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 2024

The Ultraloop: Saturday 23 March

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.

Micheal Mulhearn Easter Fun Fair: Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April

Mike Mulhearns famous fun fair is back at  Heaton Park this Easter Holidays the event will offer a whole of host family favorite rides from just £2.00. Bonus additional small funfair on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 March.

Run Heaton Park: Sunday 7 April

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 Run Heaton Park

Farrah Shaw Whit Funfair: Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June

Farrah Shaw bring back all the fun of the fair during the final half term of the school year.

Park Life Festival Weekend: Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June

Start the festival season with Parklife 2024, the biggest music festival in Manchester.

Manchester Festival of Nature: Sunday 30 June

The Manchester Festival of Nature continues to introduce local people to the wild plants and creatures that inhabit the city and its surroundings, organised by the Manchester Nature Consortium. Activities will include natural dyeing, mindfulness, forest bathing, a giant Jenga, wildlife recording, wind spinners, woodland games, willow weaving, seed bombs, scavenger hunts, den building, sphagnum squeezing and some clever research games from MMU. There will music adding to the great atmosphere. For more information visit their website Manchester Festival of Nature | The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside (

Race for Life and Race For Life Pretty Muddy: Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July

Race for Life returns to Heaton Park and Hall to host their flagship event. Join the team in their important work: run, walk, cheer or volunteer. For more information see their website Manchester Pretty Muddy 5k 2024 | Race for Life | Cancer Research UK

Tough Mudder: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July

Are you a tough Mudder? Face your fears and your limits with the Tough Mudder ultimate obstacle course. to take part or find out more information please visit Tough Mudder Manchester

Dinosaurs in the Park: Friday 19 to Wednesday 31 July

With 40 life-sized, moving and roaring dinosaurs, a Dino-Fun-Zone, food court and gift shop, Dinosaurs in the Park is sure to excite and educate in equal measure. For more information or to book please visit Dinosaurs in the Park

Heaton Park Food and Drink Festival: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August

Celebrating all things food and drink, enjoy tastes from around the world and closer to home. This is a family friendly festival with something for everyone. To book or for more information please visit Heaton Park Food and Drink Festival

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