Highfield Country Park

What is Highfield Country Park?

Highfield Country Park is a 70-acre (280,000 m2) area of open land, situated on the east side of Levenshulme, Manchester, that stretches to the east of Broom Avenue across to the rear of Reddish Golf Course and to the junction of Longford Road, Reddish and Nelstrop Road, Levenshulme.

Much of Highfield Country Park is not manicured, nature has some freedom to take it's own course. Although it is does not seem too large, if you take one of the many small paths you may suddenly find yourself wondering whether you are still in Manchester... in much of it, you can only see the trees and long grass. The roads and buildings are often hidden from view.

Latest Stories

Wild Awake Mindfulness Experience - Blog Post

On Monday 4th September, a small group of us met at Bowler St entrance to the park do an hour of mindfulness with Claire from Wild Awake Mindfulness... Read more

Vandalism in the Forest School Area

At some point between Thursday 7th and Saturday the 9th June, vandals damaged the forest school area, where there is a clearing and log seats. The log seats were set fire to, and a number of trees were cut down, apparently for no reason, two oak trees and one birch... Read more

Wildlife is thriving

In the last few weeks there have been sightings of nightingales, herons, goldfinches and bullfinches, and that's not all! We had some exciting new visitors to the pond too... Read more

Photos from the Bat Boxes event

In 2017 we held an event for the community to build bat boxes and to help children and adults alike connect to nature in the park. In a future session we will put up the bat boxes around the park and people will be able to see them around the park for years to come! The bats in the park are at risk and we are doing what we can to support them. See the pictures of the event

Vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund!

The Friends of Highfield Country Park are bidding for funds to create a bee sanctuary in the park. Our idea is to create a Bee sanctuary garden in Highfield, one that all can enjoy and use as a walk through, and a place to sit and soak up the sun in the beautiful garden. Read more and vote for us on the Aviva website!

Plans to Develop on Highfield Country Park Rejected

Plans were rejected by the council that proposed developing 57 houses on Cringle Road by Highfield Country Park.(Read more)

New Bins and a Bench

Two of our volunteers put in bins and a new bench to help improve the litter situation and give people a place to relax by the pond.(Read more)

Upcoming Events

Mindfulness in Nature Sessions - Starting Sept 4th

Wild Awake Mindfulness are running a series of mindfulness classes in the park by an accredited teacher. Beginners welcome, no experience needed. View the full times and dates

Meet at the Bowler St entrance to the park Various times - see the full info link 4th Sept, 18th Sept, 2nd Oct, 16th Oct Claire at claire@wildawakemindfulness.co.uk or 07990 974462

Free Young Explorer’s Club - starting Summer 2018

Every Thursday morning throughout the school holidays, The Conservation Volunteers, will be running free natural play sessions for 8-12 year olds at Highfield Country Park. More info

Highfield Country Park Bowler Street entrance (M19 2TY) 10-11.30am Every Thursday morning in the school holidays from 26th July 2018 manchester@tcv.org.uk or 0161 962 9409

Into the Woods Toddlers Group - starting Sept 2018

Starting from Tue 11th Sept, a parent and toddler group Mud Pie Academy will be running on the park. Led by a qualified Forest School Leader and Early Years Teacher there will be stories and songs to entertain and educate. There will be a taster session on 28th August. Prices per session are £6 or £3.50 for low waged. Booking is essential - please book on the link below. Book at Bookwhen or Facebook

10.30am every Tues from Sept mudpieacademy @ gmail.com View the Poster

Woodland Fun Day at Green Square

A relaxed day of woodland fun activities for adults and children. There will be mud involved so wear appropriate clothes! Activities include making a bird box, learning to maintain woodland, and planting woodland fruits. More Info

The Green Square between Bowler St and Watts St 10am - 1pm Sat 21st April

Bowler St Community Clean Up - Sat 3rd Jan

The resident's association on Bowler St are having a community clean up day on the streets around Bowler St and Watts St. Litter pickers shall be provided. Bring gloves if you have some - some spares will be available.

The Green Square on Bowler St 10am Sat 3rd Feb Emily 07825 261247

Extraordinary General Meeting - Tue 9th Jan 2018

Our bi-monthly Friends meeting will happen at the baptist church opposite the Sidings pub. This meeting will include a vote on a new committee structure. This structure would mean more officers would be part overseeing decisions. All welcome. See the agenda

Levenshulme Baptist Church, Elmsworth Ave, Manchester M19 3NS, UK 7pm Tuesday, 9th Jan Alec - 0161 4832671

Extraordinary General Meeting - Tue 9th Jan 2018

Our bi-monthly Friends meeting will happen at the baptist church opposite the Sidings pub. This meeting will include a vote on a new committee structure. This structure would mean more officers would be part overseeing decisions. All welcome. See the agenda

Levenshulme Baptist Church, Elmsworth Ave, Manchester M19 3NS, UK 7pm Tuesday, 9th Jan Alec - 0161 4832671

Family Event: Building Bat Boxes

This Autumn half term we are running sessions of crafts for the family to help support the bat and bird population in the park, supported by the John Muir Trust.(Read more)

Highfield Country Park (meet at the picnic area by the Fallowfield Loop) 10am - 3pm Fri 27th October Alec - 0161 4832671