Shepherd Cross Street, Bolton. BL1 3BH
01204 337090
Opening times
  • Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - 15th July, 5th August and 2nd September 2023, 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Activities and events
  • Accessible baby changing facilities
  • Car parking
  • Outdoor play area
  • Pram store
  • Rooms to hire for community activities
  • Busy babies - a fun interactive drop in session for you and your baby, 0 - 12 months Tuesdays 9.30am - 10.15am
  • Baby’s First Foods - babies, parents, and grandparents - learn when and how to introduce solid foods to your baby. Ideal from families with babies around 3 - 6 months old. To book your place, call the Healthy Families Team on 01204 463175  Wednesday 7th February 1:00pm – 2:30pm

  • Parent and Tots - stay and play drop in for parents with children aged 0 - 4 years. Bilingual practitioners in attendance for parents with South Asian ethnic backgrounds. Mondays 10:00am - 12:00noon   Contact Aisha for more information:

  • With You in Mind - a free drop in peer support group for parents with children aged 0 - 2 years (expectant parents welcome). Come along, meet others and share your experiences. For more information, contact, or telephone 01204 216537 Tuesdays 1.15pm - 2.45pm

  • Happy Healthy Babies - a 6 week course for families with babies 0 - 6 months. Topics include relationships, feeding, solid foods oral health and well-being, with sensory play and songs. To book, ring the Healthy Babies Team on 01204 463175. Advanced booking required. Tuesdays 10.30am - 11.30am

  • Nature Club for Tots - a fun drop in session for 1 - 3 year olds. The sessions are facilitated by The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire Manchester and North Merseyside. Contact Cath 07740 419183.
    Tuesdays 1pm - 2pm

  • SEND Play and Stay - The Orchards Federation facilitates a drop in session for children 0 -5 years with SEND. Children do not need an official diagnosis to attend. Thursdays 10am - 11.30am

  • Early Help Parent Drop In - for all families with children under 18 years old. If you want advice or information about parenting, come along for a coffee and chat. Saturday 27th Jan, 17th Feb, 9th March, 6th April, 27th April 9.30am - 3.30pm
    For more information, contact Targeted Early Help on 01024 336215 or email

Information and free childcare checks
  • 2 year old free childcare funding checks
  • Disability Access Fund (DAF) applications
  • Information on childcare