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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 



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Children's games session

  Enjoy games with friends or parents after school. There’s a great selection of games to play!   The free sessions will then take place every Tuesday, 4pm to 5pm and no need to book.  

Address: Westhoughton Library, Library Street, Westhoughton , BL5 3AU
Tel: 01942 634640
Email: westhoughton.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 27 Jul 2021 from 17:00 to 18:00

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Kinder Gymnastics

Gymnastics for 18m - 4yrs old Activities will include Movements Games Fun Activities

Address: New Mill, Summerfield Road, BL3 2NQ
Tel: 01204
Email: boltongymnastics@gmail.com

Date and time: 30 Jul 2021 from 11:30 to 12:30

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Mark Daniels' magician shows at Bolton Museum

  Magician Mark Daniels – Saturday 31 July   Come along and watch colourful tricks performed by magician Mark Daniels at Bolton Museum.  

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

Date and time: 31 Jul 2021 from 10:00 to 10:30

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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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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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