Following the effects of covid-19 the refresh team will be taking some time to come together, regroup and plan ahead. As a result, we will be operating a revised timetable for the period of 4th - 15th July. We look forward to seeing you all back the week beginning the 18th July – keep an eye out for our new timetable as it develops from then onwards. If you have any questions, give us a call on 01254 682 037

Get Active Timetable

Scroll down to see the latest Get Active timetable from re:fresh.

Blackburn with Darwen’s RE:FRESH team is dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing of people living and working in our Borough. 

If you would like any further information about these sessions please contact The Wellbeing Service on 01254 682037. 

 

FREE LEISURE

Sessions delivered in partnership with BwD Leisure require booking and payment through their Leisure App. This can be found in the app store.

The Council is offering a 12 month programme of free leisure sessions across the borough. This will start with the inclusion of a variety of activities including gym-based, swimming and cycling sessions. Click here to view the BwD Leisure website for more information and how to apply.

Please note: To attend all the sessions below you will need your own Leisure Card. Applications for a Leisure Card are available at the sessions. All sessions which include Free Leisure will run up until the end of March 2023.

 

Below are the individual timetables for our different areas of support, making it easier to find the right sessions for you, or scroll down to view or full timetable.

Individual Timetables

Walks, Cycling & Community Timetable

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New Mums & Mums To Be Timetable

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Early Years Timetable

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Learning Disability & Autism Timetable

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Get Active Timetable

Please see the full timetable below for details of our sessions running from Monday 6th June – Friday 1st July 2022:

Monday

 Session/Time 

Description

£

Discount Available

Location

Further Information

Brew and Chat

9.45am – 10.30am

Join the team for a brew and meet other new mums and mums to be. Suitable for babies 0-6 months.

FREE

New Methodist Church, Bright Street, Darwen, BB3 1QL

Session starts Monday 13th June

Disability Archery

10am – 11.30am

Archery is good for balance, hand eye co-ordination and upper body strength. The rules of archery keep it safe. Refresh have a qualified instructor and trained volunteers to help or advise you. All equipment is provided.

£1

FREE LEISURE

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

Leisure Card needed for refresh membership.

Carers free of charge.

Led Walk

10.30am start

These volunteer led walks which may involve hills, rough ground and stiles, set off from a variety of different locations and last between one hour and 90 minutes.

FREE

Various

Check out our walks page for the latest information.

Walking Workout 

10.30am – 11.15am 

An easy paced health walk suitable for beginners including some low impact exercises along the way. 

£2

re:freshBwD reduced to £1 for adults who  live, work, have a GP or are in full time education in BwD

Tower Road Car Park, Blackburn, BB2 5LE

 

Baby Movers

10.45am – 11.30am 

A noisy and interactive session for babies, toddlers and their parents or carers. Move, touch, feel and listen through this fun session. Suitable for babies and toddlers age 0 – 18 months. Please bring a mat and few blankets for baby.

50p

New Methodist Church, Bright St, Darwen, BB3 1QL

Session starts Monday 13th June

Shorey Bank Health Walk

11am – 11.30am

An easy paced 30 minute health walk suitable for beginners.

FREE

Darwen Resource Centre, Near the footbridge, Edward St, Darwen, BB3 1AY

Check out our walks page for the latest information.

Biker Tots – Stage 1

11.45am – 12.30pm

An introduction to balance bikes with fun games and balance activities. Suitable for children aged 2- 4 years. Children must be supervised on a maximum ratio of 2 children to 1 adult. Parents or carers must stay and supervise their children.

50p

New Methodist Church, Bright St, Darwen, BB3 1QL

Disability Cycling

1.30pm – 3pm

Cycling is low impact and easy on your joints but still helps you get in shape. Refresh has a good selection of specialised cycles to suit a wide range of abilities.

£1

FREE LEISURE

Witton Park, meet at the Cycle Centre next to the Pavilion, Blackburn, BB2 5LE

Leisure Card needed for refresh membership.

Carers free of charge.

Tuesday

 Session/Time 

Description

£

Discount Available

Location

Further Information

LADIES ONLY Body Conditioning with Weight Loss Support

9.15am – 10.30am

A low level workout designed to get your whole body moving, incorporates cardio and strength training designed to tone muscles and help with weight loss. Suitable for beginners. This session will end with some weight loss advice and the opportunity for a weekly weigh in.

£2

re:freshBwD reduced to £1 for adults who  live, work, have a GP or are in full time education in BwD

Little Harwood Community CentreWhalley Old Road, Blackburn, BB1 5PQ

Mini Movers

9.45am – 10.30am

movement session for children aged 18 months – 4 years. Children must be on their feet and walking. Helps toddlers and pre-schoolers to develop movement skills that will serve as the building blocks for future motor skills, ensuring they are school ready.

Children must be supervised by a parent or carer at all times at a maximum ratio of two children per adult. Wrap up warm for this session and bring blankets for baby.

50p

FREE LEISURE

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

Leisure card needed for refresh membership.

Light Exercise

10am – 11am

A light exercise to music class to support people become more active.

