Our Top 5 Favourite Secret Things To Do In Rotherham

Looking for the best days out in Rotherham? Make the most of your Rotherham days out with this guide to the best ones in the county.

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With one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, Roche Abbey sits in a valley landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th Century. Founded in the 12th century as a monastry of the Cistercian order, Roche Abbey was once home to 50 monks and 100 lay brothers.

Though the monastry was suppressed in 1538 and most of the buildings dismantled, the soaring early Gothic transepts of this Cistercian monastery remain to this day and are regarded as some of the finest examples of early Gothic architecture in Britain. The ruins are now also the centrepiece of a beautifully designed landscape.

Enjoy a fun family day out at nearby Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, or Conisbrough Castle on your family day out in South Yorkshire.

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roche abbey

With one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, Roche Abbey sits in a valley landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th Century. Founded in the 12th century as a monastry of the Cistercian order, Roche Abbey was once home to 50 monks and 100 lay brothers.

Though the monastry was suppressed in 1538 and most of the buildings dismantled, the soaring early Gothic transepts of this Cistercian monastery remain to this day and are regarded as some of the finest examples of early Gothic architecture in Britain. The ruins are now also the centrepiece of a beautifully designed landscape.

Enjoy a fun family day out at nearby Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, or Conisbrough Castle on your family day out in South Yorkshire.

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Rother Valley Country Park

Action-packed, with a host of fun activities for the whole family in Rother Valley Country Park. Play on their Inflatable Aqua Park, learn to kneeboard, water-ski or wakeboard on our full-size Cable Park or just relax by the water in their licensed bar – whatever you’re looking for, Rother Valley Country Park has it all!

It is located near Rotherham’s border with Sheffield and Derbyshire in Rotherham’s Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire. The park covers an area of 3 square kilometres, has four artificial lakes, recreational activities, and natural reserves. In fact, most of the park is on land used for open cast coal mining, with the main excavation sites filled by artificial lakes.

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Rother Valley Country Park

Action-packed, with a host of fun activities for the whole family in Rother Valley Country Park. Play on their Inflatable Aqua Park, learn to kneeboard, water-ski or wakeboard on our full-size Cable Park or just relax by the water in their licensed bar – whatever you’re looking for, Rother Valley Country Park has it all!

It is located near Rotherham’s border with Sheffield and Derbyshire in Rotherham’s Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire. The park covers an area of 3 square kilometres, has four artificial lakes, recreational activities, and natural reserves. In fact, most of the park is on land used for open cast coal mining, with the main excavation sites filled by artificial lakes.

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visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A 500-acre, 18th-century estate in West Yorkshire, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the world’s leading center for modern and contemporary sculpture.

As the first sculpture park in the UK, YSP was founded in 1977 and is now the largest in Europe. It is the only place in Europe where you can view Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man in its entirety. A significant collection of sculpture is housed here, including bronzes by Henry Moore and works by Andy Goldsworthy, David Nash, and James Turrell, among others.

If you’re looking for a scenic day out be sure to pass by and take a stroll!

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visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A 500-acre, 18th-century estate in West Yorkshire, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the world’s leading center for modern and contemporary sculpture.

As the first sculpture park in the UK, YSP was founded in 1977 and is now the largest in Europe. It is the only place in Europe where you can view Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man in its entirety. A significant collection of sculpture is housed here, including bronzes by Henry Moore and works by Andy Goldsworthy, David Nash, and James Turrell, among others.

If you’re looking for a scenic day out be sure to pass by and take a stroll!

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take a trip to Aston Springs Farm

Aston Springs Farm is one of the newest tourist attractions in South Yorkshire.

There is a beautiful woodland trail with chickens, red deer, donkeys, alpacas, pigs, rheas, ponies, and much more. Aside from tasty local produce, the gift shop offers Sheffield preserves, honey, free-range eggs, and rare breed pork.

They opened their doors in 2013, providing a wonderful place to play and explore, as well as enjoy walks along the farm and nature trail. You’ll see and feed plenty of animals, have a blast, and make a lot of memories, not to mention all at a low entry fee.

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take a trip to Aston Springs Farm

Aston Springs Farm is one of the newest tourist attractions in South Yorkshire.

There is a beautiful woodland trail with chickens, red deer, donkeys, alpacas, pigs, rheas, ponies, and much more. Aside from tasty local produce, the gift shop offers Sheffield preserves, honey, free-range eggs, and rare breed pork.

They opened their doors in 2013, providing a wonderful place to play and explore, as well as enjoy walks along the farm and nature trail. You’ll see and feed plenty of animals, have a blast, and make a lot of memories, not to mention all at a low entry fee.

 

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visit the South Yorkshire Transport Museum

An absolute hidden gem in Rotherham. For all explorers and enthusiasts, combining heritage, history and an enjoyable time under one roof.

Located in South Yorkshire and surrounding areas, the South Yorkshire Transport Museum documents the transport history of the region. It was formerly known as the Sheffield Bus Museum Founded in the 1960, STYM is located in Aldwarke in Rotherham. As well as buses, a tramcar, a tractor, a lorry, milk floats and a great variety of bicycles, STYM features static displays of models and memorabilia.

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visit the South Yorkshire Transport Museum

An absolute hidden gem in Rotherham. For all explorers and enthusiasts, combining heritage, history and an enjoyable time under one roof.

Located in South Yorkshire and surrounding areas, the South Yorkshire Transport Museum documents the transport history of the region. It was formerly known as the Sheffield Bus Museum Founded in the 1960, STYM is located in Aldwarke in Rotherham. As well as buses, a tramcar, a tractor, a lorry, milk floats and a great variety of bicycles, STYM features static displays of models and memorabilia.

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