BwD Leisure: Darwen Leisure Centre

Darwen Leisure Centre

Located in the heart of  Darwen  this leisure centre has an impressive 25 metre eight lane swimming pool, a teaching pool, a main gym with 80 pieces of equipment, a multi-purpose fitness studio with a wide range of fitness classes, a multi-use sports hall and activity rooms that are available for a range of courses and room hire.


Bank Holiday Closure

The leisure centre will be closed on Monday 30th May for the Bank Holiday.


Whilst every effort is taken to ensure that our timetables are kept up to date we do recommend that you contact the leisure centre on the day of your visit for any changes to the programming.


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Class Programme

Click on the image below to download a copy of our class programme.

DLC Class Programme (front) Jan 2016

Whilst every effort is taken to ensure these downloads are kept up to date we do recommend that you contact the leisure centre on the day of your visit for any changes to the programming.

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Price List

Adult Junior OAP
Public Swim/Lengths £4.05 £2.45 £2.45
Family Swim (1 adult & 4 juniors or 2 adults & 3 juniors) £10.75
Parent & Toddler (1 adult & 2 toddlers) £4.05 £4.05
Fitness Class £5.80 £5.80
Gym £5.80 £3.40
Badminton (singles per person) £4.45 £2.75 £2.75
Badminton (doubles per person) £2.25 £1.40 £1.40

Please be aware that discounts and memberships are available, please ask at reception for more information.

Regency Fitness - Membership Options

There are a range of fantastic value memberships available to suit everyone.  With access to almost 200 fitness classes each week including Bokwa, Primal Fitness, INSANITY, Zumba, Circuit Training, Spinning, Aqua Running and much, much more!

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Swimming Pool Admission Policy For Children


Under 8’s policy – Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult in the water.  An adult is a responsible person over 16 years.  The only exception to this is organised lessons and classes.

Children are the responsibility of the accompanying adult and they must always be in sight and never left alone.

Only two children under 8 years may accompany one adult.

Under 4’s policy – Any child under 4 must be accompanied by a swimmer aged 16 or over on a one to one basis, who must closely accompany that child in the water at all times.

Whenever possible, parents with non swimmers and young children under the age of 5 years must be encouraged to use the small pool when available.  If not available, armbands or suitable buoyancy aids must be worn and non swimmers restricted to the shallow part of the pool.  If the small pool is not available for use the lifeguard must inform the Duty Officer if the bather load increases the risk to young children.

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

Click here to download the Swimmers Code

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.

Birthday Parties


Birthday Parties are available at Darwen Leisure Centre on a Saturday and Sunday from 2pm – 3pm.

Choose from:

Pool Party – 1 hour in the Teaching Pool followed by a choice of menu in the café


Sports Hall Party – Five-a-side, netball, badminton or organize your own team games!  1 hour followed by a choice of menu in the café

For more information call reception.

Disabled Access

Darwen Leisure Centre has two assisted changing rooms with a hoist, one in the pool level changing rooms and the other on the first floor.

There are two changing rooms next to the main ground floor dry changing rooms which ensure that a carer of a different gender can help, there are also large lockers for bulky equipment.

A pool hoist and easy access steps are available for both large and small pools.

There are six disabled parking bays just outside the main entrance with level access.

Lift access is available  to all floors and pool chairs are available if you need to transfer from your own wheelchair to one suitable for poolside (please ask at reception upon entry), wheelchairs can be left on the pool level at the bottom of the main stairs.