Outdoor Attractions and Parks
Abbey Hills Road, Glodwick
Bus 425 will take you there
This award-wining Victorian era greenspace is just outside the town centre and is a vital link between town and countryside for residents, visitors and wildlife. A site of national importance, it is home to the famous 'Lion’s Den', which now forms the focal point along the promenade, as well as a boating lake, sports facilities, café and a host of play equipment suitable for all ages and abilities. It’s an ideal place to go for a stroll or enjoy a picnic in. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 0161 770 4056.
Middleton Road, Higher Blackley
Buses 59 and 135 will take you there
Heaton Park is the biggest municipal park in Europe and covers an area of over 600 acres. The popular green space offers many attractions; with a boating lake, animal farm, pitch and putt and a bowling green which was built for the Commonwealth Games in 2002. The park is home to Heaton Hall, a Grade I listed 18th century house and contains a volunteer-run tram system and museum. Regular events are held in the Park, including charity fun-runs, open-air theatre productions and concerts.
Lancaster Park and Animal farm
Oldham Road, Middleton
Buses 58 and 59 will take you there
Lancaster Park & Animal Farm is a family run petting farm located in Chadderton near Oldham which offers a great day out for all the family! Visitors are invited to meet, touch and feed the animals as well as play on the swings, slides and mini zip lines dotted along a scenic nature walk. Bring your own picnic and enjoy being outdoors with the animals. Other activities include visiting rare breed chickens, taking a stroll around the nature walk, meeting the baby animals, having a race on the Rooster Rally and taking a ride on the Caterpillar.
Buses 1, 3, 18, 33, 36, 37, 41, 42, 59, 81/81A, 83, 88, 135, 163, 182, 184, V1 and V2 will take you there
For many visitors and locals alike, Manchester Piccadilly Gardens is the heart of the city. Here is an area for people to relax and watch the hussle of the city. This open space includes water fountains and grassy areas skirted by cafés, bars and restaurants.
Barrow Bridge Road
Buses 519 and 520 will take you there
At 1,700 acres, the Smithills Estate offers a fantastic mixture of countryside to enjoy. From wooded valleys to moorland views, the estate runs all the way from Barrow Bridge Chimney to the iconic Television Mast up on Winter Hill. There’s plenty to do for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, including gentle walks, hilltop hikes and exciting chances to see some very enigmatic wildlife, including cuckoos, badgers and common lizards!
Tandle Hill Country Park
Tandle Hill Road, Royton
Bus 409 will take you there
Tandle Hill is Oldham’s oldest country park and is home to a magnificent beech woodland and open grassland, offering a wide panorama of the surrounding countryside. There are several paths for walkers and cyclists to enjoy while the play facilities ensures boredom is kept at bay. For more information contact 0161 627 2608.