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Things to do in Rivington

The Rivington Terrace Gardens occupy 45 acres of hillside. Spend a day wandering along the myriad of woodland paths that crisscross the site. Visit Liverpool Castle in Lever Park, a scaled replica of Merseryside's 13th century castle; kids will love to explore the castle's many nooks and crannies. Hike to the Rivington Pike, a historic stone tower offering stunning views over the Lancashire countryside.

Family fun

Meet the 25 different types of animal in residence at Smithill's Open Farm before letting off some steam on the bouncy castle, adventure playground and inflatable assault course. Enjoy free entry into the Bolton Steam Museum, displaying 30 stationary steam engines that used to power textile mills throughout the north of England. Take to the waterways, hiring a self-steer canal boat to cruise along the Leeds and Liverpool canal.

Shopping and leisure

Shoppers will love Botany Bay in Nearby Chorley, home to many small independent sellers as well as big named brands. If that's not enough to satisfy your need to shop, pop over to Bolton; just eight miles away, it's one of the North West's shopping hot spots with all of your favourite high street names, plus quirky craft and antique galleries. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Rivington? Travelodge Preston Chorley has easy access to the M61. Travelodge Bolton Central River Street is in the heart of the bustling market town. Travelodge Blackburn M65 is just minutes from the motorway.