Defib donated to the Leisure Box in memory of Joyce Pickles.

Former Burnley FC Commercial Manager, Joyce Pickles, sadly passed away in 2019 but her legacy lives on as her family have raised funds for a defibrillator to be installed at the Leisure Box.

Joyce’s Son, Steve Pickles and her daughter, Alyson Andrews wanted to raise the funds to keep Joyce’s memory alive and continue her passion and commitment to football.

Burnley FC in the Community, The Lancashire FA and the Leisure Box would like to put on record their thanks to Joyce’s family for this amazing gesture.

The Leisure Box is Burnley FC in the Community’s award-winning leisure facility, and with thousands of visitors per week, the defibrillator is a hugely important addition that could potentially save lives if ever needed.

The defibrillator will be for community use and is located on our outdoor 3G pitch, featuring a plaque in Joyce’s memory. The defibrillator was kindly fitted by Speakman Contractors, who are working in partnership with Barnfield Construction, the main contractors and developers behind the iconic Northlight development in Brierfield.

This life saving piece of equipment was unveiled this week and in attendance was BFCitC staff members Ben Bottomley and Jack Ormesher, Peter Bond from the North-West Ambulance Service, Rachael Pearson from Lancashire FA, Joyce’s Children, Steve Pickles and Alyson Andrews.

On the donation, Head of Facilities, Sarah Kaler, said: “We are overwhelmed with the fantastic donation and generosity from Joyce and her family.

“This is a piece of potentially life saving equipment and for this to be available to our community is so important.”

New process for Soft Play!

Due to all Covid-19 restrictions been lifted from Monday 19th July, we are delighted to announce our new process for Soft Play!

It’s time to let the kids run wild and have fun whilst the grown-ups enjoy some delicious hot food and drinks from our café.

Please continue to read our new processes below:

  • No pre-booking is required, Soft Play will be walk-ins only.
  • Our café will no longer be table service. Parents can now order at the till but are asked to be respectable of others.


Soft Play will be open from 10am-6pm every day. There will be no set session times but once you arrive, you will have two hours in our play area.

During the school holidays, our pricing will be as follows:

Under 1’s: FREE

1-3 years old: £3.00

Ages 4+: £4.50

Parents go free and will be able to take advantage of our full café menu and sit at our tables.

The safety of our customers is our number one priority. As a consequence, we will still have these covid rules in place:

  • Your temperature will be taken upon arrival. If any member of your party has a temperature of 38C or above, you will be unable to enter the play area and you will be asked to return another day.
  • You will be required to sanitise your hands on arrival and children should sanitise when entering the play area.
  • If you or someone you live with are showing any Covid-19 symptoms, please stay at home.

Should you have any questions about the above then please do not hesitate to email or call 01282 0222380

We can’t wait to welcome you back!

Summer Activity Camp at The Leisure Box!

Burnley FC in the Community have announced their plans for the school summer holidays, including an Activity Camp at the Leisure Box!

The Activity Camps are perfect for children aged 5-12 who want to enjoy a variety of fun activities throughout their school holiday break!

The camps will run for five weeks and be jam-packed with activities such as Clip ‘n climb, Multi-Sports, Football (indoor 4G pitch and indoor sports hall), Arts and Crafts and much more!

Full information can be found below:


Week 1 – Monday 19th July to Friday 23rd July 2021 SOLD OUT

Week 2 – Monday 26th July to Friday 30th July 2021 SOLD OUT

Week 3 – Monday 2nd August to Friday 6th August 2021 SOLD OUT

Week 4 – Monday 9th August to Friday 13th August 2021 SOLD OUT

Week 5 – Monday 16th August to Friday 20th August 2021

Week 6 – Monday 23rd August to Friday 27th August 2021


Standard week bookings are priced at £60 and run from 9am-3:30pm.

Extended week bookings are priced at £80 and run from 8am-5pm.

A 10% sibling discount code can only be claimed by emailing Please note that anyone found to be misusing this discount will be required to pay in full and may lose their place on the course.

Book your child’s place HERE.

We look forward to welcoming you for a summer of fun!


It’s back, our ever-popular soft play area has now had a revamp! The Leisure Box is expanding its offering and super excited to announce that FUNDA Land; a new Children’s Activity, Entertainment, Soft Play & Childcare offering through partners FUNDA, will be opening in December!

The Ultimate FUNDA Indoor ACTIVE Soft Play Experience, holding an impressive space of 8,234 sq. ft. Baby Sensory Ball Pool, Air Blowing Ball Juggling Machine, Giant Slides, Climbing & So Much More To EMPOWER Children’s Lives All Year Round!


