Barnsley is a fantastic destination for a family holiday in Yorkshire, whether you are just visiting for a day trip or staying for an extended vacation. Barnsley has a thriving town centre bursting with family-friendly attractions, and in the surrounding countryside there are several historical sites offering fun-filled experiences and beautiful walking trails.
The five main museums in Barnsley are a fantastic choice for entertaining and educating children. Each museum has its own individual theme and unique range of family-friendly activities. Cannon Hall Farm is a particular favourite, home to almost every farm animal you can imagine as well as an adventure playground and extensive grounds.
Engaging historical sites close to Barnsley town including National Trust property Wentworth Castle Gardens are another great way to spend the day with children. Learn about the area’s heritage and enjoy the fresh air as you explore beautiful gardens on foot or by bike.
If the weather isn’t on your side, then Barnsley Metrodome Leisure Centre is the place for you! Take turns on the water slides at Calypso Cove waterpark, which also has areas suited to smaller children. Follow this up with a couple of rounds at Metrodome Bowling – will you get a strike, or strike out?
Discover family-friendly Barnsley and browse our itinerary ideas for Grand Days Out in Barnsley town centre and surrounding countryside.