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 2pm to 4pm weather permitting. Next: 1 December

Sunday 8 December – Christmas Community Event run by Friends of Locke Park.
Plus ... Barnsley Hospice’s  Santa Dash.

Barnsley parkrun each Saturday, 9am

Barnsley junior parkrun each Sunday, 9am

Locke Park Cafe:

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

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

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 Community Event

Sunday 8 December 12 noon until 3pm

The Friends of Locke Park Christmas event in Locke Park is an event for all the family; it's a real community event with carols and music; planting pots with spring bulbs and putting together bird boxes to take home; tombola and raffle; craft stalls; enjoying mince pies, stolen and mulled wine; and an opportunity to meet Father Christmas.

See you there from 12 until 3 o'clock, on Sunday 8 December. And look out for the Barnsley Hospice Santa Dash at 12 noon.

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