Kieran Fletcher, award winning entrepreneur and founder of FUNDA, commented:

“I’m excited to get going with our expansion and the vision for FUNDA Land. We’ll be supporting families and empowering children’s lives with our new offering at The Leisure Box.”  

Children can attend FUNDA Land, which comprises of the new extended soft play area, additional multi sports pitch which will enable toddler classes and multi-sports play, FUNDA bumper cars, a brand new FUNDA Laser Zone, and a carousel of activities!

FUNDA and The Leisure Box will also be working together to support family wellbeing, enabling caregivers to participate in some physical activity themselves. Guardians will be able to drop the children off and focus on themselves – perhaps book our state-of-the-art Clip N Climb, use the gym or even book the football pitch with friends… there’s tonnes of stuff available to do at The Leisure Box!


OFF PEAK Admission

★ Term Time Only ★


0-11 Months £2.00

1-3 Years £4.00

4-14 Years £5.00

Adult (15+) First Adult FREE £0.00

Additional Adults £2.00

25% Childminder & Carer Discount

FREE SEND Sessions

ON PEAK Admission

★ School Holidays & Weekends ★


0-11 Months £2.00

1-3 Years £5.50

4-14 Years £7.00

4-14 Years – (Wristband Access) Soft Play, Bumper Carz & UV Lazer Tag Zone £10.00

Adult (15+) First Adult FREE £0.00

Additional Adults £2.50

Fundaland’s timetable can also be viewed via their website.

For more information on soft play offerings please visit 

The Leisure Box facilities can be seen and booked on our website 


The Leisure Box is delighted to one again be able to offer free Badminton and Table Tennis sessions to customers for the week commencing Monday 24th May.

We’re keen to get people active after our closure due to Covid-19 restrictions, so this is the perfect time to get out of the house, get active and maybe try a new sport!

You can take advantage of this offer between Monday and Friday (9am to 3pm) – this is subject to availability.

Due to current restrictions, this will be available for a maximum of four people from two households.

All slots will be 55 minutes long.

We will be following all Covid-19 guidelines, you can view these in full when booking.

You can book your session HERE.

If you want to play Badminton or Table Tennis outside of the days and times listed above, then you can still do so at a great price! Badminton is priced at £8 and Table Tennis at £5, for 55 minutes.

We look forward to welcoming you!


Are you ready for an Easter competition?

We want to see your best Easter egg designs! Download our Easter egg blank outline PDF below, print it out at home and get creative!

Take a photo of your creation and share it with us on Facebook or Twitter, tagging us in your posts and the most creative designs will win an Easter egg! So, the more creative your design is, the better!

Download your PDF Easter egg outline here.

The last date for entries is Thursday 1st April 2021.

We can’t wait to see your entries, we’re sure they will be egg-cellent!


Leisure Box reopening update!

We are delighted that the Leisure Box is now back open!

You can find information below regarding each area of the Leisure Box.

Soft Play

Our Soft Play area will reopen on Monday 17th May and pre-booking is essential! You can find all information about this area HERE.

Outdoor Pitch

The Leisure Box Outdoor 3G pitch is available to hire for both 5 and 7 aside. All slots will be 55 minutes long and prices start from £30 an hour.

There is also some availability to hire the outdoor pitch at Nelson and Colne college, please email to enquire about this.

The Leisure Box Gym

The Leisure Box gym is now open.

At just £9.99 a month, on a flexible monthly membership and at a state-of-the-art facility, there are so many reasons why you should become a member of The Leisure Box gym!

Opening Times:

Mon – Fri 7am-9pm (last entry 8pm)

Sat & Sun 8am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)

All sessions after 4pm on weekdays must be booked HERE.

Clip ‘n Climb

Our Clip ‘n Climb area is now open. People of all ages can enjoy our huge 18-line climbing area every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

For group bookings, please enquire at!

Sessions will run for 90 minutes for 15 participants at a time, priced a £13.50. All Covid guidelines will be followed.

Dance Classes

Encore Dance Studio have resumed a number of their classes!

Our ‘Mini’ dance classes including mini disco and cheer are for children aged 6 months – 4 years and are priced at £3.50 pay as you go.

We also hold a range of weekday afternoon/evening classes for young people aged 4-14. This includes acro and street dance. Sessions are priced at £4.50 per session or block bookings are also available for £24. The next block of these classes starts from Tuesday 8th June.

Saturday ballet classes are priced at £21 for the 6-week block (Starting from 12th June) or £4 per session.

Customers are urged to use the lower Leisure Box entrance when attending a session in the dance studio.

Fitness Classes

Our adult fitness classes will be returning this June!

There is a range of classes to choose from at great value prices. Including, Bollywood, Pilates, Zumba and Boxfit. These classes will be priced at £4.

