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New Blackburn Heritage Trail

New Blackburn Heritage Trail

download a copy of this NEW Heritage Trail & explore the hidden history of Blackburn

Welcome to Blackburn & Darwen

Welcome to the official website guide to Blackburn and Darwen. 
The borough is a vibrant, happening place to be with great food, good sport and a fashionable heritage as well as two town centres that are creative, entrepreneurial and entertaining places to be.

For more information contact Blackburn Visitor Centre 01254 688040 / 669187 or keep up to date by joining our mailing list.

Event Highlights

Sunday Night At The Empire

Sunday Night At The Empire

Thwaites Empire Theatre's Restoration Fortnight presents  Music, song, magic and illusion! on Sunday 1st May 2016 at 7.30pm. Close up magic...

Roe Lee Park May Day Family Fun Day

May Fun Day

May Day Fun Day on Sunday, 1st May 2016 at Roe Lee Park, Blackburn from 12 noon until 4pm. A great family fun day out. Attractions include:...

Turton Tower Fair & Fun Dog Show

Turton Tower Fair & Fun Dog Show

Turton Tower Fair & Fun Dog Show will be on Monday 2nd May 2016, open from 11am until 4.30pm. A fun day out for all the family, lots of...

  • Thumbnail for Blackburn Beer Festival 2016Blackburn Beer Festival 2016 29/04/2016Welcome to the 3rd Blackburn Beer Festival. The festival will run on from 29th April - 1st May 2016 at Blackburn Rugby Club. Come and enjoy 70 real ales from across the North West, plus ciders and lagers, all proceeds to Blackburn Youth Zone.
  • Thumbnail for May Fun DayMay Fun Day 01/05/2016May Day Fun Day on Sunday, 1st May 2016 at Roe Lee Park, Blackburn from 12 noon until 4pm. A great family fun day out. Attractions include: Fair ground rides, giant inflatable laser quest, stalls, street entertainers, donkey rides, and much more!
  • Thumbnail for The Three Billy Pigs The Three Billy Pigs 02/06/2016The Three Billy Pigs is the new show from Noisy Oyster for children of 3 years and over, at Darwen Library Theatre on 2nd June 2016 at 2pm. 
  • Thumbnail for Roy Chubby BrownRoy Chubby Brown 03/06/2016Roy “Chubby” Brown is an English stand-up comedian, famous for his sarcastic blue humour! Chubby will be at Darwen Library Theatre on 3rd June 2016. Note: Extra date added on 20th October 2016 due to phenomenal ticket demand!

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April 2016

March 2016

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