Fun things to do this Autumn



From fun family activities at local attractions and some of the best theatrical entertainment around, to fabulous ways to enjoy our stunning countryside or finding out things you didn’t know about our Industrial heritage; Bolton offers something for everyone!

See below for just five of our favourite things…

Get outdoors and enjoy the countryside

Fancy a walk in some of the North West's most breathtaking countryside?  Take in and savor some of our beautiful, panoramic Bolton views, not forgetting to stop off on the way for some well-earned refreshments - it would be rude not too!  

Walks from Rivington to Turton, Horwich and the Last Drop Village and beyond, start exploring now.

A cultural day out at the Octagon Theatre

If you love a good show and want to take in some of Bolton’s finest stage performances, then there’s no better place than the Octagon Theatre. With a great range of productions and investigative days on offer that you can’t find anywhere else you’ll be sure to find something up your street. Not to mention the fact that they also have more than a few tasty treats in their delightful café!

You can find out what’s on and book tickets at https://octagonbolton.co.uk/what-on/

Family fun at Bolton’s Libraries and Museums

There’s always something going on at Bolton Libraries and Museums with free family activities on offer. From getting crafty, fish feeds, storytelling, object handling and lots more. Look out for special half term activities in all libraries and museums too! Visit www.boltonlams.co.uk/whats-on.

Seek out Bolton’s Industrial Heritage

Spend a day exploring Bolton’s wonderful industrial heritage which lives on through its canals, coal, cotton, railways and of course it’s people.
You can find out more about Bolton’s famous names including The Duke of Bridgewater, Gilbert Brindley, Richard Arkwright, Samuel Crompton, William Hesketh Lever and others whose inventions helped to forge and shape the industrial revolution. Explore them now here.

Check out a local event

There are lots of seasonal events and activities featured on our website that are hosted by Bolton’s attractions, hotels, retailers, partners and community groups. These could be anything from our Christmas Winter Wonderland and light switch on to a Beer festival, Firework display, fun day or local art exhibition but you’ll be sure to find something interesting to pass the time.

To find out what’s happening on a weekly basis check our what's on page.

A cultural day out at the Octagon Theatre

If you love a good show and want to take in some of Bolton’s finest stage performances, then there’s no better place than the Octagon Theatre. With a great range of productions and investigative days on offer that you can’t find anywhere else you’ll be sure to find something up your street. Not to mention the fact that they also have more than a few tasty treats in their delightful café!

You can find out what’s on and book tickets at https://octagonbolton.co.uk/whats-on/

Family fun at Bolton’s Libraries and Museums

There’s always something going on at Bolton Libraries and Museums with free family activities on offer.

There are loads of other great activities on offer including getting crafty, fish feeds, storytelling, object handling and lots more. Look out for special half term activities in all libraries too! Visit www.boltonlams.co.uk/whats-on.

Seek out Bolton’s Industrial Heritage

Spend a day exploring Bolton’s wonderful industrial heritage which lives on through its canals, coal, cotton, railways and of course it’s people.
You can find out more about Bolton’s famous names including The Duke of Bridgewater, Gilbert Brindley, Richard Arkwright, Samuel Crompton, William Hesketh Lever and others whose inventions helped to forge and shape the industrial revolution. Explore them now here.

Check out a local event

There are lots of seasonal events and activities featured on our website that are hosted by Bolton’s attractions, hotels, retailers, partners and community groups. These could be anything from our Christmas Winter Wonderland and light switch on to a Beer festival, Firework display, fun day or local art exhibition but you’ll be sure to find something interesting to pass the time.

To find out what’s happening on a weekly basis check our what's on page

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Please see the heritage guides below which are available to download to help you start exploring!

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