Gym members can still enjoy Hiitstep and Clubbercise for free as part of their membership. This is £4 for non-members.

Please keep an eye out as our full timetable will be released soon!

Indoor Sports

Our Indoor Sports facilities (Cricket Lanes, Indoor Sports Hall, Indoor Pitch and Table Tennis) are now open and currently only available for two households or as part of organised sport. This includes both adult and junior football teams.

All sessions must be pre-booked.


The Leisure Box hosts a variety of party provisions including clip & climb, football and softplay. All parties come with catering included. We are now starting to take party bookings from June 21st. Enquiries can be made by emailing

Bookings for all these areas are now live and sessions can be booked HERE or by emailing

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email

We hope to welcome you to the Leisure Box soon!

Leisure Box closed due to national lockdown

Following the latest Government announcement, all areas of the Leisure Box are now closed.

We will continue to follow advice from the Government and communicate any developments with our customers via our website and our social media channels.

Gym membership payments will be suspended from 31st December 2020.

We will make contact with customers with bookings in other areas as soon as we can, to organise refunds or account credits.

If you have a query and need to contact us please do so using Facebook Messenger, or email

Once again The Leisure Box team would like to thank our regular customers for your ongoing support during these difficult times.

Christmas Clip ‘n’ Climb fun!

Clip ‘n’ Climb will return to the Leisure Box on Saturday 19th December!

Santa’s little helpers have been busy working hard behind the scenes to ensure the area is ready for customers to enjoy once again!

We will run a number of sessions on the lead up to Christmas:

19th and 20th December: 10am and 12 noon

21st, 22nd and 23rd: 11am and 1pm

24th: 9am and 10:30am

Lights out Climbing

We will also be holding our first ‘lights out’ Clip ‘n’ Climb sessions on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd December at 3:30pm.

The disco lights will be out and the Christmas music will be playing!

This will be priced at £15pp for 90 minutes of climbing fun.


As we’re feeling festive here at the Leisure Box, our elves want to see your best Christmas jumper or outfit. There will be a prize up for grabs for the best dressed climber from all sessions.

Customer and staff safety is our number one priority, therefore there are a number of new elf and safety processes in place:

  • Clip n Climb will be available for under 18’s only
  • Pre-booking is essential
  • There will be a maximum of 15 climbers per session
  • All sessions will be 90 minutes long (this includes a safety briefing)
  • Climbing walls and harnesses will be sanitised between climbing sessions.
  • Climbing instructors will be wearing masks at all times.

Climbers are requested to:

  • Wear a mask during the briefing (if over 11 years old)
  • Observe social distancing guidelines wherever possible
  • Sanitise hands between climbs

Spectators are requested to:

  • 1 spectator per climber
  • Ensure that they follow social distancing guidelines whilst inside Leisure Box
  • Wear a mask at all times (unless under 11)
  • Not enter the climbing arena unless invited by a staff member

Sessions are prices at £13.50, you can book HERE.

We kindly ask that you DO NOT attend your session if you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms.

Should you have any questions about the above then please do not hesitate to email

The Leisure Box to reopen its doors

Following the recent government announcement, we are pleased to announce the Leisure Box will reopen its doors again on Thursday 3rd December.

In line with government restrictions, placing Lancashire in tier 3, we are delighted to reopen our outdoor 4G pitch, indoor pitch, sports hall, cricket lanes, gym and dance studio.

More information, including regulations around who can use the areas in line with tier 3 restrictions can be found below.

Playing surfaces

Our indoor & outdoor pitches, sports hall and cricket lanes are open for junior grassroots clubs.

Dance studio

The dance studio is open for children only, therefore our Mini-Dance sessions will restart again next Thursday 3rd December, and will run as normal at 9:30am on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. Sessions must be pre-booked online and bookings will go live from Monday at 5pm.

Please note, all dancers must use the lower Leisure Box entrance (by soft-play).

The gym

The gym will reopen Monday to Friday, 7am-12pm and then 4-9pm. Weekend hours are 8am-12pm.

Please note, any gym session after 4pm must be booked online. Bookings are not required for weekday morning and weekend gym sessions.

If you are attending the gym on a weekday morning or at the weekend, please use the lower gym entrance on Northlight Parade, this can be accessed via Hollin Bank. There is ample parking for gym members on Hollin Bank.

All customers using the lower entrance at these times will be required to check in with the member of gym staff upon arrival.

Safety and procedures

We ask all customers to please follow COVID-19 guidelines when at the Leisure Box, please follow signage, sanitise regularly and adhere to staff direction, as the safety of our customers and staff is paramount.

We welcome the news that we can reopen the above areas of the Leisure Box to customers and we look forward to seeing you all soon!