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Heaton Park

  • Prestwich
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds, Children's Farms, Lakes

Attraction Information

Heaton Park is the ‘biggest and best’ park in the North West!

Over 640 acres of parkland, it features a children’s play area, an animal centre, a boating lake and land train and much more. With three full sized football pitches it’s a great spot to run your own tournament, or practice your navigation skills on the orienteering course.

If you struggle to get the motivation to move your feet any quicker than a leisurely pace there are organised runs and walks on the listing page online, or get 5k under your belt first thing on a Saturday morning with a park run.

Plan your day around engaging in activities or enjoying the tranquillity of the lake with just a fishing rod for company. Go and visit the animals in the old stables including alpacas, chickens, cows, goats and more. If you’re weighed down from a delicious Sunday lunch take the tram or visit the garden centre and indulge in something sweet!

Be as leisurely or as active as you like!

  • Events available
  • Beekeeping
  • Donkey rides!
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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - Dusk

Animal Centre
April - September
Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 18:00
October - March
Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 15:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


, Prestwich, Greater Manchester, M25 2SW, England

Phone number

0161 773 1085



Click here to visit Heaton Park's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Car Park
All Day: £1.50
You can get to the car parks from the St Margaret's Road entrance, the Sheepfoot Lane entrance and the Smithy Lodge entrance on Middleton Road. Car parking charges apply on weekends and holidays. 

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Heaton Park is wheelchair friendly.

Yes, Heaton Park have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

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