Visitor information - Bolton Winter Festival
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Visitor Information


To make your trip to Bolton town centre extra easy here are all the handy bits and bobs you may need to know!

Free Parking

To lighten the load, and help your money go further this Christmas we’ve teamed up with NCP car parks to offer free parking every weekend, and after 3pm on weekdays and all day on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day in Bolton Town Centre.


The offer is available now at NCP Multi-storey car parks: Deane Road, Topp Way and The Octagon.


Shop opening times

For details of opening hours for the town centre shops see Visit Bolton


Toilet Scheme

Please see look out for the toilet scheme stickers at various shops throughout Bolton. This sticker means you are free to use their toilet facilities.


Stores participating

  • Marks and Spencer
  • Debenhams
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Market Place
  • Crompton Place
  • Bolton Market
  • Bolton Central Library on Le Mans Crescent

Travelling by car

Bolton's easily accessible by road - the M60, M61 and M6 are all on our doorstep - so you can base yourself here and get out and about into the rugged beauty of the West Pennine Moors. See car parks in Bolton.

Travelling by train

Bolton benefits from one of Greater Manchester’s busiest rail stations. For more information on rail services to Bolton, please visit or

Travelling by bus or coach

Bolton has a great bus service with routes all over the Northwest region. For more information call 0161 244 1000 or visit For information on coach travel across the UK visit

Metroshuttle town centre bus

When you arrive in Bolton, why not take advantage of our free town centre bus service which runs every 10 minutes during peak hours? For more information on the Metroshuttle bus, see


For information about parking in Bolton, including coach and motorcycle parking see