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.

To qualify for re:fresh, you MUST be able to answer YES to AT LEAST ONE of the following:

Below is the timetable running from  Wednesday 4th January to Friday 31st March:

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 0-12 months.

FREE

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

Session starts 16th January

Learning 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.

Walking Workout

10.30am – 11.15am

Join us for a low level walk in the great outdoors. Feel stronger and more energised as you challenge your balance and improve your strength with simple exercises to work your tummy muscles, lower back, and legs.

£2

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

Corporation Park, Blackburn, BB2 6AY

Meet at the entrance to East Park Lodge, East Road.

 

Baby Movers

10.45am – 11.30am 

A fun session where you can learn how to connect and interact with your baby to support their healthy brain development and emotional wellbeing. Suitable for babies and toddlers age 0 – 18 months. Please bring a mat and a few blankets for the baby.

50p

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

Session starts 16th January

Gentle Exercise for New Mums

11.45am – 12.30pm

Low level exercise session to adapt to each stage of pregnancy. Stay strong in preparation for labour and birth. Suitable from 12 weeks of pregnancy.

£1

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

Session starts 16th January

Keep Fit Class

1.30pm – 2:30pm

This fun and functional light exercise to music class incorporates balance, strength and resistance elements to keep you stronger for longer and maintain your independence as you age. Our team will give you the confidence and equip you with resources to practice the exercises at home.

£2

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

Darwen Valley Community Centre, Sudellside St Darwen, BB3 3DL

Session starts 27th February

Learning 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

Mini Movers

9.45am – 10.30am

Music and movement session for children who have just started to walk and up to 4 years old. Helps children 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.

50p

FREE LEISURE

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

Cycle Back to Fitness

10am- 10.45am

An opportunity to cycle on the athletics track in a controlled hazard free area away from general park users and traffic. Build up your fitness and cycling confidence at your own pace. All equipment provided and trikes available for those who need that extra stability. Please book a space via the BwD Leisure app.

£2

FREE LEISURE

Witton Park, Blackburn, BB2 5LE

Meet at the Cycle Centre next to the Pavilion

Leisure card needed with refresh membership

Keep Fit Class

10am – 11am

This fun and functional light exercise to music class incorporates balance, strength and resistance elements to keep you stronger for longer and maintain your independence as you age. Our team will give you the confidence and equip you with resources to practice the exercises at home.

£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

Pedal Round the Park

11am – 11.45am

 

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 Park, Blackburn, BB2 5LE

Meet at the Cycle Centre next to the Pavilion.

Leisure Card needed with refresh membership.

Biker Tots

12.30pm – 1.15pm

Biker tots for children aged 2 – 4 years with a selection of balance bikes. Give your child the best start to life on two wheels by encouraging balance, mobility, coordination, and avoid using stabilisers. Our expert Activators will guide the session, offer support and help you to educate your child on the best practice when it comes to balancing and cycling.

50p

Darwen Valley Community Centre, Sudellside St, Darwen, BB3 3DL

Leisure Card needed with refresh membership
Book using the ‘BwD Leisure’ app or online at www.bwdleisure.com

Brew and Chat

6.30pm – 7pm

Join one of the team for a brew and a chat and meet other mums to be.

FREE

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

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. Suitable from 12 weeks of pregnancy. 

£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

Join us for a low level walk in the great outdoors. Feel stronger and more energised as you challenge your balance and improve your strength with simple exercises to work your tummy muscles, lower back, and legs.

£2

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

Sunnyhurst Woods, Darwen, BB3 1JA

Meet at the Disabled Entrance on Earnsdale Rd

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 Active Outdoors page for more information. 

Learning 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

 

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

Leisure Card needed with refresh membership.

Carers free of charge.

Learning Disability Cycling

12.30pm – 2.30pm

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, Blackburn, BB2 5LE

Meet at the Cycle Centre next to the Pavilion.

Leisure Card needed with refresh membership.

Carers free of charge.

Pregnancy Pilates

8pm – 8.45pm

Strengthen important muscles that will help to avoid problems with body functions that occur during pregnancy and after delivery. A great way to ensure that you are maintaining good posture to support your growing baby- Suitable from 12 weeks of pregnancy

£2

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

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

Thursday

 Session/Time 

Description

£

Discount Available

Location

Further Information

Learning 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.

LADIES ONLY Pilates for Beginners

11am – 12pm

An introduction to Pilates. Suitable for beginners. Please bring your own mat and a bottle of water.

£2

refreshBwD 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

Brew and Chat

12pm – 12.45pm

Join one of the team for a brew and a chat and meet other mums to be.

FREE

Shadsworth Hub, Rothesay Rd, Blackburn, BB1 2ES

Baby Movers

1pm – 1.30pm

A fun session where you can learn how to connect and interact with your baby to support their healthy brain development and emotional wellbeing. Suitable for babies and toddlers age 0 – 18 months. Please bring a mat and a few blankets for the baby.

50p

Shadsworth Hub, Rothesay Rd, Blackburn, BB1 2ES

Session starts 12th January

Cycle Back to Fitness

1pm – 2pm

An opportunity to cycle on the athletics track in a controlled hazard free area away from general park users and traffic. Build up your fitness and cycling confidence at your own pace. All equipment provided and trikes available for those who need that extra stability. Please book a space via the BwD Leisure app.

£2

FREE LEISURE

 

Witton Park, Blackburn, BB2 5LE

Meet at the Cycle Centre next to the Pavilion

Leisure Card needed with refresh membership

Gentle Exercise for New Mums

1.45pm – 2.30pm

Low level exercise session to adapt to each stage of pregnancy. Stay strong in preparation for labour and birth. Suitable from 12 weeks of pregnancy.

£1

Shadsworth Hub, Rothesay Rd, Blackburn, BB1 2ES

Session starts 12th January

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 Active Outdoors page for the latest information.

Friday

 Session/Time 

Description

£

Discount Available

Location

Further Information

Biker Tots

10.15am – 11am

Biker tots for children aged 2 – 4 years with a selection of balance bikes. Give your child the best start to life on two wheels by encouraging balance, mobility, coordination, and avoid using stabilisers. Our expert Activators will guide the session, offer support and help you to educate your child on the best practice when it comes to balancing and cycling.

50p

Corporation Park, Blackburn BB2 6AY

Meet at the Learn To Ride Track, Revidge Road.

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.

Learning 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.

Learning 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.

Learning 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

Low impact session in water. Feel more energised, improve general wellbeing and help your body to prepare for labour and birth. Suitable for all stages of pregnancy and after 6-8 week check (12 weeks after C section)

£2

refreshBwD:

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

Learning 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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