Manchester Festival of Nature at Heaton Park

Part of our Families guide

Shekina Rose, Families Editor
Manchester Festival of Nature
Image courtesy of Heaton Park

Manchester Festival of Nature at Heaton Park, Manchester, 26 June 2022, free entry - Visit now

Head to the Manchester Festival of Nature at Heaton Park this June, for a family day out jam-packed with fun outdoor activities and nature-focused adventures.

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

26 June 2022 11:00 am
Free entry

Things to do right now

Powered by culturehosts
Gecko: Kin at HOME
Theatre Until 1 October 2022, from £10.00

Gecko: Kin at HOME

Families Until 1 October 2022, from £13.00

Mrs Doubtfire at Manchester Opera House

MFDF 2022
Festivals Until 2 October 2022,

Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2022

Cinema Until 3 October 2022, from £9.95

Not Just Bollywood at HOME

Music Until 5 October 2022, from £5.50

Sounds of Nature at The Stoller Hall

The Glass Menagerie at the Royal Exchange
Theatre Until 8 October 2022, from £10.00

The Glass Menagerie at the Royal Exchange

Electric Gamebox at the arndale
Childrens Until 22 October 2022, from £5.00

Electric Gamebox at The Arndale

Victoria Baths Guided Tour
Activity Until 26 October 2022, from £6

Victoria Baths Guided Tour

Illustration entitled ‘Because you cannot tame something so happily wild’ by Emily Hughes showing painted animals in a woodland setting
Exhibitions Until 30 October 2022, FREE

Picture This at The Lowry

vegan super club
Activity Until 25 November 2022, from £50

Supper Club at the Vegetarian Society Cookery School

Elizabeth Gaskell's House garden. Photo by Chris Tucker
Literature Until 11 December 2022, from £4.50

Book sale at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House