Barrow Park

Escape the hustle and bustle of the town centre and visit Barrow Park for some peace and tranquillity!

Escape the hustle and bustle of the town centre and visit Barrow Park for some peace and tranquillity!

Set in an area of 45 acres, accessed from Abbey Road, Park Drive, Park Avenue and Greengate Street, the award winning Park provides the perfect place to stroll on sunny afternoons.

Barrow Park provides bowling facilities, putting green, boating lake and display glasshouse. There is also a miniature railway and play area for younger children. A concrete skate park is accessible from Park Drive.

Barrow Park Cenotaph steps

For queries or advice please contact 01229 876543 Email:

Barrow Park cafe, 'Cafe Pavilion' offers snacks, hot and cold drinks, confectionery, crisps, ice cream hot dogs etc... The Cafe is open daily from 10.30am.


2023 Events:

Every Saturday

Park run - 9am from the Bandstand for more details visit

Every Sunday

Junior Park run - 9am from the Bandstand



Thursday 13th & 14th April - Barrow Full Art Workshop - in the Mawson Room from 10am-3pm The Northern Mural Company are designing a mural for the skate park in Barrow Park and would love your help to come up with the design. They will be running workshops in the Mawson Room (upstairs/next door to the Park Café) on 13th and 14th April where young people can contribute their ideas through drawing/painting/making. As part of the session, Northern Mural Company will introduce participants to their professional graffiti/street art practice, sensible relationships between graffiti/street art and the community, and the different styles of graffiti/street art that have developed throughout history. Spaces are limited and booking is required. To book a place or for further info please email: Bookings must be made by an adult.

Sunday 16th April - Furness Watch Group - Mawson Room (next door to the Park Cafe), 9.30-11am



Monday 1st May - Pandvani 108 Pop Up Storytelling at 10.30am-12.30pm - Storytelling & music performance, devised to appeal to family audiences & can be viewed by all age groups.

Sunday 7th May - Dalton Town Band in the Bandstand at 2pm

Saturday 20th May - Cumbria Fostering's Foster Walk - starting at the bandstand, at 10am

Sunday 21st May - Furness Watch Group - Mawson Room (next door to the Park Cafe), 9.30-11am

Monday 22nd May - 26th May 23, Northern Mural Company will be painting a mural on Barrow Park’s Skatepark inspired by some workshops they ran with young people from Barrow in April.

On Saturday 27th May, when the mural launches, there will be a chance to meet the artists for a guided tour of the new piece. Just turn up at the skatepark in Barrow Park at 11am or 12 (midday) where the artists will introduce you to their work and talk about the process of designing the mural for Barrow. Any questions please contact Kathrin at



Thursday 1st June - Picnic in the Park (Family Action) in the Bandstand from 12.30-2pm

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June - Escape Fort Lagoon in the Bandstand, the cafe, the Show House, Leisure Centre & Piel View House - From 3:15pm - If you like adventure, escape rooms, immersive theatre, The Crystal Maze or swimming then come to our new show. Bring your crew along and get involved - visit for more details

Sunday 18th June - Furness Watch Group - Mawson Room (next door to the Park Cafe), 9.30-11am

Saturday 24th June - Barrow Summer Santa Dash starting at the bandstand - registration 12:30pm, warm up: 12:00 & start time: 13:30pm - For more details please visit



Sunday 9th July - Furness Watch Group - Mawson Room (next door to the Park Cafe), 9.30-11am

Sunday 9th July - Just in Time Dance Band Performance in the bandstand from 2-4pm

Sunday 16th July - Soul in the Park in the Bandstand from 12pm

Sunday 23rd July - Sugarfoot in the bandstand from 1pm

Sunday 30th July- Keep it Rural (DJ event) in the bandstand from 12-6pm



Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th August - Furness Model Railway Day - celebrating 50 years of trains in the park, open and charity day, everyone welcome

Tuesday 8th August - Barrowfull Summer Playcations from 11am-3.30pm - family friendly event combining music, drama, arts & crafts, and other activities

Friday 11th August - Social Prescribing Family Fun Day from 11am-3.30pm near the bandstand

Monday 14th August - Family Fun at Barrow Park with Family Action - from 1pm-2.30pm - Cumbria Fire & Rescue will be attendance to share home safety information.

