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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William & Julia Shaw Jewellers

55 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.

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. 

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.

Mucmara

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.

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.

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

Town Centre

Experience Barnsley

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

T: 01226 773950

Experience Barnsley

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.

Yummy Yorkshire

Yummy 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!