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A large grassy playing field at the end of Sparkford Avenue in the Brooklands area of Wythenshawe.

Cathedral Gardens

Cathedral Gardens is an open space in Manchester city centre, located between Manchester Cathedral and the National Football Museum.

Angel Meadow is a green space just north of Manchester city centre and a stone’s throw from trendy area of Ancoats.

Mirfield Community Gardens

A lush green oasis sits within the heart of Blackley. Mirfield Community Gardens is a wonderful project run by green-fingered volunteers. Around 12 years ago, a group of volunteers set about to transform a former garage site into a community garden. As a result of the volunteers’ hard work, the gardens are now a thriving […]

Image credit: Whitworth Park.

This 18-acre park opposite the Manchester Royal Infirmary provides a welcome patch of green in an otherwise densely populated and heavily used part of the city. A large and welcoming parkland in the Oxford Road area of Manchester. With an adventure playground and extensive grassland, the park surrounds the ever-popular Whitworth Art Gallery.

A small but pretty green space on Chorlton’s Beech Road offering a children’s play area, grassy fields and an area for multi-sports. Popular with families and dog owners, the park also hosts the annual Beech Road Festival in the summer.

Parks and Outdoor Activities in Manchester

Offering a range of leisure facilities for all ages, Platt Fields Park is one of the largest parks in Manchester. Occupying a vast 16 acres, the park has two children’s playgrounds and a beautiful central lake, great for observing local wildlife. The park is also home to a BMX track and skatepark, basketball and tennis […]

Fletcher Moss Park in Didsbury Village incorporates the Alpine House and Parsonage Gardens, and eventually leads down to the River Mersey via boardwalks through Stenner Woods.

Sackville Park is a lovely green space in Manchester city centre, home to the memorial for Alan Turing – the father of modern computing.

Heaton Park

Heaton Park’s Temple, designed in 1800, was built on the highest point in Manchester. Scale the hill it sits on and you can see for quite a distance. It gives a unique view of the green fells that surround Manchester. Heaton’s appeal starts young, with an Animal Centre that, alongside the traditional complement of farmyard […]