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RSPB Old Moor

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Address: Old Moor Lane | Wombwell, Barnsley S73 0YF, England
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Are you looking for tranquil and idyllic, to escape the stresses of daily...

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 and cafe, beautiful places to walk and relax, great events and a funtastic playground area. Come on down for an excellent day out!

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Excellent RSPB Reserve.

Plenty to see here, from water birds to small birds. Pleasant walking around the reserve but some of the most attractive birds can be seen close to the entrance. On our last visit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Plenty to see here, from water birds to small birds. Pleasant walking around the reserve but some of the most attractive birds can be seen close to the entrance. On our last visit we saw a reed bunting, normally an elusive bird. Greenfinches, goldfinches,bullfinches. Nothing like the variety we saw on our previous visit but I put that down to... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous time at Old Moor, lovely clean facilities, loads to see & do. Spent over 4 hours exploring, will visit again soon

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

RSPB Old moor is a lovely hidden gem, it is a lovely place, different hides and activities. We took loads of photo's of loads of different species of birds. They have a café overlooking everything. Lovely place will definitely be going back again as I am a RSPB member

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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to enjoy with the family! Lots to do for children, especially in school holidays. Though sometimes you need to book so best checking on the website or ringing up. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable and really patient with the kids.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited the RSPB wetlands and found a tranquil oasis set within the old coalfields regeneration area. The level of inhabitants is enthralling as this gem is on our doorstep and very reasonable too. What a great place to visit and great walks.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very friendly staff with new menu. Very reasonable prices and great for bird watching. Hire of Binoculars available

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Thank Vennwood
Barnsley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

RSPB Old Moor is perfect for families with young children. There is a nice play park, pond dipping, hides and activities to complete in the classroom. We go a few times a year and enjoy an entire day and picnic there.

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Thank WooPoo
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me my wife and 2 children who are 8 and 3 visited this lovely spot today and all I can say is what a lovely place indeed. We all had a great time bird spotting from all the different hides we also had a lovely picnic on one of the many well kept picnic areas. The kids loved the pond... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Sandwiched between major road networks this is a surprise when you visit - large wetland reserve with good hides and trails. Additionally excellent facilities. You can spend many hours here.

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York, United Kingdom
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72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Visited here for the first time and we were very impressed with everything the place has to offer. The staff at the reception in the shop were very helpful and friendly giving advice on how to get the best out of the visit. There is a nice cafe serving food and drink. Didn't eat but the coffee was great. Lots... More 

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