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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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.

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.

Silkstone

Pot House Hamlet

Pot House Hamlet Silkstone Barnsley South Yorkshire , S75 4JU

Independant boutique tourist destination.

Penistone

Springvale Community Garden

Springvale Community Garden Penistone , S36 6HH

T: 01226 765892

A 4 acre Community Garden in Springvale, Penistone a stone’s throw from the Trans Pennine Trail.

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

Tyke Racing

Beevor Street, Hoyle Mill, Barnsley, South Yorkshire , S71 1HN

T: 01226 734 444

Tyke Racing is bringing all the excitement and adrenaline of go-karting to Barnsley for the first time.

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.

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.

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.