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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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.

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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.

Team Activ

Digital 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.

Worsborough

Wigfield Farm

Wigfield 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!

Westgate

Lamproom Theatre

The 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.

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.

Wombwell

RSPB Old Moor Nature Reserve

Old Moor Lane, Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire , S73 0YF

T: 01226 751593

With easily accessible paths, a cafe, toilets, shop, regular family activities and quiet remote hides for birdwatching, we have something for everyone.

East Peak Innovation Partnership

12 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

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.