Things to do

Tropical Butterfly House North Anston- a fun day out

The Tropical Butterfly House located in North Anston (S25 4EQ) welcomes you to a world of unforgettable animal encounters. There are animals from South America, Australia , Africa, Asia and even South Yorkshire, including Prairie Dogs, which are new this year, owls, Meerkats and even a Skunk. The House offers “Animal encounters” which as the name suggest allows you to touch, feel and even hold some of the amazing animals and also falconry displays.

My Daughter often takes her children there as it really is a fun day out. There is an outdoor and indoor play area, so no matter what the weather there is always something to do.

Peter Kay, A-HA, Meat Loaf at Sheffield Arena

Peter Kay, A-HA, Meat Loaf, Frankie Boyle, Simply Red, JLS, Peter Andre are just a few of the fabulous acts to appear at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena this year and the Strictly Come Dancing and X-Factor tours early next year. Make sure you book your accommodation as soon as possible. If you are looking for 5 star accommodation near the Sheffield Arena, then look no further than Tbroapham House, just off junction 31 of the M1 and close to the A57 and A1. A stay at our luxury 5 star bed and breakfast will make your night out more memorable. Ann and Robert look forward to welcoming you.

Events at Sheffield Arena

There are some fabulous acts appearing at the Sheffield Arena in the forthcoming months. The Britain’s Got Talent Live Tour 2010 gets under way on 29 June, with the Once in a Lifetime Tour 2010 the following evening 30 June starring the legendary Bay City Rollers, David Essex, Leo Sayer and The Osmonds.

Additional dates have been added to the sensational Rod Stewart tour and he will be appearing at the Sheffield Arena on 20 July.

Michael Flatley has not performed the ‘Lord of the Dance‘ since 1998 but he reprises his role as ‘Lord of the Dance’ at Sheffield on Saturday 30 October.

In November Paramore, Disney on Ice, A-Ha and Paul Weller take to the stage as do Simply Red, JLS and Peter Andre in December.

If you are looking for luxury accommodation near Sheffield Arena then look no further than Throapham House. Throapham House offers friendly, comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation approximately 20 minutes drive from the Sheffield Arena. Why not stay longer and explore what else South Yorkshire has to offer.

Doncaster Races

Racing at Doncaster Racecourse begins on Saturday 17 April with the Doncaster Mile.  There are many meetings throughout the year including the St Ledger Festival on Wednesday 8th September. Throapham House is approximately 15 miles from Doncaster Racecourse and close to the M1/M18. For a luxury b&b near Doncaster Racecourse look no further than Throapham House where you will be made very welcome by Ann and Robert.

York Races – the season begins May 12th

York Races begin on 12th May with the Dante Festival. Racing takes place throughout the year and featrues: May Spring Meeting, the 40th Macmillan Charity Meeting, 51st John Smith’s cup Meeting, Music Showcase Weekend, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, and ends in October with 2 days of racing including the Coral Sprint Trophy. Enhance your experience at York races with a fabulous stay in our 5 star luxury bed and breakfast approximately 1 1/4 hours drive from York racecourse.

Chatsworth House opens on Sunday 14 March

After major restoration, the house and gardens open on Sunday 14 March with a new visitor route through the house.  There is a new gallery for displaying art and new displays celebrating the Duchess Georgiana and an exhibition celebrating the 90th birthday of Deborah Devonshire, the present Dowager Duchess. For more information on opening times, what’s on etc go to the Chatsworth House website.

Sheffield Lyceum and Crucible – An Enemy of the People, Fiddler on the Roof ….

Woman in Black, Spike Milligan’s Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall, Sisters, Northern Ballet Theatre performing Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, Rocky Horror Show, the English Touring Opera present Don Pasquale/The Marriage of Figaro/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rocky Horror Show and Calendar Girls are some of the highlights of what is appearing during March and April at the Sheffield Lyceum and recently refurbished Crucible theatres.
Also appearing in April for one night prior to the Betfred.com World Snooker Championships are Snooker legends – Jimmy White, Alex Higgins, John Parrott and Cliff Thorburn.
Throapham House is a luxury 5 star gold award b&b near Sheffield Lyceum and the Crucible theatres where you will be assured of a comfortable and memorable stay.

Rother Valley Triathlon Festival near Sheffield and Rotherham 12 and13 June 2010

Athletes from around the country are expected to attend the festival and in particular to enter the Sprint race which has been selected as a qualifying event for both the 2010 World and 2011 European Sprint Triathlon Championships.  The event will attract people from all round the country as well as the local community and with many activities taking place in the park throughout the festival this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a sporting weekend away. For accommodation near Rother Valley Country Park look no further than Throapham House where you will receive a warm welcome from Ann and Robert. We are situated just 5 miles (10 minutes drive) from the park and close to junction 31 of the M1.

Hodsock Snowdrops 30 January 2010 to 28 February 2010

Hodsock Priory near Blyth, north Nottinghamshire, will open its grounds on 30 January 2010 so members of the public can enjoy the spectacular display of millions of snowdrops. The best displays depend on the weather and it is advisable to telephone in advance (01909 591 204) to check conditions. There are lots of other plants to see such as aconites, cyclamen, hellebores, irises and much more. Throapham House is situated approximately 7 miles from the Priory and is ideally placed for guests to visit many other attractions nearby.