Planning Your Visit
Please be aware of our special arrangments during COVID-19
We’re pleased to let you know that Oakwell Hall is now open to visitors at weekends, and Tuesday to Thursday during the Kirklees school summer holidays, between 12 pm and 4 pm each day.
To ensure your safety and the safety of our staff, we have been busy behind the scenes putting additional measures in place.
Here’s what you can expect when you visit us:
Entry is now free for everyone.
To keep everyone safe, we need to limit the number of people in the Hall to a maximum group size of 6 people. At busier times, there may be a short, socially-distanced queue to get in.
All visitors are required to wear masks or face coverings, unless exempt for medical reasons
When you enter the hall, we will ask all parties to leave a lead contact name and number in accordance with NHS Test and Trace guidance.
We have installed hand sanitiser points outside the hall and protective Perspex screens for our staff
There is a one-way route throughout the Hall.
The capacity of each room will be limited to one group or social bubble
We have temporarily removed our costumes and other interactive elements
We have increased our levels of cleaning each day
Facilities and Shop
The Visitor Centre toilets are open from 10 am – 4 pm and we are operating a one-in, one-out queuing system
Our shop is open daily from 10 am-4 pm, selling gifts, locally made crafts, snacks and ice cream. In order to limit capacity, there may be short queues.
All shop customers are required to wear masks or face coverings, unless exempt for medical reasons
We are only able to accept card payments
We have installed a hand sanitiser points outside the shop and protective Perspex screens for our staff
Our car parks are open. The Bradford Road car park is open 24 hours a day, and the Visitor Centre car park from 9 am – 5 pm.
Finding Oakwell Hall
The full address of the Hall is Oakwell Hall & Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 9LG. We are signposted off the A652 in Birstall.
- You'll find a handy map here.
- You can get directions by clicking here.
- You can also get information from the Kirklees Council website here
Planning your day
Click here to download a site map, and don't forget to check out our diary for any planned events which can sometimes affect traffic and the Hall's opening hours.
When to come
Please see the Kirklees website for current opening times. Feel free to contact Kirklees (01924 324761) to check if there have been any changes during COVID-19.
Oakwell Hall is available for pre-booked group visits, school visits and wedding ceremonies at other times. Please call 01924 324761 to make a booking.
There is a small admission charge and visiting groups should pre-book. If you are a teacher planning a school visit to the Hall or Country Park, please download our teacher's guide.
Would all visitors please note that we no longer operate a call out service should any vehicles be locked in the car park nearest the Hall after the park closes. Gates will open at the published time the following morning.