Sports, leisure and the Arts Learning and school visits

For schools

Our education programmes are available:

Monday to Friday

  • 10.30am to 12.30; and
  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm

They're suitable for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 and 2 children.

Available for up to 30 children.

Woodland Walks

Explore and experience the beauty of our woodlands. In spring, observe the trees and other life awakening, in summer discover the variety of living things. In autumn find and collect ‘nature’s treasures’ and in winter join in with tree planting and other conservation activities.

Homes and Habitats

Become a Nature detective and go on a discovery trail with the wardens to look for clues that will tell you where the wild things are. Find out what they like to eat, where they like to rest, and then make informed predictions about what creatures you will find in other places.

History Trail

Over the past 200 years many people have left their stamp on the Heaton Park Estate. Walk around the historic core to look at landscape and buildings and discover connections between the park’s past and present.

Wildlife Walk

The Wardens will take you on a gentle walk through the park’s varying landscape to observe the variety of plants, birds, mammals, and minibeasts that make it their home.

Farm Tour

The Animal Centre has a splendid collection of livestock and knowledgeable staff who care for them. The Wardens and livestock team will introduce the animals and talk about their life-cycles, care and seasonal husbandry. An opportunity for you to get a close up behind–the-scenes look at farm and pet animals.

For more information and costs call us on 0161 773 1085 or email

Treetop Trek

Outdoor education doesn’t get much more exciting than adventuring in the high trees. Treetop Manchester is located in Heaton Park's majestic woodland and offers a choice of 2 fantastic all year round high ropes adventures for school groups, suitable for all key stages. On the award-winning Treetop Trek, children can safely challenge themselves in the high trees on aerial obstacles and zip lines, providing a great way to build important life skills such as teamwork and overcoming fear, as well as having enormous fun in the high trees. Treetop Nets is a brilliant place for children to run wild, play together and explore the high trees on giant bouncy nets.

Treetop Manchester can accommodate large groups and supervising staff go free! For more information, please visit 

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