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RSPB Old Moor

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Old Moor Lane | Wombwell, Barnsley S73 0YF, England
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Great day out.

Great place for walkers and bird ŵatching, and especially great to take the kids pond dipping, bird... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Brilliant Place

A great place to visit at any time of year if you are into birds or lovely cakes. The volunteers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian W
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Are you looking for tranquil and idyllic, to escape the stresses of daily life, we are for you! Are you looking fun and events for the kids, we are for you. Our beautiful nature reserve has something for everyone, we have a fabulous visitor centre and cafe, beautiful places to walk and relax, great events and a funtastic playground area. Come on down for an excellent day out!
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the reserve” (40 reviews)
“pond dipping” (33 reviews)
“bird watching” (25 reviews)
Old Moor Lane | Wombwell, Barnsley S73 0YF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for walkers and bird ŵatching, and especially great to take the kids pond dipping, bird ŵatching, butterfly watching etc. Brilliant kids playground as well, followed by a visit to lovely cafe.

Thank Jennyb4749
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit at any time of year if you are into birds or lovely cakes. The volunteers are excellent at pointing people in the right direction for sightings, the shop stocks a wide range of bird associated products, and the cafe is...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After having a recommendation from the Premier Inn receptionist to visit this RSPB site I can say I wasn't disappointed. The layout of the reserve enables you to see the different birds in well maintained and comfortable hides enabling good spotting and photos to be...More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Great way to introduce your children in to nature. Lovely place to have a picnic and appreciate the wildlife, do some pond dipping and then have a blast on the outdoor play area. Will definitely be going again!

Thank louiseOxley
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Must be one of the top RSPB centres in the country. Access to the hides is very level and accessible for wheelchairs, the hide positions are well located for the ponds. There is also a good café serving hot or cold food.

Thank Albert88
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

A splendid place to go for a family day out. Visited with my parents, husband and two children (aged 10 and 3) and all of us loved it! Beautiful walks, so many birds to see, even for usually grumpy ten year olds (she absolutely loved...More

Thank dorysmummy
Reviewed 27 August 2017

My husband was about to pay for membership for our family at this location near Barnsley. It seemed lovely and the children were so excited. I was in the process of trying to keep my young children calm in the shop and get them to...More

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Liane H, Manager at RSPB Old Moor, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Hi Jo_123_13, Firstly I would like to apologise for any issue around customer service and experience that you may have received at our Old Moor site. It is never our intention to offer such a poor impression to our visitors. We pride ourselves on going...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

A fascinating RSPB Reserve with much to see even in summer which is probably the least interesting season for the birds. Difficult to believe that this rural watery haven is bounded by major roads and urban areas on nearly all sides. We have just visited...More

Thank Silvertravelsurfer
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We took 2 of our grandchildren out to the RSPB Old Moor for the afternoon (Note to self, not long enough) We joined the RSPB and have membership that allows free access tot he site, also included were discovery back pack hire for the kids,...More

Thank PeteMH
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Great park for bird watching. Have seen many different species here. Quite compact so you don't have to walk miles. Lovely cafe too.

Thank Amanda W
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25 August 2017|
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Response from Fargo2016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - not sure
Heather E
16 July 2017|
Response from 18rias | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, we didn't see anyone with a dog whilst we were there.
18 May 2016|
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Response from Liane H | Property representative |
Hi, We have two meeting rooms in the main farmhouse that we hire out and the Activity Centre can be hired for Birthday parties. If you have specific requirements please email us or call the Visitor Centre on 01226 751593... More