Platt Fields Park

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Photograph by Mike Peel via Wikimedia Commons

Platt Fields Park, Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6LA – Visit Now

Platt Fields, like most parks needs a bit of love and money but it’s a pleasant green space with a lake that in, possibly more genteel times, used to provide boating facilities. The park has a BMX track and plenty of open space on which events and concerts are held at various times over the year.

Platt Hall, built in 1764 to classic Georgian design, now houses the Gallery of Costume, part of the Manchester Art Gallery consortium and is well worth a visit in itself. Running through the park is the makings of Chorlton Brook plus the remains of the Nico Ditch, allegedly dug in the space of one night as a defensive line against Viking invaders. Another Platt Fields rumour is that the lake was created as a gift for the landowner’s wife – from above, it’s the shape of a heart.

 

  • Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield
  • Manchester
  • M14 6LA
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Services and Facilities

Children's play area, 5 a side football pitch, Tennis courts (courts are free), Bowling greens, Veterans pavilion, BMX track, Lake, Boathouse, Skatepark, Park office, Toilets

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