As the summer continues, you might be wondering what you can get up to with friends and family this year.

If you’re a fan of the outdoors and all things water, Sale Water Park could make the ideal day out for you.

The water park is around a 25 minute drive from Bolton and offers a range of activities to keep you busy.

Water park near Bolton could make ideal summer day out for families

Sale Water Park boasts a lake as well as woodland and meadows with trails you can walk or cycle on.

The Bolton News: Visitors can also walk around the lake or eat at the restaurantsVisitors can also walk around the lake or eat at the restaurants (Image: Tripadvisor)

There’s places to eat and drink and Trafford Water Sports Centre where you can give plenty of activities a try, according to the Visit Manchester website.

These include paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing.

You can launch your own boat or board and equipment is available to hire.

If you’re more interested in activities where you can stay on dry land, there’s also opportunities to take on team building, orienteering and rocket launching.

Holiday clubs take place during the school summer holidays and if you’re looking to drive to the water park, parking is free with approximately 50 spaces available.

When is the water park open?

The water park is open from dawn until dusk with the water sports centre being open from the morning and last hire is at 4pm on select days, the Visit Manchester website states.

Sale Water Park is praised on Tripadvisor with a 4 star rating from 194 reviews.

You can see all the reviews via the Tripadvisor website.

One reviewer said: “Booked a kayaking course with two of my lads. Absolutely brilliant experience. The instructor was fantastic with us all. Gave the boys great confidence in the lake. We'll worth visit for the friendly, welcoming experience they gave us. Great value for money.”

Another wrote: “We come here regularly for walks, as it isn’t too far from us and offers a few hours of nice flat walks.

“There’s plenty of activities on offer for on the lake, or plenty of walks in the area - You can walk around the lake, or down the canal with many options to expand / alter the walk through footpaths leading off.

“A nice cafe, public toilets and free parking all available. Very close to the metro station so easy to access by public transport”