 4 stars by one wheelchair user who said:
‘Access to the screen room was easy, and the location of the ‘wheelchair parking’ next to plush seats for your partner, friend or carer was a really nice touch. There was plenty of room for movement and not so close to the screen that you got neck ache.’ Read the full review >>
Have you been to Doncaster?
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Last Updated - July 2016