Wentworth Garden Centre: Everything You Need To Know

Olivia Ward-Smith
Dec 12, 2023 By Olivia Ward-Smith
Originally Published on Aug 05, 2020
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Wentworth Garden Centre is a great place to take the family.

The garden centre at Wentworth is more than just a garden centre. From the historic grounds to the adventure playground to the family farm, there are endless attractions that make for a fun-filled day out.

Read on to discover Wentworth Garden Centre opening times, how to get there and what you can expect to see.

What Can I Do There?

A child sitting on a bench in a garden.

Image: Historic Garden © wentworthgardencentre.co.uk

The Historic Gardens: The beautiful gardens, set within the historic kitchen grounds, are perhaps the jewel in Wentworth's crown. The Wentworth Gardens will be open this summer from 10am-5pm Monday to Sunday (last entry 4:30pm). Entrance costs £1.75 for adults and £1.25 for children and senior citizens; under 3's go free.

The Family Farm: With picnic areas, a sand and water play area and plenty of cute animals to see, this is a popular spot to take the kids for the day. Summer opening times are 10am-4:30pm, Monday to Sunday. Entrance to the farm costs £2.95 for adults and £2.75 for children and senior citizens; under 2's go free.

The Adventure Playground: Overlooked by the outdoor patio of the Walled Garden Restaurant, the playground is a popular spot for children to run around as parents enjoy a (more leisurely) afternoon tea.

The Courtyard : While away the afternoon wandering around the little delis, boutiques and cafes that line 'The Courtyard'. Opening times vary from shop to shop so be sure to check the website.

The Garden Centre:  Wentworth Garden Centre has an extensive array of plants and gardening equipment, a great source for newly-impassioned horticulturalists born out of the quarantine! The centre is open 9am-5:30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sundays.

The Pet And Aquatics Centre: The perfect place to pick up pet supplies, or simply to let the kids marvel at the array of tropical fish and other animals on display; open 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sundays.

Image: The Courtyard © wentworthgardencentre.co.uk

Food and Drink

The ‘Walled Garden’ Restaurant (open 9am-5:30pm Monday to Sunday; last food orders at 4:00pm) serves a range of dishes, from light bites to full meals. It also has a lovely outdoor terrace.

New, plant-filled cafe/restaurant 'The Bothy' (open 9am-5pm Monday to Sunday) serves breakfast, lunch, cakes and snacks.

Afternoon tea is available in restaurant and cafe venues; booking is essential via 01226 744 842 ext. 2.

Facilities

Toilets with baby changing facilities are available around the site.

Car parking is available on site and there are also free car parks in the nearby village.

Wheelchair hire is available.

Gardening experts are on-hand at Wentworth Garden Centre to give advice and answer questions.

How To Get There

Wentworth Garden Centre is located at Hague Lane, Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7TF,  just two miles from Junction 35 of the M1.

By Car: From the motorway, take the A629 then take the left turn onto B6086 Thorpe Hesley. When you reach the painted roundabout, go straight onto Thorpe Street. Continue on until it meets Hague Lane.

The centre is located at the top of the hill on the right. If using a SatNav, the postcode S62 7TF will get you there. There is free parking for over 1000 cars on site.

By Bus: Bus no. 136 runs between Rotherham and Hoyland.

By Train - Take a train to either Elsecar or Rotherham then catch the 136 bus.

By Bike: The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) runs via Barnsley; the Timberland Trail passes through Wortley; The Elsecar Greenway goes through Elsecar Industrial Heritage Centre. Cycle routes also pass through the Wentworth estate, Wharncliffe Woods and Sheffield's Forest Loop.

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Written by Olivia Ward-Smith

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature and Language

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Olivia Ward-SmithBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature and Language

Originally from Manchester, Olivia has recently returned to London after spending a couple of years between Toronto and Vancouver. She has a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature from King's college, London. As a writer, she is passionate about literature, and she has a particular love of travel and trying out new sweet treats. Her experience working as an au pair in Paris ignited her love for spending time with children.

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