Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

Phil Brown is one of the former Bolton Wanderers players appearing in a charity match on Sunday

Phil Brown is one of the former Bolton Wanderers players appearing in a charity match on Sunday

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Here's our guide to what you can do in and around Bolton this weekend.

1. Enjoy a spooky visit to Smithills Hall (pictured below), from noon to 2pm on Friday. Smithills Hall Museum holds Fantastic Fridays family-friendly activities and trails, every Friday during the summer holidays, and this week’s theme is the Haunted Hall.

The Bolton News: Smithills Hall - Photo's Courtesy of Heather B Studios

2. Enjoy a 1970s-style three-course meal while being waited on by Basil (pictured below), Sybil and Manuel from Faulty Towers. The interactive Dining Experience show is on at The Lowry, Salford Quays, at various times between Friday and Sunday.

The Bolton News: Basil in the Faulty Towers Dining Experience

3. Relive a time when Noddy Holder (pictured below) and the lads from Slade were one of the best live rock and roll band in the world. Tribute band Slade UK will be at Moses Gate, Farnworth, on Saturday night.

The Bolton News: Noddy Holder

4. Get back on your bike and enjoy a gentle ride around Horwich. The four mile Sky Ride Local outing, suitable for all ages and abilities, will meet at USN Bolton Arena at 10am on Sunday. Visit goskyride.com to book a free place.

The Bolton News: Sky Ride Local Free bike rides with British Cycling

5. Watch Bolton Wanderers legends take to the pitch in a charity fun day. Former players including John McGinlay, Phil Brown and Alan Stubbs will be at Daisy Hill Football Club, St James Street, Westhoughton, where the fun day starts at noon with kick-off at 3pm.

The Bolton News: Bolton Wanderers legend John McGinlay, who will be playing in the all-start football match

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11:15pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Citizen Cane says...

Five activities this weekend that capture what it means to be Boltonian:

1 Cage fighting in Farnworth

2 Bad driving pretty much everywhere

3 getting into the fastest growing local industry : ghost stories

4 getting into the fastest growing local employment group : illegal immigrants (UK citizens need not apply)

5 investment classes : how to allocate the council tax that you haven't paid
Five activities this weekend that capture what it means to be Boltonian: 1 Cage fighting in Farnworth 2 Bad driving pretty much everywhere 3 getting into the fastest growing local industry : ghost stories 4 getting into the fastest growing local employment group : illegal immigrants (UK citizens need not apply) 5 investment classes : how to allocate the council tax that you haven't paid Citizen Cane
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11:26pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Citizen Cane says...

There is a sixth activity this week:

Find that motor of your dreams using state of the art comparison software, in-depth reviews and easy finance in that most obvious of places that everyone checks - yes, a swingers web-site. Eat your heart out Autotrader, your days are numbered. Swinging is to car sales what Uber is to taxicabs.
There is a sixth activity this week: Find that motor of your dreams using state of the art comparison software, in-depth reviews and easy finance in that most obvious of places that everyone checks - yes, a swingers web-site. Eat your heart out Autotrader, your days are numbered. Swinging is to car sales what Uber is to taxicabs. Citizen Cane
  • Score: 3

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