What To Do This Weekend In The Park

Sandall Park has lots to offer the weekend visitor. From the playground to the wildlife in the park or the fitness trails to a game of rounders and on various weekends there is more structured entertainment like a a rock concert, a fair or even a circus.

Keep an eye on this web site to see exactly what’s going on in the park each weekend.


Just have a picnic
There are plenty of picnic benches around the park and there are now even more on the old golf course along with plenty of space for games and fun. There is a main picnic area near the main car park, toilets  and cafe. There are also several picnic benches around the playground area. Most of the picnic benches have paths leading to them and ALL the new metal benches have one end that provides disabled access.

You could also take a blanket and have a picnic in the picturesque golf course area – weather permitting of course!

Pinic Tables 

Doncaster parkrun
5km timed run and it’s FREE! Starts at 9am EVERY Saturday. You can get full details by CLICKING HERE.


Cycle Training (Cycle Boost)

10am – 1pm Every Saturday. Telephone 0114 241 2775 or Email admin@pedalready.co.ukCycleboost

Fitness Training


  9.30 -10.30 Every Saturday

Sensory Trail
The Sensory Trail has been created to provide an inclusive and sustainable outdoor experience for children and families and has been designed to enable the less able and disabled to participate. Click here for more details of the sensory trail including a map of the route.

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Let the kids play in the playground

A childrens play area is situated on the Barnby Dun Road side of the park and is well maintained by the council. There is no vehicle access into the park at this location. Please park on the road and walk into the park. There is a second play area for younger children near the main car park, toilets and cafe facilities on Thorne Road.


Try the Fitness Trails
The park has three fitness trails of varying length and one suitable for the less able and pushchair users. To Download a copy of the Fitness Trail leaflet including a map of the routes click here. (PDF File 1.4 Mb)


Fitness Station (on the fitness Trail)


This facility has been added to the red fitness trail and is situated on the old golf course area near to Thorne Road. There are four pieces of equipment designed to exercise all parts of the body. This equipment is not for unsupervised children.

Fitness Station Big Hands Sit Up

How about a game of rounders?

The Friends of Sandall Park have a full set of rounders equipment including bats, balls, bases and rules. The equipment is available for free use by groups and families in  the park. Please contact FOSP on 0750 332 9309 or E mail sandallpark@googlemail.com to book the equipment. All we ask is that there an adult present to take responsibility for the equipment. A good place to play is on the Old Golf course area near to the cafe end. FOSP have run several ‘meet the group’ rounders events – see the events page for further details.

Or a walk on the nature trail?

The trail is a short walk around the lake where you can see the various wildfowl, trees, insects, pond life, birds and butterflies. Meet at the ‘Outdoor classroom’ area next to the car park and enjoy a picnic on the benches before or after your walk – study the information boards on the various subjects and then try and spot them.

  • To download a copy of the Nature Trail leaflet click here. (PDF File 3.4Mb)

  • To download a leaf identification sheet click here (PDF 1Mb)

Anyone wishing to join the Sandall Park Angling Club (SPAC) should contact Scott Holland  by mobile on 07539 655627.


Call at the cafe

The cafe is open 7 days a week from early morning to late afternoon, and serves breakfast and lunches. A Sunday dinner can be enjoyed on, you guessed it! Sunday, with a special rate for children and OAPs.

JJ’s Cafe – near the old golf course end of the park on Crompton Road. Open Monday – Friday 7am – 2.30pm and Saturday 7.30am – 12.00. Very handy for the picnic benches on the old golf course and they have toilets for customers.


Use the toilet facilities
The toilet facilities are closed during the winter but open throughout the summer.  The opening times may vary slightly but generally they are open from about 8.30am until late afternoon/early evening.



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