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What To See & Do
Heaton Park has its own orienteering course, with 7 varying levels of difficulty ranging in distance from 1km up to 6.5km. Course maps can be purchased from http://www.gmoa.org.uk/ . The course has been designed by Greater Manchester Orienteering Activities Maps can also be purchased from Heaton Park at £1.60 at the farm offices.
Heaton Park has two dedicated children’s play areas providing a range of play equipment for children aged from 3 years up to 14 years.
Lakeside Leisure, in partnership with Manchester City Council, operate rowing boats on the lake. The rowing boats are available for hire daily from April to the end of September, from 10am until 4pm on weekdays and 10am until 6pm at weekends. From October onwards boats will be available on Saturday and Sunday only. The cost is £8.50 for up to 4 people for 45 minutes. All boating operations are dependant on weather conditions. For further information telephone Mr Charlie Ward on 07779 897 093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 0161 740 1919, 0161 740 1919
Trams operate in the park on selected Sundays and most Bank Holidays. A Wednesday service runs in June and July, primarily for school parties, this should be booked by prior arrangement. For further information see contact details on the Tramway Page.
Pitch & Putt
Telephone: 0161 773 7897, 0161 773 7897 or 0161 654 9899, 0161 654 9899
For all families, juniors and new golfers, why not try your hand on the Par-3 course. This is an 18-hole ‘to scale’ pitch and putt golf course and is without doubt a fun experience for all abilities and ages. For further information about golfing in general visit our Sports Page.
The Manchester Beekeepers open the Dower House to the public on Sunday afternoons from 2pm. There is a demonstration hive where you can safely see the bees at work, and displays about bees and beekeeping. You can also buy the famous Heaton Park Honey. For more information about the Manchester & District Beekeepers Association go to the Beekeepers page.
You can tour round the park on the ‘Heaton Hopper’, a service that runs daily throughout the summer months from 11am. A round trip from the Hall car park to the Lake and back costs £1.50 per person. Passengers with Disability Passes travel free.
A traditional feature of Heaton Park is its regular Fun Fairs. These are in the park from April to October throughout most of the school holidays and during large events.
Photo walks in Heaton Park
The group meet every fortnight on Saturday afternoons at 2.00pm and tour the park with their cameras exploring many different aspects of photography in a park environment, feel free to join them and learn new ideas and techniques taking pictures in the unique surroundings of Heaton Park.