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Heaton Park

Manchester, England
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As featured in Manchester on a Budget
Ranked #35 of 125 attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: This is a huge park with a number of facilities including a public golf course and a small farm that is great for young children.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful park! We were there nearly all day and still didn't see and do everything. We went and had a lovely walk, had a picnic, hired a row boat on the lake for an hour, went to the petting zoo and had a lovely ice cream. Between the two of us we spent around £20 and that's including... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We checked this place out online before visiting so were aware that the tram and museum would not be open on a Monday. However, the boating lake was not operating, the sandpit/beach was non existent, the fair 1-5pm only and the lake side café was not open until after noon. Seems a bit crazy on a school holidays day. We... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Cost 1.50 per car to get in. Had a great park for my son with a huge slide and lots of areas to picnic. Had a look at the animals which were all lovely and looked very well cared for, went down to the boating lake for a really reasonably priced cup of tea and cake 320 for 2 cakes... More

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Prestwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Been here lots of times only living a mile or two away.A great place for a walk,run or even a cycle.The newly refurbished "stables cafe" is very nice,if a little expensive,there is also the lakeside cafe..popular with dog walkers.Heaton Hall is also very interesting,when open but is in need of a lot of TLC,the facade and outer walls are very... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Each year during the School Holidays there is the added attraction of a Fair. Once again we went with the children this year and benefited from the all in price of just over £7 for inclusive rides on most of the Fair from 1pm-5pm The larger rides included ~Dodgems, Waltzer, whip and Fun House. Also there was a half price... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Traveled 30 miles after looking at internet. Trams were not operating and seeing it is the middle of the summer holidays it surprised me. The kids enjoyed the play area's the boating lake was closed even though it said it was open. Overal not a bad cheap trip out.

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

As a family of four with two young children; 4 and 2 years old, flying out of Manchester the next day, I'd research what was good to do in Manchester. It was a beautiful day and we took a picnic. Vast area with lovely views. Great play park, kids loved the train ride and the animal area. Didn't have time... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
7 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Massive park, lots of places to sit, easy to find open space for the dog to run around. Stables restaurant was fabulous, had delicious lunch and half a cider each and was even a trough of water for the dog. Grass is closely clipped and we noted there are more than enough litter bins. Only looked round animal park on... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We go to this park on a regular basis its a nice big park with quite a lot going on they have now opened new restaurants we didn't try them but they look nice,its quite a hilly park and on a warm day can get quite tiring, the only negative is during school holidays and weekends you have got to... More

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Dunblane, Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We thought we'd spend a hot afternoon enjoying all the park had to offer. The weather didn't help as it took longer for the sun to break through than forecast. One of the main things we wanted to do was take a boat out on the lake but as it was a bit breezy, the boats weren't out. It would... More

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