Things to do
With famous places of interest and some fantastic hidden gems visitors to Barnsley won’t be short of things to do. Visitors can watch a performance at the Lamproom Theatre, view fine art at the Cooper Gallery or take a step back in time at the majestic Cannon Hall Museum.
With a cosmopolitan mix of cafés and theatres, art galleries and museums including the new Experience Barnsley Museum, an engaging museum about Barnsley created by the people of Barnsley, Barnsley has an excellent offering when it comes to culture.
Barnsley town centre is packed full of independent shops, high street stores and is home to one of the best markets in South Yorkshire. Venturing further into the outskirts of the town and its neighbouring villages visitors will discover hidden hamlets with excellent shopping opportunities and farm shops stocked with exceptional local produce.
Bordering onto the Peak District Barnsley has some enchanting outdoor spaces. Why not spend a quiet afternoon at Monk Bretton Priory, explore the extraordinary Yorkshire Sculpture Park, stroll through the landscaped gardens at Wentworth Castle or cycle along the Trans Pennine Trail. Children will enjoy a family outing to Cannon Hall Farm to meet the animals and play on the adventure playground.
Visitors to Barnsley will enjoy a warm welcome, have fantastic experiences and create magical memories.
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T: 01226 775728
A thriving town in the heart of South Yorkshire, its centre is a fantastic place to visit for a family day out or last minute shopping trip.
T: 01226 730060
Home to Calypso Cove Waterpark, Metrodome Bowling, Fitness Flex Metrodome, Rigby Café & Lounge & the Metrodome Arena, the Metrodome Leisure Complex near Barnsley town centre has something for everyone.
T: 07531 883803
mucmara organises and holds Mind, Body & Spirit events in and around beautiful UK villages and tourist attractions, including events in North, South and West Yorkshire.
Les Cadeaux66 Church Street, Darton, Barnsley , S75 5HQ
T: 01226 387579
Les Cadeaux? gives you the opportunity to be creative and paint your own pottery or make from clay in a friendly and relaxed environment.
Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee MuseumTaylor Hill, Cawthorne, Barnsley , S75 4HQ
T: 01226 790545
A charming museum in the lovely award winning South Yorkshire village of Cawthorne. Housed in a reconstructed building, it first opened for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.
Darfield LibraryChurch Street , S73 9LG
T: 01226 752548
East Peak Innovation Partnership12 St Mary’s Street, Penistone, Sheffield. , S36 6DT
T: 01226 763201
The EPIP LEADER Programme 2015-2019 has £1.347m funding available over 4 years. All projects supported must have a strong emphasis on economic growth and job creation and directly support the rural economy or contribute significantly to improving the local rural economy and be based within the EPIP LEADER area. For further information see www.epip.org.uk
Barnsley CivicThe Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley , S70 2HZ
T: 01226 327 000
The Civic is a multi-purpose arts centre offering an engaging, contemporary programme of both performing and visual arts to audiences from Barnsley and beyond.
Oak Star Café @ The CIVICHanson Street, Barnsley, , S70 2HZ
It’s beautifully simple: we are committed to taste. Keep it excellent, keep it fresh and keep our customers coming back for more. Our food is cooked fresh to order, using locally sourced ingredients.
Wigfield FarmWigfield Farm Haverlands Lane Worsbrough Barnsley , S70 5NQ
T: 01226 216 474
We are a family friendly working farm open 7 days a week. Our animals include meerkats, cows, pigs, goats and owls. We also offer VIP animal experiences, birthday parties, guided tours and events!
East PeakEast Peak Innovation Partnership (EPIP) Town Hall House, Shrewsbury Road, Penistone , S36 6DY
T: 01226 763 373
The East Peak area covers Penistone and District, North Sheffield and the parishes of Denby Dale and Kirkburton.
Maurice Dobson Museum & Heritage Centre2 Vicar Rd, Darfield, Barnsley , S73 9JZ
T: 01226 754593
A restored Georgian yeoman's residence where Darfield's long history is brought to life.
