Parks, leisure and the arts Wythenshawe Park

Friends groups

Wythenshawe Park has two dedicated voluntary user groups:

These are groups of local people, who take an active interest in the park and hall by making suggestions, volunteering, raising money for projects over and above the remit of existing budgets, and generally providing an important link with the local community.

Friends of Wythenshawe Park

These are our eyes and ears around the park, founded in 1994. 

The Friends of Wythenshawe Park are a group of local people; regular users of the park, who care about our green spaces and want to see them remain and be looked after - just as Lord Simon intended when he left the Hall and 250 acres of land to the city and people of Manchester, for everyone’s use in 1926.  

The group has helped to:

  • raise funds;
  • create a new play area for children;
  • develop plans for the walled garden; and
  • support the Horticultural centre 

The group meet on the third Tuesday of every month  – all are welcome.

If you can’t make it to our regular meetings but would like to be involved, email us at

Friends of Wythenshawe Hall

Wythenshawe Hall was damaged significantly by an arson attack in March 2016, and as a result was closed to the public while a major repair, renovation and restoration project was undertaken. The Friends of Wythenshawe Hall have been working to prepare for the hall reopening for the past 6 years. The re-opening ‘celebration’ occurred on 15 October 2022, following the Friends of Wythenshawe Hall’s birthday.

The Friends of Wythenshawe Hall currently host open days and tours on a monthly basis which are announced on their blog.

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