£2

re:freshBwD reduced to £1 for adults who  live, work, have a GP or are in full time education in BwD

Wesley Hall Methodist Church, Blackburn, BB2 1LQ

Bike Hire

10am – 12pm

Use one of our bikes and enjoy a self-guided cycle around Witton Park at your own pace. Ideal once you’ve built up confidence at one of our starter cycling sessions. Bikes subject to availability.

£2

FREE LEISURE

Witton Park, Meet at the Cycle Centre next to the Pavilion, Blackburn, BB2 5LE

Leisure Card needed for refresh membership.

Strength and Balance – Standing

11.45am – 12.30pm

Work on keeping muscles strong and improve balance. Suitable for beginners. Resistance bands are available to purchase from your instructor.

£2

re:freshBwD reduced to £1 for adults who  live, work, have a GP or are in full time education in BwD

Central United Reformed ChurchDuckworth Street, Darwen, BB3 1AT

Walk and Explore

12.45pm – 1.30pm

Take in the nature of our wonderful green spaces with this short walk and explore session Each session is themed allowing children to interact, have fun and learn as they go! Suitable for children aged 2-4 years. Maximum ratio of 2 children to 1 adult

FREE

Higher Croft Children’s Centre, Fishmoor Drive, Blackburn, BB2 3UY

Disability Swim

1.30pm – 2.30pm

Swimming gives the whole body a workout and is low impact on your joints. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced swimmer our session will be ideal for you.

£1

FREE LEISURE

Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre, Feilden St, Blackburn, BB2 1LQ

 

Leisure Card needed for refresh membership.

Carers free of charge.

LADIES ONLY Chair Based Exercise

2pm – 2.45pm

A low level class to help improve strength and mobility. Suitable for beginners.

£2

re:freshBwD reduced to £1 for adults who  live, work, have a GP or are in full time education in BwD

Bangor St Community Centre, Blackburn, BB1 6NZ

Aqua Natal

7.15pm – 8pm

Aqua Natal classes are water-based exercise classes especially designed for pregnant women in their second and third trimesters. They aim to help you keep gently fit without damaging any joints or ligaments. This session is delivered in partnership with BwD Leisure and booking is required.

£2

FREE LEISURE

Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen, BB3 1PW

 

Book using the ‘BwD Leisure’ app or online at www.bwdleisure.com

Leisure Card needed for refresh membership.

Wednesday

 Session/Time 

Description

£

Discount Available

Location

Further Information

Walking Workout

9.45am – 10.30am

An easy paced health walk suitable for beginners including some low impact exercises along the way.

£2

re:freshBwD reduced to £1 for adults who  live, work, have a GP or are in full time education in BwD

Bold Venture Park, Darwen, BB3 2SF

Meet at the park gates.

Bangor Street Walk 

10am – 11am

This ladies only, volunteer led walk takes in the local community and lasts up to one hour.

FREE

 

 

Bangor Street Community Centre, Blackburn, BB1 6NZ

Check out our walks page for more information. 

Brew and Chat

10.45am – 11.30am

Join the team for a brew and meet other new mums and mums to be. Suitable for babies 0-6 months

FREE

Ivy Street Community Centre, Ivy Close, Blackburn, BB2 3RR

Strength and Balance – Seated

12.45pm – 1.30pm

Seated exercise to work on keeping muscles strong and improving balance. Suitable for beginners. Resistance bands are available to purchase from your instructor.

£2

re:freshBwD reduced to £1 for adults who  live, work, have a GP or are in full time education in BwD

 

Woodlands United Reformed Church, Blackburn, BB2 5ND

Disability Gym

1.15pm – 2.15pm

Gym exercise is great to get in shape. It can get your heart pumping, build muscle and increase your metabolism.

£1

FREE LEISURE

Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre, Feilden St, Blackburn, BB2 1LQ

Leisure card needed for refresh membership.

Carers free of charge.

Strength and Balance – Standing

2pm – 2.45pm

A progression standing session to improve strength and balance. Suitable for beginners. Resistance bands are available to purchase from your instructor.

£2

re:freshBwD reduced to £1 for adults who  live, work, have a GP or are in full time education in BwD

Woodlands United Reformed Church, Blackburn, BB2 5ND

Thursday

 Session/Time 

Description

£

Discount Available

Location

Further Information

Walk and Explore

10am – 10.45am

Take in the nature of our wonderful green spaces with this short walk and explore session Each session is themed allowing children to interact, have fun and learn as they go! Suitable for children aged 2-4 years. Maximum ratio of 2 children to 1 adult

FREE

Whitehall Park, Darwen BB3 2NQ

Meet at the side entrance to the park.

LADIES ONLY Pilates for Beginners

10am – 11am

An introduction to pilates, suitable for beginners.  Please bring your own mat and a bottle of water.

£2

re:freshBwD reduced to £1 for adults who  live, work, have a GP or are in full time education in BwD

 

Wesley Hall Methodist Church, Feilden Street, Blackburn BB2 1LQ

Disability Multi Sports Session

10am – 11.30am

Develop your hand eye co-ordination and team spirit. This session is fun and for all abilities.

