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What are the best parks in Manchester

Although considered a very urban, industrial city, it’s pleasing to know that there’s a plethora of Manchester parks to escape to. When in the city, take a 10-minute sightseeing break in the centrally located Piccadilly Gardens. For a greener day, explore the many British woodlands in Wythenshawe Park.  Many green spaces have marked-out paths and walkways too. As well as keeping you active on your holiday, they’re a great way to see the historical sites and buildings within the grounds. From tramway museums to community lakes and heritage buildings, each location has its own story to tell.

Piccadilly Gardens

Situated in the heart of the city, Piccadilly Gardens is the perfect place to pause after a shopping spree or between attractions. Pull up a park bench and watch Mancunians go about their daily business, while taking in the nearby historic and modern architecture. The grassy area is a nice spot for enjoying a quick bite of lunch when the weather is fine.
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Heaton Park

More than just a green space, Heaton Park offers activities, sites, and attractions. Visit the tramway museum before heading over to the Grade I listed Heaton Hall. Alternatively, mess around on the park's boating lake, or walk the beautiful grounds under your own steam. There are several planned walking routes that allow you to take in some of the park's best bits.
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Platt Fields Park

Nicknamed ‘the people's park', Platt Fields Park is in Central Manchester. Called so because local people and the unemployed landscaped the area and created the large lake – the park's central feature – back in the 19th century. Hire a boat to explore the lake. Alternatively, keep your feet firmly on land and amble around the community garden projects and beautifully sculpted Shakespearean Garden.
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Wythenshaw Park

Explore Wythenshawe Park's 109ha and you'll discover beautiful woodlands, open grasslands, and wildflower meadows. Enjoy being among nature as you explore the themed gardens, park facilities (tennis courts, bowls, pitch n putt) and views of Wythenshawe Hall, a 17th century Grade II listed building. Take one of the woodland walks and then afterwards you could stop by the horticultural centre to pick up some souvenirs.
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Debdale Park

Debdale Park is more than playing fields and beautiful gardens. It's where you'll find the Debdale Outdoor Centre. Add some action to your Manchester holiday by booking a sailing, windsurfing, climbing or orienteering session. Alternatively, keep a steady holiday pace with a leisurely walk along one of the many marked paths. It's also great for picnics and people-watching on fine-weather days.
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