Experience Adventure and Fun at Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre!

Discover a Hidden Gem in the Enchanting Pendle Countryside 🌲

Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Pendle countryside, Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre is a 22-acre paradise that promises adventure, education, and unforgettable experiences for all ages. From group and corporate bookings to school visits, accommodation, camping, and Duke of Edinburgh Award activities, this extraordinary facility has something for everyone.

Thrilling Activities for All Ages

After a brief closure for two years in 2015, Burnley FC in the Community took over, in a bid to keep the beautiful rich history of the facility alive. Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre has now emerged stronger and better than ever. The center has become a beacon of outdoor exploration and learning, attracting visitors from near and far. With an impressive array of activities, there’s no shortage of excitement for all those who step foot in this natural wonderland.

Summer Activity Camps – Fun-Filled Days Ahead

As summer approaches, Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre is gearing up to host an exhilarating summer activity camp. Starting from the 15th of August until the 24th, the center will be offering action-packed sessions every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Participants can look forward to a wide range of thrilling activities designed to challenge and entertain.

What’s on the Menu?

🎯 Archery: Unleash your inner Robin Hood as you take aim and perfect your archery skills under the guidance of experienced instructors.

🧗‍♀️ High Ropes: Conquer your fear of heights and navigate through an elevated obstacle course, testing your balance and agility.

🧗‍♂️ Low Ropes: Engage in teamwork and problem-solving as you navigate through a series of low-level challenges.

🪵 Crate Stack: See how high you can stack the crates while maintaining your balance – an exhilarating activity for both kids and adults.

…and much more!

Family-Friendly Fun

At Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre, the goal is to make outdoor activities accessible to everyone. For those who prefer to be spectators, adults not participating in the activities themselves can enjoy the picturesque surroundings free of charge. Additionally, children under 5 also get complimentary entry.

Sessions and Pricing

The summer activity camp sessions will run from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm on the specified days. Participants have the flexibility to choose individual sessions at £25 each or opt for the full-day experience at £40.

Special Offer for Families

Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre values family bonding, and to make it even more enjoyable, there’s a special discount for families of four. At just £75 per session or £120 for a full day, the whole family can join in the fun and create cherished memories together.

Book Your Adventure Today!

Don’t miss out on the chance to experience nature’s wonders and thrilling activities at Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre. Whether you’re planning a group outing, a corporate team-building event, or simply looking for an unforgettable family adventure, Whitehough has got you covered.

Visit our website or get in touch to secure your spot for the summer activity camps. With limited availability, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.

Come and be a part of this enchanting outdoor experience – Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre awaits, ready to bring joy, excitement, and learning to all who dare to venture into its embrace.

BOOK NOW ➡ https://bit.ly/44eL7Pm

🌐 Website: www.whitehough.org 📧 Email: whitehough@burnleyfc.com 📞 Phone: 01282 615688



Are you looking for a thrilling and enriching summer activity for your child? Look no further! We are excited to announce our new Summer Drop N Go Climbing Sessions, taking place from the 16th to the 18th of August! 📅🌞


At our Summer Drop N Go Climbing Sessions, your child will have the opportunity to work towards an advanced level of climbing. Whether they are beginners eager to learn the ropes or experienced climbers aiming to enhance their skills, our sessions cater to all levels of expertise. With the guidance of our experienced instructors, your child will be challenged, motivated, and empowered to conquer new climbing heights! 🧗‍♀️🧗‍♂️


Climbing is a fantastic way for children to stay active, build confidence, and foster a love for adventure. That’s why our Summer Drop N Go Climbing Sessions are open to young climbers aged 4 and above. You can drop your child off at our climbing section with peace of mind, knowing they will be in a safe and supportive environment, surrounded by peers who share their passion for climbing. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦


We understand that providing enriching experiences for your child shouldn’t break the bank. That’s why we’re offering our Summer Drop N Go Climbing Sessions for just £75 for three action-packed days! This price includes top-notch instruction, climbing gear, and access to our state-of-the-art climbing facilities. It’s an incredible value for a summer adventure your child won’t forget! 😍


Spaces for our Summer Drop N Go Climbing Sessions are limited, so don’t wait too long to secure your child’s spot. For more information or to register, please contact us at leisurebox@burnleyfc.com or give us a call on 01282 222380. Our friendly team will be more than happy to assist you with any enquiries and help you reserve a place for your young climber.

Give your child a summer to remember with our exciting and educational climbing sessions! We look forward to welcoming them from the 16th to the 18th of August for three hours of climbing fun and skill-building! 🏔️🌞

Roche Boxing Show: A Spectacular Display of Talent and Determination!

On Friday 12th May, the Roche Boxing Club hosted an unforgettable boxing event at the Leisure Box in Brierfield. With 16 thrilling fights lined up, the evening promised to be a remarkable showcase of skill, courage, and sportsmanship. Adding to the excitement, the event was honored by the presence of the Mayor of Pendle, Yasser Iqbal, who inaugurated the show with an inspiring speech.

The Roche Boxing Club Show brought together boxing enthusiasts, local supporters, and fans from near and far to witness the incredible talent on display. As the doors opened, the venue buzzed with anticipation, setting the stage for a night filled with adrenaline-pumping action.