£1

FREE LEISURE

Witton Park Arena, Preston Old Rd, Blackburn, BB2 2TP

Leisure card needed for refresh membership.

Carers free of charge.

Biker Tots Trail – Stage 2

11.15am – 12pm 

Progression from Biker Tots for children aged 2 – 4 years with a selection of balance bikes. Children must be supervised on a maximum ratio of 2 children to 1 adult. Parents or carers must stay and supervise their children. This outdoor session helps children get used to balancing on the bikes. Bikes and helmets will be provided.

50p

Queens Park, Queens Road, Blackburn BB1 1QF

Meet at the side entrance to the park, Opposite Queens Park Close.

Biker Tots – Stage 1

2pm – 2.45pm

An introduction to balance bikes with fun games and balance activities. Suitable for children aged 2- 4 years. Children must be supervised on a maximum ratio of 2 children to 1 adult. Parents or carers must stay and supervise their children.

50p

Wensley Fold Children’s Centre, Carnarvon Rd, Blackburn, BB2 6NL

Witton Park Walk

2pm – 3pm

An easy paced health walk along the canal. Suitable for beginners.

FREE

Witton Park, outside the Arena, Blackburn, BB2 5LE

Check out our walks page for the latest information.

Pedal Round the Park

5.20pm – 6pm

A progression from our Track session; this guided ride follows the mile loop around the park and is designed for those who feel comfortable cycling but not quite ready to venture outside the park. All equipment will be provided

£2

FREE LEISURE

Witton Park, Blackburn, BB2 5LE

Meet at the Cycle Centre next to the Pavilion

Leisure card needed for refresh membership.

Friday

 Session/Time 

Description

£

Discount Available

Location

Further Information

Biker Tots Trail – Stage 2

9.40am – 10.20am

Progression from Biker Tots for children aged 2 – 4 years with a selection of balance bikes. Children must be supervised on a maximum ratio of 2 children to 1 adult. Parents or carers must stay and supervise their children. Ideal for children who have been practising their balance in the Biker Tots session and are now ready to venture a little further on the paths around the park. Bikes and helmets will be provided.

50p

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

Meet at the Pavilion.

Pedal Round the Park

10am – 10.45am

A progression from our Track session; this guided ride follows the mile loop around the park and is designed for those who feel comfortable cycling but not quite ready to venture outside the park. All equipment will be provided.

£2

FREE LEISURE

Witton Country Park, Blackburn BB2 2TP

Meet at the Cycle Centre next to the Pavilion.

Leisure card needed for refresh membership.

Led Walks

10.30am Start

These volunteer led walks which may involve hills, rough ground and stiles, set off from a variety of different locations and last between one hour and 90 minutes.

FREE

Various

Check out our walks page for the latest information.

Disability Gym

10.30am – 11am

Gym exercise is great to get in shape. It can get your heart pumping, build muscle and increase your metabolism.

£1

Audley Sports Centre, Chester St, Blackburn, BB1 1DW

Leisure Card needed.

Carers free of charge.

Disability Dancing

10.30am – 11.30am

Dancing can reduce stress, tension and make you feel good. The routines also aid memory and co-ordination, plus it’s great fun.

£1

Audley Sports Centre, Chester St, Blackburn, BB1 1DW

Leisure Card needed.

Carers free of charge.

Biker Tots – Stage 1

10.40am – 11.20am

An introduction to balance bikes with fun games and balance activities. Suitable for children aged 2- 4 years. Children must be supervised on a maximum ratio of 2 children to 1 adult. Parents or carers must stay and supervise their children.

50p

FREE LEISURE

Witton Park Arena, Blackburn, BB2 2TP

Leisure card needed for refresh membership.

Disability Football

11am – 11.30am

Football improves fitness and being part of a team can be lots of fun. It gives your heart and muscles a good workout.

£1

Audley Sports Centre, Chester St, Blackburn, BB1 1Dw

Leisure Card needed.

Carers free of charge.

Aqua Natal

12.15pm – 1pm

Aqua Natal classes are water-based exercise classes especially designed for pregnant women in their second and third trimesters. They aim to help you keep gently fit without damaging any joints or ligaments. This session is delivered in partnership with BwD Leisure and booking is required.

£2

FREE LEISURE

 

Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre, Fielden St, Blackburn, BB2 1LQ

NO SESSION – Pool currently closed until further notice

Book using the ‘BwD Leisure’ app or online at www.bwdleisure.com

Strength and Balance – Standing

1pm – 2pm

A progression standing session to improve strength and balance. Suitable for beginners. Resistance bands are available to purchase from your instructor.

£2

re:freshBwD reduced to £1 for adults who  live, work, have a GP or are in full time education in BwD

 

Darwen Methodist Church @ Springvale, Watery Lane, Darwen, BB2 1LQ

Disability Dodgeball

1.30pm – 2.30pm

Dodgeball can be fun, energetic and promotes team spirit. This session works well for all abilities.

£1

FREE LEISURE

Witton Park Arena, Blackburn, BB2 5LE

Leisure card needed for refresh membership.

Carers free of charge.

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