Bolton Aquarium

Situated in the basement of Bolton Museum and Archive, there aren’t many free things to do with kids that are as cool as a five minute visit to Bolton Aquarium.

It’s not exactly huge but it’s definitely worth a wander through if you’re in Bolton to do a spot of shopping.

We particularly liked the glass catfish which is possibly the closest thing you can get to an invisible creature.

The museum itself is also worth a visit, with sections on Egypt, local life and a small but interesting collection of pictures in the gallery.

Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton.