RE:FRESH sessions: Discounted swim for adults under the RE:FRESH Leisure Scheme. Anyone aged 16 years or over, who lives, works, has a GP or is in full time education in Blackburn with Darwen can access this session for £1.

Anyone aged under 16 years, who qualifies can access this session for FREE! as long they are accompanied with a qualifying adult.


Blackburn Leisure Centre

**New session starting Thursday 30th May 2024**

Mens only public swim 7-7.45pm

Mens only sauna/steamroom 7-9pm


Darwen Leisure Centre

All swimming sessions at Darwen Leisure Centre will be cancelled on Sunday 16th June 2024 from 12pm till 5pm.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

BwD Leisure Blackburn (Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre) provides you with an incredible health and fitness offering plus affordable memberships to suit everyone, including student memberships. Facilities on offer include a 25-metre pool, a learner small pool with a moveable floor, two flumes and a children’s water play zone.

There is also a spacious 80 station fitness suite, a dance/aerobics studio with a sprung floor with over 50 classes per week, separate Spinning studio sauna and steam rooms and two four-court sports halls.

Swimming Pool Admission Policy for Children

Children aged under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  An adult is someone who is 16 years or over.  Only two children aged 1-8 can be accompany one responsible adult.  Children under 1 require one to one supervision, unless it is a specified Parent and Toddler session where you can take in two children per adult.

Children under 8 years must not be left alone on poolside or on the spectator galleries.  This includes babies and young children in prams.

Changing Room and Locker Information

The changing room is in a family/communal style – there are no separate male and female areas.  This gives flexibility, as it allows parents with children of a different gender, easy changing.  There are group changing rooms for schools, which can be sectioned off from the rest of the changing area.

There are large family changing cubicles and all other cubicles are much larger than normal so that each one can fit one adult and one child.  There are several baby changing units.  There are individual enclosed showers and general shower areas.

All lockers in the centre operate by using £1 coins which are returnable.  Keys for the lockers are on a wrist band which you can take with you when you swim.  Re-usable locker tokens can be purchased at reception for £1 each.

Disabled Facilities

Access to both the small pool and the large pool can be made via small sloping steps or if required a pool hoist or pool pod is available to lower bathers into the water.  These can be used either standing or in a wheelchair.  The leisure centre has large disabled changing rooms with the use of a hoist in the Wet Change Village.  Lockers in the pool changing area and upstairs are accessible for wheelchair users.  A lift is also available between floors.  For more information please contact the leisure centre who will be happy to discuss on the telephone or arrange a visit to have a look around the facilities.


Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre has two fun flumes.  The first, a family slide, is low speed.  The minimum height for use is 1.2m, although smaller children may use it if accompanied by an adult.  The second slide has a medium speed and the minimum height for use is 1.4m.  Both slides exit into water at a depth of 0.18m.  Please be aware that flash lighting is in use on both slides.


Feilden Street Multi Storey public car park is available for use Monday – Saturday and the opening times/charges can be found here;

Feilden Street multi-storey. | Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

The car park in front of the leisure centre is privately owned and operated by Blackburn College and an ANPR system is in place. There is strictly no use of this car park for leisure centre customers before 4.30pm Monday-Friday as this is for permit holders only. After 4.30pm weekdays and all day at weekends leisure centre customers can use this car park on a pay and display basis; there are signs indicating the charges by the payment machines. Failure to comply with the above will result in a penalty notice being issued by the car park operators.

For gym members/swimming lessons/block booking customers only we are able to offer 3 hours free parking on Feilden Street Multi Storey car park at all times it is open – you must provide your car registration details at reception for this discount to be applied. After 4.30pm weekdays and all day at weekends we are able to offer 2 hours free parking on the Blackburn college car park; you must input your registration details into the tablet at reception to access this discount, failure to do so will result in a penalty notice being issued by the car park operators.

Centre Location


A: Feilden Street, Blackburn BB2 1LQ
T: 01254 585555

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 6:30am — 10:00pm
Saturday 8:30am — 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am — 5:00pm