Botany Bay

Botany Bay mill shopping centre has created an official groups guide to help parties make the most of a visit to the five floor shopping location.

The mill, situated alongside the Leeds and Liverpool canal, offers visitors shopping, food and leisure.

The new guide offers visitors advice on what to do during their visit to Botany Bay, including where is best to dine, what leisure activities are available and what can be found within the shops. It also provides a preview of Botany Bay’s Festive Fayre menu and advises groups on how to book and plan their visit.

The guide also provides joint itinerary suggestions that give visitors the chance to explore Botany Bay coined with other locations such as Astley Hall and Chorley Market.

Benefits for GTOs and groups

Botany Bay offers free familiarisation trips for GTOs and coach operators; a free meal is also offered on these trips.

Private function rooms can be hired for meals, light refreshments and entertainment. These function rooms can seat and cater for up to 120 people and provide set menus.

Groups will also receive a discount voucher to be used at Botany Bay for their visit. More discounts and incentives may also be offered upon arrival.

GTOs and coach operators will be gifted with incentives such as free coffee and cake, a free meal and a discount on Christmas products across Botany Bay shops.

More about Botany Bay

Visitors are able to browse at their own pace and can enjoy a variety of shops, as well as a garden centre, cafe, food hall and restaurant.

Botany Bay delivers an array of different shopping experiences to fit the interests of all group members, from gardening to textiles, to crafts and collectables.

The mill also provides an arcade which allows visitors to try some vintage slot machines as well as new ones. A play centre is available for groups with youngsters and the canal provides a popular and picturesque location for visitors to enjoy a picnic and take a break during their visits.

There are plenty of places for groups to shop and dine including the Smethurst Restaurant, Café 1855, Tootsies Ice Cream Parlour, All You Knew Bakery and Deli, Scrumpy Pig and Charged.

The mill building of Botany Bay, known as Canal Mill, dates back to 1855 and was part of Chorley’s cotton industry. Textile production continued at Canal Mill until the 1950s. After this, the mill was used as a workshop for truck repairs and finally became a visitor attraction in 1995.

For more information visit, phone 0125-7261220 or email