20 Best Parks and Playgrounds In Barnsley Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Parks and Playgrounds In Barnsley

We've rounded up the best parks and playgrounds in Barnsley in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 127 Barnsley parks and playgrounds to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the parks and playgrounds we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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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...

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...

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...

Building and sculpted tree at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

  • Wakefield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

They say if you’re not moving forward you’re just standing still, however at Yorkshire Sculpture Park that’s art. On 500 acres of historic parkland s...

Bikes at Anglers Country Park in Wakefield

Anglers Country Park

  • Wakefield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Anglers Country Park, located 4 miles southeast of Wakefield, is a large country park and rural retreat, that is great for walking and picnics, and h...

Lake at Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld in Pontefract

Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld

  • Pontefract
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

There’s something cathartic about being close to water and wildlife and at Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld you get both! With not one lake, but tw...

Wheata Woods

Wheata Woods

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Wheata Woods is over 600 years old and full of history as well as wildlife. There are a number of bridlepaths and trails to follow plus the northern...

Ducks and swan in river at Thornes Clarence Park in Wakefield

Thornes Clarence Park

  • Wakefield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Keeping your kids active is easy at Thornes Clarence Park. With 60 hectares of open space to explore there is plenty of fun to be had. In the skate p...

Bluebells at Woolley Woods in Sheffield

Woolley Woods

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Woolley Wood has a great variety of trees, some of which are not native, so it is a great place for kids to compare and try to identify different spe...

Adventure playground at Cliffe House in Huddersfield

Cliffe House3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Huddersfield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Cliffe House is set in 10 acres of beautiful gardens and home to a fantastic woodland adventure playground for the little ones to enjoy! Let your kid...

Field at Wincobank Hill in Sheffield

Wincobank Hill

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Wincobank Hill offers superb views over Sheffield and is made up of a mixture of heathland, woodland and open ground so there is plenty of space for...

Kids playing in splash pad at Clifton Park in Rotherham

Clifton Park

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Clifton Park is certainly beautiful, but once they're done looking at it (for about 30 seconds if they know what else is in store!) head over to the...

Bowl of ice cream at Charlottes in Dewsbury

Charlotte’s Jersey Ice Cream4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Dewsbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

This is one attraction that’s full of flavour and the free entry makes it very easy to swallow! Charlotte’s Jersey Ice Cream is the tasty combination...

Outside view of Boston Castle and Park in Rotherham

Boston Castle and Park

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Originally built as a shooting lodge by the esteemed Earl of Effingham, Boston Castle is a 2 story cuboid building standing tall on one of Rotherham'...

Flowers at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Sheffield Botanical Gardens is a green haven in the middle of the city with lots to see and enjoy. They are listed by English Heritage as a Grade II...

Serval animal at Ponderosa Zoo

Ponderosa Zoo 4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Batley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Ponderosa Zoo has everything you could wish for, being home to over 120 animals and featuring multiple outdoor areas for your kids to discover. You...

Kitchen at Cusworth Hall and Park in Doncaster

Cusworth Hall and Park

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cusworth Hall and Park offers plenty to see and do with the kids, is open throughout the year, and it's free to visit! The Museum has an extensive co...

Monument at Norfolk Heritage Park in Sheffield

Norfolk Heritage Park

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Norfolk Heritage Park has 30 Hectares of Green Flag Award Winning Victorian Park with playgrounds for under 8s and over 8s, lots of sports pitches, a...

Hot air balloon at Endcliffe Park in Sheffield

Endcliffe Park

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Endcliffe Park , located 2 miles southwest of Sheffield city centre, is a 15 hectare city park built to commemorate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria, th...

Highfield Adventure Playground in Sheffield

Highfield Adventure Playground

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

For exciting outdoor fun Highfield Adventure Playground is the place to be! Kids will love the tunnel slide, wild zip wire and water pumps in the out...

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