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Welcome to Oakwell Hall and Country Park
We are the Friends of Oakwell Hall and Country Park in Birstall, West Yorkshire. The house and park have Bronte connections and offer a wonderful venue for your wedding, parties or just a good day out with the family. Please stop and browse a while.
Who are The Friends?
Founded in 1988, the Friends of Oakwell Hall and Country Park are a voluntary support group for this wonderfully authentic 16th Century Manor House in Yorkshire - and for its surrounding 110 acres of country park. You can see some of us on this video, talking about our work.
Membership of the Friends
Whilst many people join the Friends simply because they appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of the Hall and Park, others join because of the 'hands on' opportunities available on site. Friends work closely with the dedicated staff at Oakwell and provide assistance both inside and outside the Hall..
Best of Friends
If you're thinking of joining us and are interested in who we are perhaps you’d like to know a little bit more about us and our history-so here's a brief outline for you. We've never been short of Volunteers at Oakwell, even before the Friends were founded,
About Oakwell Hall
Oakwell Hall was built by John Batt in 1583 and is now run as a 'living museum' furnished as the Batt family home in the 1690s.
Spring and the gardens are filling with colour. Daffodils and narcissi spread sunshine through the gardens and arboretum.
Awards Given to Oakwell Hall
We are delighted that Oakwell Hall has been given a number of Awards, including ten successive green flags and VAQAS (Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme) accreditation.