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Parks & nature in Manchester

Park
“Manchesters largest country park in the city, 10 mins drive away, lots of walks, lake, views, kiddies park, monuments, farm, garden centre, ice cream vans, - often hosting special events like concerts, fairgrounds, etc. Even the pope came here once!”
36 locals recommend
Park
“The main point in Manchester City Centre. You can walk to the Northern Quarter and to Arndale from here.”
14 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful gallery set in the grounds of Whitworth Park. Mostly contemporary exhibitions but there is always a selection of their archives on display. Very good textile display from around the world. Recommend coffee or lunch in the cafe "cafe in the trees'. The cafe is situated in the new extension, which is a modern glass room situated amongst the tree tops in the park.”
24 locals recommend
Park
“Nice for barbecues or just a long walk around the lake. Beautiful swans to be spotted!”
20 locals recommend
Park
“Probably the biggest park near the centre of Manchester but a fair distance from my house. If you around the Curry Mile you should walk through here. ”
13 locals recommend
Park
“A lovely place for a stroll with a couple of great pubs that do a Sunday lunch within walking distance. Try the Old Cock or The Didsbury . Booking ahead might be an idea because they can get busy.”
22 locals recommend
Park
“Nice park only 5 minute walk away from our house. Family friendly and nice to go for a run or sit down for a picnic on a sunny day.”
3 locals recommend
Park
“There are a number of ways you can get onto the nature reserve, we find the easiest is to access it via Brookburn rd, just off from Beech rd. This is a great place to wonder along the river Ees which joins up with the River Mersey. Great place to go for a jog or walk with the dog. ”
4 locals recommend
Playground
“Great park to go for a walk, a picnic, playing sports and attending events like the Caribbean Carnival happening in August.”
5 locals recommend
Pool
“Built for a previous Common Wealth Games this venue is amazing for swimming or using the gym!”
6 locals recommend
Park
“Little cafe in the garden centre is amazing for coffee and vegetarian goodies”
5 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“There are many reasons why The Quays should be at the top of your 'must see' list when you're in Manchester and Salford. This stunning waterfront destination has grown out of the once derelict docklands of the Salford and Trafford Quays area, transformed from desolate wasteland into a place where some of the country's most iconic buildings (both The Lowry and Imperial War Museum North are RIBA award winners) stand with their neighbours to provide a place where culture, sport, shopping and a lot more come together. And they're all within walking distance of each other.”
1 local recommends
Park
“Very large park within walking distance - perfect for a stroll or jogging but not very well lit in the evenings”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Our local park. Just a 5 minute walk away. Perfect for a stroll on a nice day when the weather is good. This park recently underwent £2m makeover. Attached to Salford University and Salford Art Gallery. Great for kids and adults too. ”
3 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great little spot to have close by. Good if you want a slightly more wild park experience with a few short walking trails through trees.”
7 locals recommend
Park
“A stroll among the greenery with; squirrels, tree carvings, ornamental gardens, athletics stadium, very fine coffee, childrens' playgrounds, tennis courts, and a handy short-cut if you're walking to Stretford. ”
6 locals recommend