Elsecar Heritage Centre
Elsecar, South Yorkshire
Average visit time – 1-2 hours
Things to do at Elsecar Heritage Centre review
Elsecar Heritage Centre is a living history centre set within the attractive 18th-century conservation village of Elsecar in South Yorkshire. It banks onto a historic train line.
Inside the centre, you will find tea rooms, a soft play area, toy shops, a museum, shops and studios. It is built on the site of industrial workshops that date back to the 1800s. The centre usually offers a range of craft workshops and seasonal child-friendly activities. Playmania is the indoor soft play area within the centre. This is a playframe with slides, a ball pool, a soft sports court and an area for toddlers.
In Elsecar itself you will find a large adventure playground and access to the reservoir and nature reserve. Make sure you take some duck food as there is usually plenty to feed. You will also find a large sandpit, pitch and putt and crazy golf.
You can also take a ride on the Elsecar Heritage railway although its future is currently in doubt due to the pandemic. Hopefully, there will be some good news to update you on soon.
Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.
FAQ and Further Information Elsecar Heritage Centre
Address: Wath Rd, Elsecar, Barnsley S74 8HJ, South Yorkshire, England. Phone: 01226 740203
Category – Heritage centre – Indoors and outdoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There are tea rooms serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Heritage centre with a museum, shops, soft play, heritage railway and nearby outdoor adventure playground, lake walks and more. There are toilets and places to purchase food and drinks.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE – the centre is free to visit. There is a small charge for the soft play and the railway.
Is there parking?
There is a free car park.
When are they open?
The centre is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Assistance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?
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