Heaton Park | Day Out With The Kids

Heaton Park

Prestwich, Greater Manchester, England

  • Outside view of Heaton Park in Prestwich
  • 18th century Dower House in Heaton Park at Prestwich
  • Temple at Heaton Park in Prestwich
  • Highland cow at Heaton Park in Prestwich

Attraction Information

  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds
  • Children's Farms icon Children's Farms
  • Lakes icon Lakes

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Prestwich, Greater Manchester, M25 2SW, England


Click here to visit Heaton Park's website
0161 773 1085

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Parking facilities

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.