Know it very well mate - lived in Whitefield vrtually all my life, now residing just over the border in Unsworth, Bury.
St Mary's Park is great for the family, swings and slides, bowls, tennis - am going to a tribute band festival there in Sept 'Festwich' - Heaton Park, which I'm sure you're aware of !
Aumbry restaurant on Church Lane is DEFINITELY the most respected fine dining establishment in the area - Elboys are known to frequent it....I've not been in...yet ! Lots of curry houses in Prestwich & Whitefield (Lime Tree fantastic).
Pubs - Woodthorpe, Ostrich & Friendship all to be recommended by Yours Truly.
Whitefield & Bury all have plenty to keep one entertained - Prestwich is a nice area mate, got it's dodgy parts, but so have all suburbs/villages ! Plans are afoot to give it's centre a much needed facelift.
Am sure you'l' be reet - I see various Potters and Jupp's knocking around from time to time !