We have lived in Yorkshire most of our lives and we felt it was fitting to create a series of posts dedicated to 'things to do in Yorkshire', and this is the first! Oakwell Hall is an Elizabethan manor house in Birstall, Leeds and we've been coming here on various days out and school trips for years.
We usually take a picnic as there are many cute places to sit and eat, as well as lots of nature trails and walks!
The surrounding park is lovely to wander around and despite visiting for years we still managed to stumble upon new areas
Oakwell Hall also has a variety of wildlife and especially pondlife to see. We both have memories from being children of seeing tadpoles and spotting leeches and insects skating across the ponds!
For some reason there's a stone ram at the front of the house, we have obligatory majestic photos every time.
A trip to Oakwell is always a fun day out, you can also take a tour of the house if you want to see pretty much the same environment described in Charlotte Bronte's Shirley plus there's a really good play area for kids that we looked on with serious envy!
We visit pretty much annually in the summer and enjoy our day every time!