Just like any other British summer, this year's has been a little temperamental. Still, we have the perfect solution for occupying the whole family on rainy days - Doncaster Dome. Packed full of exciting activities, this amazing complex is a hotspot for fun in South Yorkshire.
Explore the Amazonian Jungle
Get in the Rio party spirit as you slide, splash and swim in the Lagoons Swimming Pool. With a fantastic selection of geysers, jets and fountains and even an outdoor area, it's the perfect place for kids who like adventure.
The Dome offer a broad variety of swim sessions, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the wonders of the waves. Introduce your little ones to the water at the Parent & Toddler group, or enjoy a relaxing swim at the Adults Only sessions. Meanwhile, make a day of it for just £25 for a family of four.
Visit the incredible Ice Caps
Time to get your skates on and head down to the rink! With two large connecting pads, the space offers a chance for all abilities and ages to experience something unique. The Dome also hosts some ice cool events, such as regular foam parties for those who are after something completely different.
Want to take skating more seriously? From just £4.80 per lesson, anyone from the age of five can learn how to navigate the frost. Specially designed, the six-stage programme aims to help grow and develop your skills and technique.
For the little ones, there's the Ice Academy Penguin Club, where young beginners can enjoy the benefits on the sectioned-off Waddler rink.
Burn off some energy
Let the kids blow off some steam as they enjoy the soft play area with an assortment of slides, ball pools and interactive games. Enter the Aztec temple as you explore their ancient world and take on the Arctic chill as you play, climb, crawl and glide through this exciting activity zone. Meanwhile, parents can take a short tea break in the brand new cafe.
Speaking of grown-ups, there's plenty of things to do if you have a kid-free day. With the 300-square-metre heath club equipped with a vast array of fitness essentials, such as free weights and a spinning studio, you can hit the gym hard all day. The Dome also provides a range of classes, whether you want to get toned with high impact aerobics or dance the night away at Zumba!
Afterwards, the Fitness Village Spa is there to help you relax and unwind. Fitted with a large Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and even a sun terrace, the peaceful sanctuary offers a quick getaway from the stress of everyday life.
Make a day of it
The Icebreakers Bar & Grill will satisfy the whole family, with a diverse menu to treat the taste buds. The in-house restaurant serves an all you can eat breakfast buffet and Sunday carvery along with their popular f burgers, salads and light bites.
The Dome is just a short bus or taxi journey from Doncaster station. For more information or to book tickets, please visit www.the-dome.co.uk.