Parks, leisure and the arts Wythenshawe Park

About the park

This beautiful park is set in 109 hectares of open parkland in South Manchester, with historic and ornamental woodlands, herbaceous borders, formal bedding, open grassland and beautiful wildflower meadows.

The park is steeped in history and there are three Grade II Listed Buildings located within its boundaries: North Lodge, the Statue of Oliver Cromwell and Wythenshawe Hall.

A range of year-round leisure and educational opportunities for all ages includes a varied activities and events programme, with highlights such as the annual Wythenshawe Games, firework and bonfire extravaganza, and other seasonal celebrations.

A selection of audio guides, interactive maps and augmented reality games is also available via the Love Exploring appSee activities and events for more information.

The park is easy to access by car or public transport and there's parking available on site.

Wythenshawe Hall is a Grade II* listed building on the English Heritage Register of Parks. The Hall undertook a major restoration project following an arson attack in 2016. For more information, visit The Hall.

The official re-opening was celebrated in October 2022. The Friends of Wythenshawe Hall are supporting the Council with the project of re-opening the Hall to the public and are currently hosting open days and tours on a monthly basis.

The Wythenshawe Cycle Hub was developed in 2022 following major infrastructure work. This new hub saw the creation of a free to access, traffic-free cycle facility for all, including a learn to ride area, skills zone, pump track, woodland trails, and family trail. For more information, visit Wythenshawe Cycle Hub.

The investments into the park in 2022 also included the delivery of a new Athletics Track Changing Room facility to serve the parks needs. The project was completed in December 2022.

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