Sports, 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 undergoing a major restoration project following an arson attack in 2016. The Hall is planning to celebrate an Open weekend celebration in September 2022, and schedule open days and tours for the future. The Friends of Wythenshawe Hall are supporting the Council with this project.

Major works have taken place to develop a new Cycle hub at Wythenshawe Park. 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.

This £1.55 million investment into the park's infrastructure has been made possible following a successful application by Manchester City Council to the Places 2 Ride Fund. The award offer of £500k is being delivered through a partnership of British Cycling, Sport England and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) alongside MCR Active and the Council. This funding has been matched by the City Council through the Parks Development Programme to develop an area of the park into a Cycle Hub and improve the surrounding facilities.

The Cycle Hub will be open for the summer holidays and a ‘Celebration’ day is planned to take place in September 2022.

Another project is taking place next to the Athletics Track which will aim to deliver a new Athletics Changing Rooms to serve the parks needs. The project is expected to be delivered by the end of 2022.

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