Platt Fields Park

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

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

Platt Hall, built in 1764 to classic Georgian design, now houses the Gallery of Costume, part of the Manchester Art Gallery consortium and 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
  • View map

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