This small retail park is located on the outskirts of Bolton town centre, just a few hundred yards from Bolton Train Station.
Units here at the time of writing (2023) are occupied by Iceland, Pets at Home, B&M Home Store, and Salvation Army.
Pets at Home is the largest pet shop chain in the UK. Their store at the Central Retail Park offers pet food, accessories, bedding, grooming products, and more. Small pets (guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils etc.), reptiles, and tropical and coldwater fish can also be purchased here. Dog grooming and microchipping services are also available. Pets at Home also have a store at Middlebrook.
B&M Home Store sells a wide range of household products at bargain prices. Products stocked include paint and wallpaper, storage boxes, furniture, cutlery, lighting, picture frames and mirrors, dried flowers, cushions and throws, curtains and blinds, plus beds and mattresses. A small garden centre also offers sheds, fence panels, paving, gravel, logs and coal, compost, gas, and pots.
Stores are open every day of the week. Check store websites for specific opening hours.
Location of Central Retail Park
Central Retail Park is situated on Manchester Road at the southern end of Bolton town centre. Its postcode is BL2 1HQ. It offers ample free car parking for customers. Check the notices for parking rules and restrictions.
Stores and businesses previously here but now closed include Xercise4Less, Brantano, Floors-2-Go, Maplin, Carpetright, Rivington Taylor, and Poundworld.
Other Shopping Parks and Shopping Centres in Bolton
Other shopping parks and centres in Bolton include Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park, Burnden Park, Market Place, Bolton Shopping Park, and Bolton Gate Retail Park.
- Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park – The biggest retail park in North West England. Shops include Currys, Decathlon, DFS, Furniture Village, M&S, Next, and River Island. The park also boasts several restaurants, a tenpin bowling centre, and a cinema.
- Burnden Park – Stores include ASDA and Abakhan.
- Market Place Shopping Centre – Located in the heart of Bolton town centre.
- Bolton Gate Retail Park – Found north of the town centre. Stores include Wren Kitchens, JYSK, and Dunelm.
- Trinity Retail Park – Occupiers include Arnold Clark and Burger King.