What is Move More for Less?

The council is offering a 12 month programme of free and discounted leisure sessions across the borough. This consists of a variety of activities including gym-based, swimming and cycling sessions at a low cost and suitable for all.

Who can access?

RE:FRESH leisure is available to anyone aged 16 or over who lives, works, has a GP or is in full time education in Blackburn with Darwen. Sessions will be available for £1.

For anyone under 16 to qualify for re:fresh and free leisure they must show matching addresses of a parent or guardian who already qualifies for re:fresh.

  • For FREE swimming access a junior must be accompanied by an adult in the session who already qualifies for re:fresh.
  • Maximum two juniors per adult. Leisure Cards must be presented on arrival for the discount to be applied.
  • If the terms are not met then full price will be charged.

The link to the BwD leisure website can be found below for information on how to apply. Please note: To attend the sessions below you will need your own leisure card. All free and discounted leisure will run up until March 2024.

How to apply?

You can apply online or at one of our leisure centres.  Proof of eligibility must be shown when applying or on your first visit. Please note, when applying at site, new applications take 48 hours to be processed and discount will not be applied until card is collected.  You will be issued with a leisure card which must be shown on each visit to obtain free entry.  If you do not present your leisure card you will be required to pay the full price of the session.

If you have used RE:FRESH in the past and are not sure whether your card still works or you have lost your card, please visit a leisure centre with proof of eligibility.  Replacement cards are available to purchase for £3.

What is available?

Here is what you can access with your RE:FRESH membership card:

Gym Sessions

Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre Darwen Leisure Centre Witton Park Arena
Monday 8.30am – 10.30am
Wednesday 8.30am – 10.30am
Friday 4pm – 7pm
Saturday 3pm – 5pm 3pm – 5pm
Sunday 3pm – 5pm 3pm – 5pm

Pool Timetable

Look for the RE:FRESH session on our pool timetables:

Cycling and Physical Activity Sessions

A range of cycling and physical activity sessions are also being delivered by the RE:FRESH team in our leisure facilities at a low cost.

For more information please check out the timetable on the refreshbwd.com  Look for the sessions marked move more for less.  The RE:FRESH team also deliver lots of different sessions in the community if you qualify for a leisure card. If you would like to talk to a member of the RE:FRESH team about any of these sessions please call the Wellbeing Service on 01254 682037.

Click here for the Get Active Timetable