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RSPB Old Moor

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A lovely place but could be improved for members

A lovely place, well looked after and run and a pleasure to visit, I couldn’t speak more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
418jeremyg
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Bradley Stoke, United Kingdom
A good leg stretch

We enjoyed a good walk around the reserve which has birds of all kinds, in abundance. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BessieCaxton
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the reserve”(45 reviews)
“pond dipping”(44 reviews)
“bird watching”(29 reviews)
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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...more
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Old Moor Lane | Wombwell, Barnsley S73 0YF, England
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All reviews the reserve pond dipping bird watching bird food different species bird species pair of binoculars lovely cafe cakes non members small fee nice walk walk around adventure playground last visit coffee shop great place to visit
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely place, well looked after and run and a pleasure to visit, I couldn’t speak more highly..... However the opening hours are very limiting, some of us don’t need a shop or facilities and it would be great to be able to get in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 418jeremyg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a good walk around the reserve which has birds of all kinds, in abundance. The surroundings and facilities are very well kept and comfortable, but the cafe was a huge disappointment. The prices here are extortionate. £2.90 for an average slice of cake!...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank BessieCaxton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent longer here than anticipated. Enjoyed walking between all the various hides. Loads of birds to watch. Having a pair of binoculars helped. After spending more than 2 hours watching the birds we had a good cup of tea and a scone in the on...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank icockburn88
DanielleM1804, Manager at RSPB Old Moor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you very much for visiting us, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. I hope you managed to spot plenty of wonderful wildlife and will visit us again soon! Many Thanks Danielle

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in here after a relatively long drive home from visiting friends to stretch our legs and have a bite to eat, I’m sorry but having visited here many many times both myself and my husband with and without our children I have to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Foodiefromyorks
DanielleM1804, Manager at RSPB Old Moor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Foodiefromyorks, Thank you for such a lovely review, we are really glad you enjoyed the cafe and hopefully we will see you again the the future. Kind Regards Danielle

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As usual something that wasn't broken has been 'fixed'. The lovely home cooked cafe menu has been replaced with the dull corporate menu of paninis and hummus wraps etc to be found everywhere else. Gone are the lovely cooked breakfasts, hot home made dinners, and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Glasto12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean pleasant surroundings where you can eat whilst watching the birds via a balcony above the garden. Lovely home cooked food and drinks.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Katrina D
DanielleM1804, Manager at RSPB Old Moor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Katrina, Thank you very much for your comments. We are really pleased that you enjoyed our facilities. Many Thanks Danielle

Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Incredible wildlife, very useful to families, great day out and a lovely trail with hides dotted around. Animals seen: ♡ squirrels ♡ tits and finches ♡ blackbirds, magpies etc ♡ swans ♡ geese ♡ ducks ♡ Coots and moorhen ♡ terns ♡ pond insects, frogs,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank phoebeo2018
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

An area of natural beauty, Old Moore is brilliant for all the family to get involved and see lots of wildlife, but Manvers Lake which is a short walk away is free and fab, stunning, with great fishing and boathouse for family activities, the boathouse...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sazthurston
Reviewed February 25, 2019

Very enthusiastic and helpful RSPB volunteers in the shop and reception area.Very nice outside eating area for the cafe.The walks are short, flat and linear.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Richard S
Reviewed February 20, 2019

We aren't bird watchers but, looking to enjoy some fresh air with young children we visited this site and found a generally well-organised and laid out place to visit with good, accessible walkways and hides suitable for all ages and mobilities. The staff that we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SemperSursum
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Lizzy_lu123
June 23, 2018|
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Response from DanielleM1804 | Property representative |
Hello, yes you can we have membership facilities onsite, and you can take your membership pack away with you on the day. Many Thanks
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August 25, 2017|
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Sorry - not sure
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Heather E
July 16, 2017|
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Response from SamanthaSaville1984 |
Dogs are not permitted on the Old Moor site but can go on the nearby Transpennine Trail.
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