RSPB Old Moor | Day Out With The Kids

RSPB Old Moor

Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England

  • Swans at RSPB Old Moor in Barnsley
  • Playground at RSPB Old Moor in Barnsley
  • Entrance at RSPB Old Moor in Barnsley

Attraction Information

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Ages: 0-12

Venue type: Outdoor

RSPB’s motto is ‘giving nature a home’, so welcome to the family abode at RSPB Old Moor!

This site of natural beauty is a brilliant way to get in touch with your surroundings, literally so with their scheduled ‘pond dipping’ outings! For those who aren’t familiar, pond dipping is where you’re invited to explore the aquatic habitat and observe the various creatures, creepies and crawlies! Kids will learn loads and enjoy having a splash.

Springtime treats involve a breathtaking view from the family hide, hearing the full chorus of birdsong in the bushes and a lovely stroll around Warbler Way. Wildlife trails would be a great way to explore the area, and an adventure playground makes for a fun stop off for your little wildlings.

  • Find out what exactly pond dipping is!
  • Discover a mile of pushchair friendly paths
  • Run around the adventure play park


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Old Moor Lane, Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73 0YF, England


Click here to visit RSPB Old Moor's website
01226 751593

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Visitor Centre & Nature Reserve
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
Closed 25th -26th December

Nature Reserve
April - October
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 20:00


General Admission
Adults: £5.00
Kids: £2.50
Concessions: £3.50
Family: £11.00

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Guest suitability

Reserve trails are typically wide and even with some minor inclines. Motorised wheelchairs can be hired from site. There is a lift to access the first floor cafe.

Baby food facilities

There are baby food facilities available.