Five fab things to do

Doncaster Toy Fair .  Thomas Butler with a  Ford  Model T
Doncaster Toy Fair . Thomas Butler with a Ford Model T

Town toy fair back at the racecourse - ONE of Yorkshire’s largest toy fairs is returning to Doncaster Racecourse.

Thousands of visitors are expected to head to Town Moor to browse and buy everything from Corgi planes to lead soldiers and Lego toys.

There will be a special highlight at this show - which comes to Doncaster six times a year - with a dedicated group of Star Wars fans.

Characters in Star Wars outfits will be giving up their time for free and offering a chance for visitors to pose with them for photos.

WHERE: Doncaster Racecourse

WHEN: Sunday, 10.30am to 3.30pm

HOW MUCH: £3.50, children £1

CONTACT: Toy Fairs

THE Doncaster Show - offering two days of action-packed family fun - is back!

After a 13 year absence, the long-awaited show returns this weekend to the Doncaster Deaf Trust in Leger Way.

The entertainment line-up includes Alexandra Parker, Electric Violinist, Dinnington Colliery Band, Elite Dance Flygility, HL Dance, James Sunderland, Markham Main Brass, Simply Voices and The Colliers.

The show, last staged in 1999, has been resurrected by volunteer group Doncaster Lions and will feature archery classes, Zumba sessions and dog ability displays, while bands and DJs will perform live on a stage. There will also be fairground rides and classic cars on site.

Bobbie Roberts, chair of trustees at Doncaster Deaf Trust, said: “We are very excited that Doncaster Show is finally back and looking forward to it being held on our campus this year.

“It will be a fun day for all the family and provide a fitting ending to a wonderful summer of celebration. Having the show back is great for Doncaster and I am sure it will be a popular event.”

Admission and parking are free.

WHERE: Doncaster Deaf College, Leger Way

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday


CONTACT: 0800 0345 375

WEB: Doncaster Show

A DONCASTER venue is branching out into comedy - with the all-new Laughing Leopard Comedy Club.

The line-up for the inaugural night of stand-up at the West Street venue is Stephen Carlin, Jay Sodagar and Danny Deega.

It’s a new monthly night which hopes to give comedians a new platform to perform in town.

WHERE: The Leopard, Doncaster

WHEN: Tonight, 7pm


WEB: Ents 24

IT’S a Jeep and cheerful day in Doncaster this weekend with more than a 100 military vehicles descending on the Aeroventure Museum.

The get-together of military vehicles could see up to 100 jeeps on display - with anyone showing their vehicle getting in for free.

It’s a chance to meet other like-minded military vehicle owners and, chat about what you chat about the most.

WHERE: Aeroventure Museum, Doncaster

WHEN: Sunday, 10am to 5pm

HOW MUCH: Adults £5, senior citizens £4

CONTACT: 01302 761616

MORE THAN 100 artworks by Doncaster based artists arrived at the Church View Centre to showcase a new open exhibition brought together by the New Fringe.

The New Fringe is now an 80 plus not for profit organisation aimed at promoting and developing Doncaster’s emerging arts and cultural scene.

Since the start of this year, the committee and members have been working hard to bring artists and enthusiasts together from across Doncaster to celebrate and showcase local talent.

It will open to the public this week following a private viewing on Saturday.

Chairman Rod Jackson said: “This is the first of a planned series of exhibitions by the New Fringe it builds on our active events calendar and the fantastic response validates our open and inclusive approach.

“I look forward very much to welcoming visitors to the opening event and I hope to signing up new members.”

WHERE: Church View Centre, Church View, Doncaster

WHEN: 10.30am to 4pm, Tuesday to Thursday until September 29, opening to 7pm on Wednesdays


WEB: Church View