beeZ Card

What is it?


The beeZ card is Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s leisure card.  The card allows you to access leisure centres and leisure facilities across the borough, including activities as part of the re:fresh free leisure scheme.

Other benefits of this membership are:

  • Ability to book classes/courts up to 48 hours in advance
  • Discount on tickets at Darwen Library Theatre and King George’s Hall, subject to availability
  • 10% off the cost of food and hot drinks at Blakey’s Cafe Bar (bar drinks not included)

Concession memberships

If you are a resident in Blackburn or Darwen and in receipt of any of the following benefits you will qualify for a concession membership:

  • Housing benefit
  • Council tax benefit
  • Income support
  • Job seekers allowance
  • Employment and support allowance
  • Pension credit
  • Incapacity benefit
  • Disability living allowances

This membership entitles you to 30% off the price of paid activities at off peak times (Mon-Fri: 8.30am-4.40pm and Sat & Sun: 9am-5pm)

To qualify you will need to provide the most recent award letter you have received for the benefit(s) you are in receipt of.  If you require a carer you will need to provide a Carers Allowance letter or confirmation letter from your GP.

Over 75 Membership

Anyone aged 75 or over is entitled to a free beeZ card and an over 75 concession membership, including non-residents.  The membership is free and allows access to leisure facilities for free at peak times (some restrictions may apply).  To apply for this membership you will need to show proof of age at any council leisure centre; this can be a passport, driving license or birth certificate.

High Performance Athlete Membership

The high performance athlete membership is also free and entitles the holder to free use of all the appropriate sports facilities available at council leisure centres, on a casual basis.  To qualify a person needs to:

  • Be a member of a borough based club
  • Compete at Regional, National or International level
  • Be approaching international honours or considered by the sports governing body to be capable of attaining this level
  • Compete at Amateur Status

Application forms for this membership are available at all council leisure facilities, but once completed should be returned to The Leisure Development Team, Blackburn Central Library, Town Hall Street, Blackburn, BB2 1AG.  A letter will be sent confirming whether the application has been successful or not.

Who is it for?

beeZ cards are free to people who live, work, attend full time education or who have a GP within Blackburn or Darwen discounted re:fresh activities.

However if you are attending paid casual activities you can obtain a 10% discount by purchasing an annual beeZ membership for £10 (adult/junior/oap).  Please note this membership is also available to non-residents.

Further Information

Click here to complete an on-line application.


Leisure Development Team
Third Floor, Blackburn Central Library
Town Hall Street