Moss Bank Fairground

Moss Bank Park and its Surrounding Attractions

Moss Bank Park has been a popular park for children and adults for many years, for the children is a play area with climbing frames, sand pit, swings and playing fields.

More attractions for the kids are a small fairground with a roller-coaster, pitch and put and a mini steam train which are open on a number of events during the curse of the year.

For adults and children there is over 24 hectares parkland, which has great open space of great walking and picnic areas there is a new and updated outside tennis court.

Walled GardenYou can walk around the small Victorian walled garden



Moss Bank Park was popular and fondly known for a small zoo called Animal World which also had a tropical butterfly house which you could walk through and up close and personal with the butterflies. Sadly they were closed down by Bolton Council in September 2013 due to budget cuts.

Walking from Moss Bank park you can head for the chimney over the fields and have a nice walk a round Barrow Bridge Village.

Head to the chimney

Bolton Rock Garden in Moss Bank Park

Another local attraction at Moss bank Park is the Rock Garden.

This small area of multi-level garden, was discovered and brought back to its former glory by volunteers, it was re-opened for visitors in July 2012

Rock Garden Stand

Waterfalls from the above gardens into the rocky pond in the low level garden.

Moss Bank Park Rock Garden Pond

You can walk up rocky steps, gravel trails and over a great looking little red bridge over water trail.

Rock Gardens Bridge 2

this bridge lead to a smaller top pond, which is where the higher waterfalls start from.

Rock Gardens Bridge

Due to its nature and design this may not be for all people

Moss Bank Park Address

Moss Bank Way

01204 334050

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