Are you wondering what to do to keep your children entertained during the school half term and summer holidays?

Why not choose Blackburn Youth Zone and Youth Zone, Darwen for your child’s staycation? Young people can expect to enjoy an explosion of fun and exciting activities.

Get Stuck In’ is a fantastic project for young people 8 to 16 years!  The project is funded and approved by the Department of Education and is commissioned by Spring North Consortium. The holiday club will be delivered at Blackburn Youth Zone and Youth Zone, Darwen. 

Easter Holidays: 


Blackburn Youth Zone


Service  Days and Hours of service  Hours of service  Venue Age
Juniors BYZ Group One Monday 4th,Thursday 7th, Monday 11th,Thursday 14th 9.00am to 1.00pm  Blackburn 8-12
Juniors BYZ Group Two Monday 4th,Thursday 7th, Monday 11th,Thursday 14th 1.30pm to 5.30pm  Blackburn 8-12
Senior Club  Tuesday 5th, Thursday 7th, Tuesday 12th, Thursday 14th 6.00pm to 10.00pm  Blackburn 13+
Darwen Juniors Group One – Meeting Places Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th , Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th 9.00am to 1.00pm  Darwen 8-12
Darwen Juniors Group Two – Meeting Places Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th , Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th 1.30pm to 5.30pm  Darwen 8-12
Darwen Seniors Group – Meeting Places Tuesday 5th, Thursday 7th, Tuesday 12th, Thursday 14th 6.00pm to 10.00pm  Darwen 13+

Please note: FREE places will be given to those children and young people who are either eligible for free school meals or currently receiving free school meals. 🧡


Youth Zone in Darwen

Meeting Places, 19 Croft Street, Darwen, BB3 1BG


Frequently asked questions. 

What does my child need?

Lots of energy, big smiles and their listening skills to keep themselves and others safe! Children will not be required to bring anything from home. Children are advised to wear appropriate clothing for indoor and outdoor activities. We recommend footwear suitable for active and non-active games (e.g trainers). Weather permitting we will be aiming to do one activity per day outside. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day to ensure children are well hydrated.

What meals should my child expect?

All children will be provided with a FREE nutritious meal everyday. Please ensure we are provided with any dietary requirements/aware of allergies beforehand.

Does my child need to bring any money?

There will be a vending machine onsite if your child wishes to purchase any snacks. They must take full responsibility for any money they may be carrying around.

What types of activities are on?

Each week will be theme based, so children get to experience new skills, build their confidence and try new activities. This summer we have special planned family trips available throughout August and lots of fun outdoor activities planned to make most of the sunshine!

What do we expect from parents and carers? 

Keeping your child safe is our primary objective and we expect parents and carers to support us by ensuring everyone’s safety is maintained. 

  1. Comply and cooperate with all procedures relating to pick up and drop off. This may include procedures relating to..

Building access and exiting 

Queuing to enter the building 

  1. Places will be removed from a young person should they not attend the service when they have booked on. We expect young people to attend on the days they have specified. Please only book your young person onto days which you can guarantee they will attend. 
  2. Provide accurate and updated personal information relating to their young person/persons through the  booking form and BYZ membership form. 
  3. Attend each site with as few people as possible. Preferably with only those young people who are accessing our services and the parent/carer. 
  4. Should your young person need to be collected which may relate to reasons such as behavioural concerns/incidents, sickness/illness and or any other reason, you should attend within 30 minutes of communication. BYZ cannot take responsibility for parents/carers work, travel or any other reasons which may prove difficult for parents/carers. 
  5. All inquiries should be done via the phone, email or social media. BYZ will not speak to parents on site unless we feel there is reason to do so. 
  6. Collect young people promptly and on time every day. There may be a reason to remove a young person from our service if a parent/carer is frequently late. 

*Parents and carers upon sign up are agreeing to the above conditions. 



We are Blackburn Youth Zone, a state of the art youth club facility located at the heart of Blackburn. Blackburn Youth Zone is a 21st century youth hub for young people aged 5 to 25 years old, aiming to irrevocably change the prospects offered to young people in the area.

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