Oakwell Hall and Country Park

Oakwell Hall and Country Park, Birstall: Address, Phone Number, Oakwell Hall and Country Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Oakwell Hall and Country Park

Oakwell Hall and Country Park
4.5
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A stunning Elizabethan manor house, furnished as a 17th Century home and 110 acre country park. The Park at Oakwell Hall Country Park is open every day. The facilities are available as follows: The Hall open Weekends only 12noon to 4pm (last entry 330pm). Visitor Centre Shop open 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday Visitor Centre Car Park open 9am to 5pm daily Cafe open 10am to 3.30pm daily. Bradford Road Car Park open 24 hours daily.
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2-3 hours
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David D
Wisbech, UK3 contributions
Halloween fun!
Oct 2021 • Family
Visited Oakwell today with our grandchildren aged 7 & 5 & had great fun following the Halloween Dance Trail using the Love Exploring app.
We had lunch at the Oaktree Cafe where the sandwiches, cakes & coffees were very good & the service was very friendly & efficient.
Written October 25, 2021
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CAROLINE B
4 contributions
Extremely rude staff
Oct 2021 • Family
I’ve just visited the cafe and can’t comprehend how rude the staff is. If you don’t want to work there, find another occupation. Never responds to hello, no smiles, very rudely pointing out they won’t let you have the ice cream you want, because they can’t be bothered taking it out from the bottom of the freezer. I’d understand reasonable explanation, like ‘ I’m sorry we are busy at the moment but will be with you soon’ but instead had ‘ you have what is on top or leave’ No please and thank you… easy to say won’t be visiting again
Written October 10, 2021
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Gemstone
1 contribution
Beautiful Hall and gardens...avoid angry woman in cafe
Aug 2021 • Couples
Lovely day out, the Hall and grounds are beautiful and still the same as when I used to visit as a child. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about the dark haired woman who runs the cafe...clearly she does not love her job and was so rude to the poor young man who served me...if I were him I'd be looking for a new job with a more uplifting environment 😢
Written September 13, 2021
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Dave M
23 contributions
Would recommend
Sep 2021 • Friends
The guide Richard showed us the room which was used for gentleman jack filming.
He was so kind and welcoming answering our questions he really made our day. The house and grounds were spectacular and the coffee shop and gift shop were so reasonable I would recommend this place because you get to see the whole hall there are very few out of bounds areas it’s a great experience
Written September 4, 2021
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rosemarysteeper
17 contributions
Fun country walk!
Aug 2021 • Friends
Beautiful country walk, great for dog walkers and casual walkers and families. Lots of various pathways which the kids will love. There is an old country house to visit ( entrance fee). There are spotlessly clean toilets, a lovely tea room and a shop. An ice cream area (which was closed whilst we were there) and a children’s play area. Also parking was free!
One to visit!
Written August 29, 2021
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ilovetravelling922
Lincolnshire, UK5 contributions
Fabulous wedding venue
Aug 2021
Very special and intimate ceremony room and idyllic gardens for wedding photos and a unique barn which was perfect for a fabulous wedding reception. All made very special by a team of very helpful staff
Written August 25, 2021
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dodo029
Yorkshire Dales National Park, UK849 contributions
Disappointing play area!
Aug 2021 • Family
Visited here regularly before the pandemic hit and first time ventured back with the children and what a disappointment!! The ‘woodland’ play area is an absolute disgrace . The spiders web is no longer there , the tyre swing has gone and the other 4 post swing still not repaired , only thing there is the monkey bars and slide which are good but why had it got so bad ?
It is important that children spend time outdoors even more than ever in current times but how can they be motivated in their play if their play areas are not maintained ?
Written August 17, 2021
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Julie L
1 contribution
Lack of care.
Aug 2021 • Friends
The hall is beautiful, well worth a visit. Well kept and not too big. Easy to access and enjoy the story it tells. However the gardens are a real let down, overgrown and messy. A board in the house tells of how they were well kept, both lovely to look at and a wealth of ingredients for food and medicine. What a shame they've been so neglected, and the stagnant water complete with plastic barricade in front of the house offer no welcome.
Written August 5, 2021
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Julie H
Bradfrord39 contributions
Disappointing
Jul 2021 • Couples
Visited Oakwell today and was very pleased to see that the car park at the playground was in much better condition with all the potholes having been filled in , however unfortunately the state of the gardens at the back of the hall was very disappointing.
I understand we have been going through difficult times but I am sure they could have been looked after much better, they are overgrown, full of weeds , the paths are not clear, the bushes are untidy .
It is such a shame to see it in such a rundown state , we got married here a number of years ago and I have visited several times since but I have never been so disappointed in the gardens as I was today .
I hope the gardens can be worked on and returned their former beauty.
Written July 10, 2021
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Richard S
4 contributions
Nice place to visit
Jul 2021 • Solo
I live next to this place it is An amazing trip for adults and they young ones alike. I went with school back in the 80s and it holds a special place in my heart.

It offers nature walks and refreshments from a local cafè.

Also the picnic area was used as a setting for the wasp attack mission in the Fable game.
Written July 8, 2021
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