Christmassy trails and crafts in Manchester’s Parks this December 

With less than a month to go until Christmas, parks across Manchester are hosting free Christmas-themed trails and craft sessions throughout December for the whole family to enjoy. 

Park Trails 

Great for families who want to enjoy the outdoors over the holidays, Christmas Tree and Candy Cane themed woodland Trails will be taking over local parks across Manchester from Friday 16 December till 2 January.   

Journeying through the trails, little explorers will be encouraged to uncover hidden letters in the woodland, using both their problem-solving skills and literacy skills to navigate the trail and spell the special word at the end.   

Christmas Tree themed Trails can be found in: St Mary’s Park, Barracks Street Park, West Point Gardens, Wonderland Park, Gartside Gardens and Platt Fields Park. 

Candy Cane Trails can be found in: Birchfields Park, Moss Side Millennium Green, Rosebery Street, Ardwick Green Park, West Gorton Community Park.   

For more information on how to access the trails, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/ParksGreat   


Craft Workshops 

For budding creatives, there will be free Christmas Arts and Craft sessions taking place across many parks in the city. 

The craft workshops are open to all residents and will be hosted by local park rangers and stakeholders. 

From wreathmaking to bauble painting and Christmas card making- there's a wide range of creative activities for artists of all abilities in Manchester’s local parks this holiday season.   

The sessions will be held in, Annie Lee's Playing Fields, Brookdale Park, Crowcroft Park, Crumpsall Park, Clayton Hall, Whitworth Park and Wythenshawe Park. 

Manchester City Council hope to encourage residents to channel their creative juices this holiday season and enjoy an afternoon of making festive decorations in their local parks.   

For more information on the Arts and Craft sessions please visit: https://www.facebook.com/ParksGreat  

The craft workshops and woodland activities form part of Manchester’s Parks’ packed holiday schedule- designed to get residents in the festive spirit this Christmas.  

In addition to the events in local parks, Heaton Park in North Manchester will be joining in the festivities with visits from Santa himself, Christmas film screenings and Festive markets.   

 For more information on holiday events around the city, please visit: https://www.manchester.gov.uk/christmas   

 Councillor Pat Karney, Manchester City Council’s Christmas Spokesperson said:   

“Christmas is only a few weeks away and no city celebrates the holiday season like Manchester, it's great to see that our local parks are helping residents of all ages and abilities get into the festive spirit.   

“Our parks have got a packed schedule of activities throughout December- there’s something for everyone. I’d encourage all residents to get down to their local park and enjoy the free activities.”  

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