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, wooded and open grass areas, an historic tower, a children’s play area, bowling greens 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, enjoy the views and heritage, and have a good time.

Next Locke Park events…

Laikin out at Locke Park on Mondays from 21 July to 11 Aug

Sunday 3 August - Tower open

Wednesday 6 August - Play  Day

Sunday 10 Aug - Summer Gala

Saturday 20 September - Car Boot

Get to Locke Park on foot from Park Road. Buses 44 and 43  stop in Park Road.  

Locke Park Car Park is off Keresforth Hall Road, S70 6NF -follow signs.

Coming Up!

Friends of Locke Park next open Locke Park Tower for visits on Sunday 3 August and Sunday 8 August

Sunday 3 August
Locke Park Tower open from 2pm until 4.30pm.


Even better views of Wentworth Castle!

Bonfire and Fireworks on Saturday in early November run by Barnsley Round Table

Bowling Club

Would you like a little gentle exercise and some friendly company? Then the bowling club is for you. If you would like to give it a go bowls and helpful instruction are available.  Contact Friends of Locke Park and we will pass your details on  - or visit the greens and make yourself known

Locke Park’s Christmas event on Sunday 7th December

See our facebook page and wordpress blog for news & views

Email us: info@friends oflockepark.org.uk

If you have a picture or news for our website folp@gmx.com

Getting to Locke Park …


On foot: You can enter Locke Park on foot  from Park Road or from Keresforth Hall Road up from the former Bush Inn and from Worsbrough Common via Racecommon Lane.


By bus: number 44 and 43 buses from Barnsley town centre stop outside Locke Park near the Park Road entrance.


By Car: The Locke Park car park is on Keresforth Hall Road, signed from the Traffic Lights on Park Road.  Sat Nav Code: S70 6NF

Friends of Locke Park

Next car boot sale on Saturday 20 September 9.30am to 12.30pm. There is no charge for visitors parking.


Sellers’ cars and small vans are £5 and transit sized vans are £10. The cafe will be setting up a refreshments tent so NO other food and drinks stalls.

All proceeds towards improvements in the Park.


There is no need to book in advance but we would like everybody to be in by 9.30am please.

Summer Gala on Sunday 10 August
from 12 noon to 5pm.

It’s  Locke Park Gala organised by Friends of Locke Park with Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club’s Classic Car Show and Royston Animal Welfare’s Fun Dog Show. Lots of displays, activities and stalls.

Free admission. Car parking: £2,
All proceeds towards improvements in the Park
and to the Locke Park Tower.

Laikin Out at Locke Park on Mondays

Games/ informal sports—den building– creative play–

Mondays 21 + 28 July;  4 + 11 August 11am to 3pm.

Drop in free play activities for children aged 8-16; children younger than  8 years must be accompanied by an adult. Click for poster

Lots to do for children in
Locke Park

PlayDay Wednesday 6 August 11am to 3pm

Even more… Click poster for more details.