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413 days ago Blackburn Youth Zone closed their doors, but they will be re-opening next week! 

From Monday 17th May, Blackburn Youth Zone will be re-opening their doors to young people for open access.  Blackburn Youth Zone is a COVID-19 approved public space and  has implemented strict Covid-19 safety procedures in place. Alongside, launching a new timetable of activities for the indoor spaces to be properly and efficiently used, alongside reducing any possible spread of infection.

Blackburn Youth Zone promises to offer up to 20 action-packed activities every evening, 7 days a week for all young people, regardless of ability or disability. Activities include Sports, Arts, Performing Arts, Recreational Activity, Youth Work, advice, play work and many more. 

New rooms will be launched, revealing an amazing new music room, dance studio and beauty salon and boxing facility, where young people can really tap into their creative talents, using state of the art equipment and resources under the guidance of talented youth workers.

The new programme has something for everyone; lots of new things to try, develop skills whilst making new friends- young people will never run out of fun!  The fitness suite will also be back open with the latest gym equipment for young people to experience. Plus, the café area will be fully stocked selling healthy food and drink for young people to enjoy a nutritious meal. 

Leon Crosby Head of Operations said. 

“When the pandemic hit in March 2020 Blackburn Youth Zone adapted quickly to ensure that we were continuing to meet the needs of the children and young people of Blackburn with Darwen seeing us continuously support young people and the community throughout the crisis. During the past year  we provided 4353 welfare calls to our most vulnerable young people.  We will always be here for our young people.  

That said, We cannot wait to re-open our doors back to all young people across Blackburn with Darwen next week. The Youth Zone provides a safe environment where young people can come and enjoy themselves, we’ve a great team who will be back supporting young people to raise their aspirations and confidence, creating a happier and healthier generation. It’s time to start to look forward beyond COVID. We hope the young people enjoy our new programme of activities” 

Safety is the number one priority and at all times BYZ will adhere to government guidance. Throughout sessions staff will remind young people of the need to remain socially distanced from one another wearing face masks at all times. Additional cleaning of the centres between sessions, and we will have hand washing provisions and sanitiser gel available. For more information about the new programme and to find out times of activities please visit