Fun for all the family at Bradley Fold


No wonder Bolton is a such a well-loved place for visitors of all ages. And local residents love to soak up the attractions and fun things to do on their doorstep too.

After all, when looking for things to do in Bolton, there are plenty of options for families, couples or anyone who wants a solo expedition.

Great combination of town and country


Visitors from out of the area may already know that this historic North-West town has some great architecture and an impressive array of shops and eateries. Not forgetting the amazing Bolton Market that attracts thousands of loyal shoppers each year.

Bolton also offers a calendar of cultural opportunities, including the fabulous Octagon Theatre and the interesting Bolton Museum and Art Gallery.



However, it’s surprising how many people don’t realise that Bolton is on the doorstep of the West Pennine Moors. There are some amazing local bike trails nearby, and for great walks, it’s hard to beat exploring nearby Rivington Pike or the Jumbles Country Park.

Things to do in Bolton also include some great heritage attractions such as Smithills Open Farm and the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre.



All weather, all year round Bolton activities

CakeHowever, when you are looking for things to do in Bolton in all weathers, then the year-round appeal of Bradley Fold Garden Centre makes it the perfect choice.

Our well-stocked and lively Bolton visitors’ attraction offers plenty of appeal for gardeners and non-gardeners alike. There truly is something for all ages and preferences too.

The Christmas decorations display at Bradley Fold Garden Centre is not to be missed, particularly if you have children with you.


FlowersHowever, our ever-changing seasonal extravaganza of flowers, plants, giftware and home décor ideas will keep you coming back for more.

You can even pick up tempting locally sourced and artisan food products to enjoy at home.

If shopping for home, garden and pet goodies means you work up an appetite, Bradley Fold Garden Centre offers a mouth-watering array of delicious foods in our café. Or sit for a while and savour freshly made coffee or tea.

The menu in our popular café is also changed according to the season, to make the most of fresh local produce.

When looking for things to do in Bolton, Bradley Fold Garden Centre needs be top of your list. Make sure you check our ever-changing calendar of craft events and other activities, including inspiration for your home and garden. We don’t want you to miss the fun!