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St Peter’s is a striking building located in the heart of Burnley town centre, housing the local leisure and health facility. The leisure centre is home to an impressive array of sports and equipment. It features a 25-metre pool and training pool, a gym with Synrgy 360 equipment and free weights, two glass-back squash courts, a dedicated cycling studio, dance studio and two sports halls. As well as the body it’s also good for the mind incorporating sauna, steam and spa areas for relaxation, recuperation and reinvigoration.
Set in beautiful surroundings, Padiham Leisure Centre is one of the jewels in Burnley Leisure’s crown.
As an all-round fitness centre it offers swimming, exercise classes, gym, sauna, indoor cycling studio and many more activities. It also boasts fantastic outdoor facilities for the local community, including tennis courts,, cycle greenway route, a 5-a-side football pitch, bowling green and play park area.
Burnley Mechanics Theatre
Burnley Mechanics Theatre is a magnificent Grade 2 Star listed building opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 1986 in order to present the absolute best in entertainment, special events and community activities in the town. Inside you will find a modern, multipurpose venue offering impressive performance spaces, state-of-the art technical facilities and several comfortable and relaxing spaces to drink, dine and meet friends. This historic venue has played host to some of the finest talent ranging from Sir Ian McKellen, The Osmonds, John Bishop, Alan Carr, Lee Nelson, Tim Vine, the stars of Strictly Come Dancing and our fabulous local societies; Burnley Light Opera and Burnley Pantomime Society. The Mechanics is also the number one choice for the areas many superb dance and theatre schools to showcase their emerging talent.
Burnley Mechanics Theatre complies with all the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences. That’s why we’ve been awarded the ‘See it Safely’ mark from the Society of London Theatre.
The stunning surroundings of Towneley Golf Club take some beating. Set within the beautiful mature woodlands and grounds of Towneley Park, Burnley, there are a range of challenging and fun-filled facilities for everyone. From an 18-hole course for more seasoned golfers, to a hidden gem of an 18 hole par 3 Pitch & Putt, a 9 hole golf course and 18 hole Footgolf course. We also have a well-stocked golf shop, a function room and our 197 Bistro & Bar is perfect for refreshments and socialising – even if you’re not there to play you’re still very welcome!
Welcome to our £2.5 million facility designed to offer a premier sporting experience to all. Our impressive complex is home to Burnley’s first purpose-built golf driving range. You’ll also find a PGA professional golf academy at Prairie Sports village alongside two FA approved 3G floodlit football pitches, mini golf and short game practice area. But it’s not all action-packed – relax, dine and soak up the Pendle Hill views or catch up on Sky Sports in our 1955 Kitchen & Bar.
The Boathouse Cafe and Boating Lake are set in the serene and beautiful surroundings of Thompson Park in Burnley. Thompson Park offers a day out with a difference, whether you want to hire a rowing boat, kayak or Canadian canoe and enjoy the boating lake, tuck into an ice cream, drink or snack at the Boathouse Cafe or venture around the park and discover the ride on miniature railway (Thompson Park Miniature Railway – Thompson Park Railway), Victorian paddling pool, exciting playground, Italian gardens or just sit and relax in the beauty of the parkland.
The Boathouse Cafe and Boating Lake opens from April until the end of September.
We open weekends only, however, during school holidays we open seven days a week from 12pm-5pm at the café, and the first boat time is 12.15pm and the last boat time is 4.15pm.
Prices are as follows for a 25 minute hire:
Single kayak – £3
Canadian canoe (3 people) – £4
Small row boat (4 people) – £5
Large row boat (5 people) – £6
Boats are not able to be booked in advance, simply turn up on the day and you will be allocated a time slot should a boat not be immediately available.
For group bookings for boats or paddle boarding, such as team building days or school trips, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
During periods of bad weather and rain the Boathouse Cafe and Boating Lake will close, please check our Facebook page for updates.
Barden Athletics Track
Barden Lane Athletics Track is home to Burnley Athletic Club and is a popular and well-used facility hosting events such as Couch to 5k.
It features a 400m, six-lane synthetic running track and full-sized grass pitches.