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BwD Children's Centres


The children's centres offer a range of services and activities for all parents, carers and children in line with the needs of the local community. 

To view what's on offer, please see the activity sheet in the 'Downloads' box.

All our children's centres provide a core set of services including early year’s free early education, family support, outreach, groups and activities and child and family health services.

Advice and information is also available on adult training and employment.

Additionally, each centre offers other services tailored to meet the needs of the community they serve.

Who to contact

01254 585000
Blackburn with Darwen Children's Centres

The number above takes you to an automated answering service. 

From here, you can select number 1 to take you to a list of Children's Centres.

1 - Darwen Childrens Centre, Lord Street, Darwen, BB3 0HD

2 - Livesey Children's and All Age Centre, Andrew Close, Blackburn, BB2 4NU

3 - Hancock Street Children's Centre, Hancock Street, Blackburn, BB2 2LZ

4 - Wensley Fold Children's Centre, Carnavon Road, Blackburn, BB2 6NL

5 - Little Harwood Children's Centre, Robinson Street, Blackburn, BB1 5PE

6 - Shadsworth Children's Centre, Shadsworth Road, Blackburn BB1 2HR

7 - Audley Children's Centre, Pringle Street, Blackburn, BB1 1SF

8 - Higher Croft Children's Centre, Fishmoor Drive, Blackburn, BB2 3UY

Other Details


Use of the Children's Centres and the individual services they offer are free.


Age Ranges
All ages
Referral required
Referral Details

You do not need a referral to use any of the children's centres.

You will be asked to complete a registration form so that we can be sure we are offering you and your community the right sort of services.

Your details will not be passed on to any other service, unless you specifically request us to do so.

This service is part of the Local Offer

Local Offer


All our children's centres are fully equipped to cater for children and young people who have a special educational need or disability (SEND).

If you would like to know days and times of groups, please contact your local children's centre. 

If you have any concerns about any of our facilities, please call and speak to a member of staff at the centre you are thinking about visiting. We will always treat your enquiry in confidence.

Local Offer Age Bands
5-11 years
Parents & carers
11-16 years
0-5 years
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type