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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 .  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.

Play Areas
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.

Rowing Boats

Rowing boats operate on the Lake from April until the end of September,between 12noon and 4pm. Please note that adverse weather conditions may affect availability but if you wish to check on the day of your visit, please telephoneMr Ward on 07779 897 093.

Tram Rides

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.

Land Train
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.