Manchester City Council

Sports, leisure & the Arts Learning and school visits

Community activities

Activities we can provide

Green Woodwork

This is an ancient craft involving traditional tools working with fresh green wood from Heaton Park. This can be a hands on activity using human powered equipment which dates back more than 2000 years and was used to make furniture and cooking utensils amongst other things.

Tree identification

In Heaton Park you will find a wide range of native and non native species of trees. Come and join our team to explore the wonders of the ‘lungs of Manchester’ and learn more about the interwoven relationship between trees and us.

Animal husbandry

This is a chance to get up close and personal with the animals in our farm centre whilst learning how to care for them.

Breakout activities

These sessions run throughout the school holidays and provide a wide a varied range of activities, such as fishing, bush craft woodland shelter building and wild walks, all activities need to be booked in advance and are provided for 8 to 14 year olds.

Bush craft

This activity is for those that want to develop their survival skills and includes: making and managing campfires, campfire cooking, shelter building, plant identification, navigation, outdoor first aid and bush craft and kit information. Suitable for 8 to 14 years.

For more information call 0161 773 1085. or email

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