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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.

Arts and crafts

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Card Making Group

Join our Age UK group and learn how to craft beautiful cards for any occasion. The charge is £3 per session. Please contact Harwood Library to find out if there are currently free spaces in the group. 

Address: Harwood Library, Gate Fold, Harwood, BL2 3HN
Tel: 01204332340
Email: harwood.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 16 Aug 2022 from 11:00 to 13:00

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Sew Crafty

Sewing group for the overs 50s run by Age UK Bolton at Breightmet Library every Tuesday. Beginners and experienced sewers and crafters welcome. Types of sewing included are dressmaking, soft furnishings, making scissor holders and pin cushions etc. Bring your project along. Share skills with like minded people and don't forget the talking is as important as the sewing. If you wish to join please contact Age UK on

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

Date and time: 16 Aug 2022 from 11:30 to 13:30

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Knit and Get Fit

This is a craft and keep fit group for women. Knitting and card making sessions take place weekly. On the first

Address: High Street Library, High Street, BL3 6SZ
Tel: 01204 332358
Email: high.street.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 16 Aug 2022 from 14:00 to 16:00

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Enjoy Writing

Are you a budding writer of poetry or prose?

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

Date and time: 16 Aug 2022 from 13:45 to 16:00

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Bolton Central Library and Museum summer holiday activities

Join us for lots of family friendly fun at Bolton Central Library and Museum during the school holidays every day from Saturday 23 July to Sunday 4 September between 11am and 3pm.

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

Date and time: 16 Aug 2022 from 12:00 to 16:00

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Summer holiday crafts at Westhoughton Library

Come along to Westhoughton Library this summer for science-themed craft fun. Make everything from 3-D rainbows, to designing your own constellation.

Address: Westhoughton Library, Market Street, Westhoughton, BL5 3AU
Tel: 01942634640
Email: westhoughton.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 16 Aug 2022 from 15:30 to 16:30

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Craft A Story - Breightmet 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: Elderdale Centre, Yewdale Gardens, BL2 5JF
Tel: 01204 522855
Email: enquiries@boltonymca.co.uk

Date and time: 16 Aug 2022 from 16:45 to 18:00

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Free Play Session 4-8 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 children and young people attending the opportunity to build skills and develop their confidence in

Address: Castle Hill Young Peoples Centre, Castleton street, Tonge Moor, BL2 2JW
Tel: 01204 338190
Email: positive.activities@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 16 Aug 2022 from 16:15 to 18:15

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Free Play Session

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: Horwich Youth Centre, Fox Street, Horwich, BL6 5NZ
Tel: 01204 332323
Email: webteam@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 16 Aug 2022 from 16:45 to 18:45

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Craft and Chat

Enjoy crafting and chatting with a cuppa!

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

Date and time: 16 Aug 2022 from 18:00 to 19:30

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