Penistone Pies & Puddings Cookery SchoolGyn Race, Royd Lane, Millhouse Green, Penistone, Sheffield , S36 9NY
T: 01226 766889 / 07796551653
Penistone Pies & Puddings Cookery School offer a wide range classes, relaxed and informative, in a farmhouse kitchen with some of the best views in Yorkshire! Our hands on cookery courses, with a homemade lunch have also proved a popular choice for corporate days and team building
Monk Bretton PrioryMonk Bretton Priory 17 Abbey Lane Barnsley , S71 5
T: 01904 601901
The substantial ruins of a Cluniac monastery, with an unusually well-marked ground plan, an almost complete west range and a 15th century gatehouse.
gowiththetimes.co.uk121 Sheffield Road, Birdwell, Barnsley , S70 5TA
T: 01226 741110
Affordable, quality web design and development based in Barnsley. Sites from just £399.00.
Tyke RacingBeevor Street, Hoyle Mill, Barnsley, South Yorkshire , S71 1HN
T: 01226 734 444
Tyke Racing is bringing all the excitement and adrenaline of go-karting to Barnsley for the first time.
DC Studios36b Shambles Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire , S70 2SH
T: 01226 246 918 / 07807125 533
Recording and rehearsal studio in the heart of Barnsley established in 2006. The studio has become a home to artists in the towns thriving music scene. We offer unique recording experiences to professional and amateur alike.
Yummy YorkshireYummy Yorkshire, Delph House Farm, High Flatts, Denby Dale, Huddersfield , HD8 8XY
T: 01226 762551
The Yummy Yorkshire Farm is nestled in the heart of the Pennine Yorkshire countryside. Known for our award winning artisan ice cream, sensational food served in The Parlour and our family friendly events. Open 7 days a week, 9am – 5pm. Visit our webpages or follow us on Facebook & Twitter for up to date information!
Team ActivDigital Media Centre, County Way, Barnsley , S70 2JW
T: 01226 720 700
Team Activ are award winning specialists in the design, delivery and management of innovative activities to improve personal health & wellbeing, team performance and build new networks.
Trans Pennine Trail
With over 215 miles of trail to explore the Trans Pennine Trail is an exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
William & Julia Shaw Jewellers55 High Street, Dodworth, Barnsley , S75 3RG
T: 01226 245375
Family run jewellers established in 1988, specialists in bespoke wedding and engagement rings. Store comprises a showroom displaying the latest designer collections with an on-site workshop offering a manufacture and repairs service.
Lamproom TheatreThe Lamproom Theatre Westgate Barnsley South Yorkshire , S70 2DX
T: 01226 200075 (Box Office)
The Lamproom Theatre hosts many plays, musical, one man shows, and ‘Evenings With’ every year, providing the people of Barnsley with an opportunity to enjoy live theatre in their town.
Barnsley BSAC DiversMetrodome Leisure Complex Queens Road Barnsley , S71 1AN
T: 07783 291955
Formed in 1992, Barnsley BSAC Divers is a non-profit making BSAC-affiliated SCUBA diving club with the simple objective – to dive and have fun! We meet at 7:30pm every Tuesday evening at the Barnsley Metrodome Board Room.
Yorkshire Sculpture ParkWest Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG , WF4 4LG
T: +44 (0)1924 832631
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Bike Tyke1 George Street, Worsbrough Bridge, Barnsley , S70 5AG
T: 01226771288 or 07453955672
Bike Hire Depot. Our lightweight mountain bikes are ideal for the Trans Pennine Trail. Many visitor attractions in the Barnsley area are located on or near the TPT. In our Workshop we have the specialised equipment and experienced personnel to repair all makes and types of bicycles.
Pot House HamletPot House Hamlet Silkstone Barnsley South Yorkshire , S75 4JU
Independant boutique tourist destination.
Springvale Community GardenSpringvale Community Garden Penistone , S36 6HH
T: 01226 765892
A 4 acre Community Garden in Springvale, Penistone a stone’s throw from the Trans Pennine Trail.
Wentworth Castle GardensWentworth Castle Gardens & Stainborough Park Lowe Lane Stainborough Barnsley , S75 3EN
T: 01226 776040
Heritage gardens and extensive deer park - open year round with café and gift shop. Gardens have interest in every season, romantic follies and fabulous views, plus miles of country paths. Dogs welcome on leads in deer park, but not in the Gardens.
Elsecar Heritage RailwayElsecar Heritage Railway Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley , S74 8HJ
T: 01226 746746
Visit a steam and diesel heritage railway running from Elsecar Heritage Centre. Regular Sunday trains and special events throughout the year.