Days Out Barnsley

Parks & Playgrounds

Anglers Country Park, WF4 2

Anglers has been awarded Green Flag status – recognising it as one of the best parks in the country. This local nature reserve makes for a great family day out. Picnic by the lake, let the kids scramble around the adventure playground, feed the birds and venture along the Room on the Broom Activity Trail (2 mile lakeside trail). Whether you want to relax or get active. There’s something here for everyone.

Please note Anglers Country Park only accept cash or cheque.


Free parking
Toilets 10am – 4​pm
Changing Places facility
Bike hire
Pushchair and wheelchair friendly
Adventure playground
Picnic areas
Information panels
Bird hides located on main lake and ‘Pol’

At the visitor centre:
Information, maps and leaflets
Kids activity area

You can buy:
Room on the Broom activity packs
Room on the Broom merchandise
Small pocket money items
Bird food for the birds around the lake

Anglers Country Park, Haw Park Lane, Wintersett, Wakefield, WF4 2EB

Cannon Hall Park and Gardens, S75 4

Cannon Hall Park and Gardens is an idyllic place for a relaxing walk, family outing or picnic. The Park is an ideal place to explore with children, with acres of grassland that are perfect for games and landscaped gardens which include Fairyland, a beautiful secluded hideaway.

There is a wide range of family friendly activities available at Cannon Hall Park and Gardens including orienteering, fishing and garden trails and tours.

Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT

T. 01226 790270

Clifton Park, S65 2

Clifton Park in the heart of Rotherham is a wonderful place for the whole family.

With parks, gardens and sport, rides and games and even an amazing museum, Clifton Park has everything you could need for the perfect day out!

Fun Park including roller coasters, water rides, bumper cars and arcade games.
Golden Putter Mini Golf
Clifton Express Land Train
Water Splash (Seasonal, School Holidays only)

Clifton Park has 2 car parks:
Clifton Park, Doncaster Road, Rotherham, South Yorks, S65 2BH
Clifton Park, Clifton Lane, Rotherham, South Yorks, S65 2AA

Elsecar Park, S74 8

Elsecar Park is located just across the road from Elsecar Heritage Centre. So why not make a day of it and combine a visit to the two?!

The park includes;

A children’s play area (children up to age 14)
Multi use games area
Toilets with baby changing area and disabled facilities
Nine hole pitch and putt course (pay in the cafe)
Crazy golf area (pay in the cafe)
Bandstand (with electricity supply) and ornamental terraced gardens
Sand pit, picnic area and story-telling circle
Bicycle parking area
The Trans Pennine Trail (multi-user path) runs through the reserve
Reservoir and local nature reserve
Bird hide and pond dipping pool
Open area for informal games and events

Armroyd Lane, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8ES

Locke Park, S70 6

There are 47 acres of Barnsley’s Locke Park only a mile from Barnsley’s town centre, with gardens, trees and open grass areas, historic tower, bowling greens, games and play areas,  and a café.

Locke Park Car Park is off Keresforth Hall Road, S70 6NF

Newmillerdam Country Park, WF2 6

Perfect place to feed the ducks, get your wellies muddy and enjoy the great outdoors. Paths suitable for pushchairs and bikes.

Car park

Charges apply 8am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday

Pay and Display Machine
Maximum stay: 10 hours
Up to 1 hour – 60p
Up to 2 hours – £1
Up to 4 hours – £1.30
Over 4 hours – £1.70

Phoenix Park, S63 0

Located in the Thurnscoe area of South Yorkshire, the site was once a slagheap which was used by the Hickleton Main Colliery and is now home to diverse wildlife.

There is a climbing wall, carved farmyard animals, a maze, and an art gallery designed by a local youth group.

It is also popular with walkers, cyclists and horse-riders.

Thurnscoe, Rotherham, S63 0BD

Pugneys Country Park, WF2 7

At the Pugneys Watersports Centre you can try your hand at a fantastic range of activities.

Good paths for bikes, pushchairs and wheelchairs. There is also an outdoor adventure playground for the children.

Outdoor gym trim trail, Download the free documents here

Asdale Rd, Denby Dale Rd, Wakefield WF2 7EQ
T. 01924 302 360

Rabbit Ings Country Park, S71 4

Rabbit Ings is a country park located on the former colliery yard and spoil heap of the Monkton Colliery and then the Royston Drift Mine, which closed in 1989. The 64-hectare site, situated near Royston in South Yorkshire, is home to an array of wildlife – including newts, snakes and herons.

Rabbit Ings Country Park, Lund Hill Lane, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4BB

RSPB Dearne Valley – Old Moor, S73 0

Nature reserve with a visitor centre, 7 viewing hides, walking trails and a cafe with homemade food.

Children can have fun on the climbing frames, swings and slide in the ‘Kids Go Wild’ adventure playground. There are also Wildlife Explorer backpacks available for hire. These contain bug jars, binoculars and guide books to help children get the most out of their visit.

Old Moor Ln, Bolton upon Dearne, Barnsley S73 0YF

Worsbrough Mill and Country Park, S70 5

Worsbrough Mill is a 17th Century working water mill set in 240 acres of tranquil Country Park. It
is an amazing place to visit, have fun and see history come to life for all the family.

Visitors can tour the working water mill and learn about the milling process, following it from beginning to end. They can also enjoy a leisurely day out exploring the Country Park either on foot or by bicycle. The 60 acre reservoir is a haven for wildlife and regularly attracts birdwatchers and anglers.


Yorkshire Sculpture Park, WF4 4

Yorkshire Sculpture Park boasts 500 acres of historic parkland where children are free to run around and explore.
With 60 works outside in the open air, there are many hidden treasures to hunt for, and unlike traditional galleries, at YSP you can touch the sculptures.

The newly restored lakes and woodland are a great place to go walking, discover bridges, follies and incredible historical features.

Parking charges apply.

West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG