This summer, Manchester’s SEND families can have some boating fun at the Heaton Park lake every Monday morning in August. Sessions last 25 minutes and can be booked between 10am-12noon. There’s a choice of swans (four-seater pedalos), dragons (two-seater pedalos) and rowing boats (seats four).

Booking is essential.

How to Book

The booking line is 0161 219 2125

Please ring anytime between 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.


Please note that you have to be with your children at the venue during these sessions. Siblings welcome.

Booking is essential.

About Heaton Park Boats

Their website describes the pedalo offering as:

Embark on a pedal powered tour of the Heaton Park Life Lake.

The row boat sessions are described as:

A traditional leisurely row round the Heaton Park lake.

There are toilets and parking space available in Heaton Park.

Full Address: Heaton Park, St Margaret’s Rd, Manchester M25 2GT
Facebook: @heatonparkandhall


Thank you to Manchester City Council’s Local Offer and Specialist Resource teams for co-producing the summer offer for SEND with families. We’re also very grateful to Heaton Park for their involvement and support.

Much thanks to the Parent Champions for the excellent ideas they shared during the discussions with partners.