Manchester's great outdoors - Top 5 selection by Kath Horwill, a freelance writer who blogs at Parklover


Heaton Park
Heaton Hall Bee's by Ed Swinden

A beautiful space with a range of activities on offer for all ages.

Queen's Park, Green Flag Award
Municipal Park
Queens Park, including cafe.

With tranquil gardens and a picturesque lake for visitors to enjoy, Queen’s Park is not only a Green Flag Park, it's also a great day out for all the family.

Wythenshawe Park
Municipal Park
Wythenshawe Park Garden

Extensive glasshouses where total plant stock for city parks and civic buildings is propagated. Elizabethan house set in 109 acres of parkland.

Fletcher Moss Park
Fletcher Moss Park

Renowned for their botanical beauty, the gardens contain many antiquated and unusual plants and flowers.

Prestwich Forest Park
Parkland / Woodland Garden
Tunnel in Prestwich Forest Park

Prestwich Forest Park offers 200 hectares of woodland and open space. There are plenty of places to explore and lots of wildlife to discover, regular activities, play area and mountain bike trail.



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