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Things to do in Bolton

Listed below are all the things to do in Bolton, Greater Manchester that we offer through GoBananas. We can reserve and book more than 250 different and exciting activities and experiences. Everything within 25 miles of Bolton is displayed by activity type below. Choosing stuff to do in Bolton has never been so easy!

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Bolton Activities & Things To Do

Bolton is a small town part of the Greater Manchester area of the UK.  Bolton is located approximately 17 miles north west from Manchester's center city.  This area covers many other small towns, including Farnworth and Horwich.  Bolton is about 40 miles from Blackpool as well, so it is a great central location with plenty to do.  Considering Manchester is known as "the Capital of the North," you are going to want to take a trip there from Bolton, which is only one of its many districts. 

Getting to Bolton

Getting to Bolton from afar would mean taking the airport, and the Manchester Airport is often used.  If you're traveling from Bolton to the Town Centre of Manchester, a railway station is very easy to use and will get you only about a 5 minute walk from the town hall.  Buses area pletny that will allow you to travel around the area from Manchester to Wigan to Bury and Salford.  Exploring the area will give you plenty to do and with all the neighboring towns along with the prowess of Manchester will always keep you busy.

Bolton Activities and Things to Do

Within Bolton itself, you can find plenty to do without meandering to Manchester City Centre.  The Museum and Art Gallery int the Bolton Central Library is worth passing through, as well as their world famous aquarium in their basement.  The Market Hall area is home to the Fish and Vegetable Market, if you're looking for a site to see of just a snack.  There are plenty of sporting events involving a rivalry with Bury, a neighboring borough, with occasional games to watch.  Plays may be seen at the Octagon Theater if you are into theater.  You can find plenty of food shops, such as the Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe and even independent breweries and pubs.  There are even night clubs in Bolton, but you can always go to Manchester for more to do.  Annually in Bolton is a street play performed to commemorate the execution of the seventh Earl of Derby outside of the Man and Scythe Inn.  In Manchester, if you are looking for more to do in student life, sporting, and diversity, you will find it there. With plenty of museums and educational opportunities to cultural activities depicting the architecture and history, you'll find it in nearby Manchester.

When Should I go to Bolton?

You will find that Bolton has a maritime climate and does not get too warm or too cold, however, you would probably want to avoid winter in case of any extreme conditions.  The area receives average rainfall for the UK area.  Because of its mild conditions during Spring-Fall, you can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities. 

Nightlife in Bolton

There are only a couple of nightclubs in Bolton, such as the J2 Nightclub, and if you are looking for a more wild time, check out Manchester Town Centre for more possibilities for a wild night.  If you're just looking to get a beer or five, there are plenty of pubs and breweries in Bolton.  Manchesters has plenty of drinking establishments from the quirky to the authentic.  Because of the amount of youth and college life in the area, you'll certainly find a bunch of dance clubs as well as music shows of all genres.

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