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Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford
Just located just a couple of miles south of Blaco Hill, this spectacular wetland site covers an area of 450 hectares following the River Idle northwards. The size of 600 football pitches, it is one of the largest sites for nature conservation in the East Midlands.

Wetlands Waterfowl Reserve, Lound
Wetlands Waterfowl Reserve and Exotic Bird Park - 32 acres of tranquil lakes and woodland. Wetlands primary objective is to enable people of all ages to view and get close to animals they wouldn't normally have the chance to see. Our 23-acre parkland also provides a fantastic location for a relaxing stroll in the countryside.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is South Yorkshire's newest attraction. Situated just outside Doncaster, the park occupies 70 acres of a 260 acre site, offering a unique view into the world of animals including lions, tigers, leopards, girraffes and baboons.

Bawtry Paintball and Laser Fields
Europe's Largest Paintball and outdoor Laser Combat Centre.Voted Britain's Best Paintball Venue - 5 years running. Bawtry Paintball is a family run outdoor experience spanning across 352 acres of woodland.

Doncaster Racecourse
Racedays at Town Moor have been drawing appreciative crowds for centuries and Doncaster has long been regarded as one of the finest racecourses in Europe and the best place for horse racing in Yorkshire. Each year 35 meetings are held at Doncaster Racecourse.

Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre
Located on the outskirts of Doncaster, Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre is a fantastic facility for outdoor enthusiastics and novices alike.
Set against an idyllic woodland backdrop, the activity centre offers a range of water-based and land-based activities for all ages and abilities.  - Tel: 01302 841572

The Dome
Doncaster Dome is one of the region's premier sports, leisure & entertainment destinations, with over 50 activities taking place under one roof.
10 Pin Bowling

Doncaster Superbowl
The Doncaster Superbowl is the hottest Tenpin bowling centre around with fantastic facilities in a family friendly environment. The Superbowl features 24 brand new air conditioned lanes with the latest scoring system, mouth-watering food menu as well as a fully licensed modern bar. Not to forget an exciting amusements arcade area. Book online


Bawtry Golf Club
Rated as one of the best all season golf courses in Yorkshire, Bawtry Golf and Country Club is a ‘must play’ course for all golfers who want to combine challenging golf with a friendly and welcoming 19th!


Retford Railway Station
The station is just 6 miles from Blaco Hill and provides high speed links to London, Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh and cross country services to Sheffield and Lincoln.

Sheffield Doncaster Robin Hood Airport
The airport is 9 miles from Blaco Hill and with flights operated by Ryannair, Thomson and Flybe.


Tel: 01777 817254
Blaco Hill Farm, Mattersey,
Doncaster, South Yorks
DN10 5HQ
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