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Drawing, Dipping and Discovery Day

Old Moor, Barnsley

Run by: RSPB


Our activity centre will be open for self-led art activities.  Come along and enjoy painting and sticking and glueing and doing.


Suitable for any age

  • Parking available at this location
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  • Disabled toilets available at this location
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  • Baby changing available at this location
  • Food available at this location
  • Picnic Area available at this location
  •  Dogs are not welcome at this location

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Come along and enjoy painting and sticking and glueing and doing and then why not explore the reserve to see what bugs, birds and pond life you can see, followed by a snack or a drink in our cafe. Pond dipping kits and activity backpacks available to hire. Friendly RSPB staff and volunteers will be on hand to help with the activities.

Other Dates

This activity also runs on these dates:

  1. Sun 27 Jul 10:00–15:00
  2. Mon 28 Jul 10:00–15:00
  3. Sat 2 Aug 10:00–15:00
  4. Sun 3 Aug 10:00–15:00
  5. Mon 4 Aug 10:00–15:00
  6. Sat 9 Aug 10:00–15:00
  7. Sun 10 Aug 10:00–15:00
  8. Mon 11 Aug 10:00–15:00
  9. Sat 16 Aug 10:00–15:00
  10. Sun 17 Aug 10:00–15:00
  11. Mon 18 Aug 10:00–15:00
  12. Sat 23 Aug 10:00–15:00
  13. Sun 24 Aug 10:00–15:00
  14. Mon 25 Aug 10:00–15:00
  15. Sat 30 Aug 10:00–15:00
  16. Sun 31 Aug 10:00–15:00


All activities are free, but our reserve entry fee applies to our events - £5.00 adults, £2.50 children, and £11.00 family ticket. 

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Old Moor

Old Moor Lane, Barnsley, S73 0YF

Meeting point: Meet at the visitor centre.

About this location

Situated right at the heart of the Dearne Valley, Old Moor is a wonderful place to come and watch wildlife. The skies, fields and open water are teeming with birds throughout the year. In the summer the grasslands are ablaze with butterflies and orchids, and you'll be able to see newly-hatched ducklings. In winter the reserve is an important stopping-off point for ducks, geese and swans - plus 8,000 golden plovers! There are lots of events, guided walks and family activities, as well as home-cooked food in the Gannets Café and a well-stocked shop. The reserve is a great day out for young and old alike.


This activity is organised and run by RSPB.


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