We operate a vintage tramway through Manchester’s Heaton Park, once the largest municipal park in all of Europe.

The most frequently asked questions are answered below – for anything else, please click on the menu above!



To celebrate, we will be operating an extended running day, with our service running into the evening until 8pm (hopefully with an open car if the weather is kind!) followed by our ‘Bus Day’ on Sunday 16th June, with a FREE bus service operating between our museum and our friends at the Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester, using a selection of their historic buses. Why not make a weekend of it?

15th June may seem far away, but we have a number of tasks to complete, from numerous safety checks on our track and overhead lines, servicing our tramcars, updating the competency of our staff etc. We also have our annual two week shutdown at the start of June while the Parklife Festival takes place, hence our selection of 15th June for our relaunch.

We look forward to seeing!

When do you operate?

What time do you operate?

The first tram will depart our Lakeside terminus at approximately 12:00pm.

The Final guaranteed departure from Lakeside will approximately 4:30pm.

Trams operate at either 20 or 30 minute intervals. Our museum and shop will also be open during this time period.

How much is a tram ride?

We offer two types of ticket –

A return, covering a single round trip. 

A multi-ride ticket, valid for unlimited rides on the day of purchase.

Adult Return : £2

Adult Multi-Ride: £5

Child (5-15) Return: £1

Child (5-15) Multiride: £2.50

Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) Return Trip: £5

Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) Multiride: £12

All children under the age of 5 travel for FREE!

Can I bring a dog on the trams?

Well behaved dogs are permitted on the lower deck of our tramcars at no cost.

Can I bring a buggy/pram or bike on the trams?

Buggies and prams can only be carried if folded down and at the discretion of the tram crew – space for safe storage is limited on our tramcars.

Children’s bikes and scooters can be carried at the discretion of the tram crew, full sized bikes are not permitted.

Where is best to park for the trams?

Please use the Sheepfoot Lane car park, postcode M25 2SW.

Can I drive the trams?

Yes – provided you are over 21 and have a car driving licence, please see our Tram Driving Experience page for more information!

I have limited mobility – can I get on the tramcars?

Unfortunately, our tramcars were not constructed with the carriage of wheelchairs in mind – at present, it is not possible to board in a wheelchair. Those of limited mobility may find it difficult to reach the high steps on our trams.

Our museum building is fully accessible using the ramps provided – Staff will be available to assist.