Family day

Enjoy a family day out in Bolton...

If you enjoy nothing better than some quality time out with your favourite little people there is a great range of activities for all the family to enjoy a top day out in Bolton. Whether your tribe like to roam free in the outdoors or prefer indoor adventures until the weather warms up, there is no shortage of choice.

For those who have energy to burn - the outdoors beckons – why not take in one of Bolton’s many parks? These are free and some have the added incentive of an outdoor café or a play area or even a garden to explore!

For the more adventurous who prefer to explore far and wide, why not venture to some of Bolton’s more scenic views with a hike or bike out in Bolton’s beautiful countryside. The options are endless check out our countryside page to make your plans and really get back to nature.

Smithills Open Farm

This is a fab day out if you are looking to treat the family. There’s plenty of chance to cuddle the cutest new arrivals that are always turning up on the farm as well as hitch a ride on the tractor or indulge in some hard earned bouncing on the inflatables! Find out more about Smithills Open Farm.

Market Place Shopping Centre

Bolton Market Place provides loads indoor opportunities with the new Light Cinema, Amazonia play zone and lots of choice for eating out as well as a shop or two to keep the kids entertained! Check out the latest info at

Bolton Libraries and Museums

Free activities can be found in abundance at Bolton’s Libraries and Museums. With everything from interesting exhibitions to story-telling, craft activities and free films, there’s a lot to be discovered there!

Bolton’s heritage

If you’re looking to expand their knowledge then why not explore some of Bolton’s heritage and take up the challenge to see how many of Bolton’s iconic heritage attractions you can visit with the family. Take a look at to find out more.

Find out what else is happening for you to get involved in at

Bolton Life

Other places of interest



One of our favourite places Horwich, a gateway to the West Pennine Moors

If you're looking for somewhere out of town that's a little bit different then why not take a trip to Horwich.

Bolton's heritage

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

Bolton town centre, you'll find it all here...

Bolton Town Centre has a great range of high street names and independent retailers, places to eat and relax.

Visit our award winning markets

Bolton has a long heritage as a bustling market town with four to choose from.