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Coming up in Locke Park

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Locke Park Tower opened by Friends of Locke Park on the first Sunday of each month, from 2pm to 4pm, weather permitting

Barnsley parkrun each Saturday at 9am
Barnsley junior parkrun each Sunday at 9am

Locke Park Cafe open from 10am to 3pm each weekday; from 9am until 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. May close in extreme weather. Open for longer in school holidays or really great weather!

Sunday 21 April – Easter community event

Sunday 9 June – Classic Car event

Sunday 11 August – Summer Gala

Sunday 21 July – Barnsley Hospice Bubblerush charity event

Barnsley Feast – Roger Tuby’s Funfair – Thursday 19 August to Sunday 1 September

Car boot sales on Saturdays 18 May, 13 July and 14 September

Please email or phone 07703 403442 if you need to get in touch.


Previously In Locke Park!

  • Christmas event in Locke Park on Sunday 7th December. Everyone enjoyed the Friends of Locke Park Christmas event in Locke Park, an event for all the family; a real community event. We had carols and music with Rhythm Inc and St Edward's Church choirs; all the kids joined in with planting pots with spring bulbs and putting together bird boxes; and the visit to see Santa was a real treat. And then there were the mince pies and mulled wine - and the Christmas fare provided by the Locke Park cafe. The mood was great inspite of the weather which brought wind, rain, hail and a 'wintry showers'. Brrr! Thanks to everyone who made it happen - and those who came along to enjoy it!     
  • A great bonfire and fireworks in Locke Park on Saturday 8th November 2014, organised by Barnsley Round Table.
  • Halloween Xplorer events flew into Locke Park on 30th and 31st October 1pm to 4pm Organised by TeamActive: Loads of kids and families finding the halloween markers around the park. Well done to all who took part and braved the scary conditions!
  • A fun dog show, stalls and activities organised by Needy Paws (Churchfield Vets) and RSPCA Barnsley on Sunday 5 October. Dog Show with Best Rescue, Gorgeous Girl, Handsome Hunk & Waggiest Tail categories.   Plus for all dogs and their owners ( or anyone really!) a walk from Locke Park to Worsbrough country park (and back) in aid of RSPCA Barnsley.
  • Unfortunately the car boot sale on Saturday 20 September had to be cancelled due to the wet weather and in particular the ground conditions for the stalls and public parking. On one event when it was only half as wet, we had to tow cars out! The next car boot will now have to be next year - probably  in March.
  • Celebrating 40 years of road running in Barnsley an exhibition in the  archives in Barnsley Town Hall  on Saturday and Sunday, 6 and 7 September, with a anniversary 5k run in Locke Park on Wednesday September 10: start 7.15pm. Barnsley Athletic Club
  • The Annual Locke Park Gala on Sunday 10 August was cancelled due to the weather warning. It rained for much of the day and the ground conditions got steadily worse. We looked into whether we could run it later but it is proving to be impractical. A great disappointment for us all.
  • A high energy dance performance by students from Darton and Horizon colleges with a bike-based sculpture near Locke Park Tower on Saturday 12 July. Inspired by the Tour de France Grand Depart Yorkshire and The Gallery@The Civic’s Bike Show. Moved by Art Yorkshire  .  
  • Friends of Locke Park's Christmas event took place on Sunday 8th December. The café area was absolutely packed with people building bird boxes, planting bulbs, making decorations, and taking advantage of the stalls and attractions. All the family could join in. And there was Father Christmas! And mulled wine and mince pies! A real community event. Great!!
  • The Friends of Locke Park AGM was held on Tuesday 19 November at 6 pm at the Locke Park Café. David Allen was re-elected as Chair, Mandy Stuart was elected as Secretary and Diane Carr elected as Treasurer. The meeting discussed the progress made, financial accounts were presented and then the arrangements for the Christmas event were discussed.
  • The Barno Bootcamp group held a two hour fun Bootcamp for kids and adults near the play area in Locke Park on Sunday 17th November to raise money for Macmillan cancer support. Barno Bootcamp normally meets twice a week in Locke Park for female get-fit sessions run by Steph and Vicki. 
  • Friends of Locke Park are opening Locke Park Tower for visits on the first Sunday of each month from 2pm to 4 pm. This follows the opening of the Tower by David Allen chair of FOLP and Ken Richardson Mayor of Barnsley Council on September 14 2013.  No charge but contributions for the further restoration of the Tower and other improvements to the Park very welcome.
  • It's 21 years this year that Barnsley Round Table have run their bonfire and fireworks in Locke Park so it was a special occasion on 2 November. All the proceeds go to charity. And the rain stopped just in time!

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