Fletch Moss Botanical Gardens and Stenner Woods

It’s been quite a few years since I’ve visited Fletcher Moss in Didsbury. It was somewhere we used to come with my Nana and Grandad and I haven’t been with my own kids yet.

We visited over the weekend to see the Heartbreak Productions adaption of The Midnight Gang. The pop up theatre was in the park, and we’re lucky enough to have been invited to review their whole summer season! You can read my review of David Walliam’s The Midnight Gang here.

We parked on a side road close to the park but did notice a couple of small 3 hour free car parks. We entered the park and headed straight to the Botanical Gardens. We passed the toilets and the cafe on the way.

The gardens were very beautiful, well kept and quaint. There were lots of little stone steps and quiet grassed areas full of people enjoying the sunny day. We had a walk along the path which was pram friendly, obviously keeping away from the steps. The colours of the flowers and trees were amazing, truly beautiful.

We then headed to the theatre in the park close to the gardens where we enjoyed our picnic. We decided to treat ourselves with an afternoon tea to go! Check out our gorgeous afternoon tea from Tea, Cakes and Tiaras in Ashton-under-Lyne. All this and a bottle of water for £6.50.

After the performance we decide to explore the rest of the park and soon ended up in Stenner Woods. Joshua asked can we do some Geocaching and luckily there was some in the park. We found a fab cache hanging from a tree on the way to the woods!

We even found a painted rock!

But best of all we found a handmade swing in the trees! It was so much fun, even mummy and daddy wanted a go

We carried on through the woods until we reached Stenner Woods Boardwalk, another beautiful part of the park.

The boardwalk is really great, especially as we had the pram. I imagine during the wetter months, underneath gets quite boggy.

We eventually arrived back into the park and found a fab bug hotel and bird feeding area.

We had a lovely day out and have found a great new place to go. The kids loved it and so did I. The Botanical Gardens were beautiful but I would say the woods were our favourite! We’ll be back very soon to see the other Heartbreak Productions performances and to do some more exploring!

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