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Oakwell Hall and Country Park

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Address: Nutter Lane, Birstall WF17 9LG, England
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+44 1924 324761
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A stunning Elizabethan manor house, furnished as a 17th Century home....

A stunning Elizabethan manor house, furnished as a 17th Century home. Charlotte Bronte featured the Hall as 'Fieldhead' in her novel Shirley. Listen to our ghost story or try our children's Bits & Batts trail.

Then visit the award winning period gardens with adjacent Oaktree cafe. Explore the country park with its countryside centre, play areas, nature trail and visitor centre gift shop. Free entry to country park which is open 24 hours every day.

The visitor centre is open every day from 10am - 5pm. The Hall is open Saturdays & Sunday from 12 noon to 4 pm and Tuesday to Thursday in school holidays too.

Visiting groups can visit outside these hours but please call to book.

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Pleasant place for a walk

Enjoyable afternoon stroll with friends. Attractive grounds. The old Hall was closed at the time, unfortunately. Well laid out paths through attractive valleys, woods and open... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheffielder007
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable afternoon stroll with friends. Attractive grounds. The old Hall was closed at the time, unfortunately. Well laid out paths through attractive valleys, woods and open grassy areas. Muddy paths in places after rainfall. Nice little cafe. Some interesting wrought ironwork. Big car parks but locked quite early in the evening. The only downside is constant noise from the nearby... More 

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Thank Sheffielder007
Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed our walk. The bottom car park is open 24 hours a day - it's only the ones near the visitor centre and Hall that are closed at 5pm. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never been before Great children play areas and walk for buggys or wheelchairs Free parking makes a change My only bug bear was it was well signposted to near site but none to tell you which rd to take from main rd which is strange

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Thank kazwhit9
Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your revie. Could you let us know which sign was missing and I can look into it? More 

West Yorkshire
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176 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the 1st time in years on Sun 30th April, we wanted a good walk in the countryside & the first good news was that it's free parking & entry to the site (apart from the Hall itself, but we wanted to be outside this time.) Picked up a map at the shop & decided to follow the nature... More 

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Thank MattAndLol
Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable walk, we hope to see you and your son again. More 

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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place to come and have a walk with your friends. It's got a lovely cafe and gift shop. Nicley kept with lots of nature.

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Thank IH87
Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you think it's a nice place and well kept. More 

Gomersal, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Visit every day to walk the dog. Disabled friendly. Great for kids, nice playground for juniors and teens. Always lots to do for kids during school holidays. House worth a visit.

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Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, so pleased to hear you are such a regular visitor! More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great for a nice walk out whether on your own or as a couple or with family excellent place for dog walkers the house is a must to see how people lived in the Cromwell era For families with young children there is a great adventure playground and when you get a little peckish pay a visit to the cafe... More 

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Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we hope to see you again. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I love this place wether I come alone or with friends, to see the house or just have a cuppa in the cafe or go for a stroll or stride out walk. The paths are clearly marked and the whole place has a country feel. I was there recently and enjoyed a lovely home made soup after my walk. I... More 

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Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad it has many memories for you and I hope the weather is kind for planting the tree in memory of your Mum. More 

Leeds, England
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43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Visited today with daughter and with the grandchild in an all terrain buggy. The Hall was closed for refurbishment but we weren't interested in that, just in walking the grounds. It a great country park if you've got active, mobile children but it's not a buggy friendly park I'm afraid with much of the pathways involving quite a degree of... More 

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Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. There is a map on the website and available in the shop with details of the accessible routes around the park. Hope to see you again. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

we went here for a day we realy enjoyed walking the grounds they have a few little gift places and arts place we didnt go into the hall as it was closed the day we went but we were able to walk around it which was realy nice can imagine it in by gone days well worth a visit but... More 

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Emma C, Audience Development Manager at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Hall is closed for some refurbishment works and will reopen on the 8th April. More 

Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Very relaxing place to be. Full of History. We have taken the grandchildren to the play areas. They can play on the usual swings and slides or play in the woods where there are fallen branches left for them to build dens and generally use their imagination. There is a dipping pool and a hill to run up and down.... More 

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Thank valeries20922
Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review. We should have the new events leaflet out this weekend with details of plays, events and workshops over the summer. More 

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