Parks, leisure and the arts Events at Heaton Park

School holiday activities and events are listed on the Loads to Do site.

Confirmed events for 2023

Circus Zyair: Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 October

Circus Zyair returns to Heaton Park this October for 5 thrilling days of mesmerising performances. From fearless acrobats to daredevil stuntmen there will be adrenaline fuelled entertainment for the whole family. For more information or to book please visit the Circus Zyair  website.

Manchester Memory Walk: Sunday 8 October

Join the Alzheimer's Society and share an incredible day with others that understand how it feels to be affected by dementia. Share advice, laughter and support as you walk for a world where dementia no longer devastates lives. For more information or to register please visit the Manchester Memory Walk website.

The Ultraloop: Saturday 21 October

The Ultraloop 8 is an inclusive and flexible 8 hour running event with no limit to how far you can run and how many 5k loops you can complete. For more information or to register please visit the Resolute Running Events website.

Carousel Childrens Spooky Funfair: Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 October

Carousel funfairs return to the park this October half term for spooky themed fairground thrills. They'll be a selection of childrens rides available throughout the half term for the enjoyment of our younger visitors. For more information and updates please visit the Carousel Funfair Facebook page.

Humphrey's Lantern Walk: Saturday 11 November

Join the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity for their annual Lantern Walk. This is a family friendly walk with an accessible 2k or 5k route so you can choose whichever suits you best. For more information please visit the Lantern Walk website.

Mo-Run: Saturday 19 November

Have the best fun running a MoRun this November. Take part in a 5k, 10k, half marathon or get the children running the 1.5k mini MoRun. Dress up, paint a Mo, laugh, smile and support partner charity Movember. For more information or to register please visit the | MoRunning  website.

The Christie Festive Dash: Sunday 26 November

Join Team Christie for the Christie 5k Festive Dash. Run, walk or jog dressed as your favorite festive character for the whole family from your smallest Christmas helper to senior Santas help raise money and awareness for the Christie charity. For more information or to register please visit The Christie Festive Dash website.

Run Heaton Park: Sunday 10 December

The Run Heaton 5k, 10k, half marathon and kids race starts and finishes in the beautiful surroundings of Heaton Park. The course runs entirely on pathways and is chip timed. For more information or to register please visit Heaton Park Half Marathon, 10k, 5k | Manchester Running Events ( .

Gaza Winter Walk: Sunday 24 December

Children in Gaza face shortages in educational and welfare facilities, clean water and food as a result of an ongoing cycle of violence join Muslim Hands for their Winter walk and help raise funds and awareness. Please visit Home | Muslim Hands UK for more information or to register.

Christmas at Heaton Park: Friday 1 to Sunday 31 December

From the creators of Christmas in Kew and Christmas in Dunham Massey, Christmas at Heaton Park is a new spectacular seasonal light trail that will create unforgettable memories for your family. Discover colour changing globes, larger-than-life flowers and neon strings that reach the sky. With a 1 mile accessible route and quite sessions everyone can enjoy the breath-taking displays. Go to Ticket Options ( for more information or to book.

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