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Bolton’s #Openforbusiness

Our town centres’ are opening again, so please visit us and follow the simple steps to keep safe...

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 



Arts and crafts

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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: 2 Aug 2021 from 16:30 to 17:45

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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: 2 Aug 2021 from 16:15 to 18:15

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Junior Youth Club 9-12 years

9-12? Feel too old for play sessions? Not old enough for youth club? Blackrod Young Peoples Centre offers a Junior Youth Club run by Bolton Play & Youth Service that offers support for young people during the transition from play to youth.  Young people have the opportunity to take an active role in their provision which can include; cookery, drama, trips and sports. Junior Youth Club sessions also address issues facing young people in a fun and engaging way to give them the

Address: Waggon Road Young People's Centre, Waggon road, Breightmet, Bl2 5AB
Tel: 01204 333333
Email: webteam@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 2 Aug 2021 from 19:30 to 21:30

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Colourful Science experiments at Bolton Museum

Are you fascinated by Science? Are you aged 8+? Then come along & join in our colourful themed science experiments!  

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

Date and time: 7 Aug 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00

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