4 Things to do with Kids in Bolton

If you’re struggling for ideas as to what to do with the kids at the weekends, we’ve handpicked some of our favourite things to do in and around Bolton.

Go on a Manchester Spy Mission

  • Price
    • Print at home book is £6.99.
  • Booking required?
    • No, can download instantly after purchase!
  • Ages
    • 6 to 106!

I spy with my little eye…Manchester! Set off on a perilous adventure as an undercover special agent, combing the streets of Manchester for clues to complete your mission. Download your PDF booklet or have one delivered to you, and you’re good to go. Spend an entire afternoon on the Manchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail working together as a family to crack the case. No guides, no organised groups, no time limits. Show off your ‘totes’ terrific skills carrying out your tasks in your own sweet time, and give kids as young as 4 a glimpse of field training activities for grown-up agents on one of three fantastic treasure trails in Manchester.

Break Your Boundaries with Immotion VR

  • Price
    • 30 minute session £20
    • 1 hour session £30
  • Booking required?
    • Booking is best
  • Ages
    • Older children, aged 9-18

The play is virtual, but the fun is real. As soon as you set foot onto the indoor VR platform at the Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre packed with cutting-edge simulators, you’ll be stepping out of your comfort zone and into the most amazing optical illusions of our time. Each one of your rides, missions, and interactions will be taking place in a head-spinning and immersive cinematic experience with mind-blowing graphics. If you’re 9 or older, you can have a go at any one of these electrifying games: Twisted Jinxed rides, thrilling sci-fi adventures in DeltaZero, submarine exploits in Legends of Lusca, co-op capers in Raw Data, creative quests in The Lab, and vigilante crusades in Batman. Or try some of the more conventional job and racing simulators, shooters, and thrillers. Take our word for it: you can’t contain this raw Immotion!

Monkey Around Merrily at Amazonia Bolton

  • Price
    • Adults £1
    • 1-3 Years £2
    • 4+ £4
    • Under 1’s free
  • Booking required?
    • Booking is best
  • Ages
    • 0-14 Years Old

Deep within the rainforest lies a place known as Amazonia Bolton, where children run amok amidst wooden towers, rope bridges, and colossal slides as colourful creatures look on in amazement. Set foot as a family (or a tribe) in this jungle-themed wonderland, meet the local tribespeople, and share a journey on the Jungle Express to seal your friendship. Climb atop the huge play frame or give your colourful ball a spin on the mini-golf course. It’s monkey see, monkey do in the toddler area, and when you’re knackered and ready for noshing, visit the on-site restaurant and café for nibbles. Socks are compulsory. Monkey business is optional.

Fish for Knowledge at the Bolton Museum Aquarium

  • Price
    • Free admission!
  • Booking required?
    • No
  • Ages
    • All ages

Read up on your fish varieties, spot them, and colour them on sight at the Bolton Museum, an unusual library with an on-site fresh-water aquarium. It’s been around for the better part of a century and it’s got loads of activities that adults can join in on, too, so it’s a great place to bring nan, the kids, and everyone in between. While you’re there, get a good look at the museum’s nifty exhibits. You’ll find a samurai armour, a swarm of butterflies, or a really, really old Egyptian mummy.

 

Have you also visited the above attractions? Would did you think? Let us know

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *