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Heaton Park

Manchester, England
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Ranked #38 of 127 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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Basel, Switzerland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I've been coming here every week recently for the 5k Park run that's held at 9am every Saturday morning so I've spent a fair amount of time in the park and relaxing afterwards. The park seems very well maintained and I've never seen any litter in the park, they must work pretty hard to keep it that way with all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Was with partner and 4 kids between ages of 3-7 Really fun last minute day out lots of space, well maintained, bins were emptied whilst we were there and overall very tidy (no litter) toilets which is a plus when with kids, train, boating lake, 2 parks, donkeys, mini farm and lots more will go earlier next time take balls,... More

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Trieste, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Went running twice and walking once, during a business travel. The park is huge. Being hilly, there's plenty of panorama spots from where you can appreciate the park better. Also, hills make run workouts very interesting, not to say hard. Lots of squirrels and rabbits everywhere. Many people leave their dogs leash-free (just ensure your dog doesn't attack squirrels ...or... More

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Ellington, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
81 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Nice to get some fresh air in Manchester. Very nice little walk. We sat by the lake and talked on a lovely warm day. Parking all day for £1.50 and thats all :)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place to get some fresh air for you and the kids. The kids love the small animal area and don't forget he 5k Park Run on a Saturday morning.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Heaton park is always a good relaxing day out. Its £1.50 to park and the little cafes are ok. We had a snack in the cafe by the lake and while it was hardly gourmet food it was ok. The cafe at the stable is typically a little better. On Sunday there was a "beach" funfair there which was less... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I really wish I could give more stars as this park is wonderful. Parking all day for £1.50 is great value and very unlike other manchester city council parking charges! The grounds are beautiful and childrens play areas great and well maintained. However the reason for the loss of two stars is the tacky fun fair the council have allowed... More

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Sale, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went during the summer holidays on a sunny morning. We're a family of 5 and paid £5 to take the land train to the boating lake. On arriving at the lake the boats which were due to open at 10am weren't open... it was 12noon and the cafe didn't serve food. We walked back to the play area and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The park itself, as in the grass and the paths are nice and well kept. The new management of the main cafe are a great asset, good quality food in a nice environment. Toilets are a terrible. Nice little train. Childrens park is o.k, it's just that a large part is a water activity but there's no water! I think... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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