Sports, leisure and the Arts Opening times and location

Visting Heaton Park during the Coronavirus pandemic

Things might look and feel a little different at the moment, but we are working hard to ensure the park stays open. However, we need your help: please adhere to our guidance and be patient with the current changes and guidelines.

The park is open from 8am until dusk.

You can visit alone. or in groups of up to 6 people from multiple households. Groups larger than six should only be made up of people from two households or support bubbles. You should always keep two metres away from people outside of your household.


The toilet block near to Heaton Hall is available, from the time the park opens until 7pm. 

BBQs and litter

BBQs are not allowed in the park, and will be extinguished by our security patrollers. Please put your rubbish in the bins provided: if the bins are full, take your rubbish home.


Our cafes are open for takeaway only. At the moment they're only accepting card payments:

  • The Stables Cafe, near to the Farm Centre and Hall
  • The Lakeside Cafe, near to the Boating Lake
  • The Cafe at Heaton Park Golf 
  • The Cafe at Heaton Park Garden Centre

Pre-booking facilities

You must pre-book and pay for certain activities before you arrive at the park:

Heaton Park Boat Hire

Tree Top Trek Manchester

Heaton Park Golf and Pitch & Putt: to book a tee-time, you can also call 0161 459 9975 or email

Heaton Park Bowls: to book a rink, visit the Bowls Booking page at least 24 hours in advance.


Heaton Park
Middleton Road
Higher Blackley
M25 2SW

Public transport

Metrolink offers Park and Ride car parks right across the tram network which are free to use for Metrolink customers. The Park and Rides at Bury Interchange, Radcliffe and Whitefield offer a quick and easy way to get to Heaton Park and Bowker Vale stops, both of which are within just a few minutes walking distance of the park. For times visit

Heaton Park is served by the x35, 59, 90, 135, 149, 156, 164 and 484 buses. Visit for more information and use the Route Explorer to plan your bus journey.

Arriving by car

For car park access use either Sheepfoot Lane, Smithy Lodge or St Margaret's Road entrances.

Postcodes for Sat Nav users, with approximate parking capacity in brackets:

  • M25 0DL: Lake Car Park (263) with seasonal overflow (1500)
  • M25 2SW: Golf Car Park (85)

  • M25 2GT: Garden Centre Car Park (9) with overflow car park (50)

  • M25 2GT: Hall Car Park (252)

  • M25 2GT: St Margaret's Road Car Park (126)

Pay & Display charges apply every day between 10am and 5pm. The maximum daily cost is £3. Annual parking permits are available. 

Disabled parking is available in all our car parks. You can park in any bay, it doesn't have to be a specific disabled bay, but your Blue Badge must be visible. Pay and display fees do not apply to disabled badge holders.

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