Manchester’s Heaton Park has called on indoor FEC operators to submit proposals for a new venue at the heart of the 640-acre site, in a bid to ensure visitors leave “desperate to return.”
Visited by 1.8m people annually, Heaton is one of Europe’s largest municipal parks and offers “top-quality activities” such as an animal centre, adventure play, and high ropes course.
“We are looking to add an indoor family attraction and activities within the park to keep families and visitors engaged, excited and desperate to return,” said a spokesperson for Heaton.
“We would love to work alongside you and introduce a brand new family attraction that is bespoke and unique and becomes a visitor destination in itself.” “We are excited for partners to come and propose how an indoor family attraction can fit into our outdoor woodland adventure theme within Heaton Park, bringing the forest indoors, creating an indoor splash stream or a unique adventure play – we want to work with you and are open to ideas you have for this special place.”
Noting that the call for submissions represents “an early market engagement exercise” prior to the formal tender process, the park’s operators stated “we want to introduce a vibrant, modern approach that reflects this diversity and works hard to fulfil the needs of all our visitors.”