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.
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.
There is a great choice of gyms across the borough, find out where your nearest gym is.
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
- Cannon Hall
- Elsecar Heritage
- Worsbrough Mill Museum and country park
- Yorkshire Sculpture Park
- Monk Bretton Priory
- Wentworth Castle Gardens
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:
- Barnsley Academy
- Darton Academy
- Dearne Academy
- Horizon Community College
- Kirk Balk Academy
- Netherwood Academy
- Outwood Academy Carlton
- Outwood Academy Shafton
- Penistone Grammar School
- Barnsley municipal golf course (The Limes)
- BPL Hillies
- Tankersley Park
- Woodlands Driving Range
- Sandhill Golf Range