What do you want when you go to a park?
Places to walk around and admire nature? Check!
Playparks for the kids? Double check!
A cafe? Check!
Longford Park hosts all manner of facilities and areas. In addition to those listed above, there are also basketball and tennis courts, a pet corner, a bowling green, gardens and sculptures.
As a park, it really has a lot to offer. There are two play parks, one for smaller children and one for older children featuring a climbing boulder and zip lines (the latter also offers an accessible swing for people in wheelchairs). Sculptures are found throughout the park; the one pictured is a recent addition and is dedicated to those injured and killed in the Manchester Arena attack.
Orienteering packs are available from the cafe for £1 for those interested in really exploring the area.
The park has a rich history including John Rylands going back to the 1800s and you can feel the history throughout it. One of my favourite details and one I’ve loved since childhood is the stone mounting block used to mount horses, I don’t know how old it actually is but judging by the amount it’s been worn away I’d say fairly old!
Longford Park has a lot to offer and is definitely somewhere to stop by if you want a wonderful park experience.
Opening times are for the cafe.