Published: Friday, 20th May 2022

Bolton Council’s Libraries and Museums Service has arranged a fun-packed programme of events across the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

Taking place at Central Library and across the borough, there will be something for everyone including tea parties, crafts, and story time.

All the events are free with no need to book and more information is available on the Facebook page.

Bolton is going all out to celebrate this historic occasion with an exciting programme of events in the town centre.

The Decades of Music concert will take place in Victoria Square on the Friday (June 3) from noon until 10pm.

That will be followed by the very special Picnic on the Square in Victoria Square on the Saturday (June 4) from noon to 6pm.

Sunday June 5 will see a civic procession starting from Bolton Town Hall at 2.10pm and heading to the Parish Church.

Bolton residents can also share their Platinum Jubilee memories with The Libraries and Museum team. (Details below).

Bolton Council Deputy Leader, Cllr Hilary Fairclough, said:

“This will be a truly historic weekend which children and young people will remember for a very long time.

“We have a packed schedule of events at libraries across the borough to help families celebrate together.

“Alongside the showpiece events taking place in the town centre, Bolton’s Platinum Jubilee weekend will offer something for everyone.”

Events at Bolton Central Library:

From 11am to 3pm across the four-day weekend there will be a range of free activities.

All week, visitors can take part in the Queen’s Corgi trail. Find the book throne and get a photo in the Queen’s carriage.

Thursday 2 June, 11am - 3pm

  • Noisy day
  • Live music from King Brass
  • Meet a Queen’s Guard, Beefeater and Jubilee Bear
  • Messy play with Sugar Lumps
  • Bunting crafts
  • Tea Party play table

Friday 3 June, 11am - 3pm

  • Quiet day
  • A quieter day for visitors who find it difficult to access to our noisy events
  • Film showing - 11am The Queen’s Corgi
  • Meet the Jubilee Bear
  • SEND Sensory play sessions
  • Crafts
  • Tea Party play table

Saturday 4 June, 11am - 3pm

  • Meet the Jubilee Bear
  • Early Years Tea Party play sessions
  • Crafts
  • Tea Party play table
  • Music through the decades
  • Museum object handling

Sunday 5 June, 11am - 3pm

  • Meet the Jubilee Bear
  • Crafts
  • Tea Party play table
  • Music through the decades
  • 11am film showing BFG 

Events at Community Libraries:

Have some celebration fun at your local library on Saturday June 4, featuring story time and themed craft activity:

  • Blackrod Library -10.30am -12.30pm
  • Breightmet Library - 11am - 12pm
  • Bromley Cross Library -10.30am - 12.30am
  • Farnworth Library - 2pm - 4pm
  • High Street Library -10am - 4pm
  • Horwich Library - Story time 10.30am and crafts - 2pm - 4pm
  • Harwood Library - 10.30am -12pm
  • Little Lever story time - 10.30am - 11am and crafts 11am - 3pm
  • Westhoughton - 10.30am - 12pm

Share your Platinum Jubilee memories:

Photos can be sent along with details of the party or event and the people shown.

Make sure you have the consent of everyone in the photos.

Images will be added to the archive for future generations to see how we marked this historic occasion.