Moses Gate Country Park | Day Out With The Kids

Moses Gate Country Park

3 star Rating 3 / 5 1 reviews

Bolton, Greater Manchester, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Moses Gate Country Park is a large Country Park and nature reserve with miles of scenic woodland and waterside walks, plus nature trails, and horse and cycle routes. It is open all year, free to visit, and only 3 miles (5km) south of Bolton town centre, making it a great place to visit both as a purposeful day trip or as a reprieve for the kids who don't like shopping! With varying natural displays and delights depending upon the season it's also often worth taking a camera.

The park is one of the most popular family visitor attractions in Bolton, with 35 hectares of informal open space to enjoy, and a great mix of habitats full of wildlife. It is centred on 3 large lakes, with the main one being reserved for migratory birds and wildlife, there is also a fishing lake, and a canoe lake. Rock Hall Visitor Centre is located within the grounds of the park, and next to it you can find the Bird Hide, which overlooks a wild setting of trees and bushes with a number of bird tables and hanging feeders to attract the many variety of birds that can be found in the area.

The park is also the site of the biggest play area in Bolton and can be found at the side of the Visitor Centre, which is also well worth a look if you're new to the area. Every age range is catered for, with dedicated toddler and junior areas and masses of play equipment! So bring one, bring all, bring everyone you can find: there's room for everybody and they'll all love it!


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Hall Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL4 7QS, England


Click here to visit Moses Gate Country Park's website
01204 336632

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome


3 star Rating 3 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 07.08.15