A visit to Wythenshawe Park

Wythenshawe ParkWe thought we would have a drive out to Wythenshawe Park today, as we haven’t been there for a while and I remember it being a nice walk last time we went. The walk was nice apart from the bitterly cold wind – go away now Winter, you’ve had your turn it’s time for Spring now! Mickey had his coat on but was still shivering. I’ll have to edit this post for any new readers that come across this blog in Summer time (fingers crossed for this).

Directions to the park are:

Wythenshawe Road, Manchester M23 0AB


  • By road: Leave M60 at Junction 5, or M56 Junction 3 (onto Princess Parkway)
  • By bus: Bus 101 from Princess Parkway (heading from City Centre). Bus 179 along Altrincham Road (from Stockport direction). Bus 370 from Didsbury along Wythenshawe Road, or from Altrincham Interchange along Wythenshawe Road. Bus stops are located nearby on Princess Parkway, Wythenshawe Road and Altrincham Road

The main entrance to the park is on Wythenshawe Road. There is car parking on site, with a £1 charge at certain times of the year.

Once you’re in the park it’s fairly straight forward and difficult to get lost. You can either walk around the paths on the outside of the park, or there is plenty of open field you can walk through and have a play of ball with your pooch like we did. We also walked by the Oliver Cromwell statue for a nice photo opportunity – 2013-03-23 11.46.16

We also took a walk around The Hall, although the gardens were closed today for some reason but if you check the link to the website it does advise it will be open on certain days. If you have kids then there is a couple of children’s play areas and also a small farm where you can walk through and look at the pigs, cows, donkeys, chickens etc. It’s definitely worth visiting and the park has won awards over the last few years and it’s easy to see why.

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Facilities in the park

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