The Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park is a sports, leisure, and retail complex located on the outskirts of Bolton.
It boasts around 40 stores, a cinema, bowling centre, football stadium, sports arena, two hotels, and a good selection of restaurants and bars.
Cinema, Macron Stadium, and Leisure Facilities
Middlebrook boasts the largest concentration of entertainment and leisure facilities in Bolton. These include the 12-screen Vue cinema, the Hollywood Bowl bowling alley, the USN Bolton Arena, and the Macron Stadium (formerly the Reebok Stadium), the home ground of Bolton Wanderers Football Club.
Shops and Opening Times
Shops at the Middlebrook Retail Park (at May 2015) include American Golf, Argos, Asda, Bank, Boots, Bolton Central (the official Bolton Wanderers shop), Carpetright, Carphone Warehouse, Clarks, Currys PC World, DFS, Dreams, Foot Asylum, Furniture Village, Halfords, Harveys, Homebase, Hurley, JD, Kia Motors, Laura Ashley, Marks & Spencer, Next, Next Home, O2, Oak Furniture Land, Pets at Home, Phones 4u, Poundworld, River Island, SCS, Smyths, Sofaworks (formerly CSL), Sports Direct, Thomson, Tog24, and Wren Kitchens.
Opening times vary by store but most are open until 8 pm Monday to Friday, 6 pm on Saturday, and from 11 am to 5 pm Sunday. Asda is open 24 hours (closes on Saturday at 10 pm, opens on Sunday 11 am to 5 pm, and reopens on Monday at 7 am).
There are two hotels at Middlebrook; the Bolton Whites and the Premier Inn Bolton. The Bolton is a 4-star hotel situated within the South Stand of the Macron Stadium. The Premier Inn is next to USN Bolton Arena and just a short walk from the football ground and Horwich Parkway train station.
The park offers a good selection of chain restaurants and fast-food outlets such as Bella Italia, ASK Italian, Frankie and Benny’s, Chiquito, Pizza Hut, KFC, Greggs, Subway, Costa, Starbucks, and McDonalds. Coast to Coast and Luciano’s opened in 2013.
Other options include the restaurants at the Bolton Whites Hotel and the Abacus, a contemporary oriental restaurant next to the Vue
There are also a couple of places down near the Macron Stadium/USN Bolton Arena; the Harvester pub/restaurant and Scotts bar. Both are situated next to the Premier Inn.
Middlebrook offers free parking for over 3,000 cars. Other facilities include a petrol station, and cash machines (outside Asda and at the Vue).
Location & Directions
To reach the Middlebrook Retail Park by car leave the M61 at Junction 6 and follow the signs. Satellite navigation owners should use the postcode BL6 6JA.
The park also boasts its own train station, Horwich Parkway, offering regular services from Bolton, Preston, and Manchester.
Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park
Address and postcode