Sunday 20th August - Just in Time Dance Band Performance in the bandstand from 2-4pm

Sunday 27th August - Askam Town Silver Band in the bandstand from 2pm-4pm



Sunday 10th September - Keep it Rural (DJ event) in the bandstand from 12-6pm

Sunday 24th September - Furness Watch Group - Mawson Room (next door to the Park Cafe), 9.30-11am



Friday 13th October - Full of Noise Concert Ex-Easter Island Head, £5 – Piel View House from 7pm.  For more information visit

Saturday 14th October - Full of Noise Workshop Ex-Easter Island Head, Free – Piel View House from 11am.  For more information visit

Thursday 19th October - Full of Noise Concert Sarah Heneghan, £5  – Piel View House from 7pm.  For more information visit

Sunday 22nd October - Full of Noise Film Screening, Gestures/Captured in the Air, £3 – Piel View House from 1pm.  For more information visit

31st October - Furness Model Railway Halloween Event from 5.30-8.30pm



Sunday 26th November – Furness Watch Group – Mawson Room (next to the café) at 9.30-11am.  Fun & Free monthly group for age 6-12 years. Make friends, have fun, go wild, help nature! All about hedgehogs! Crafts & Quizzes. Booking essential, call Eve on 01539 816300 or email



Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd December - BarrowFull of Christmas 2023 - Barrow Park (Boat House, Show House, Mawson Room, Band Stand and the Boating Lake) - from 11am-4pm - Family friendly Christmas Trail - Free - for more details visit BarrowFull - Distinctive Arts and Culture in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

From Saturday 2nd December - Furness Model Railway Christmas Trains - From 5pm-8.30pm Monday - Thursday and 11am-4pm Friday - Sunday


To book an event in Barrow Park please contact:

Barrow Park Pavilion

Other facilities available in the park are

  • Model Railway Children's Rides: Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year 1.30-4.30pm in Winter and 2.00-4.30pm in Summer.
  • Putting Green: Open from 10.30am from Easter - September
  • Bowling - Casual bowling Bowls available to hire £1.40 per adult - open from 10.30am
    Full green hire - Please email on the above email address
  • Show Glasshouse: A quiet place within the Park to enjoy a floral display all year round Open daily from 10.30am - 5.00pm (approx.)
  • Piel View House: For information please visit the Full of Noise website About | Sound Arts & New Music Cumbria | Full of Noises (

Please note the opening of these facilities are weather dependant


All areas of the Park are accessible by people with disabilities

July 2005 marked the official opening of Barrow Park following the refurbishment work funded by the Heritage Lottery.

We always strive to provide a welcoming and safe Park and welcome any comments you may have.

Dogs in Barrow Park

On 30th June 2008, 4 new Dog Control Orders came into force and the following 3 apply to Barrow Park:

Dog Control Order 1: Removing Dog Faeces.

This order requires people in control of a dog to immediately remove dog faeces deposited by their dog.

Dog Control Order 2: Keeping Dogs on Leads.

This order requires people in control of a dog to keep it on a lead at all times.

Dog Control Order 4: Excluding Dogs From Land.

This order prohibits dogs from entering the children's play area.

Failure to comply with any of the above orders will result in a Fixed Penalty of £100 and these will be issued by PCSOs, Park Officers, Enforcement Officers or any other representative of Westmorland & Furness. The police will be called in any situation where a person in control of a dog contravenes an order and does not co-operate with the Fixed Penalty Procedure.

Fishing in Barrow Park

No fishing of any kind is allowed in Barrow Park.

A local bye-law bans fishing in any part of the lake, whether with a rod & line or with a net.


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