Things to do at Oakwell Hall and Country Park review
Oakwell Hall and Country Park can be found near Batley in West Yorkshire. The hall is furnished as a family home from the 1690s and it offers visitors a real insight into a post-English civil war household. There is also over 100 acres of parkland and gardens. The house is Grade I listed and was built for John Batt in the 16th century.
In the hall, you can see the great hall, the great parlour, bedrooms, a dining room and a kitchen. Within the parkland, there are many diverse habitats including woodland, streams, pasture land, ponds and bridleways. There are several walks around the park with information points that give details of the flora and fauna.
There is a nature trail that follows a figure of eight route and is just less than two miles long. Follow the distinctive yellow oakleaf waymarkers and numbered posts. There are also six gardens to see at Oakwell, many of which reflect the styles of 1690 and provide a stunning setting for the hall. There is a walled garden, an orchard, an arboretum, herb garden, front garden and a wildlife garden. The gardens have received a Gold Award in Yorkshire in Bloom.
Charlotte Brontë was so inspired by the house during her visits in the 19th century that she featured it as “Fieldhead” in her classic novel Shirley. There is also an adventure playground within the grounds, it has been designed with the needs of able-bodied and less able-bodied children in mind.
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FAQ and Further Information Oakwell Hall and Country Park
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Historic house set out how it would have looked when it was built, parkland with walks, formal gardens and an adventure playground. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*FREE or cheap.
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE – the parkland is free to visit. There is a small charge to visit the hall. £3.50 an adult and £1 a child.
Is there parking?
There is free parking.
When are they open?
Oakwell Hall and country park has a varied schedule throughout most of the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome but they must be kept on a lead. There may be areas where they are not permitted.
Are they accessible?
Please contact the venue,
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