Manchester City Council

Sports, leisure & the Arts Opening times and location


You can get to our car parks from the St Margaret's Road entrance, the Sheepfoot Lane entrance and the Smithy Lodge entrance on Middleton Road.

Sat Nav location with approximate car parking capacity shown in brackets

  • M25 2GT: St Margaret's Road Car Park (150), Garden Centre Car Park (9) and Hall Car Park (380)
  • M25 2SW: Golf Car Park (80)
  • M25 0DL: Lake Car Park (280) with seasonal overflow (1500). This car park will be closed for resurfacing from Monday 16 April.  We hope to reopen it by the end of April 2018.

Walking distances to Farm Centre at a steady pace of 3.1km per hour (in brackets) from Car Parks:-

  • St Margaret's Road Car Park - (12 mins)   
  • Garden Centre Car Park - (15 mins)
  • Hall Car Park - (5 mins)
  • Golf Car Park - (12 mins)
  • Lake Car Park - (12 mins)

We charge for parking between 10 am and 5pm on:

  • weekends;
  • bank holidays; and
  • school holidays.


  • Cars and motorbikes: £1.50
  • Minibus: £5
  • Coach £15
  • Blue badge: free
For special events you maybe charged an additional fee.



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