Mayor Yasser Iqbal set the tone for the evening with his empowering speech, emphasizing the importance of community spirit and encouraging the fighters to give their all in the ring. His presence added an extra touch of prestige to the event, symbolizing the recognition and support that the Roche Boxing Club has garnered within the local community.

The 16 fights that followed were a testament to the dedication and hard work put in by the fighters, as they stepped into the ring to showcase their talent and determination. Each bout demonstrated the participants’ unwavering commitment to their craft, leaving the crowd awe-inspired and cheering relentlessly.

The event featured a diverse range of boxing categories, including lightweight, middleweight, and heavyweight divisions, ensuring a captivating experience for every spectator. Fighters from various backgrounds and skill levels brought their A-game, unleashing a whirlwind of punches, hooks, and jabs, captivating the audience with every move.

As the night progressed, the atmosphere grew more electric, with each fight fueling the anticipation for the next. The skill and resilience displayed by the boxers were commendable, and their sportsmanship shone through as they demonstrated respect for their opponents.

The Roche Boxing Club Show was not only about the fighters, but also about the dedicated coaches, trainers, and supporters who have played an integral role in nurturing the talents of these boxers. Their commitment to the sport and their tireless efforts behind the scenes were evident in the exceptional performances witnessed throughout the evening.

In addition to the fights, the event featured a range of refreshments, allowing spectators to refuel and recharge between bouts. The atmosphere was vibrant, with fans engaging in lively discussions about the fights and sharing their enthusiasm for the sport.

Overall, the successful Roche Boxing Club Show held at Leisure Box was a testament to the thriving boxing community in the Burnley and Pendle area. The event brought together passionate individuals and showcased the incredible talent and dedication that exists within the local boxing scene. With the unwavering support of Mayor Yasser Iqbal and the community, the Roche Boxing Club continues to provide a platform for aspiring fighters to pursue their dreams and make their mark in the world of boxing.

As the final bell rang, marking the end of an unforgettable night, the Roche Boxing Club and its supporters reflected on the success of the event and eagerly anticipated future endeavors. With its commitment to the sport and the spirit of camaraderie, the Roche Boxing Club remains a beacon of hope and inspiration for aspiring boxers, promoting discipline, respect, and determination both inside and outside the ring.

Leisure Box hosts knock out Boxing Event!

On Saturday 4th June, The Leisure Box hosted its first ever boxing event, in partnership with Roche Boxing Club.  

Visitors travelled from all over to the launch event, which was opened with a speech from the Mayor of Pendle, Yasser Iqbal. He highlighted the importance of local sporting events, which aim to build community cohesion and morale.   

There were some outstanding performances from some of the fighters, and we were glad to be the chosen venue which showcased local and national talent!  

Food and beverages were available, which saw guests enjoy our barbecue – with cooked burgers along with other refreshments.  

We enjoyed being a host to such a fantastic event, which saw numerous families in attendance from the local community 😊  

Leisure Box General Manager, Rich Last said ‘It was fantastic to see the people come together for such an exciting event. We want our facility to be a central hub for the community and hope we can cater to more events in the future” 

If you have any upcoming events, from sporting, corporate or birthday parties, get in touch with our friendly team today, contact: leisurebox@burnleyfc.com 


Our Easter activity camps have been a great success so far down at The Leisure Box! The camp includes fun and safe activities with our trained staff, including: Clip ‘n Climb, multi-sports, football (indoor 4G pitch and indoor sports hall), arts and crafts and much more!

Chanelle McManus is the Football Development Officer at Burnley FC In The Community. She also runs the activity camps at the different facilities. Chanelle affirmed the great result that the camps have achieved.

‘We have sold out our Easter camp with 60 children attending each day throughout the two weeks. The children get to join in on so many different sports and activities, including clip and climb, football, dancing, table tennis and much more.’ 

Luckily for many, our activity camps run through term time, so we always have one on offer. The most popular ones do tend to be in both Easter and Summer.

‘The best part is seeing the place buzzing, filled with lots of children of all ages from 5-12 enjoying their day with us. We have activity camps running every school holiday and have now just released the booking forms for the May holidays. Which will be followed by an action packed six weeks of summer holidays, stated Chanelle.

For more information on how you can book your child onto our action packed six-week adventure, please visit https://bit.ly/3vc9BIL to book


Here at The Leisure Box, we offer a variety of playing surfaces for the local community. This includes our two full size, state of the art cricket lanes which are available for all budding batters and bowlers.

Following feedback from members who use the cricket lanes, we have now decided to have enhance our cricket surface, which will allow users to enjoy their cricket experience with our beneficial upgrades!

Improvements will be made to the bowling surface, which will grant cricket bowls the leverage to bounce effectively and provide a more realistic feel to your cricket game.

The Leisure Box team will also be introducing a bowling machine, which will provide the opportunity to tailor both the speed and distance of the bowls which are delivered.

It is imperative that the local community are given the opportunity to play sports which they enjoy most to the best of their ability, and we believe with these improvements, they will be given the opportunity to do so. 😊

Please keep an eye out for further updates regarding our cricket lanes and playing surfaces by following our social pages, @theleisurebox on both Instagram and Twitter, and The Leisure Box on Facebook.

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 leisurebox@burnleyfc.com 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 chanelle.mcmanus@burnleyfc.com. 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 www.FUNDAland.com 

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