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“Cheaper than therapy..........and it works!”
Review of RSPB Old Moor

RSPB Old Moor
Ranked #2 of 47 things to do in Barnsley
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cheaper than therapy..........and it works!”
Reviewed 21 March 2012

As an RSPB member, along with my husband, we look on Old Moor as our local patch and make regular visits all year round.
Old Moor is a wonderful place to visit. It's cheaper than therapy, certainly more entertaining and leaves you feeling so relaxed you will be planning your next visit before you leave!.
The staff and volunteers are all approachable and don't mind answering your questions and are always ready to help.
Other visitors to the reserve are often able to answer birding questions too when you are in the hides....ie...helping identify birds by sight or even by song!
Young birders are always made to feel welcome by the centre staff which makes it a good place for families...........remember, your children are the bird watchers and conservationists of the future!
And don't forget the cafe, I can recommend the hot chocolate with all the trimmings and the carrot cake, whilst others love the lemon drizzle cake..........and vegetarians are catered for too.

Visited March 2012
1 Thank Melonie P
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A wonderful place to visit - again and again!”
Reviewed 20 March 2012

It doesn't matter whether you are new to bird watching like me and the wife or just fancy a stroll around the site there is always planty to see. The staff are always very helpful and the experienced birdwatchers are always happy to identify the birds you can see if there are any you don't recognise. You can buy or hire binoculars if you don't have any.

There is also a very nice cafe serving hot meals, snacks etc and you can sit in or outside on the balcony looking over the reserve.

We travel 50 miles to the reserve every fortnight and just love the place.

Visited March 2012
2 Thank grebeHarrogate
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