Things to do near Blackley, Manchester

Once the centre of the UK’s chemical industry, Blackley offers some of Manchester’s most well-trodden green spaces. Blackley Forest, Boggart Hole Clough and Heaton Park top our list of things to do near Blackley, Manchester.

Heaton Park is the biggest park in Manchester, and accounts for around a quarter of Manchester’s green space. The huge grounds are home to Heaton Hall, a boating pond, a farm and animal centre, play areas and cafes. With a packed events programme, the park frequently hosts outdoor theatre productions and concerts. 

For those wanting to leave the safety of the firm ground, Heaton Park is also home to Treetop Manchester, an assault course set high above the majestic woodland.

Served by excellent local transport links, Manchester city centre is just a short tram ride away. Closer to home, Blackley residents can make full use of full library services at the ultra-modern Avenue Library and Learning Centre, and modern fitness facilities at North City Family and Fitness Centre.

The outside of the Avenue and Learning Centre in Blackley
Image credit: Avenue Library and Learning Centre

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