Latest Announcement – 26th November 2020

You will have probably heard the news that Blackburn with Darwen (along with the rest of Lancashire) has been placed in Tier 3 retractions which begin on Wednesday 2nd December.

It means that gym sessions and swimming can recommence but, disappointingly, group fitness classes are not allowed in Tier 3.

Both Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre and Darwen Leisure Centre will reopen for pre-booked gym or swim from Wednesday 2nd December and bookings will be live on the app and web from 11am tomorrow (Friday 27 November).

As we had previously announced, no membership fees will be taken at the beginning of December, but payments will begin again from the 1st January 2021. You can still choose to freeze your membership, but you should do this by the 20th December by contacting the Leisure Hub on 01254 585555 (Don’t press any of the options, just wait on the line) or via email on bwdleisure@blackburn.gov.uk. Unfortunately we cannot accept freeze requests through social media. Annual members will have their membership extended by an additional month.

Whilst, we understand that this is not the best news, we are pleased that we will be able to welcome you back to our centres for gym and swimming from next Wednesday.

Thanks for your patience and understanding during this time and we will continue to keep you up to date with any more news on all our social media channels.

Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will you re-open?

Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre and Darwen Leisure Centre will re-opne for pre-booked gym and swim sessions on Wednesday 2nd December 2020.

What about classes?

Due to Tier 3 restrictions unfortunately we will not be able to run any group exercise classes.  We will follow the latest Government guidance and update our programme as soon as we can.

When can I book?

Bookings will go live on the app and online from 11am tomorrow (Friday 27th November).

What does this mean for my membership?

As previously announced we will not take any direct debit payments on the 1st December, but payments will begin again on the 1st January 2021.

If you’re an annual pre-paid member, we’ll be extending your membership for the month the centre was closed.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team please email bwdleisure@blackburn.gov.uk

What if I am still not ready to come back?

You can still choose to freeze your membership, but you will need to do this by the 20th December so that it can be processed before the January payment is due.  To do this please contact the Leisure Hub by calling 01254 585555 or email bwdleisure@blackburn.gov.uk.  Unfortunately we cannot accept any freeze requests through our social media pages.