Leisure & Entertainment

There is so much to do in Blackburn with Darwen. Both towns have a lot of restaurants, bars and cafés. 

Blackburn also has a 10 screen Vue cinema, near to the train station. In the same building you will find a ten pin bowling alley, plus you can play pool and arcade games.

Blackburn also has an ice skating arena called Planet Ice. Here you can go ice skating – you can even hire ice skates – and you can watch the local ice hockey team Blackburn Hawks.

Blackburn also has its own Museum and Art Gallery where you can see Victorian paintings, and learn more about Blackburn’s past.

There are also a number of concert venues and theatres, where you can watch plays, music concerts, dancing and family shows:

For families with young children, there are plenty of parks and playgrounds to explore. To find out more, visit 

Please remember to follow Coronavirus safety rules to keep yourself safe:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Wear a face covering in public places
  • Stay 2m apart from other people 
  • Don’t meet up with anyone you don’t live with 

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