Situated on the site of the former RAF Finningley, Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster offers facilities for international travel, every day of the year. The airport is well-equipped for arriving and departing travellers, and surrounded by attractions, shops and dining establishments ideal for those spending time in and around Doncaster Airport.
Those wanting to stay overnight near Robin Hood Airport will find a wide selection of Doncaster holiday accommodation properties, some of which will offer long-stay parking facilities or airport transfers to cater to business or leisure guests departing for sunnier skies. Holiday properties include family-friendly B&Bs near Doncaster Airport, and chain hotels offering affordable accommodation for individuals, couples, families and groups.
Doncaster Airport boasts a wide range of on-site shops and dining establishments, including well-known household names, both airside and landside. Facilities stay open throughout the day, from the first flight until the last, and include branches of popular chain stores such as WH Smith for the purchase of travel essentials. Travelex facilities are also available on-site for last-minute currency conversion.
Dining facilities and food outlets at Doncaster Airport include restaurants and coffee shops serving meals, snacks and beverages to suit all budgets. Meanwhile, wireless internet access is available throughout the airport for connections via laptops, mobile phones and handheld gaming devices.
Robin Hood Airport facilities also include a children's play area, providing soft-play activities for babies and toddlers. Free to use, the children's play area ensures that even the youngest travellers can be kept occupied.
Those with time to spare near Doncaster Airport have access to a wide range of attractions and outlets. Robin Hood Airport itself is situated between two golf courses - the Bawtry Golf and Country Club to the east, and Doncaster Golf Club to the west. Other popular Doncaster attractions near Robin Hood Airport include the Meadow Court Stadium for greyhound racing, and Doncaster cinemas screening the latest mainstream movies for those with a few hours to spare.
Popular food outlets and restaurants near Doncaster Airport include chains such as Frankie and Benny's, and charming independent venues serving British and international cuisine. Doncaster also boasts excellent nightlife, with a wide variety of night clubs and bars ideal for those spending a night or two near the airport.
Meanwhile, last-minute purchases before departure can be made at the many Doncaster shops and retail outlets, which include clothes shops selling the latest holiday fashions, and bookshops selling hardback and paperback publications to keep travellers occupied on longer flights.
Doncaster Airport is easily reached by car, with access from the M62, M1, A1 and the M18. Doncaster Railway Station is just 7 miles from the airport terminals, and the airport is also well served by a number of local bus and taxi companies, with regular A to B shuttle services from Doncaster City Centre. Those wishing to drive have access to on-site long-stay and short-stay car parks, whilst vehicles can be hired from the many outlets offering Doncaster Airport car hire services.
Booking on-site parking in advance from the Robin Hood Airport website can provide travellers with discounts on their long-term and short-term parking, whilst those wishing to save even more money might like to park their car further away. Some will have the option to park their car for an extended length of time in the car park of a hotel they have been staying in, whilst others may wish to take advantage of one of the many local Park and Ride services, allowing travellers to leave their car in a secure location and travel on a free bus to the airport terminal.
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