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BwD Leisure Card


The BwD Leisure card allows you to access leisure centres and leisure facilities across the borough, including activities as part of the re:fresh leisure scheme.

Other benefits of this membership are:

  • Ability to book classes/courts up to 48 hours in advance
  • Discount on tickets at Darwen Library Theatre and King George’s Hall, subject to availability

Concession memberships

If you are a resident in Blackburn or Darwen and in receipt of any of the following benefits you will qualify for a concession membership:


  • Housing benefit
  • Council tax benefit
  • Income support
  • Job seekers allowance
  • Employment and support allowance
  • Pension credit
  • Incapacity benefit
  • Disability living allowances


This membership entitles you to 30% off the price of paid activities at off-peak times (Mon-Fri: 8.30am-4.40pm and Sat & Sun: 9am-5pm)

To qualify you will need to provide the most recent award letter you have received for the benefit(s) you are in receipt of.  If you require a carer you will need to provide a Carers Allowance letter or confirmation letter from your GP.


If you are disabled and require someone to support you to access any of our leisure facilities you can apply a Disabled+1 membership on your card.  You will need to show proof that you need a carer at reception.  The carer can then support you free of charge.

Over 75 Membership

Anyone aged 75 or over is entitled to a free beeZ card and an over 75 concession membership, including non-residents.  The membership is free and allows access to leisure facilities for free at peak times (some restrictions may apply).  To apply for this membership you will need to show proof of age at any council leisure centre; this can be a passport, driving license or birth certificate.

You can apply for a beeZ card at your local leisure centre or you can complete the online application form and collect your card when it is ready.

If you would like any further information please email or call into one of our Leisure Centres.

Who to contact

Contact Name
BwD Leisure Hub

Where to go

BwD Leisure Hub
Darwen Leisure Centre
The Green
This service is part of the Local Offer

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
5-11 years
Parents & carers
11-16 years
19-25 years
0-5 years
16-19 years
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type