Doncaster Airport, also known as Robin Hood’s Airport, is built on the Former RAF Finningley airbase. It lies south east of Doncaster town and east of Sheffield and is Yorkshire’s second largest airport, handling approximately 1.1 million passengers a year.

The airport opened in April 2005. It takes its name from the legendary character, whose tales were set in nearby Barnsdale and Sherwood Forests which surrounded Doncaster and Pontefract. There is a wide range of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars available at Doncaster Airport, as well as a tourist information office, and car hire facilities.

Parking facilities in and around Doncaster Airport

Long stay car parking is available at Doncaster Airport. The Early Bird system offers over 20% discount if booked at least ten days prior to departure, while the Getaway system offers reductions if booked between one and nine days in advance. Both offers are for online bookings only. The long and short term airport car park has spaces for 25,000 vehicles and is located next to the terminal building.

There is a disabled parking area close to the terminal. Pay machines are conveniently positioned within the terminal to prevent long queues from forming. There is also a pick up/ drop off zone to the front of the terminal building.

Airport distance from Doncaster town and other notable surrounding locations
Doncaster Airport is situated 7 miles from Doncaster centre and 25 miles from Sheffield.

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Transport links to Doncaster Airport

Robin Hood Airport is found on the A614 and is accessible from the north and south on the A1 London to Edinburgh and M1 London to Leeds, and from the west via the Hull to Liverpool M62. It can be reached from the east on the M180 by exiting at junction 1 onto the A614.

A shuttle is in operation, running between Doncaster Airport and Doncaster station every half hour, this being on the main east coast line, providing access to York, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London King’s Cross.

There is also a regular bus service between Doncaster Airport and Doncaster town centre, providing five services per hour from the new Doncaster Interchange, including the 707 Doncaster Airport shuttle service, as well as a taxi service at the airport.

Conference and other business facilities at Doncaster Airport

Although there are no executive lounge facilities at Doncaster Airport, there are conference facilities available. The Launch Pad meeting room and private lounge at the terminal is provided by the local chamber of commerce, offering complimentary soft drinks, tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerated snacks, newspapers, magazines, free parking and seating for six people.

Doncaster town information

Doncaster is surrounded by unspoilt countryside, rural villages and historic market towns. Built by the Romans, it is well known for its steam engine production and as the birth place of the Mallard and Flying Scotsman.

It is nowadays renowned for its racecourseand the famous St. Leger.
Just outside Doncaster is The Dome, one of the UK’s top 5 sports and leisure centres, offering a 7 pool water world with geysers, flumes, bubble beds, fountains and a children’s interactive play area.

In addition there is a split level ice rink, and climbing wall offering different levels of climb for both novice and expert as well as climbing courses. With free parking facilities this is a great place to spend the day. Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery hold an interesting collection of natural and local history, archaeology and fine and decorative art. Several exhibitions are held here every year.

Within the same building is housed the Regimental Museum of the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. At Brodsworth near Doncaster, Markham Grange Steam Museum and garden centre has a display of working steam engines, lovingly rebuilt and restored.

The Trolley Bus Museum at Sandtoft holds the largest collection of these vehicles in Britain. In a rural setting 15 miles north east of Doncaster they can be viewed undergoing restoration.

For shopping facilities Doncaster Lakeside is a prestigious retail and leisure complex set in landscaped surroundings, lakes included. Other attractions include the Vue Cinema, Doncaster Bowl and a good selection of bars, restaurants, and fast food outlets. Here you can also find the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Aeroventure, with a military and civilian aircraft collection, including propeller training aircraft and Mach 2 jet fighters.

Two miles north east of Doncaster can be found Astrabound, a vast children’s indoor play area, split into 3 different zones for different ages.

There is a 6 metre Daredevil drop slide, giant spiral slide, ball shower, ball pool, ball cannon battle zone, and interactive sports zone. Four miles south of Doncaster is Brockholes Farm, a working farm, small zoo and riding school.
You can take a woodland walk to meet red and fallow deer, see the herd of pedigree Limousin cattle, or visit the exotic animal collection including llamas, monkeys, wallabies and zebra.

There is a riding centre with indoor and outdoor menages and you can adopt a pony for a day. The farm provides a cafe, farm shop and picnic area. Eleven miles north of Doncaster lies the market town of Thorne where you can visit the Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve.

The surrounding countryside is flat, making for easy walking. Close by is Thorne lock with its colourful barges and Thorne Memorial park with its model railway.

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