Following the Government announcement yesterday about the new measures being put in place to manage the Coronavirus outbreak, the Council has taken the difficult decision to close all leisure facilities from Wednesday 18 March 2020 until further notice.  We will continue to closely monitor and act on the latest Government advice.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your continued support.  We hope to be back with you soon.

Further updates can be found here, on our Facebook pages and on the Council’s The Shuttle website

You can play or hire 11-a-side, 7-a-side and 5-a-side football pitches for matches and training at at any of the facilities listed. We also have sports halls at our Leisure Centres which are ideal for 5-a-side matches and junior team training.

Casual hire prices:

5 a side £49.70
Astroturf Half £37.80
Astroturf Half Weekend £26.75
Astroturf Full £75.10
Astroturf Full Weekend £53.60
Astroturf Match (90 mins) £86.10
Astroturf Match Weekend (90 mins) £65.90
Witton 3G Peak £60
Witton 3G Off Peak £30

Casual bookings for our pitches can be made up to 7 days in advance with payment online by clicking here or by calling the Leisure Hub on 01254 874900.

Where can I play?

Facility Sports Hall Cricket Hall Astro Grass Pitch Sand Pitch 3G Muga Rugby Pitch
Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre Yes Yes
Blackburn Central High School Yes Yes Yes Yes
Darwen Leisure Centre Yes
Pleckgate High School Yes Yes Yes
Witton Park Academy Yes Yes Yes
Witton Country Park Yes
Pleasington Yes Yes

If you would like to speak to a member of staff about block booking any of our pitches please email bwdleisure@blackburn.gov.uk


re:fresh Subsidised Leisure

5 a side is available to book for just £10 with a re:fresh discount for adults who qualify for the re:fresh Subsidised Leisure Scheme.  To qualify you must have a leisure card, be aged 16  or over and either live, work, have a GP or be in full time education in Blackburn with Darwen.

When is the discount available?

Darwen Leisure Centre

Monday – Friday 9am – 10pm

Saturday and Sunday 9am – 5pm

Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9pm – 10pm

Saturday and Sunday 9am – 5pm