Friends of Locke Park

Locke Park  There are 47 acres of Barnsley’s Locke Park only a mile from Barnsley’s town centre, with gardens, trees and open grass areas, historic tower, bowling greens, games and play areas,  and a café.

Come to the park to have walks and have picnics, take your children to the play area, meet up with friends, visit the café, play games, get exercise, enjoy the views and heritage, and have  a good time.

Get to Locke Park on foot from Park Road.
44 & 43  buses stop at the Park Road entrance.
The Car Park is off Keresforth Hall Road, S70 6NF
 - you can follow the signs.  More

What’s on in Locke Park

Locke Park Tower is opened by Friends of Locke Park on the first Sunday of each month, from 1.30 or 2pm, weather permitting.

Our next opening is on Sunday 2 February if the weather is ok. Watch out for confirmation including the time nearer the date.

Friends of Locke Park events in 2020 include

Sunday 12 April – Easter Sunday event

Sunday 14 June – Classic Car event

Sunday 9 August – Summer Gala

Barnsley parkrun each Saturday, 9am

Barnsley junior parkrun each Sunday, 9am

Locke Park Cafe:

Opening 9.30am to 4.00pm each weekday; from 8.30am until 5.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Weather dependent, based on demand

Friends of Locke Park have meetings at 6pm on the first Tuesday of the month at Locke Park cafe.

The next one however is on February 4

More information is given on our facebook page.

More information about future (and past!) events in Locke Park is on our Facebook page.

Getting in touch about an event

If you need to get in touch about a Friends of Locke Park event, email However there will be updates here on this page and on our facebook page.

Booking a stall

Details of how to book a pitch for a stall at a Friends of Locke Park event together with a downloadable booking form are available on a separate page: events

For events not run by Friends of Locke Park, please contact the organisers of the event.


Friends of Locke Park Christmas Event

Sunday 8 December 2019

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Improving Locke Park

- a survey to hear your views

Friends of Locke Park are working with Barnsley Council Parks on a bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for improvements to Locke Park.

This will be the first part of a longer term plan to preserve Locke Park’s heritage, improve its environment and facilities, and make it an even better place to visit.

We need your help: we want to know what you think about Locke Park whether you are a regular visitor or have never been there before - please take a few moments to complete our survey.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Friends of Locke Park

Friends of Locke Park events in 2020 include

Locke Park Tower open the first Sunday of each month, weather permitting, at 1.30 or 2pm. Check online.

Sunday 12 April – Easter Sunday event

Sunday 14 June – Classic Car event

Sunday 9 August – Summer Gala

We have car boot sales in May, July and September

Friends of Locke Park welcomes volunteers to help with its events or with gardening and other activities. We have meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm at Locke Park Cafe. We are missing January so our next one is on February 4th.

We are always keen to hear your views.

The Friends of Locke Park Christmas event in Locke Park was an event for all the family; a real community event with carols; planting pots with spring bulbs and putting together bird boxes to take home; tombola and raffle; a couple of activity stalls; enjoying mince pies, stolen and mulled wine. The kids also enjoyed the opportunity to meet Father Christmas. And this year Barnsley Hospice’s Santa Dash took place. Thanks to everyone who took part and helped.

The Mayor of Barnsley visiting Locke Park during our
Christmas event to plant a tree. Yes at the bottom of a rainbow!