Barnsley South

Barnsley South

Make it yours

It's All Barnsley
Barnsley South is where we wander nature reserves. Visit historical mills and enjoy live events. Barnsley South. Make it yours.

In this part of Barnsley, you’ll find beautiful reservoirs, country parks and woodlands, where you can experience wildlife and scenic walks. It’s also the home to live shows, independent shops and great cafés.

Visit Worsbrough Mill to experience a working mill and 240-acre nature reserve. Or enjoy world-class fishing at Worsbrough Reservoir, which the Barnsley Blacks Angling Team calls home.

At the Elsecar Heritage Centre, you’ll find independent shops, studios galleries and cafés in former Victorian engineering workshops, ironworks, collieries and foundries. It’s just a short walk to Elsecar Park and Reservoir; a Green Flag award-winning park and natural heritage site with activities for the whole family.

For live events, head to family-owned and run The Academy Theatre, where you can catch a touring West End show, pantomime or local performance.

things to do in barnsley south
Explore Barnsley South
Getting to different parts of Barnsley South is easy, with lots of ways to travel around. If you love to get active, you can explore on foot or by bicycle. There are also bus and train routes available, and a few different taxi companies too.

With a variety of green spaces across Barnsley South, like Elsecar Park and Reservoir, Wombwell Wood and more, there’s so much to do outdoors — whether it’s for leisure, fitness or just a bit of fresh air!

Visitor Information

How to get here

Barnsley South is accessible by car from the M1. With train stops in Elsecar and Wombwell, it can be accessed via Barnsley Interchange with direct links from major cities.

You can also get here by hopping on the following buses from Barnsley Interchange: 2, 66, 67, X17, 22x, 226, 67a, 22c

These are some useful links for getting to Barnsley South:

Google Maps


Northern Rail


Public Transport

Getting around by public transport in Barnsley South? The bus routes include 2, 66, 67, X17, 22x, 226, 67a, 22c

There are also several reputable taxi companies in the area, such as:

  • Veezu
  • Citytaxis
  • Arrow Taxis
  • Platinum Travel Barnsley


You can park your car in one of the many car parks or on-street parking spaces available in Barnsley South. Some car parks are free, while others charge a fee depending on the duration of your stay. You can pay by cash, card, or phone using the RingGo or PayByPhone apps.

Find out more about parking around Barnsley here.


Enjoy the best of Barnsley South no matter your needs, with inclusive accessibility to venues and attractions across the borough.

Click here to visit our Accessibility page and find out more.

You can also check whether a building, venue or route is accessible on the AccessAble website which also shows you the facilities available on-site or en route.

Click here to visit the AccessAble website.


Cycling and Ramblers

If you’re looking to get around Barnsley South by bicycle, you'll find many dedicated cycle lanes, which road signs and markings will indicate. There’s also a variety of country lanes, scenic pathways and trails to explore.

Barnsley South is great for walkers too, with many places to ramble, hike or take a stroll.

Check out some of the useful links below for more info:

Let’s Ride


Ride the Routes



Trans Pennine Trail

Toilets and Facilities

There are several public toilets available across Barnsley South, and some of them have baby-changing facilities. For those toilets for disabled people only, you’ll need a RADAR key.

Click here to find the closest public toilet to you.

Always check the venue for opening hours and access before attending.


Make a stay of it
There’s so much to do in the Barnsley South region; from nature reserves and historical mills to independent venues, shops and cafés. If you’re staying in the town centre, you can easily access this area by train, car or bus.

With so many activities, green spaces and places to experience, it’s worth sticking around Barnsley South and using it as your base to explore. 

Click here to learn more about Barnsley's hotels, B&Bs, AirBnbs, and other places to stay in the area.

All you need to know

Key Locations

If you're looking to visit Barnsley South, here are some of the key places: Worsbrough, Hoyland, Wombwell, Rockingham, Tankersley, Elsecar, Jump, Birdwell, Hemingfield, and Kingstone.


Staying in Barnsley South for the evening?

Elephant and Castle in Hemingfield is the perfect setting for a date night. You can enjoy great food and drink whilst sitting in a 17th-century inn, it's one not to miss. Dearne Valley Farm Restaurant is one of the spots to head to for a family get-together. Whether you're after a carvery, a pub classic, or need menus for the little ones, they have extensive options.

For a night of live music, it’s always worth heading to Birdwell Venue. They’re home to a range of events, from tribute acts to international artists and more.


Elsecar Heritage Centre is always worth a visit while in Barnsley South. It’s a great spot for independent shops, cafés and galleries.

If you’re a golf, fan Hillies Golf Course in Wombwell is a compact 9-hole course with some fun challenges. Or for a relaxing day, make your way to Tankersley Manor Hotel & Spa for rejuvenation and pampering.

Grab your essentials

Need to pick up groceries whilst in Barnsley South?

Head to the ALDI in Birdwell or Tesco in Hoyland for all-day shopping. Along high streets and around residential zones, you'll find a great range of our local businesses too, providing essential groceries and local produce!

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