Facilities at Dearne Valley Old Moor

Full facilities information

Open daily, 10am-4pm

Open, daily 9.30am-5pm. Closed and locked outside of these hours. 

  • 250 spaces
  • 6 Blue Badge spaces
  • Drop-off point outside the visitor centre.
  • No lighting in car park  
  • No height restriction barrier.
  • No overnight parking or camping (car park locked overnight).
  • Bicycle racks available. 
  • Dogs die in hot cars, please do not leave your dog in the car when visiting us. 

Open, daily 9.30am-5pm.  

They are located just next to our visitor centre, accessed via the courtyard.

We have two accessible toilets, one has changing facilities (table and hoist).

They are located just next to our visitor centre, accessed via the courtyard.

Café
Open daily, 10am - 4pm
Vegan options
Vegetarian options
Gluten free options

Our friendly team are on hand to serve you. You can choose to dine indoors, in our outside seating area with stunning views over the nature reserve, or you can takeaway.

We have a delicious selection of hot meals, sandwiches, soups, wraps, paninis, snacks, cakes, ice creams and hot and cold drinks available. Refreshments are available from the Tuck Shop from 9.30am.

  • Card payments preferred.
  • Wherever possible, our food is sustainably packaged, locally sourced, organic, Fairtrade, palm-oil free or sustainable palm oil.
  • We serve our own bird-friendly coffee. Our coffee has been shade-grown which, unlike in traditional coffee plantations, involves our producers leaving the tree canopy above the coffee bush in place, providing vital homes for a rich-variety of wildlife. This also leads to our coffee growing more slowly giving its distinctive, smooth flavour and means it requires less water and has less need to use invasive fertilisers or pesticides. It is organic and Fairtrade as well.
  • Our takeaway options are served in compostable vegware or we will happily fill up your own coffee cup or container.
  • Our friendly team are able to provide allergen information.

Our shop is open daily, and our friendly team are on hand to serve and advise you.

Here is just a flavour of our most popular products. Visit our store to discover more.

Bird food and feeders 
Attract birds to your garden all year round with the help of our premium bird food - a real hit with our feathered friends! Produced with nature in mind, our seed mixes are Fair to Nature, meaning they meet rigorous conservation standards which help struggling farmland wildlife in the UK and Europe to flourish. 

Fill your feeders with our extensive range of wild bird food to suit every type of garden bird and feeder. From seed to suet, peanuts to mealworms, we will help you to attract your favourite species.

Binoculars and Telescopes 
Looking for a new pair of binoculars or telescope? We’ve got a fantastic range suitable for all needs and budgets. Whether it’s a pair of binoculars for the family to spot nature in your own garden, a telescope to use out birding, or compacts that make seeing wildlife on your summer hikes that little bit extra special, we’ve got something for everyone. Prices start from just £25 and include premium brands such as our own popular RSPB series, along with Viking, Swarovski, Leica, Nikon, Opticron and Zeiss. To try our extensive range in a Covid-secure way, please call us to arrange an appointment or ask in the shop.

Wildlife homes 
Feel great in your outdoor space by making it a fantastic home for wildlife. Create safe havens, hiding places and sources of water and you'll enjoy welcoming more nature in no time. 

Our range of wildflower seed mixes, nestboxes, insect homes, hedgehog hotels, toad abodes, bat boxes and more will help you attract our best-loved garden wildlife.

Gifts 
Wondering what to buy your nature-loving friend or family member, or just wanting to treat yourself? Find plenty of great ideas within our gift range. Whether you’re looking for wildlife-themed books, home and kitchenware, clothing and accessories, or a new addition for the garden, we’ve got something for you. Plus, keep the little ones entertained with our fantastic range of fun and educational nature-inspired toys, games and craft items.  

They are located in our accessible toilets on the ground floor, just next to our visitor centre, accessed via the courtyard. 

You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy on your visit.

  • We have several picnic and other benches location around the reserve.
  • Please note that our indoor and outdoor café seating is for visitors who have purchased food and drink from our café only.

Help keep this place safe and special for wildlife and people by taking your litter home with you.

BBQs are a fire risk, endangering other people and the precious wildlife and habitats here. They are not permitted here at any time.

Binocular hire is available daily from 10am, to be returned by visitor centre closing time. Last hire is at 3pm.

Looking to buy a pair of binoculars or telescope? We’ve got a fantastic range suitable for all needs and budgets in our shop. Whether it’s a pair of binoculars for the family to spot nature in your own garden, a telescope to use out birding, or compacts that make seeing wildlife on your walks that little bit extra special, we’ve got something for everyone. Prices start from just £25 and include premium brands such as our own RSPB series (some of which are available to hire as above), along with Viking, Swarovski, Leica, Nikon, Opticron and Zeiss.

We run an exciting programme of guided walks and other events throughout the year.

Please see the ‘Activities and Events’ tab for more details of upcoming events and how to book.

Bringing a flock? Please see ‘Group booking information’ for further details.

Our hides and viewpoints are open

Trails are open.

For details on our exciting programme of curriculum-linked outdoor education sessions, visit our school trips information.

Also, check out our fantastic range of resources for teachers, or take on the Schools’ Wild Challenge.

The adventure playground is open.