Herein, porous wollastonite ceramics with high porosity and low density were successfully fabricated with silicate tailings and electrolytic manganese slag (MS) as primary raw materials. The influences of calcination temperature, SiC and MS addition amounts on porosity, water adsorption, pore distribution, bulk density and bending strength were systematically studied. The results showed that 0.4 wt% of SiC was optimal for the ceramic foaming at the sintering temperature of 1140 ℃. The addition of MS promoted the foaming of ceramic matrix at low temperature. The porosity of ceramics reduced from 78.4–63.7%, bulk density elevated from 0.96 to 1.13 g/cm3, and bending strength increased from 8.43 to 11.22 MPa as the MS increased from 8.33 wt% to 46.67 wt%. Moreover, the best corrosion resistance performance reached to 99.55% with 8.33 wt% MS content and sintering temperature of 1160 ℃. This work is of significance for the solid waste utilization.