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RSPB Old Moor

  • Barnsley
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • National Parks

Attraction Information

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
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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

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01226 751593



Click here to visit RSPB Old Moor's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

There are baby food facilities available.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, RSPB Old Moor is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

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.

Yes, RSPB Old Moor have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

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