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RSPB Old Moor

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Address: Old Moor Lane | Wombwell, Barnsley S73 0YF, England

Are you looking for tranquil and idyllic, to escape the stresses of daily...

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!

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Bike ride

I call here often on my bike rides. Good coffee, friendly staff and great value for money compared to the likes of the National Trust at Nostril.great courtyard or upstairs... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shaun P
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I call here often on my bike rides. Good coffee, friendly staff and great value for money compared to the likes of the National Trust at Nostril.great courtyard or upstairs terrace to sit outside at.

Thank Shaun P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here, really friendly staff, good location and the kids really enjoyed the park and pond dipping.

Thank 4_Yorkshire_folks
York, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regular visitors here. Lovely walk around to ground with regular hides to stop and watch the wildlife. A nice walk and a nice place to take children to experience a bit of nature. Café it lovely and serves a lovely hot chocolate. Parking is ample.

Thank Chloe B
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty to see here, from water birds to small birds. Pleasant walking around the reserve but some of the most attractive birds can be seen close to the entrance. On our last visit we saw a reed bunting, normally an elusive bird. Greenfinches, goldfinches,bullfinches. Nothing like the variety we saw on our previous visit but I put that down to... More 

Thank GreyGrandad
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous time at Old Moor, lovely clean facilities, loads to see & do. Spent over 4 hours exploring, will visit again soon

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Worksop, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

RSPB Old moor is a lovely hidden gem, it is a lovely place, different hides and activities. We took loads of photo's of loads of different species of birds. They have a café overlooking everything. Lovely place will definitely be going back again as I am a RSPB member

Thank Rozzy1973
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to enjoy with the family! Lots to do for children, especially in school holidays. Though sometimes you need to book so best checking on the website or ringing up. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable and really patient with the kids.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I recently visited the RSPB wetlands and found a tranquil oasis set within the old coalfields regeneration area. The level of inhabitants is enthralling as this gem is on our doorstep and very reasonable too. What a great place to visit and great walks.

Thank Dave B
Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

very friendly staff with new menu. Very reasonable prices and great for bird watching. Hire of Binoculars available

Thank Vennwood
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

RSPB Old Moor is perfect for families with young children. There is a nice play park, pond dipping, hides and activities to complete in the classroom. We go a few times a year and enjoy an entire day and picnic there.

Thank WooPoo

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