Heaton Park

The Farm Centre, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M25 2SW

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Heaton Park is located 4 miles north of the city centre where there is so much to see and do that you'll keep coming back again and again.

The Animal Centre is open all year round and has a wide variety of Farm Animals to come and make friends with. As well as the usual animals you would find on a farm such as pigs goats and geese there are some other very interesting animals that are waiting to meet you too!

For a unique experience why not spend the weekend in Smithy Lodge. The 18th century building was beautifully restored in 2001with Heritage Lottery Funding.This interesting building with its quirky features and modern facilities will leave you with lasting memories of your time in Heaton Park.

Heaton Park has an exciting events programme from astronomy evenings and children's activities through to large scale dramatic and musical productions. Heaton Park hosts many events like these every year and because of its proximity to the motorway network and Metrolink it is easily accessible and attracts a wide audience from across the region. If you would like to hold an event at Heaton Park please refer to the events section of this website for further details and information.

Heaton Park's Championship Golf Course, is managed by Mack Golf, and has won two awards for the best municipal course in the country.

There's much much more ... explore Heaton Park for yourself - and remember that this is your park, so please contact us with any comments, suggestions or queries.

Why not visit Heaton Park today? You'll love it !!

Opening Times

Open 8am to dusk every day.


The park opens daily at 8am and all park gates are locked by dusk.


The Boathouse Pavilion Cafe is open daily from 9.00am. The cafe closes at 3pm weekdays and 3.00pm at weekends in winter, and 4.30pm in the summer. Serving hot food.

Golf Cafe & Bar is open to members of the public and golfers from 09.15 to 6.00pm Mon to Fri -Summer, opening 08.00 at weekends.

Winter times are 09.15 to 4.00pm Mon to Fri

Please telephone 0161 654 9899 for all Golf and Pitch & putt enquiries.

The Hidden Gem Cafe is open at the same time as the Horticultural Centre, see below.

Heaton Hall is closed to the public at present

Over the last few years Manchester City Council has had to reduce its budget by over £150m, and we are expecting further cuts in future years, so the Council has had to refocus its resources so that it can continue to provide essential services for its residents within a smaller budget.

The Animal Centre is open every day and has a varied selection of farm animals and pets.

Winter opening times 10.30am till 3.30pm

Open daily from 0900: Closing at 1800 in the summer, and 1530 in the winter.

The Horticultural centre is open daily during park opening times and sells a wide variety of seasonal plants. The centre has its own cafe where you can sit down and relax in its pleasant surrounds.

For further information please visit: www.heatonparkgardencentre.co.uk

The office is staffed from 0900 to 1600, Monday to Friday.

Trams run Sundays and most Bank Holidays from 12 noon to 5pm all year round. Tickets £1, child 50p. For further information please visit The Tram Museum or http://www.mtms.org.uk/ .

Rowing boats
operate on the Lake from April until the end of September, 1000 - 1600
weekdays and 1000 - 1800 weekends. In Winter operations are dependant
on the weather conditions. You can check availability by telephoning
Mr Ward on 07779 897 093.

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