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Park Life – Guide to parks around Altrincham and Sale

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There are lots of amazing parks in our area. Find out more below…

If you’re heading to a park and you spot any incorrect information, please let us know. And if we’ve missed any other great parks that you think should be added to the list then get in touch! Send your email to


Worthington Park, Sale, M33 2DQ
The park has 2 separate play areas, a green gym and skateboard ramp

Woodheys Park, Sale
Often known as Pinky Park, Woodheys Park has a play area and an 18 hole pitch and putt course

Crossford Bridge Play Area, M33 7BX
(Sometimes known as Dane Road Park). Next to the playing fields and open space so a great area to run around.

Walton Park, Sale, M33 4FG
With two separate play areas, tennis/ basketball courts and a miniature railway running on Sundays. Look out for Walton Perk, a canal boat, serving delicious hot drinks and snacks.

Walkden Gardens, Sale, M33 3EL

There is no play area at Walkden Gardens but the park is a beautiful hidden gem consisting of several separate areas to explore from the wisteria arch, dovecote, fuschia garden, Japanese garden and theatre lawn.

Moor Nook, Sale, M33 3UN
A lovely park with play area and community orchard.

Ashton Park, Sale, M33 5QX
Facilities at the park include a mini soccer pitch, 3 tennis courts as well as an under 5’s and children’s play area. Extreme Coffee is currently serving barista coffee and treats (

Newton Park, Timperley, WA14 5AP
A great park with a play area​​​​​​​

Timperley Recreation Ground, Park Road, WA14 5AY

John Leigh Park, Altrincham, WA14 4EQ
There are two excellent playgrounds one for infants which includes an aviary which houses cockatiels, zebra finches and budgerigars and a second larger play area for older children which was designed to reflect the surroundings and based upon the river Bollin. Tennis courts and a basketball court are also available.​​​​​​​

Stamford Park, Altrincham, WA15 9EP
There are two shaded play areas at the Charter Road end of the park. There is also an old paddling pool which is generally used by children on skateboards, scooters and rollerblades. There is also a duck pond.​​​​​​​

Dunham Massey National Trust, Altrincham, WA14 4SJ 
Dunham Massey has all the elements of a great medieval deer park. On a walk through the grounds you’ll see fine avenues, wide vistas, ancient trees, roaming deer and open grassland.​​​​​​​


Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN (Sat Nav WA16 6SG)
This much-loved, historic estate is home to a Neo-Classical Mansion, landscaped gardens, a working farm, Tudor Old Hall and over 1,000 acres of deer park.​​​​​​​

Longford Park, Chorlton, M32 8PR​​​​​​​
With two great play areas, cafe, pets corner and new table tennis table. Simply Cycling track and bike  also open on certain days. ​​​​​​​​​​​​

Wythenshawe Park, Wythenshawe, M23 0AB​​​​​​​
The park consists of over 100 hectares of open parkland dating from the 13th Century, with historic and ornamental woodlands, open grassland and beautiful wildflower meadows. With a huge enclosed play area, small farm, cafe ( and basketball courts.  Simply Cycling track and bike  also open on certain days.​​​​​​​

Victoria Park, Stretford, M32 0AD​​​​​​​
With Football pitch, Under 5’s play area, Over 5’s play area, Three Tennis courts/ Basketball court , Wildflower garden and Pétanque piste.​​​​​​​

Bruntwood Park, Cheadle, SK8 1HX​​​​​​​
There are a variety of facilities available in the park. A fully accessible child’s playground takes centre stage. It provides adventure and fun, with all the equipment carefully chosen and landscaped. Refreshments are offered at a refreshment kiosk. The original Victorian conservatory has been converted into a restaurant catering for park users wishing to relax in pleasant surroundings. The park has a world class BMX race track that is free for anyone wearing the appropriate protective clothing.​​​​​​​

Walton Hall and Gardens, Warrington, WA4 6SN
We have a Children’s Zoo to amble through, beautiful grounds that are perfect for picnics on hazy, lazy summer days. There are woodland walks and orchard ones too, flower beds and pond. Entertain the children for hours and hours at our super playground, play a round of adventure golf​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Moss Bank Park, Bolton, BL1 6NB
Moss Bank Park is home to multiple play areas, a football pitch, Bowling green, Cricket pitch, Football pitch, Playground, Tennis courts.​​​​​​​

Haigh Woodland Park, Wigan, WN2 1PE​​​​​​​
Want a day out with a difference? Haigh Woodland Park’s a magical place for all the family where fine food and amazing adventures are always on the menu. There’s a brewery in the courtyard, chocolatier, baker, we’ve even got our own ice cream maker. Take a walk through the woodland or stroll by the canal. Check the pigs in the dirt or take tea and dessert. Fly through the tree tops on a high ropes adventure. Try putting a golf ball in a Viking Longboat or FootGolf just for the fun. ​​​​​​​

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