Bolton Winter Festival is coming back this Christmas and will feature a free family zone.As well a giant covered ice rink and teepee bar, the town’s former BHS shop will be converted to a Festive Family Zone housing games for children to play for free.There’ll be air hockey and table football arcade games, and visitors will be able to have a go at snow cross and alpine racer computer games.It follows the success of the zone at Bolton Food and Drink Festival and will also play host to the town’s Santa’s grotto.Costing £4 per child, the grotto will be open from 10am to 6pm, Thursday to Sunday before Christmas (plus Monday 23 and Tuesday 24), and each child will receive a gift of a festive book to take home.
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The festival also has a packed programme of free entertainment across the four weeks, including street performances, reindeer and donkey visits, carol singing as well as children’s fair rides, which will be based in Newport Street and will be charged for.The ice rink will once again take pride of place in Victoria Square and will open daily from 10am.Tickets cost from £4.50 for children, £8 for adults and £24 for a family ticket. Various discounts are available too, including the popular parent and child ‘Penguin Club’ (under-8s), midday madness and happy hour and half.
Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Hilary Fairclough, said: “A Bolton Christmas is about family and friends, and we want to help make it a special time for all.“We are sure the festival will bring thousands of people into the town centre. There really will be something for everyone this year with such a packed schedule of events, everything is ready for a magical festive season.”
Brett Warburtons, executive director of festival partner Warburtons, added: “We’re a proud Bolton company, delighted to be supporting the council with the Winter Festival. Our company was born and bred in this town and it is wonderful to be involved.”The festival will welcome its first visitors on Saturday, December 7 and will be open every day until Sunday, January 5 (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day).
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The Teepee café bar will also be back in Victoria Square, where it will open from 11am selling drinks and snacks and hosting live music on the stage.As well as ongoing free weekend and bank holiday parking, town centre visitors can also enjoy free parking at Topp Way, Deane Road and The Octagon car parks after 3pm on weekdays, from November 21.
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