Parks and Outdoor Activities in Manchester

Whether you’re looking for a decent cafe, an animal farm or a boating lake, there are many parks and outdoor activities in Manchester.

Everybody loves a good park. Whether for walking and relaxing, or letting the kids run off some energy. Manchester is not short of a good park.

Aside from the huge surroundings of Heaton Park, Wythenshawe Park and Platt Fields Park, Manchester has many smaller parks too. They’re good places to meet friends and family. You can share stories, drink flasks of hot tea and top up your vitamin D. We love that a good park can keep the little ones happy all day too.

For those looking for wilder surroundings – beautifully rugged nature reserves and trails can be found at Chorlton Water Park, Debdale Reservoir and the Medlock River Valley at Clayton Vale.

Trees in Platt Fields Park in Fallowfield.
Parks and Outdoor Activities in Manchester

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Simply Cycling at Boggart Hole Clough

Enjoy taking part in weekly cycling sessions at Boggart Hole Clough. There's lots of different types of bikes to try.

Boggart Hole Clough, Harpurhey

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11:00am - 2:00pm


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