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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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.

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.

Oak Star Café @ The CIVIC

Hanson Street, Barnsley, , S70 2HZ

T: 01226497350

It’s beautifully simple: we are committed to taste. Keep it excellent, keep it fresh and keep our customers coming back for more. Our food is cooked fresh to order, using locally sourced ingredients.

Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum

Taylor Hill, Cawthorne, Barnsley , S75 4HQ

T: 01226 790545

A charming museum in the lovely award winning South Yorkshire village of Cawthorne. Housed in a reconstructed building, it first opened for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.

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!

Wakefield

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG , WF4 4LG

T: +44 (0)1924 832631

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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.

Town Centre

Experience Barnsley

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

T: 01226 773950

Experience Barnsley

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.

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.