Between the mid 17th and the beginning of the 20th century just two families owned the Heaton estate.
It passed down through the Holland family until Elizabeth Holland, the last member of the family line, married Sir John Egerton in 1684.
In 1772 Sir Thomas Egerton built Heaton Hall as a new home for himself designed by James Wyatt. Wyatt also designed some of the other buildings around the park.
Sir Thomas also employed William Eames, to create a landscape to show off his new mansion. This was reworked in the early 19th century by John Webb.
Heaton Park remained in the Egerton family until 1902 when the 5th Earl of Wilton sold it to the Manchester Corporation for £230,000. The Corporation provided many public facilities and it quickly became a popular park.
At the end of the 20th century the park was restored in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund We were able to recreate the Eames and Webb landscape around the Hall and to restore four of the Wyatt designed listed buildings.
Heaton Park is listed Grade two on the English Heritage Register of Parks and there are nine listed structures in the park.
08:00 am To 05:26 pm
Park Area: 2428114.00 SQM
Foundation Date: 1/1/1902
- Rowing boats
- Treetop Trek
- Donkey rides
- cafes at the stable block and the boathouse catered by Eat Pennines .
-The Hidden Gem cafe .
* The astronomy sessions run by the Heaton Park astronomy group. Every Thursday 7pm to 9pm (September to March) at the bowls pavilion.
Sessions are free.
* The beekeepers provide training courses for beginners,lectures and bee clinics.
* Many common farmyard animals, such as chickens, goats, pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits as well as more exotic species such as alpacas.
- Three adult football pitches.