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Heaton Park, Manchester
(4.1/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Stretching over 243 hectares (600 acres), Heaton Park is one of the largest municipal parks in Europe. Stretch your legs in the scenic grounds and take advantage of some of the activities on offer. Use the orienteering course, take a leisurely row on the boating lake, play a game of bowls, or practice your putt at the golf center. Visit the animal center and meet a wide variety of farm animals as well some more exotic creatures, such as Ice Man the alpaca. Pop into the garden center to purchase a plant to remember your day. Use our Manchester tour planner to add Heaton Park and other attractions to your Manchester vacation plans.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A great family experience to walk the park for Bonfire night. A truly massive park, with everything you need for a great trip out! 
  • Went for a nice long walk with my daughter and her dog in Heaton Park. We stopped at The Stables Cafe for a break. I was pleasantly surprised to see such a nice place in Heaton Park. We had a nice cup...  more »
  • Fantastic park and I'm there every other day walking the dogs and running as well as kids and general walking..☺️ A few folk think they own the park and want to stop runners and dogs walkers enjoying ...  more »
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  • Came here for bonfire night. Great atmosphere, rides, lights and children loved it. Bonfire display was really nice to watch along with the fireworks set. Nicely set out both fun fair part and the display.
  • Lovely big park, car parks are much better now and are free most days. Nice to walk around by the lake, big activity playground for kids and there is usually an ice cream van nearby. Cafes could be better value but are nice enough.
  • Definitely worth a visit. It's a huge park with a lot of open space to relax in the sun, with woodland walks, a golf course & driving range, an animal farm and stables, two children's parks, a Boating lake, two cafes and it's home to events, such as the Race for Life, Park Life Festival, Carnivals, and circuses. The park is well looked after, and usually kept clean and tidy, however the children's play areas have been neglected a little.
  • Great park with excellent views. Fantastic atmosphere and a great place to have a picnic with the family. Pictures below are taken at the park. Nice little animal area for the younger children. Plenty of activities for everyone enjoy.
  • Best park for a long way. the largest municipal park in Europe so I have been told. Two golf courses lots of open spaces and lots to explore. I have been visiting since I can remember. It has now refurbished its cafes there much better but also more expensive. this is a busy park that is well used for lots of things. running groups, concerts, festivals, a astronomy group, horse riding and lots more. if your coming by car be aware there is a charge for the car-park now.. don`t like that personally.. that and the cafes being expensive is why it lost a star..