20 Best Parks and Playgrounds In Manchester Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Parks and Playgrounds In Manchester

We've rounded up the best parks and playgrounds in Manchester in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 130 Manchester parks and playgrounds to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the parks and playgrounds we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Outside view of Heaton Park in Prestwich

Heaton Park

  • Prestwich
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

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 boa...

Picnic tables at Wythenshawe Park

Wythenshawe Park

  • Wythenshawe
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Wythenshawe Park is full of activities and features to keep your family happy for a full day out! In the Horticultural Centre there are glorious rang...

Peacock at Wythenshawe Park Farm

Wythenshawe Park Farm3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Wythenshawe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Just a hop, skip and a jump from the children’s play area next door is Wythenshawe Park Farm. This working, countryside, community farm gives childre...

Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway

Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Urmston
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Also known locally as 'Chassen Park', Abbotsfield Park is especially worth visiting on a Sunday when the Urmston and District Railway Society operate...

Playground at City Airport & Heliport in Manchester

City Airport & Heliport

  • Manchester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take a front row and watch as planes take off and land at City Airport & Heliport in Salford. This is the perfect attraction for plane-lovers of...

Picnic at Bruntwood Park in Cheadle

Bruntwood Park

  • Cheadle
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Bruntwood Park is a large park consisting of ornamental gardens, ponds, waterways, wetland, mature woodland and hay meadows. There are loads of recre...

Lake at Blackleach Country Park in Walkden

Blackleach Country Park

  • Walkden
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Blackleach Country Park is a recipient of the prestigious Green Flag award. Roam Salford's countryside and explore the wildlife it has to offer, or t...

Visitors at Springfield Park Model Railway in Rochdale

Springfield Park Model Railway

  • Rochdale
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Are you a family full of train lovers? Do the kids own an impressive collection of wooden and plastic trains? Then head on down to Springfield Park M...

Walking path at Bramhall Park in Stockport

Bramhall Park

  • Stockport
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Bramhall Park is a large scenic park in the grounds of Bramall Hall. The park consists of magnificent landscaped grounds, woodland and trails. A stre...

Indoor soft play frame at The Beech Tree Pub in Stockport

The Beech Tree Pub

  • Stockport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Yummy food, lots of family friendly offers and a warm welcome. The Beech Tree Pub is a great choice for lazy Sundays and evenings out. This pub is fa...

Walking path at Tandle Hill Country Park in Royton

Tandle Hill Country Park

  • Royton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Tandle Hill Country Park awaits you and your family for an outdoor adventure. With 48 hectares of parkland, there’s plenty of outdoor space to run, h...

Lake at Moses Gate Country Park in Bolton

Moses Gate Country Park3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bolton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Moses Gate Country Park is a large Country Park and nature reserve with miles of scenic woodland and waterside walks, plus nature trails, and horse a...

Dock at Etherow Country Park in Stockport

Etherow Country Park

  • Stockport
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Etherow Country Park is a wonderful place to go for a day out surrounded by beautiful scenery, multiple lakes and walkways. Birdwatchers will find pl...

The Garden House Marple

The Garden House Marple4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Marple
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Home to ponies, pygmy goats, alpacas and lots more adorable animals, The Garden House in Marple is a lovely urban farm to visit with your kids. It’s...

The Carrs Park

  • Wilmslow
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Carrs Park is a popular park following the Bollin River with a circular walk of around a mile, plenty of paddling opportunities and a well equipp...

Outdoor play area at Bents Indoor Beach and Adventure Play in Warrington

Bents Indoor Beach and Adventure Play

  • Warrington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Go head to head with the rest of the group on the Jurassic Park mini golf course and see who can make the biggest sandcastle down at the beach! Bent...

Bench at Queens Park in Bolton

Queens Park

  • Bolton
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Queens Park If you are looking for a traditional town park, look no further. You can enjoy the parks pretty ornamental garden areas, or sit back and...

Kids on low rope course on Adventure Playground at Tatton Park in Knutsford

Tatton Park

  • Knutsford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Tatton Park is a brilliant place for a family day out, with 4 attractions to enjoy, and a combined entry ticket option that allows you to see all of...

Girl on bicycle at Moss Bank Park in Bolton

Moss Bank Park4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bolton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

All parents know first-hand how stressful it can be keeping your kids entertained on a tight budget. Thankfully, places like Moss Bank Park exist. Ad...

Outside view of Lyme Park in Disley

Lyme Park

  • Disley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

A day of exploring and discovering awaits you at Lyme Park. Whether a day adventuring out in the sunshine or splashing in puddles in the rain you’re...

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