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- We took our one year old grandson to Smithills Open Farm on a sunny Wednesday in term time so it was full of families with pre-school children. It was a lovely day out for him. He enjoyed seeing the animals and the play areas. There were plenty of places to picnic and the ice cream was yummy. An excellent venue for little ones and good value too.Written September 17, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Visited on a Bank Holiday when all machines were operating. It was busier than I expected, and I guess it's because the place is brilliant! The volunteer guides were very helpful, the machines fascinating and the used book shop was great too. There were a number of small machines that started at the push of a button which was good in engaging my young daughter. Definitely worth visiting if you're in to British industrial heritage, engineering and technology.Written September 1, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Visited in August 2023 and the museum is looking brilliant! Lots for young children, excellent local history section and the Egyptian exhibition is wonderful. All looks very modern and engaging. Highly recommended.Written August 14, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I was looking for a circular route for my water loving sprocker, and the Jumbles Reservoir circuit ticked all my boxes, free parking, good cafe, good paths, and of course water. We only did the route around the reservoir and thoroughly enjoyed meeting other dog walkers. As mentioned in other reviews, the mens toilets in the main carpark are not for the faint-hearted. As a keen gardener, l was surprised to see how prolific himalayan balsam has become in the area. It has a lovely flower, but its UKs No1 evasive threat. Will definitely be back to walk the whole circuit.Written August 18, 2023
- Wellbeing Farm made our day so amazing on Friday (08/09/2023).
The lead up to the day has just been incredible and all the staff on the day/night were outstanding!
The relaxed atmosphere is what I think made it as well as we didn't feel any pressure/like we had to have specific deadlines to get things done but everyone was on hand if we needed anything.
Our guests were blown away with the venue itself, the meeting animals section, and have not stopped saying how good the food was. The pie, mash, veggies went down a treat for the main and everyone commented on how much there was and how delicious everything had been. We are all Wiganers so the pie went down a treat! The majority of our guests kept saying how delicious the pie was!
The canapés and quality of food, along with portion sizes, well, my god, everyone was full so it was brilliant!
The chef made sure everyone was well fed, and also ensured that our vegan/vegetarian guests were well catered for. They were amazed that they had their own little board of canapés, own mains and then the extensive amount of jackfruit roast to keep them full, they didn't go hungry either!
The staff have just been amazing, and having a little wind down/chat with Georgie and the bar staff, specifically, at the end of the night was just lovely. Even when they were tidying away/cleaning up they didn't make us feel as though they were too busy to stop and chat.
Also, just the little personal touches of having our own little snacks, and breakfast in the morning, with access to use the whole farmhouse, it was just such a lovely touch.
We had the most amazing day, and we can't believe it's over!
You really do have the most incredible setting, set up of business (in terms of approachability, relaxed, friendly vibe), and staff, who I cannot thank enough for everything they did for us.
We keep saying it but we cannot thank you all enough, we really did have the most beautiful day.Written September 17, 2023
- Got tickets to see Arthur Miller's View From The Bridge and they were only £15. After 6pm you can park right along the street for free too. Had a drink in the bar beforehand. Friendly welcome and good advice on the beers: we chose, a welsh red ale and a cornish doom bar. We were also sold on the idea of ordering your interval drinks in advance to beat the rush to the bar and they were laid out waitig for us at half time. I know it was renovated recently and so was worried they would eradicate the charm and atmosphere but it really is lovely and spotless throughout. Bolton really needs more places like this. It's kitted out in a contemporary style but they've put pictures of bygone performances on the walls in the bar. We spotted Sue Johnson and John McArdle from Brookside in one. There really is so much history in this place so glad it is being taken care of.
The play was fantastic. Although the set is very minimal, just a few props really it is very immersive especially since you are so close you feel you are on the stage. At this close range the acting has to be up to scratch. The cast were faultless and the guy playing Eddie Carbone the troubled lead was so engaging and believable. Good american accents too with no lapses to break the spell. the first act was 80 mins and then a break. The second act was shorter at 45 mins but wrapped things up nicely. The writing, even though first performed in 1955 was excellent. I hope they put on some more Arthur Miller. Loved the cast. Loved the play. Great way to fill in a Tuesday night. On till the end of the month.Written September 13, 2023
- Wednesday tour at Turton Tower.
Lovely house and small garden.
Cafe and surroundings were excellent
Tour by the volunteer very informative and interesting.
Thanks to all the volunteers who put the time and effort for us to enjoy.Written June 14, 2023
- Great walks, with picnic benches, sprawling woodlands over different levels, there's a fast flowing weir with hidden waterfalls up in the woods. The woods offer good, winding climbing paths to stretch the legs. Get the dogs out, they'll love it.
The park has good even footpaths too around the lake for walkers, bikes, pushchairs and wheelchairs. There's plenty of parking generally with a small parking space for disabled users right by the lake.
Once the weather picks up expect to see the welcome sight of the Ice cream van.
Just a lovely park, great for families, with a dedicated play area for kids. A great place too if you love birds. There are small stepping ponds where you'll spot frogs and pond-life in the spring.
Why wait, so much to see and enjoy.Written January 30, 2023
- Beautiful historic building, staff were incredibly helpful, food was delicious. Took us about 3 hours to look round the building, gardens and lunch. A thoroughly enjoyable visit.Written August 30, 2023
- This place is a a forgotten gem! A great traditional market atmosphere and so much more choice when compared with your bland supermarket or retail park. The fresh food, fruit and veg stalls are well stocked with a wide range of choice and to suit everyone’s budget. Well worth a visit to ‘Deli-boys delicatessen’ You can sit down to eat there and enjoy a sweet or savoury treat with your coffee while watching the bustle of the market. We had a charcuterie board which was yummy!😋Written August 6, 2023
- My partner and I were greeted by a friendly tour guide tonight. He was very enthusiastic about the building and the tales he had to tell. The history of this lovely building is wonderful to hear. I would advise that if you are going on this tour during the winter months to take a torch with you as the night time tour is, for the most part, walked in darkness. The tour guide has spare torches if you forget to take one with you.Written January 16, 2023
- Really good park to go to, I recommend it. The only problem is, the nearest toilets are about 5 minutes away from where we mostly were. One of the disabled toilets was dirty too. Apart from that, it was a really great experience.Written April 14, 2023
- This park isn’t too far from where we live, but we don’t go there very often. There’s not loads to offer but on this particular day we wanted somewhere close by for a walk.
Unfortunately, it was raining so it didn’t look at its best, but was still enjoyable.
The gardens are very well maintained and there are items of interest around the place including statues of previous prime minister’s and local dignitaries as well.
Parking is very easy on the road outside, and it’s free.Written January 9, 2023
- Very interesting and informative visit.
Very helpful staff
I was pleased and surprised to be given a
very comprehensive guide to borrow, which explains details of each room.
A really nice place to go. Different because it has been a family house, rather than a stately home.Written March 9, 2020
- This is a lovely hidden gem just off the main road, it doesn't take long to walk around but there is plenty of seating and some lovely views as you go aroundWritten September 5, 2022
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