Oakwell Hall and Country Park
Oakwell Hall is furnished as a family home in the 1690s and offers visitors a real insight into a post-English Civil War household. The site also includes over 100 acres of country park, a visitor centre, gift shop, nature trail, picnic sites, playgound and countryside centre.
This summer sees a fantastic selection of events for all the family happening across Kirklees and this is your chance to win a family ticket (worth £42) to see one of them. Chapterhouse Theatre are staging a unique outdoor performance of the children?s classic, ?The Railway Children?, at Oakwell Hall on Tuesday 16 August at 7.30pm.
To enter, simply send your name and address to: firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on Sunday 3 July 2016.
The winner will be drawn at random from all entries received and notified no later than Friday 8 July 2016.
- Competition is open to residents of the UK aged over 18 on the closing date.
- All entrants into the competition will be deemed as having accepted these terms and conditions.
- Competition is not open to employees of Kirklees Council.
- Entries must be received by midnight on Sunday 3 July 2016. Entries outside this time period will not be considered.
- Entries will only be accepted via email to the address shown and must include your name and address to be included in the draw.
- Only one entry per person will be entered into the draw.
- Prize is a family ticket to see the performance of ?The Railway Children? at Oakwell Hall on Tuesday 16 August. There is no cash alternative available.
- The winner will be drawn at random from all entries received and the winner will be notified by email no later than Friday 8 July 2016.
- The prize will be sent to the winner by post to the address provided as part of the original entry.
- By submitting your personal information you agree to receive emails from Kirklees Council?s Museums and Galleries service containing information that we think may interest you. You will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe on every email that we send.
- If you do not wish to receive any further communications from Kirklees Museums and Galleries about exhibitions, events and competitions, please write ?No marketing? at the end of your email competition entry.
- Promoter: Kirklees Council, Civic Centre 1, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2NF
- Oakwell Hall
- Nutter Lane, Birstall, Batley, WF17 9LG
- 01924 324761
- Shopping, eating and drinking, school and group visits and parking.
- Take a short online tour of the stunning manor house of Oakwell with its atmospheric 17th century style period rooms.
- Formed from a mix of old woodland, farmland and a reclaimed colliery, over 110 acres of country park surrounds the hall. View site maps and trails, and read about the landscape and its history.
- Six wonderful gardens, most reflecting the design styles of 1690 and providing a stunning setting for the historic hall.
- Discover Oakwell?s fame including civil war involvement, the ghost story, Bronte connections and television stardom.
- Built in 1583, this Elizabethan manor house has delighted visitors for centuries.
- Read about the design and construction of the house, the Batts of Oakwell and its use as a museum.
- Oakwell Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships and boasts stunning views and gardens to make your wedding day perfect.
- Read about the venue, its facilities and prices and view a brochure.
With your help, the unique heritage of the local area and collections of national and international significance will be preserved for you, your friends, children and grandchildren to enjoy and be inspired by in the future. Your donation will help us to: :
- bring exciting stories and collections to life, making them accessible to everyone through exhibitions and events.
- care for the Grade I Listed Building and its fine collections.
- purchase new collections.
- contribute to local tourism and the regeneration of the surrounding area.
- provide a welcoming space with high quality facilities for everyone to enjoy.
Volunteering with the rangers
- Rangers run sessions every Thursday doing everything from footpath construction to horticulture.
- They also offer volunteering and team building exercises for corporate clients and other large organisations.
- The Young Rangers scheme for young adults operates through the school holidays.
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.