Although we intended opening Locke Park Tower on Sunday 3rd December from 2pm until 3pm, due to the snow and ice and poor visibility we are not now opening the tower then. Hopefully it will be better in 2024!
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.
Brass band concerts in Locke Park are starting again in June, one or two a month to September, sponsored by Kingstone Ward Alliance. 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.
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!!
A new, very popular, and still changing, addition to Locke Park. A little more to do once the weather is a bit warmer. The images are based on the films Labyrinth and Dark Crystal and then there’s a fairy garden too! Lots to spot!
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.
There’s a lot on this Coronation weekend and we are unable to open the Tower in Locke Park. Most of our volunteers are either away or busy elsewhere. Hopefully we will open the tower on the first Sunday of June.