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Bolton’s #Openforbusiness

Visit Bolton is here to help you get the most out of your trip. Never been to Bolton?  We can advise on what to see, where to eat and where to stay.  Please call 01204 332853 or e-mail tourist.info@bolton.gov.uk Take a look at some examples of great days out in Bolton:

What’s open

Bolton has a fantastic choice of shops, entertainment venues, things to do and places to eat and relax.

As more and more shops and businesses reopen their doors to the public come and join us to see what is on offer.

Enjoy life, shop, eat, drink and stay safe

As we continue to come out of lockdown remember to play your part, so that we can all enjoy what the borough has to offer,  these simple steps have been produced to help keep us all safe

  • Keep a 2m safe distance where possible
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitiser
  • Only handle items in shops if you intend to buy
  • Wear a face covering on public transport and in enclosed spaces
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Respect others #bekind

In the town centre you’ll also see our new friendly and approachable town centre ambassadors, all there to assist visitors and help everyone move around the town centre safely and easily, helping with social distancing measures.

Free and easy parking

If you travel into Bolton town centre by car, don’t forget that to help lighten the load we have introduced two hours free parking each weekday, as well as weekends and Bank Holidays (in participating car parks).  For more information see our news article.

Room to move

To help keep visitors safe and observe social distancing, pavements have been temporarily widened to create more space so that everyone can move safely about including, where appropriate, the introduction of one way systems.

We’ve also introduced road traffic calming measures including at NCP Topp Way car park to the town centre and to and from the Transport Interchange.

Advice and support to help businesses

We’re working with all Bolton’s businesses, signposting them to national guidance and resources and offering direct support with our regeneration, planning and licensing teams all helping them reopen safely, in accordance with national guidelines.

For further information -

If your business needs support to safely reopen to the public please visit

www.businessbolton.org./Covid19 #SafeGM #SafeBolton


More guidance is available at 



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Toddler Tales

Come along to our Toddler Tales sessions and enjoy listening and sharing stories and songs with your little ones.

Address: Farnworth Library, Market Street, Farnworth, BL4 7PG
Tel: 01204 332344
Email: farnworth.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 13 Dec 2022 from 11:00 to 11:30

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Jack spends every day working in his Mum’s greengrocers, but what he really wants is to go on adventures! When he climbs a mysterious Beanstalk in his back garden, will he find a giant… or something even more unexpected? There will be two performance which will take place in the Central Library's Lecture Theatre (Le Mans Crescent) one at 10.30am and one at 1pm. Please note that the 1pm show is an

Address: Bolton Central Library and Museum, Le Mans Crescent, BL1 1SE
Tel: 01204 332853
Email: askboltonlibraries@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 17 Dec 2022 from 10:00 to 11:00

Revision Drop In

Do you need help with your homework or with revising for exams? Call in to see our friendly tutor who can help you with any subject up to and including GCSEs.  First Monday of the month 3pm to 4.15pm - term time only

Address: Little Lever Library, Market Street, BL3 1HH
Tel: 01204 332360
Email: littlelever.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 2 Jan 2023 from 15:00 to 16:15

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