The F Factor: looking to find the entrepreneurs of the future workshop

Founders of the Future is coming to Blackburn Youth Zone to run a workshop for budding entrepreneurs aged between 14 to 25! At the end of the workshop you will have all the information you need to enter The F Factor – an exciting start-up competition for pupils and young adults, now in its fifth year. The workshop... Read more »

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Family & friends join in with the festive fun

On 2nd December we had our annual Christmas Family Fun Day, which was bigger and better than ever! There were over 200 young people, family, friends and members of the community all joining us to take part in the festive fun. On the day we were joined by the scouts organisation, girl guides, the autistic... Read more »

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Young Leaders experience a range of different religions and cultures

A group of our Young Leaders had a fantastic time going on an Interfaith trip around Blackburn and visiting different religious sites. During the day we were invited to visit Blackburn Buddhist centre, Madina Mosque  and Blackburn Cathedral. Throughout this they learnt about the importance of understanding and respecting Diversity with our BWD community and... Read more »

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Traditional vs Digital Art Exhibition

In January Blackburn Youth Zone are hosting their first Traditional vs. Digital Art Exhibition on Friday 25th January 2019 from 10am – 3pm, the event is to showcase local young people’s art and inspire other young people through masterclasses. The event will highlight how modern digital techniques can be used in connection with a traditional... Read more »

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Christmas Family Fun Day

Join us on Sunday 2nd December as we kick start Christmas in style. BYZ are hosting our annual Christmas Family Fun Day 2:00pm-5:00pm here in our state of the art building. The day will be packed with festive fun for all the family. We will have Christmas games and activities, Live music, festive food and... Read more »

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A spectacular spooky halloween here at BYZ

Blackburn Youth Zone, have had  a spectacular spooky halloween 2018!. Across all clubs we have hosted a spine chilling horrifying parties with over 250 young people attending! Young people have enjoyed pumpkin carving, zombie dancing and gruesome guts challenges. Everyone really enjoyed dressing up and taking gruesome selfies. Roll on 2019 Blackburn Youth Zone Apocalypse where... Read more »

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UCLan Future Engineers Club

In October 2018 we launched  in partnership with UCLan, Future Engineers Clubs in both Juniors and Mini Members: This is a brilliant 6 week project for young people to learn, enjoy and try a range of activities. The programme aims to get young people to become creative and learn about design using everyday objects. From... Read more »

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Commando Joes is making its mark at BYZ holiday club provision

As part of our Summer Holiday Club offer we delivered a fun-filled week of Commando Joes sessions for 8-11 year olds. The young people were set missions and challenges which saw them make an Amazon river crossing, trek to the North Pole and travel around the world. The challenges were all based on teamwork, cooperation... Read more »

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Holiday Club is Spooktastic

During the October half term we had a hair raising host of Halloween tricks and treats on offer for our Junior members. We had a fantastic week which consisted of spooky sports, eerie escape rooms, a variety of arts & crafts and much more! This was topped off by a Fancy dress Masquerade Ball during... Read more »

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#OneBlackburn Residential

During the October half term in 2018 BYZ were funded kindly by Tony Cann to run a week-long trip to the Peak District. The aim of the residential trip was to engage a group of young people to take part in outdoor activities in the Peak District, exploring the scenic outdoors. It also aimed at... Read more »

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