Opening the tower

Tower with rose beds taken in the first week of June, 2022

We are next opening Locke Park Tower on Sunday 2nd June from 2pm until 4pm. Hopefully the weather will be kind and afford good views.

You can walk to Locke Park Tower from the car park (S70 6NE) or the café. [What 3 Words: Car Park –remit.silent.hills; Café –roses.melon.saving]

Follow the paths to the highest point in the park to get to the tower.

Donations are appreciated to help improving the park; the much admired murals and fairy garden, near the bowling greens, were funded from your donations.

*We try to open the tower each first Sunday of the month. It depends on both the weather and whether we have enough volunteers. Check online using our Facebook page. If you would like to become a volunteer and help open the tower, please get in touch.


YTCC Classic Car Show 9 June 2024

Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club are again running their Classic Car event in Locke Park; this year it’s on Sunday 9th June. Classic and other notable cars will start arriving from 9.00am with the main event from 11am to 4pm.

If you want to ‘show’ your car, details are given on the YTCC website: ytcc.co.uk/services. There’s an entry form for non-members there. They do say that ‘non-members and late entries can pay £5 entry fee on the gate’.

People coming to Locke Park for the play area, cafe or a walk, can park in the normal car park in Keresforth Hall Road, postcode S70 6NE.

Visitors in cars for the gala and classic car show should also come to the Keresforth Hall Road car park entrance, postcode S70 6NE, and will be shown where to park. It’s just £2 for parking.

Classic cars and stall holders will drive into the park using the gated entrance further along Keresforth Hall Road, postcode S70 6NL, see image below …


Locke Park events in 2024

Brass band concerts in Locke Park started again in May, with one or two a month to September, sponsored by Kingstone Ward Alliance and Virgin Money. Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club has its Classic Car event in June and its Gala in August. And more later in the year …

Friends of Locke Park open Locke Park Tower on the first Sunday of each month from 2pm until 4pm, weather conditions permitting. We also need to have enough volunteers each time. If you would like to join the Friends of Locke Park volunteers, do get in touch.


Film-inspired wall paintings

A recently completed, very popular, addition to Locke Park. Images of Narnia and The NeverEnding Story join those based on the films Labyrinth and Dark Crystal. Great work undertaken by the gifted artist Andy B. Lots to enjoy …

Sarah Dewey visited and produced this collage of characters in the paintings. Much appreciated! Every visit you see something different!!

And then there’s the fairy garden too!


Introduction to 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, historic tower and bandstand, 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 on Park Road near the entrances.
The Car Park is off Keresforth Hall Road, S70 6NF, – just follow the signs.


Volunteer with Friends of Locke Park

Volunteering. Friends of Locke Park welcomes volunteers to help with gardening and other activities. Please get in touch by talking to us in the park or email: info@friendsoflockepark.org.uk

Once it is possible, we intend having meetings again. They are usually on the first Tuesday of the month at 6pm at Locke Park Cafe. We are always keen to hear your views.

Friends of Locke Park is a group of volunteers who are interested in preserving the heritage of Locke Park and in improving the Park and its facilities for everyone.

Old Silkstone Band in Locke Park, 12 May 2024

On this beautiful sunny day we welcomed Old Silkstone Band to our lovely park from 2 to 4 o’clock. Friends of Locke Park are bringing back music to Locke Park supported by Kingstone Ward Alliance and Virgin Money.

The railings were away being stripped and repainted! The rest of the bandstand is being refreshed and repainted in situ later in the year.