The Council has invested in a 12 month programme of free leisure sessions across the borough.   This will start with the inclusion of a variety of activities including gym-based, swimming and cycling sessions.

Who can access?

RE:FRESH free 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.

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 FREE cycling and physical activity sessions are also being delivered by the RE:FRESH team in our leisure facilities.

For more information please check out the timetable on their website.  Look for the sessions marked FREE LEISURE.  The RE:FRESH team also deliver lots of different sessions in the community these range from free to just £1 if you qualify for RE:FRESH.  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