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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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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Experience Barnsley

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre Town Hall Church Street Barnsley , S70 2TA

T: 01226 773950

Experience Barnsley

Maurice Dobson Museum & Heritage Centre

2 Vicar Rd, Darfield, Barnsley , S73 9JZ

T: 01226 754593

A restored Georgian yeoman's residence where Darfield's long history is brought to life.

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. 

Worsbrough

Worsbrough Mill

Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park Worsbrough Bridge Barnsley , S70 5LJ

T: 01226 774527

Worsbrough Mill is a 17th century working water mill set in 240 acres of tranquil Country Park. With a café and shop onsite, it is an excellent day out.

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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.

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

Cannon Hall Farm

Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, , S75 4AT

T: 01226 790427

Cannon Hall Farm is an award winning, family run attraction sitting in the beautiful Pennine foothills.

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.

Barnsley BSAC Divers

Metrodome 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.