|Heaton Park is recognised as one of the largest municipal parks in Europe. It is a grade II listed landscape set in 260 hectares of woodland and open green space and is nestled in the foothills of the Pennines, yet only 25 minutes from the Games Village and 20 minutes from the city centre. Easily accessible from the city centre by bus or tram, a new sports zone has been provided as part of a £32.2 million restoration programme for the park.
This includes four flat greens for the Commonwealth Games lawn bowls competition and will it provide a regional centre of excellence for lawn bowls as a legacy after the Games.
Detailed public information
Nearest Metrolink stop
Heaton Park on the Bury tram
Travelling here from Manchester city centre:
Buses: 135, 137, 138
Travelling from here to Manchester city centre:
Buses: 135, 137, 138
The walk from public transport to spectator entry is about 1km
Taxi office opposite Metrolink
Catering outlet payment methods
Standard venue hours for every Commonwealth Games venue are to open 60 minutes before each session and close 30 minutes after the session
Food and drink are available from concessions. A bar is available
As this is an outdoor venue, bring weather protection (sunscreen, raincoat etc).
The Park and Ride car park is about a 15 minute walk from the spectator entry.
General venue rules
- No glass bottles or cans may be brought into the venue
- No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the venue although they may be purchased from the bar within the venue
- Smoking is permitted
- Children under the age of two will be admitted free provided they do not occupy a seat
- Plan to arrive an hour before the session
Services for disabled spectators
Tickets for disabled spectators may be purchased by telephoning 0870 162 2002 or visiting the website ticketing section
- Wheelchair spaces (each available with one accompanying companion seat) are priced in the lowest price band
- Guide dogs are permitted in all areas
- Disabled patrons may enter through the main entrance to the venue
- There is an alternative entrance at the operations entrance
- There are no steps to climb before entering the venue
- There are no steps to climb after entering the venue
- There are accessible toilets