Things to do

Whatever your interests there are plenty of things to do in South Yorkshire and the surrounding area. We've put together a collection of our own and previous guests' favourites here all of which can be reached within an hour of Throapham House. So - when are you coming to Throapham House?

explore Heritage & museums…
Roche Abbey

Roche Abbey (courtesy Welcome to Yorkshire)

Our area is rich in the country’s heritage including nearby Roche Abbey, some of England’s finest stately homes and many exciting museums marking the region’s industrial past.
Why not consider incorporating a visit to one or more of these during your stay with us?

explore Horse racing and eventing…
Welcome to Yorkshire Summer Racing Festival

Summer Racing Festival (courtesy Welcome to Yorkshire)

The oldest of classics, the St Leger Stakes, which is run at Doncaster in September each year has its origins in the nearby villages of Laughton en le Morthen and Firbeck where Anthony St Leger bred and raced horses.

explore Nature & wildlife…
Peacock butterfly at Throapham House

Peacock butterfly in our garden

There’s plenty of local nature and wildlife to explore in the many varied habitats around Throapham House, but if you want to try something more exotic then we’ve several award winning wildlife parks and sanctuaries nearby.

explore Parks & gardens…
Open air concert at Clumber Park

Open air concert at Clumber Park

We’ve got some great parks and gardens for you to enjoy near Throapham House, from the formal gardens of Renishaw Hall to the wild moorlands of the Peak District National Park while Clumber Park has been a favourite family day out for local people over many years.

explore Performing & visual arts…
Have a great night out Sheffield Theatres

Have a great night out at Sheffield Theatres (courtesy Welcome to Yorkshire)

Sheffield boasts the world famous Crucible and Lyceum theatres where you can enjoy productions by leading companies while the Motorpoint Arena and Sheffield City Hall regularly stage concerts by top artists and orchestras. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Hepworth Wakefield are both just a short trip up the motorway from Throapham House.

explore Sport and leisure…
Rock climbing in the Peak District

Rock climbing in the Peak District (courtesy Welcome to Yorkshire)

South Yorkshire today has world class athletic and swimming facilities with many international competitions taking place each year in the area.
Golfers wanting a challenge will find we have several excellent courses nearby with the old Ryder Cup course at Lindrick being only 10 minutes away.
The Peak District National Park offers some interesting natural challenges to rock climbers at Froggatt Edge and Stanage Edge.

explore Cities and shopping…
Sheffield city centre  has a great selection of shops and restaurants

Sheffield city centre (courtesy Welcome to Yorkshire)

We’re a short trip from Sheffield city centre with its excellent range of shops, restaurants and buzzing cultural areas.
The historic cities of York and Lincoln are both about an hour away with Doncaster, Nottingham and Leeds closer still.
And don’t forget to explore the local market towns at Bawtry and Retford.

explore Walking…
Doorstep walks from Throapham House

Doorstep walks from Throapham House

There are some easy walks around our local villages documented in this series of trail leaflets and doorstep walks. If you prefer more demanding walks then the Longshaw Estate (National Trust) in the Peak District National Park is about 21 miles from Throapham and is a good place to being exploring this wonderful countryside.

Yorkshire – When are you coming?

If you want to look a little further afield you might like to watch this short video for a few more ideas…

The Tour De France is coming to Yorkshire…

The Tour De France is coming to Yorkshire…

After a very busy summer we’re all now making our plans for when the Tour De France comes to Yorkshire in July 2014. Ann and I are currently working with partner organisations on some exciting educational opportunities for young people in the region. We’ll add updates on here as these projects develop. We’re naturally both(…)

Frankie Dettori to unveil St Leger Memorial in Firbeck

We’ve had a busy few days at Throapham with many of our guests attending the St Leger Festival taking place at nearby Doncaster Racecourse this week. Over breakfast I’ve been telling some of the local history associated with the oldest of Britain’s five classic horse-races and it now seems that Frankie Dettori will be in(…)

Fantastic Events at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Fabulous artists appearing at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena in the coming months include,  JLS, Olly Murs, Noel Gallagher, Westlife, Dancing on Ice, Strictly Come Dancing, X Factor, Michael McIntyre, John Bishop and Mrs Brown Rides Again!! Our bed and breakfast is approximately 20 minutes away from the Arena and would make an ideal place to(…)