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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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.

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.

Abbey Lane

Monk Bretton Priory

Monk Bretton Priory 17 Abbey Lane Barnsley , S71 5

T: 01904 601901

The substantial ruins of a Cluniac monastery, with an unusually well-marked ground plan, an almost complete west range and a 15th century gatehouse.

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.

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.

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.

Town Centre

Experience Barnsley

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

T: 01226 773950

Experience Barnsley

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!