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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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.

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.

Town Centre

Experience Barnsley

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

T: 01226 773950

Experience Barnsley

North Sheffield

East Peak

East Peak Innovation Partnership (EPIP) Town Hall House, Shrewsbury Road, Penistone , S36 6DY

T: 01226 763 373

The East Peak area covers Penistone and District, North Sheffield and the parishes of Denby Dale and Kirkburton.

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 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.

DC Studios

36b Shambles Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire , S70 2SH

T: 01226 246 918 / 07807125 533

Recording and rehearsal studio in the heart of Barnsley established in 2006. The studio has become a home to artists in the towns thriving music scene. We offer unique recording experiences to professional and amateur alike.

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.

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.