As the cost of living crisis continues, families may be worried about finding ways to keep the kids entertained while they are on their summer holidays.

Well, The Bolton News has put together a list of places and things to do on a tight budget without compromising on the fun.

If the weather is sunny...

Why not head to a local park.

Bolton is home to an array of beautiful parks with play areas which are free.

Queen's Park has a large children's play area for hours of fun, Moss Bank Park also has a large play area and sand pit and if you're hungry both have affordable cafes to eat in or takeaway.

The Octagon Theatre and Bolton Libraries and Museums are offering a free activity programme over the summer for children who receive free school meals.

The two organisations have teamed up to give young people aged 11-16 who receive free school meals the opportunity to get creative, make friends and have an action packed summer.

Young people can take part in art workshops, drama sessions and day trips to experience fun, outdoor activites across Bolton.

Or why not head to a family fun day.

There are lots of family fun days going on across Bolton this summer.

For one day only Bolton Cricket Club is hosting a family fun day and funfair.

On August 7 from 10.30am, the event will have a raffle, facepainting, a bouncy castle, demonstrations, ranger mikes baby dinosaurs, archery, food and refreshments, stalls, tombola and a fire engine and police car.

Tickets are £2 per adult and £1 per child.

Or why not head to Bolton Rugby Club's 150th anniversary event on Saturday, August 20 from 11am.

The event is free entry and there will be activities for the whole family including falconry, gin bar, face painting, rugby tots, axe throwing, brewery bar, artisan coffee, slip and slide, ice cream van, food stalls, entertainment and singers plus lots more.

There will also be a huge range of stalls.

Or if you want to go for a nice walk why not take the kids to pick their own fruit.

Summer is prime time for strawberry and raspberry picking so it would be perfect during the summer holidays to make homemade jam.

Or if it's a rainy day...

A trip to Bolton Library and Museum with the kids.

There are endless hours of fun at the museum seeing all the exhibitions, picking some new books to read and having a look at the sealife in the aquarium.

Or why not visit the pet store or garden centre.

Kids love seeing animals and at no cost, it's great trip out.

Or head to Bolton Steam Museum.

This is a great day out looking back on history, allowing the kids to still learn whilst they are away from school.