Get Active Timetable

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

To try one of our community sessions, please bring correct cash as no change can be given. Please note that places on these sessions will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. JUST TURN UP!

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

MOVE MORE FOR LESS! The Council has invested in a 12 month programme of discounted leisure sessions across the borough. This includes a variety of gym-based, swimming and cycling sessions at a low cost and suitable for all. Check out the timetable below to see which sessions are included in our offer. Click here for more information on Move More for Less. 

Monday

 Session/Time 

Description

£

Discount Available

Location

Further Information

Brew & Chat

9.45am – 10.30am

Join the team for a brew and meet other mums and mums to be. Suitable for babies 0-12 months. Maximum 2 children to 1 adult. Up to 1 sibling welcome.

FREE

Darwen Family Hub, Lord St, BB3 0HD

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

MOVE MORE FOR LESS

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 Active Outdoors Programme for the latest information.

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 aged 0 – 18 months. Please bring a mat and a few blankets for baby.

50p

Darwen Family Hub, Lord St, BB3 0HD

Gentle Exercise for New Mums

11.45am – 12.30pm

Low level exercise for new mums. Bond with baby and rebuild tummy, back and core muscles. Suitable from after 6-8 weeks check, 12 weeks C-section. Up to 1 sibling welcome.

£2

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

Darwen Family Hub, Lord St, BB3 0HD

Pregnancy Gentle Exercise

5.30pm – 6.15pm

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

Blackburn Birth Centre, Park Lee Road, Blackburn, BB2 3NY

Tuesday

 Session/Time 

Description

£

Discount Available

Location

Further Information

More than a Walk

10am – 10.45am

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

Keep Active

9.45am – 10.30am

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

Time change: 9:45am – 10:30am from 9th January

Learning Disability Swimming

1.30pm – 2.30pm

Give 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

MOVE MORE FOR LESS

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

Brew and Chat

6.30pm – 7pm

Join the team for a brew and meet other mums and mums to be. Suitable for babies 0-12 months. Maximum 2 children to 1 adult. Up to 1 sibling welcome

FREE

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

Aqua Natal

7.15pm – 8pm

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

MOVE MORE FOR LESS

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

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

MOVE MORE FOR LESS

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

Leisure Card needed with refresh membership.

Carers free of charge.

Darwen Heritage Health Walk

11am – 11.45am

The walk will take in some of the stunning architecture, blue plaques and famous faces of the past Darwen has to offer with the walk finishing off at the Heritage Centre.

FREE

Darwen Market Square, Darwen, BB3 1JA

Meet near the Peregrine Falcon

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

MOVE MORE FOR LESS

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

Leisure card needed for refresh membership.

Carers free of charge.

Witton Park Walk

2pm – 3pm

An easy paced health walk around the park with plenty of rest points along the way. 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

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 Active Outdoors Programme 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.

Learning Disability Dodgeball

1.30pm – 2.30pm

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

£1

MOVE MORE FOR LESS

Witton Park Arena, Blackburn, BB2 5LE

Leisure card needed for refresh membership.

Carers free of charge.

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