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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.

Libraries and literature

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Toddler Tales at Breightmet Library

Come along to our Toddler Tales sessions and enjoy listening and sharing stories and songs with your little ones. This free storytelling session is for children under 5, with their mums, dads, and carers. The session will be followed by a craft for your little one and you to do.

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

Date and time: 24 Apr 2024 from 11:30 to 12:00

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Toddler Tales

Free storytelling sessions to enhance the fun and joy of stories for young children and their Mums, Dads and Carers. Ideal for children under 5. No need to book. 

Address: Bolton Central Library and Museum, Le Mans Crescent, BL1 1SE
Tel: +441204332853
Email: askboltonlibraries@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 24 Apr 2024 from 12:30 to 13:00

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Craft A Story Tonge Moor 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: Tonge Moor Family Support Centre, 2-8 Connaught Sq, BL2 2JA
Tel: 01204 522855
Email: enquiries@boltonymca.co.uk

Date and time: 24 Apr 2024 from 16:30 to 17:45

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Toddler Tales

Join us for a fun filled session with stories and songs. Free sessions for under 5s and their carers. No need to book.  

Address: Horwich Library, Jones Street, Horwich, BL6 7AJ
Tel: 01204332347
Email: horwich.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 25 Apr 2024 from 11:30 to 12:00

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Toddler Tales

Join us at Blackrod Library for Toddler Tales every Thursday at 10.30am to 11.30am. Toddler Tales are free storytelling sessions for under 5s and their families. No need to book just turn up.                              

Address: Blackrod Library, Church Street, Blackrod, BL6 5EQ
Tel: 01204 332380
Email: blackrod.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 25 Apr 2024 from 11:30 to 12:30

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Knit and Natter

Join our weekly group for a knit and a natter.

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

Date and time: 25 Apr 2024 from 11:30 to 13:00

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Macmillan surgery

Questions about Cancer? Drop in to the Macmillan session on the last Thursday of every month, 10.30am to 12.30pm. We offer information and support to anyone affected by cancer.

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

Date and time: 25 Apr 2024 from 11:30 to 13:30

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Knit and Natter

Join our friendly Knit and Natter group. Bring along your own project and have a craft and a chat with others who love the wonder of wool and yarn.

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

Date and time: 25 Apr 2024 from 11:30 to 13:30

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Knit and Natter

Do you like to knit? Or would you like to learn? Join our weekly knitters hosted by Age UK.

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

Date and time: 25 Apr 2024 from 11:30 to 13:30

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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: 25 Apr 2024 from 14:30 to 16:30

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