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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Queens Ground

Barnsley Metrodome

Metrodome Leisure Complex Queens Ground Queens Road Barnsley , S71 1AN

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.

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Wortley

Wortley Hall

Wortley Hall, Wortley Village, Sheffield , S35 7DB

T: 0114 2882100

Wortley Hall dates back to the 16th century and is set in 26 acres of formal woodland and gardens. Come and visit us to experience Yorkshire hospitality at its best.

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Town Centre

Barnsley Town Centre

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 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.

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Les Cadeaux

66 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.

Elsecar

Elsecar Heritage Railway

Elsecar 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.

Penistone Pies & Puddings Cookery School

Gyn 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

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Barnsley Civic

The 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.

Cawthorne

Cannon Hall

Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens Bark House Lane Cawthorne Barnsley , S75 4AT

T: 01226 790270

A treasure trove of art, military might, Georgian splendour and Victorian creativity set in rolling countryside, beautiful parkland and intriguing gardens.

Bike Tyke

1 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.

Oak Star Café @ The CIVIC

Hanson Street, Barnsley, , S70 2HZ

T: 01226497350

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.