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2020 is the year to experience Doncaster as the new visitor guide is launched

Doncaster is looking forward to throwing a spotlight on culture and generating even more family fun and excitement as the 2020 Visitor Guide is unveiled at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

The 2020 Doncaster Visitor Guide includes all the ‘need to know’ information about the big events, vast array of attractions, where to stay and all the hidden gems Doncaster has to offer.

Pulled together by the council’s Visit Doncaster team, the guide is being launched at one of the fastest growing and most popular attractions in the UK – Doncaster’s Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park has an exciting year ahead as the first phase of its new expansion is due to open later in 2020. The 150 acre expansion includes the arrival of exciting new species for the expanded animal reserves, a new hub for visitors with a hotel, restaurants, leisure retail and a new entrance into the Wildlife Park.

Doncaster will welcome a string of new attractions in 2020.

A new purpose built cinema and leisure complex will open in the town’s Civic and Cultural Quarter alongside an impressive new central library and museum which will showcase many ‘never been seen before’ exhibits.

The railway station forecourt will be transformed into a superb new public space with an impressive piece of public art that celebrates Doncaster’s rich rail and horseracing heritage.

The cultural theme continues with the Mayflower 400 celebrations which recognise our connections to the original Pilgrim Fathers, while an impressive statue honouring Doncaster’s mining heritage will become another fascinating exhibit located in the town centre.

These new attractions and events will complement the raft of things to do and enjoy right across the borough in 2020.

To coincide with the Visitor Guide launch, the popular Visit Doncaster card will also be available to purchase from the Tourist Information Centre.

This ‘must have’ card is available with the Purple Vouchers Book at a special combined price of just £35 (normally £45). This package offers loads of local and national money saving offers at hundreds of attractions, shops, travel firms and the like. There’s over £5,000 of potential savings.

Cllr Bill Mordue, Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Economic Development, said: “2020 is going to be a huge year in Doncaster with major events taking place, new attractions opening their doors and some wonderful artworks being installed. Everything you need to know to have a great time with family and friends is captured in our latest Visitor Guide. Whether it is family fun, exhilarating action, live music, sport or arts and culture that you are after, you can experience it all right here in Doncaster.

“I would also encourage people to get their hands on a Visit Doncaster Card and Purple Vouchers book to take advantage of some fantastic offers across the borough and further afield.”

To download a copy of the 2020 Visitor Guide go to:

Hard copies can be picked up at Doncaster Tourist Information Centre in the town centre and at other venues and attractions across the borough.

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