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Places to be active

There are so many great places to be active in Barnsley, from gyms and leisure centres to parks and nature reserves. Whatever activity you are trying to find this might help you to find something new to take part in or somewhere new to explore. For more information contact us online.

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Leisure centres

Take a leisurely swim or have a splashing time with family or friends in one of the pools across the borough. Want to stay dry? Then why not get moving in one of the fitness classes on offer.

Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) is an exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking the North and Irish seas. It passes through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England.

Find more information about the Trans Pennine Trail
, route planning, maps and heritage information.

Museums and heritage sites

Our Museum and heritage sites are a great way to be active while taking in some of Barnsley’s rich heritage and culture.

Colleges and secondary school sites


The Sports Village at Honeywell is owned and run by Barnsley College.
Find out more about what facilities and activities are available.

Secondary school sites

We have nine secondary schools in Barnsley and many of them have leisure and sports facilities available for the community to hire. You can find your local secondary school below:  



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