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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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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Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum

Taylor 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.

Transpennine Trail

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.

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East Peak

East 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.

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.

Stainborough

Wentworth Castle Gardens

Wentworth 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.

Town Centre

Cooper Gallery

Cooper Gallery Church Street Barnsley , S70 2AH

T: 01226 242905

Enjoy fine art, special exhibitions and local artists work at the Cooper Gallery, a vibrant creative art-space in the heart of Barnsley.

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.

Barnsley Hospice

Church Street Gawber Barnsley , S75 2RL

T: 01226 244244

Barnsley Hospice is a charity that provides specialist palliative care and support to hundreds of local people and their families each year. 

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.