Pitches, courts and outdoor sports facilities

There are a number of pitches and outdoor courts available for hire in Blackburn and Darwen.

For more information please contact Witton Park Arena on 01254 666966

Pleasington Playing Fields

Tower Road, Blackburn BB2 5LE

This premiere outdoor sports facility is open  all year round.  It has 12 full size football pitches, six of which are of sand construction and drain excellently.  The others are soil based construction.  Changing rooms and car parking are excellent and can accommodate almost any size of competition.

Spectators are always welcome and it is a good opportunity to see the best amateur talent in the area.

Pleasington also has 10 cricket wickets.  Midweek and weekend cricket leagues play throughout the summer months.

Blacksnape Playing Fields

Blacksnape Road, Darwen

The facilities at Blacksnape have been recently upgraded thanks to an investment in facilities from the Football Foundation, The Council and Darwen Academy.  New stone built changing rooms designed to the latest FA specifications have been constructed to deliver facilities for girl’s football and disabled facilities to maximise usage of the facilities.

There are six, three quarter and full size pitches available to hire, two 9-a-side pitches and four synthetic cricket wickets.

Pleckgate Playing Fields

Pleckgate Road, Blackburn, BB1 8QA

Pleckgate playing fields are a major outdoor facility in Blackburn, based within the boundaries of Pleckgate High School.  The pitches available include two full size sand/grass pitches and three quarter/junior pitches.  There are changing facilities and car parking close by.

Pleckgate Hockey Pitch

The pitch is used by Pleckgate High School during the day and is open to community bookings in the evenings and weekends for football and hockey.

Tennis Courts

Corporation Park, Red Rake, Revidge Road, Blackburn

The tennis facilities at Corporation Park include three synthetic courts, six shale court and one multi sports area.  The courts are free and there is no need to book, just turn up and play.

Opening Times:

  • May, June, July and August: Monday to Friday, 10am – 8pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 8pm
  • September: Weekends only, 12pm – 8pm
Please note: these facilities are not staffed.
 

Athletics Track

Witton Country Park, Preston Old Road, Blackburn, BB2 2TP

The six lane athletics track at Witton Country Park includes all the associated disciplines.  It is available to casual or group users seven days per week.  The track is floodlit and has good car parking facilities and disabled access.

Sports Turf

Witton Country Park, Preston Old Road, Blackburn, BB2 2TP

Witton Country Park has two full size all weather pitches with floodlights and changing rooms.  The pitches can accommodate football matches, netball or hockey.

Reductions in price are available if 10 week block bookings are paid in advance.

Mini Soccer

Witton Country Park, Preston Old Road, Blackburn, BB2 2TP

Witton Country Park has pitches available for mini soccer, with car parking and changing rooms.

Cross Country Course

Witton Country Park, Preston Old Road, Blackburn, BB2 2TP

Witton Country Park has a nationally famous cross-country course, several events are held throughout the year for various groups such as Lancashire Constabulary and schools.

Showfield

Witton Country Park, Preston Old Road, Blackburn, BB2 2TP

The Showfield is the main venue for all the large events in the town, including the annual bonfire, show jumping and the Easter fair.  Car parking facilities are available and events of around 20,000 people can be accommodated.