WELCOME TO SOUTH YORKSHIRE
One of the country’s greatest 18th century landscapes and the only Grade I listed park and gardens in South Yorkshire - Wentworth Castle Gardens will be reopening in summer 2019, thanks to the National Trust. Wentworth Woodhouse has been given a new life as it opens its doors at the start of a £7.6m restorations project – see how the project develops with house tours and events. Make your way to debonair Doncaster and stop off at the magnificent Brodsworth Hall and Gardens along the way. Built in the 1860s, the house has remained largely unaltered and the enchanting, award-winning grand gardens have been restored to their former Victorian glory along with the rare game larder. Nearby Cusworth Hall is also a spectacular building set in picturesque parkland and is often described as the jewel in Doncaster’s crown. Take a walk on the wild side and head to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, the UK’s No.1 walkthrough wildlife adventure. With nearly 400 animals and 70 different species, you can get up-close and personal with some of the world’s most magnificent animals, including lions, tigers, black rhinos and the only polar bears in England. Look out for the Park’s newest arrivals; the endangered Ussuri brown bears, carefully rescued from a Japanese zoo. Largely extinct across Asia, the bears are the first residents of
a brand-new Rehabilitation Centre designed to house rescued animals on a short-term basis whilst the park creates a natural habitat for each rehomed species to inhabit. Doncaster Racecourse hosts 36 national hunt and flat race meetings throughout the year, including the world’s oldest classic horserace, the St Leger Festival, so racing fans will have plenty of opportunity to get dressed up and have a flutter. If you’d rather sit back and relax, the Cast Theatre is a multipurpose venue where you can watch incredible shows, share creative ideas or feel generally inspired. With a huge range of performances taking place throughout the year you can experience everything from comedy to jazz, drama to ballet and gigs to family shows. Definitely something everyone will be able to enjoy! Stay tuned for another exciting new development as the famous and historic Wool Market gets transformed. The new design will see Doncaster Market transform into a vibrant and bustling location all week long from day to night. As part of the plans, the renovated Wool Market will become an attractive and welcoming destination providing a new and enhanced offer to retail traders and customers. The makeover will also enable the market to host more events, encouraging more people to visit the area.
Clockwise from top left: Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Wentworth Castle Gardens. Cast Theatre. Brodsworth Hall and Gardens. Cannon Hall. Cusworth Hall. Worsborough Mill.
DON’T MISS In the garden at Brodsworth Hall, wind your way through the colourful formal flower beds to get a great view from the summerhouse. Trip-trap over and under the bridges of the fern dell, sniff your way through the wild rose dell and be sure to have a peek at the historic outdoor loo!