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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 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/5-steps-to-working-safely

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/shops-and-branches.

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CADS WEEKENDERS

WHAT IS CADS?Developed by Seashell Trust, a charity specialising in helping children and young people who have some of the most complex needs and disabilities, CADS events (Children’s Able & Disabled Sports) are a series of unique sport, health and leisure activities organised by Bolton Lads and Girls Club.Young people can enjoy a range of fully inclusive and structured sports & creative activities within Bolton Lads and

Address: 18 Bolton Lads And Girls Club, BL1 4AG
Tel: 01204540100
Email: info@blgc.co.uk

Date and time: 4 Dec 2022 from 14:00 to 17:00

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Toddler Tales

A free storytelling sessions for young children and their mums, dads and carers, ideal for toddlers aged 2 to 5.

Address: Harwood Library, Gate Fold, Harwood, BL2 3HN
Tel: 01204 332340
Email: harwood.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 5 Dec 2022 from 10:30 to 11:00

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Card making

Join us for our weekly card making class hosted by Age UK. £3 per person, all materials provided. There is a waiting list so if you would like to add your name please call 01204 382411.

Address: Breightmet Library, Breightmet Fold Lane, BL2 6NT
Tel: 01204 332352
Email: breightmet.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 5 Dec 2022 from 10:30 to 12:30

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Monday Magic

Ever wondered what the secret to knitting was?

Address: Horwich Library, Jones Street, Horwich, BL6 7AJ
Tel: 01204 332347
Email: horwich.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 5 Dec 2022 from 13:00 to 15:00

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Knit and Natter

Join our weekly group for a knit and a natter. Bring along your own projects and ideas to share!

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

Date and time: 5 Dec 2022 from 13:30 to 15:30

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Knit and Natter

Join us for a chat whilst knitting.

Address: Bromley Cross Library , The Crescent, Bromley Cross, BL7 9JR
Tel: 01204 332354
Email: bromley.cross.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 5 Dec 2022 from 14:00 to 16:00

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Art and Craft Group

Come join our friendly arts and crafts group. Get creative and learn new skills at these free sessions.   

Address: Harwood Library, Gate Fold, Harwood, BL2 3HN
Tel: 01204 332340
Email: harwood.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 5 Dec 2022 from 14:00 to 16:00

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Craft A Story - Johnson fold area

During this session, children practise their reading and make a craft around the story they read.These sessions are used to help children improve on their literacy, it encourages creativity through crafts and allows children to learn simple BSL. We encourage children to read and want to provide them with a larger range of reading materials. With the reading reward children are given a book to take home and keep every two weeks. We encourage children to read a home. The children love

Address: 31-33 Johnson Fold Avenue, BL1 5SF
Tel: 01204 522855
Email: enquiries@boltonymca.co.uk

Date and time: 5 Dec 2022 from 15:30 to 16:45

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Free Play Session 9-12 years Term Time

  Bolton Play & Youth Service offer a range of free and safe child centred play provision across the borough offering activities within local communities for children and young people aged 4-12 years old. There are year round where children and young people can take part in lots of different activities including: arts and crafts, sports, drama, trips and accredited activities This gives the

Address: Castle Hill - Young People's Centre, Frogley Street, BL2 2JS
Tel: (01204) 338190
Email: positive.activities@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 5 Dec 2022 from 15:15 to 17:15

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Free Play Session - 4-12 years

Bolton Play & Youth Service offer a range of free and safe child centred play provision across the borough offering activities within local communities for children and young people aged 4-12 years old. There are year round where children and young people can take part in lots of different activities including: arts and crafts, sports, drama, trips and accredited activities This gives the children and young people attending the opportunity to build skills and develop their confidence in

Address: Waggon Road Play Centre, Waggon Road, BL2 5AU
Tel: 01204 334263
Email: webteam@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 5 Dec 2022 from 15:45 to 17:45

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