Platt Fields Park
Platt Fields Park
3.5
About
Platt Fields Park is set in 90 acres and is classed as one of Manchester Leisure’s major outdoor sites.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Platt Fields Park and nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

3.5
77 reviews
Excellent
19
Very good
31
Average
17
Poor
7
Terrible
3

bunnygirl07
Manchester, UK19 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
I live by this park and my garden backs onto the park. We bought our house loving the fact it's so close by. Sadly there are some visitors who disrespect the park and spoil it for both residents and other visitors. In summer months many families come for picnics and to relax with friends but are then confronted by large groups of students who are drinking alcohol to excess and openly urinating in residents bushes. Not acceptable when you are sat in your garden and people expose themselves to you and leave their tissue in your hedges. Plastic bags, bottles, cans and rubbish are left all over the park and once they all leave the park resembles a rubbish dump. This is awful as the swans, geese and other wildlife come up to feed on the hill and have to walk through the rubbish which is so dangerous for them. Whilst the park is lovely it needs to seriously look at its bin access and toilet facilities. There are toilets in the main building by the lake however many visitors on the hill are either too lazy or unaware of where the toilets are head to the hedges.
If you read this review and realise you have done any of the above then please STOP! Take your rubbish home and walk to the main building for the toilet. It ruins our park and makes Manchester look bad.
Written September 23, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

girlzbubblegum
Manchester, UK26 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
Direct bus links from the city centre or from the airport. Great if the weather is nice. For youngsters, there is a skate board enclosure with ramps & a BMX track that is free to use. Fair amount of benches if you choose to watch. The pond is heart shaped and you can rent paddleboats for a fee. large open spaces and playground for children and toddlers. Take a picnic and drinks though if you are there for the day as there is only an ice cream van. Plenty of fruit and nut trees. perfect grounds for buggy or wheelchair quests. The Rose garden is lovely & the Costume Gallery is right next door, with free entry. Public toilets were closed on our visit.
Written August 27, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jannerbloke
Plymouth, UK12,533 contributions
Convenient to the heavily populated inner southern suburbs and the university this is a perfect place to stroll or relax on the grass or benches. Deceptively bigger than it looks from the road. First stumbled in 30 odd years ago after visiting the museum of costume.
Written September 17, 2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Allyce C
1 contribution
Apr 2018 • Friends
We went as a group of 8-10 ppl. We were ambushed by a group of what seemed to be local lads/men ages around 16-40 ish. They tried to rob us of money, watches, anything that seemed to be of any value. We were chased through the park by these men with knives, it must have been a planned attack (we were not from the area) as the further we ran they were coming from bushes and corners. Definitely do not recommend this park to anyone and definitely not families with children.
Written October 14, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Paul B
Manchester, UK34 contributions
Mar 2015 • Solo
i used to love and have very fond memories of this park as it where my dear mum used to take us as children, we used to buy a loaf and a little picknick and pop down to feed the ducks, on my last visit the so called "duck police" came over and said feeding the ducks bread is now banned and i should stop doing it immediately, the conversation lets say got a little heated and to this day it gets me so mad that they will be taking this british tradition and memories from future children. but this is manchester and its full of bull manure laws that we all must obey ! i never go there now there are other better parks where you can feed the wild life.
Written February 23, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

donnalh1973
Manchester, UK22 contributions
The park has loads of drunks and lairy kids running about, 2 murders in the last year, not where i would chose to take kids!
Written October 14, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

robbo1000
Manchester, UK466 contributions
Mar 2012
Platt Fields Park is not far from where I live and even if you don't live very close it is an easy bus ride away thanks to being situated on the Wilmslow Road bus corridor, allegedly the busiest in Europe!

The best aspects to the park are undoubtedly the heart-shaped lake (which is big enough for Pedalos if and when the weather allows!) and the excellent BMX track. If just sitting down takes your fancy there is a grass section where one may have a BBQ,

The park's only real problem is that it can become its own worst enemy by attracting students and locals alike and therefore becoming very crowded, especially in the warm weather Manchester has experienced recently in Spring time (not as I write this though!) and after the University exams finish in June,

Otherwise I cannot fault the park. Lake and a stream, what other parks in Manchester have that in one!
Written April 19, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ManchesterWillH
Manchester176 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Back again for another amazing day at the Manchester Day festival. The weather was intermittent between typical Manc showers with bouts of glorious sunshine.

Food vans in abundance with flavours from around the world and the music that was performed was just the same. Last years orchestra played 4 times by the lake, where each succeeding performance drew more in numbers.

Not an issue in sight, what a great day and an even better night with the orchestra and fireworks display.
Written September 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SAM
46 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
This park is not bad for BBQ but not the best for families or someone looking for a decent park, I usually go to Birtch field park (5 minutes walking from Plattfield park) as it is better for families.
Written August 21, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

PaddyJPG
Alicante, Spain253 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
This is a nice park. Dirty lake in the centre with accumulated rubbish from the last 6 months sitting in the corner. Nice to run around the paths and they hold the weekly Parkrun there which I frequent. On most days there will be drunks relaxing on the benches and on some occasions young people smoking cannabis on the various open grassy spaces. At one time, I even saw a car driving along the footpath.

This is Manchester remember, so this is probably the best you can get.

Best way to deal with this park is to do what I do which is to use this as part of a jog. Don't spend too much time here.
Written August 13, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 68
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Platt Fields Park - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Platt Fields Park



Platt Fields Park Information

Excellent Reviews

19

Very Good Reviews

31

Platt Fields Park Photos

55