Haigh Woodland Park has become a regional hotspot for tourism since major investment was completed in 2016. Almost half a million people have visited the 250 acre woodland park this year alone.
National Play Day saw a record for the most visits in one day with 14,000 visiting on the 1 August and Pumpkin Pickin’ – Spooky Saturday saw visitors venture to Haigh, not only from the Greater Manchester area but from miles around.
Haigh’s conservation Pigs played a big part in Haigh’s success again this year. Not only do their piglets continue to provide joy to all visitors, in May they joined volunteers in digging out invasive Balsam plants which, if left unattended, could do some serious damage to the plant life in the park.
It’s not just record visitors that Haigh can boast this year. The Woodland Park has also been awarded North West Borough in Bloom – Neighbourhood Park Award, Visit England – Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Standard and a 2018 certificate of excellence by Trip Advisor.