BwD Leisure: Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre

Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre

Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre provides you with an incredible health and fitness offering plus affordable memberships to suit everyone, including student memberships. Facilities on offer include a 25-metre pool, a learner small pool with a moveable floor, two flumes and a children’s water play zone. There is also a spacious 80 station fitness suite, a dance/aerobics studio with a sprung floor with over 50 classes per week, separate Spinning studio sauna and steam rooms and two four-court sports halls.

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Both pools, the flumes and the sauna and steam room will be closed from 7pm on Thursday 16th May 2019 due to essential maintenance work.

The Main pool will be closed from 3.45pm on Saturday 8th June 2019.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please Note:

Due to Health and Safety guidelines the council’s swimming pools must adhere to strict bather numbers.  As a result, at busy sessions all customers will be asked at reception to choose between the Large Pool and Small Pool and unfortunately access to both pools during the session will not be permitted.  This allows us to safely manage numbers in each pool area to ensure everyone experiences a safe, enjoyable service.  We apologise if this may cause some inconvenience.

Parking Arrangements

Feilden Street Multi-Storey Car Park charges are changing. Normal parking charges will apply Monday-Saturday 7am-8pm. The car park is closed on Sundays.
Tickets for Feilden Street can be validated at reception for Regency Fitness members and anyone using the centre for swimming lessons. This allows up to 3 hours FREE OF CHARGE.
There is still free parking on Blackburn College weekdays before 8am and after 4.30pm and all weekend.


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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Centre Timetables

The Leisure Centre will be closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday 27th May 2019 and then we will be running our Holiday programme from Tuesday 28th May – Sunday 2nd June 2019.  To download a copy of the timetable please click on the image below:

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My Regency Fitness App

With the My Regency Fitness app members will always have access to Blackburn with Darwen’s health and wellbeing information and services in their pockets.  They will be able to book their favourite classes, get up-to-date information, news, fitness class timetables, offers, events and receive push notifications for important news.

The app is available through the Play Store for Android and on Apple devices.


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BwD Leisure is committed to providing an excellence customer experience for all. Please take a minute to review our service and tell us how we measure up to this statement.

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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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Active Network

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The Active Network provides access to 21 leisure centres across the North West simply by joining your local centre’s membership scheme. With a choice of 20 gyms, 16 swimming pools and over 300 classes per week there is something for everyone. Or why not relax in one of the 20 steam rooms, saunas or spa facilities. To find out more click here.

Price List

Adult Junior OAP
Public Swim/Lengths/Lane Walking £4.35 £2.60 £2.60
Family Swim (1 adult & 4 juniors or 2 adults & 3 juniors) £11.80
Flume (per session) 55p 55p 55p
Parent & Toddler (1 adult & 2 toddlers) £4.35 £4.35
Fitness Class £6.50 £6.50
Gym £6.50 £3.65
Junior Gym session £4.15
Sauna £6.50 £4.20
Badminton £9.90 £6 £6
Casual 5-a-side £48.70

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I park?

As a gym member, Feilden Street car park can be used for up to 3 hours for FREE.

Feilden Street multi-storey car park is open Monday to Saturday 7am – 8pm.  For more information on the car park click here.

What are the Centre opening times?

Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre will be open Monday to Friday 6.30am – 10pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am – 5pm.

Will I still be able to use my Leisure card for re:fresh sessions?

Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre will have some re:fresh availability in the pool and in the gym.  More information on the times of these sessions can be found in the timetables above.

I currently use the gym at Darwen Leisure Centre will I need to have another gym induction to use Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre?

If you have had a gym induction at any of the BwD Leisure facilities in the last 2 years you will not need to have another at Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre.  If you need a gym induction they can be booked by calling reception from Monday 9th March, at a cost of £11.

Do you have ladies only sessions?

Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre will have ladies only sessions in the pools on a Tuesday evening, check the timetable for session times.  Please note sessions in the small pool will be kept discreet with blinds and doors that are closed. There will also be a female lifeguard on pool.  The main pool will be not be as discreet due the windows around the pool meaning it can be seen from the outside. There may also be MALE lifeguards on duty on the main pool and flume  at times during the sessions.

What type of lockers do you have?

All our lockers work are operated with a £1 coin (which you get back after you’ve finished). 

Where can I leave my pram?

There is a pram store available in the Wet Change Village.  Chains and padlocks can be hired at reception, a refundable deposit of £5 is required.

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.


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.

Disabled Facilities

Access to both the small pool and the large pool can be made via small sloping steps or if required a pool hoist or pool pod is available to lower bathers into the water.  These can be used either standing or in a wheelchair.  The leisure centre has large disabled changing rooms with the use of a hoist in the Wet Change Village.  Lockers in the pool changing area and upstairs are accessible for wheelchair users.  A lift is also available between floors.  For more information please contact the leisure centre who will be happy to discuss on the telephone or arrange a visit to have a look around the facilities.



Family Slide

General Information

Low Speed

Water depth on exit 0.18m

Dark slide with flash lighting

Minimum height for use 1.20m, smaller under supervision

Speed Slide

General Information

Medium Speed

Water depth on exit 0.18m

Dark slide with flash lighting

Minimum height for use 1.40m

Block Bookings

Block bookings for the sports facilities can be made by community groups in the evening, please email or call 01254 585555.