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 pools at Darwen Leisure Centre will be closed on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July due to a swimming gala. There will be no swimming lessons on Saturday 14th July.

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 £56.00
 3G Pitch £55.00
Indoor Cricket (90 mins) £90.00

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 585555.

Where can I play?

Facility Sports Hall Cricket Hall Grass Pitch 3G
Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre Yes Yes
Darwen Leisure Centre Yes
Witton Park Academy Yes Yes
Witton Country Park Yes
Pleasington Yes


Booking facilities at leisure centres

Before booking at a Blackburn with Darwen facility, ensure you have read the terms and conditions of hire.

If you need to block book pitches, courts and/or astro turf facilities, please use the online form.

Please note, all block bookings must be for a minimum of 10 weeks.

Request block booking

If you wish to book rooms and hire equipment for event bookings that require studios, sports halls or community rooms, please use the online form.

Request leisure facility and equipment hire