Wentworth Castle Gardens

Visitors exploring the gothic folly 'Stainborough Castle' at Wentworth Castle, South Yorkshire

Glorious gardens, woodland and parkland, created for the privileged few and preserved for everyone to enjoy

Wentworth Castle Gardens

Things to see and do

Wentworth Castle Gardens

History

Trainee teachers at Wentworth Castle enjoy their Christmas Ball, 1948

A house of hope 

The Wentworth Castle estate was created for the privileged few. It stood as a symbol of power and influence in the 18th century. But in the 1940s, everything changed.

Wentworth Castle Gardens

What's on

Upcoming events

Daily Garden Adventures at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Sat 19 Oct 2019
10:00-17:00
Step into autumn with a variety of daily self-led activities for all the family at Wentworth Castle Gardens.

Daily Parkland Adventures at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Sat 19 Oct 2019
10:00-17:00
Step into autumn with a variety of self-led activities for all the family at Wentworth Castle Gardens.

Open Archives at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Tue 22 Oct 2019
10:30-12:30
Discover snippets from our archives as we open up access to historical documents at Wentworth Castle Gardens.

Ping! at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Mon 28 Oct 2019
11:00-15:00
Part of the Barnsley wide Ping festival, you can discover a Ping Pong table hidden in our garden.

Sports in the Union Jack Garden

Mon 28 Oct 2019
11:00-15:00
This half term, join us at Wentworth Castle Gardens to have a ping pong tournament or try your hand at tennis.

Wild Art Wednesday

Wed 30 Oct 2019
10:00-12:00
Drop in with your little ones for a Ranger-led wild art session at Wentworth Castle Gardens, using natural materials and your imagination!
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Get involved

Volunteer Garden Guide speaks to visitors about the Kneeling Slave

Volunteer at Wentworth Castle Gardens 

Would you like to join the team at Wentworth Castle Gardens? We're now recruiting for volunteers in eight different roles, with indoor and outdoor opportunities to choose from.

Visitors walking around the mansion house at Wentworth Castle

101 ways to get involved at Wentworth Castle Gardens 

We have created 101 ways for the whole family to get outdoors and closer to nature, while helping us look after our parkland and gardens.

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Groups

Group visiting Wentworth Castle Gardens

Group visits to Wentworth Castle Gardens 

Group visits have always been popular at Wentworth Castle Gardens. With self-led visits and a discount on admission prices, come and find out what makes this place so special.

Wentworth Castle Gardens

Eating and shopping

The Long Barn at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Long Barn Café at Wentworth Castle Gardens 

Choose from our range of sandwiches and hot and cold snacks in the Long Barn Café. We’ve always got a scrumptious selection of homemade cakes, biscuits and scones for those indulgent afternoon treats.

Visitors browsing at a National Trust shop

Shopping at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Stop by the shop and find a treat to take home. Whether you’re looking for a souvenir or a gift for a friend, we have ranges to suit all tastes. Did you know that every penny you spend in the shop supports the conservation work at Wentworth Castle Gardens?