An Elizabethan weekend takes place on September 24th and 25th at Hardwick Hall giving an insight into the Tudor period. Hardwick Hall is approximately 15 miles away from us. An exclusive tour of ‘Mr Straw’s House‘ near Worksop takes place on 6th and 13th October which includes seeing some areas not normally open, however, you [...]
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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After a busy spring at Throapham House Ann let me take a short break from cooking breakfasts in June to visit the Derwent Water area of the Lake District with a group of school friends from Dinnington High School. Our earlier walking trips have taken us to the Isle of Skye and the Yorkshire Dales. [...]
A few days ago I went to the Butterfly House with my daughter and two grandsons and had a wonderful time. We just missed the birth of two goats by minutes. It is amazing how they manage to stand up within a few minutes of being born. Also a first for me – I held [...]
Sheffield band Boy On A Dolphin are playing at Letwell Village Hall on 28th and 29th June. This is an intimate venue just a mile or so down the road from Throapham House. I went to see Phil Cool and Ken Nicol there last year and had a really nice evening – and some nice [...]
The Yorkshire Masters Football is on Sunday 26th June. The greatest legends of Yorkshire football including stars from our very own Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United go head to head to try and win the most coveted prize in indoor football. Teams taking part are: Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield Utd, Barnsley, Huddersfield, Leeds, Doncaster. Come and [...]
Britain’s Got Talent Live is at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on Friday 24th June. Tickets are available now so get booking and don’t forget to book your local accommodation! Throapham House is less than 13 miles away from the venue allowing you ample time before the event to perhaps try some local restaurants whilst [...]
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