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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Barnsley

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1044 fun things to do in Barnsley for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, tourist attractions and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 781 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Barnsley day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Barnsley with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Kids colouring at Experience Barnsley

Experience Barnsley

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Experience Barnsley is a Museum and Discovery Centre dedicated to the people and history of Barnsley. The Museum and Discovery Centre are located in...

Kids on Spy Mission Treasure Trail

Barnsley Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Barnsley
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Want to visit Barnsley with the kids but convincing them to go sightseeing is a bit of challenge? Or maybe you live in Barnsley and you think nothing...

Kids doing hands on activities at Cooper Gallery in Barnsley

Cooper Gallery

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Easily accessible in the heart of Barnsley town centre, the Cooper Gallery is the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon with the family. It has...

Water Park at Metrodome Leisure Complex in Barnsley

Metrodome Leisure Complex

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Metrodome Leisure is home to an array of leisure facilities designed to entertain the whole family right in the heart of Barnsley. As well as the...

Playzone Barnsley

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Playzone Barnsley provides a safe, clean and fun filled environment for your children to play in and they now have a new relaxing cafe area too for b...

Families swimming at Calypso Cove Waterpark in Barnsley

Calypso Cove Waterpark5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor
  • Water Parks

Ahoy mateys! Set sail for adventure and discover hidden treasure at Calypso Cove Waterpark. The saltiest of sea dogs will get an adrenaline rush from...

Outside view of Locke Park in Barnsley

Locke Park

  • Barnsley
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Locke Park is a popular park in Barnsley that offers some pleasing green space for ball games and picnicking, plus a play area for children up to 10...

Go karts at Tyke Racing in Barnsley

Tyke Racing

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Tyke Racing is the leading go kart track in the North of England, with the latest generation electric lithium powered karts, providing a great chance...

People bowling at Barnsley Bowl

Barnsley Bowl

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with gutter guards and ramps for the kids to give them a chance! Great family activity, especially when it's w...

Cows at Wigfield Farm in Barnsley

Wigfield Farm

  • Barnsley
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Wigfield Farm is training the farmers of the future and also opens its doors to the wider community. Come and look around a working farm and find out...

Girl on bike at Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park in Barnsley

Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Children will have a great day out exploring the stunning surroundings of Worsbrough Mill and its 240 acre nature reserve. While taking a stroll they...

Trampolines at Jump One Trampoline Park Barnsley

Jump One Trampoline Park Barnsley

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

You’ll be jumping in feet first at Jump One Trampoline Park. Take your family on a day out where they can become experts in somersaults and all thing...

Outside view of Wentworth Castle Gardens in Barnsley

Wentworth Castle Gardens

  • Barnsley
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces
Outside view of Les Cadeaux in Barnsley

Les Cadeaux5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Les Cadeaux gives you the opportunity to be creative and paint your own pottery or make from clay in a friendly and relaxed environment. We also do w...

Toddler soft play area at Pirates Cove Indoor Play Centre in Barnsley

Pirates Cove Indoor Play Centre

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Pirates Cove Indoor Play Centre is an indoor Activity and Party centre that gives people the chance to sit back, grab a cappuccino and relax while ch...

Kids playing at Cannon Hall Museum, Park And Gardens in Barnsley

Cannon Hall Museum, Park And Gardens

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens provides the perfect family day out. This stunning Georgian country house offers a variety of children's activit...

Sunset at Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley

Cannon Hall Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Barnsley
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Brace yourself for a spot of sheep racing and plenty of year round events down on Cannon Hall Farm. Plan your visit around your favourite animal! See...

Family at Elsecar Heritage Centre in Barnsley

Elsecar Heritage Centre

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Elsecar Heritage Centre is built on the site of industrial workshops dating to the 1800s and the charmingly restored historical buildings now house a...

Girl on soft play frame at Playmania in Barnsley

Playmania

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Playmania is a multi-level adventure play area with a huge selection of slides, plus tunnels, ball pits and other classic play features, plus 3 party...

Fun Factory - The Meadows Brewers Fayre

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Fun Factory - The Meadows Brewers Fayre is a typical pub / play gym combo attached to The Meadows Brewers Fayre family friendly pub with loads of...

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