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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Silkstone

Pot House Hamlet

Pot House Hamlet Silkstone Barnsley South Yorkshire , S75 4JU

Independant boutique tourist destination.

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.

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.

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!

Westgate

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.

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.

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.