Welcome to Wythenshawe Park, Manchester

A page dedicated to Wythenshawe Park, run by Friends of Wythenshawe Park volunteer group.


Due to the Coronavirus situation some activities are restricted within the Park.


If you wish to participate in anything, contact the relevant group listed on our "Links" page for more information.

Observe the current social distancing instructions.     



This beautiful park is located in south Manchester, at the junction of the M60 and M56, between Wythenshawe, Baguley, Brooklands, Northern Moor, and Northenden.

It consists of over 100 hectares of open parkland dating from the 13th Century, with historic and ornamental woodlands, open grassland and beautiful wildflower meadows. The park is steeped in history with the 16th Century Wythenshawe Hall at it's centre, which together with the North Lodge and and the Statue of Oliver Cromwell are Grade II Listed Buildings.


The park hosts a great range of year-round leisure and educational opportunities for all ages which includes a varied activities and events programme, with highlights such as the annual firework and bonfire extravaganza, fairs and circus, sports and games events.


There are many individual groups within the park providing these events, activities  or facilities. Look at our Links page to find more information.

The park is easy to access by car or public transport and there's plenty of parking on site. 

You can find more details on our Directions page.

Wythenshawe Park opens daily from dawn to dusk.

A view of the Parkland, looking east


Friends of Wythenshawe Park (FoWP)


Founded in 1994, we work in partnership with Manchester City Council and aim to be the eyes and ears around the park. 


The Friends of Wythenshawe Park are a group of local people; regular users of the park, who care about our green spaces and want to see them remain and be looked after - just as Lord Simon intended when he left the Hall and 250 acres of land to the city and people of Manchester, for everyone’s use in 1926.  


The group has helped to:

- raise funds;
- create a new play area for children;
- develop plans for the walled garden; and
- support the Horticultural centre 


The group meet on the third Tuesday of every month  – all are welcome.


If you can’t make it to our regular meetings but would like to be involved, email us at WythenshawePWA@gmail.com.


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