From creepy ghouls to creepy crawlies, youngsters are set for fun-packed week at Doncaster Dome this half term.

Doncaster’s premier leisure venue, managed by Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT), has a host of activities taking place to suit all ages.

Real-life dinosaur expert, Dean Lomax from ITV’s Dinosaur Britain, will be on hand to answer all your dinosaur related questions and share his knowledge when we host ‘Dino Day’ in association with Doncaster Museum. ‘Dino Day’ will run on Monday 26 October and Friday 30 October, when children can to travel back in time and see the King of the Dinosaurs. T-Rex will be hunting for prey at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm on both days! In addition, there will be a fossil beach where children can dig for prehistoric fossils and a model of a baby dinosaur.

Reptile Zoo will see kids getting hands on with a variety of animals including lizards, spiders and snakes. Get your reptile fix on Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 October between 10am-4pm.

Things take a more eerie turn towards the end of the week with a spook-tacular array of Halloween inspired fun. On Friday 30 October, the Playzone Halloween party takes place between 5pm-7.30pm. Tickets are £5 per person or £4 if you come in fancy dress.

On Saturday 31 October, Frightful Flicks sees a showing of the classic hit film Ghostbusters followed by a spooky late night swim and pool disco. Film and a swim is £6 with doors opening at 4.30pm, show time at 5pm and the swim from 7pm-9pm.

Also on Halloween itself, the ‘Day of the Dead’ disco lights up the ice arena between 6.30pm-9.30pm. Tickets cost £4 and the person in the best Halloween fancy dress outfit wins a free annual skating pass.

Michael Hart, chief executive of DCLT, said: “If you’re looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained over half term then look no further because down at the Dome we have a fantastic week of activities planned with something to suit all tastes and ages.

“We are really excited about the week and hope as many people as possible will come down to experience what is set to be the spookiest and creepiest Halloween events in town!”

Swimming and ice skating sessions are also running throughout the week. For more information about the half term timetable and special activities visit: