Manchester Festival of Nature at Heaton Park

Shekina Rose, Families Editor
Manchester Festival of Nature

Manchester Festival of Nature at Heaton Park, Manchester 25 June 2023 Entrance is free

This June the Manchester Festival of Nature returns to Heaton Park in a day packed with outdoor activities and adventures for nature-loving families.

The North-West is home to some phenomenal organisations that are working to reverse the decline in nature. Now, The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, the City of Trees, Action for Conservation, RSPB, The National Trust and RHS Bridgewater (to name a few!) are treating us to a glorious day of outdoor activities, talks and performance to celebrate wildlife, experience nature and brighten up and enlighten our worlds.

Take part in tree and plant identification and discover the plants and creatures living on our urban doorsteps. Get busy with bushcraft, eco-therapy, natural crafts, wildflower planting, forest school skills, bug hotel building and den building.

Find out more about bees and how we can help them through creating ‘nectar cafes’, planting wildflowers and opportunities to volunteer on many great projects across the region.

Dig out your best stripes, wings and headband boppers and ‘bee yourself’. The festival hopes to raise awareness of the decline in bees and the huge importance of these stripy black and yellow pollinators. Families are invited to dress up and share their best insect fancy dress photos with the festival on Twitter using the hashtag #MFoN.

Be inspired by the Manchester Festival of Nature as you rediscover the natural wonderland of Heaton Park, brought to life by the stellar work of the Royal Horticultural Society, Canal & River Trust, Action for Conservation, Sustrans, Chester Zoo, Manchester Museum and many other community and volunteering groups.

Don’t miss this wonderfully wild day out.

Manchester Festival of Nature at Heaton Park, Manchester 25 June 2023 Entrance is free

What's on at Heaton Park

Manchester Festival of Nature
Manchester Festival of Nature

Manchester’s Festival of Nature returns to Heaton Park for a day of celebrating the varied flora and fauna to be found in this bee themed city.

free entry

Where to go near Manchester Festival of Nature at Heaton Park

Treetop Adventure Manchester
Tourist Attraction
Treetop Trek Heaton Park

Get up close with the woodlands of Heaton Park in aerial assault courses that’ll have you bouncing, swinging and gliding through the canopy.

Event venue
Abraham Moss School

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North City Library

A modern community library space in North Manchester which is shared with North Manchester Sixth Form College.

Broughton Leisure Centre
Event venue
Broughton Leisure Centre

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Albert Park

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LIVIA forest

LIVIA is an accumulation of woodlands included Drinkwater, Forest Bank, Clifton, Robin Hood Sidings, Silverdale, Queensmere reservoir and Waterdale.

Cheetham Hill
The Yard

New creative hub The Yard is home to a great little music venue, which tends to attract future-leaning electronic artists.

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free entry

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