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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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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

Elsecar

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley , S74 8HJ

T: 01226 740203

18th century industrial village with workshops, galleries, cafes and the world renowned Newcomen beam engine. A great day out for the whole family.

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.

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.