If you're looking for somewhere out of town that's a little bit different then why not take a trip to Horwich.
As a former small railway and mill town, Horwich packs a big punch. It's home to Bolton Wanderers football club, the Middlebook Retail and Leisure Park and a fabulous sports venue, USN Bolton Arena as well as offering access to some of the best countryside in the North West.
Situated on the edge of the West Pennine Moors, Rivington Country Park with it's landmark Pike and Japanese Gardens, is a popular destination for many outdoor activities.
To really understand the town's important history a trip to the Horwich Heritage Centre will help you discover Horwich through the ages, including the town's significance in locomotive history.
Visit the Horwich website
Other places of interest
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.
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.