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Come and visit Philips Park, see what's to do and how you can make the most of your experience here: Allotments
Located next to the Community Orchard (opposite Fairclough Street entrance). If you're keen to exercise your 'green fingers', or are simply looking for gardening tips, then this is the place to visit! For more information contact the City Allotments manager on 0161 226 3322.
Children's Play Area
Two play areas are within the park, one located near the Lodge on Stuart Street for younger children and a fun adventure for older children near the allotments on Fairclough Street which includes a zip slide that is very popular.
- Tulip Valley, containing ornamental flowerbeds, located to the back of the park towards the cemetery.
- Peace Gardens, including a Peace Mosaic installed in 2003, located next to the bowling green.
Next to the allotments (opposite the Fairclough Street entrance). The site has many apple trees and is designed to bring a warm welcome to visitors.
Bowling greens are situated behind the Visitor Centre next to the Peace Garden. The local Bowling Club meets regularly, offering a warm and sociable welcome to new beginners, as well as more experienced bowlers. For more information contact Philips Park Visitor Centre.
A multi-purpose ball court incorporating quick cricket, five-a-side football and basketball is located next to the Children's Play Area at the Stuart Street entrance.
Located in the Visitor Centre. A disabled ramp allows easy access for wheelchair users. Please note: the toilets are open during office hours only.
Located near the Stuart Street entrance, the Visitor Centre (or 'Lodge' as it is also known) provides a range of information for visitors, including a display showing the history of the park.
Want to visit or more information? Contact East Area Parks 0161 223 8278
A series of maps showing walking routes are available in the resources section of this website