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Oakwell Hall and Country Park

Nutter Lane, Birstall WF17 9LG, England
+44 1924 324761
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Well maintained with super woodland/parkland walking

Great place for taking the grandkids & the dog, lots of footpaths, tarmac, gravel, chipping or... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris W
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
What a gem.

First time visit here and although it's only a short drive from where we live (Wakefield) I can't... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
santoriniliker
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“play area” (23 reviews)
“nature trail” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Nutter Lane, Birstall WF17 9LG, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for taking the grandkids & the dog, lots of footpaths, tarmac, gravel, chipping or muddy through fields & woods. Large free carparks - good play areas for the kids. Well looked after, litter & dog muck free. I use Oakwell on some Saturdays...More

Thank Chris W
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoy your visits.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit here and although it's only a short drive from where we live (Wakefield) I can't believe we've never been. Had a lovely morning out walking with the dogs and probably did every path around the place. The grounds are extensive and it...More

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Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you had a good visit and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

First the bad bit - I checked the website before we travelled which stated that the house was open until 4pm and grounds closed at 5.30pm. So we travelled for an hour and finally arrived just before 2pm - thinking we had a good 3...More

Thank Abi C
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your detailed review. Thank you for pointing out the problems you had, I will forward the details to the site manager. I know there was a recent meeting to discuss the issue of signage. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Had a great afternoon on Saturday the kids loved the play area and we enjoyed coffee and cake in the cafe, which was being run by some guides funding their units trip to, South Africa during which they will help villagers there with water and...More

Thank 26Paul59
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for you review and thank you for supporting the guides fundraising for their trip.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We've become regular visitors to Oakwell Hall. On a longer visit, you get a real insight into a post-English Civil War household. There's also a beautiful country park, a visitor centre, gift shop, nature trail, picnic sites and playgound. Kids and pet friendly.

Thank JWIL247
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your review, so pleased to hear you have become regular visitors.

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk around today, great coffee in the cafe and a lovely gift shop 😍 would definitely visit again 😌

Thank Samantha M
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistant at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We often come to oakwell hall to mainly walk our 2 dogs. Lovely walk from the bottom car park through the woods and out at the top. The cafe and ice cream van are always visited and the gift shop has many good items. It's...More

Thank Dimitris S
Emma C, Cultural Enagement Assistant at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your review. So pleased to hear you always have a lovely day out and that you keep coming back.

Reviewed 30 August 2017

What a lovely manor house. Entrance fee to the hall only £3.50. Lovely lady in the hall gave us lots of information and we were able to wander round. We were the only people in the house at the time so were not rushed. Very...More

Thank mrslettuce2016
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assistan at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for your review and recommendation. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and were not rushed.

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I was doing an outside event at the hall for a client and the staff at the Hall were more than helpful. The grounds are nice for a walk round too. The girls in cafe did a great job looking after their usual clientele and...More

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Emma C, cultural Engagement Assistant at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for your review. It's good to hear that the staff in the Hall were so helpful.

Reviewed 22 August 2017

A 16th century house with lots to see and experience. Good for all ages but you'd need to be able to climb stairs to see all of it. Great for kids who can dress up in period clothes (supplied) but very interesting for big people...More

Thank David C
Emma C, Cultural Engagement Assitant at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for your review, pleased to hear you had a lovely experience.

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dancebabe1984
14 May 2017|
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Response from Shaun391 |
283 Bradford goes past it's not much further than gomersal park hotel on the left.
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Denise B
12 May 2017|
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Thank you everyone for taking the time to answer. I did try multiple times to contact Oakwell Hall Country Park to find out in advance, but was only able to get through to an answering machine... (with no reply to my q... More
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Stephanie D
13 November 2016|
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Response from Emma C | Property representative |
Its ok most places just watch for dogs, horses and walkers.
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