YTCC Classic Car Show and Gala — Sunday 14 August 2022

Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club have a gala and classic car rally in Locke Park on Sunday 14 August. Cars for the rally will be arriving from 9.30am for the day. Everyone will be welcome from 11 am with the gala kicking off from 12 noon.

There are …
*classic cars and vehicles
* fun fair and rides
*craft and other stalls, and
* Dodworth Colliery brass band playing between 2pm and 4 pm.

The Fun Dog Show is now cancelled due to the forecast high temperatures.

Locke Park cafe will be open with other refreshment stalls.

Friends of Locke Park opening the Tower for visits from 12 until 2pm.

Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club Poster

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

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

YTCC classic cars and stall holders will drive into the park using the gated entrance further along Keresforth Hall Road, post code S70 6NL.

Locke Park open for all to enjoy …

Locke Park has remained open throughout the different lockdowns and restrictions for everyone to enjoy.

Locke Park café is open and the play equipment areas are in use. Bowling is taking place on the greens and you can join the parkrun and junior parkrun at 9am on each Saturday and Sunday.

Friends of Locke Park are opening Locke Park Tower for visits from 2pm until 4pm on the first Sunday of each month.

Band concerts are taking place, funded by Kingstone Ward Alliance: Sundays between 2pm and 4pm on 12 June, 3 July, 17 July, 14 August and 11 September.

Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club is running Classic Car events on Sunday 12 June and Sunday 14 August.

Race for Life has its Barnsley event in Locke Park on Sunday 3 July in support of Cancer Research.

BIADS are running a charity event in Locke Park with stalls on Sunday 17 July.

Watch out for things happening in Locke Park. There’s often news on social media with events posted on facebook when information is available.

Please remember it’s important for us all to keep social distance and follow other guidance to keep everyone safe.

Classic Car Rally Sunday 8 August 2021

Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club have a classic car rally in Locke Park on Sunday 8 August. It’s a YTCC classic car show with no other activities or stalls. Cars for the rally will be arriving from 9.30am for the day.

People coming to Locke Park in the usual way for the play area, cafe or a walk can park in the normal car park at the beginning of Keresforth Hall Road.

YTCC members and visitors for the rally will drive into the park using the gated entrance further along Keresforth Hall Road.

The junior parkrun is not taking place on this day.

Virus restrictions

Cancellation of events. As a result of Covid-19 virus regulations, we have cancelled the events that Friends of Locke Park usually runs and we are not opening Locke Park Tower until further notice. We are very sorry about this but everyone’s health and wellbeing has to be our priority. Watch out for events returning -once it’s safe to do so.

Locke Park has remained open throughout for everyone to enjoy. Locke Park café is open with tables outside and the play equipment areas are in use again. However it’s important for us all to keep social distance and follow other guidance to keep everyone safe.

Your views …

Your views. Friends of Locke Park are working with Barnsley Council Parks Team on a bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for improvements to Locke Park.

This will be the first part of a longer term plan to preserve Locke Park’s heritage, improve its environment and facilities, and make it an even better place to visit.

We need your help: we want to know what you think about Locke Park whether you are a regular visitor or have never been there before – please take a few moments to complete our survey. We are really keen to hear your suggestions and ideas for practical improvements.

https://surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9XLNVFQ

You can also email us with your views and suggestions: info@friendsoflockepark.org.uk

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Friends of Locke Park.

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.