Blackburn Retail Park is a shopping and leisure park on the outskirts of Blackburn town centre.
Stores and Businesses
Stores here at the time of writing (September 2023) are Halfords, B&M, and JYSK.
The Halfords here has an auto centre attached that does repairs, MOTs, and services. JYSK is a Danish retailer selling household goods such as bedroom furniture, mattresses, pillows, curtains, blinds, towels, and dining tables.
It’s worth noting that as of September 2023, the B&M store is temporarily closed due to an unfortunate fire in May.
For those seeking leisure activities, the Blackburn Ice Arena, also known as Planet Ice, sits at the park’s northern end. The arena offers public skating ice skating lessons and hosts ice hockey matches and tournaments.
If you’re in the mood for refreshments or a meal, the park offers several options: Burger King, Costa, and Al Rija. Al Rija is a shisha cafe and dessert bar.
A large Asda superstore is adjacent to the park with a petrol station, opticians, pharmacy, and cafe. Asda is open 24 hours from 8 am on Monday to 10 pm on Saturday. Opening times on Sunday are 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.
Stores and businesses no longer here include Maplin, Mothercare, Frankie and Benny’s, Chiquito, and Steakout.
This video provides a tour around the site, showcasing the stores, restaurants, leisure facilities, and customer parking.
Getting There and Car Parking
Access to Blackburn Retail Park is from the A6078. Visitors with satellite navigation systems can use the postcode BB2 3DY to find it.
The car park has spaces for over 400 vehicles. Parking is free for customers, but check parking signs for time and other restrictions.
The park can also be reached using public transport. It is 1/3 mile from the Blackburn Train Station and just a 1/2 mile from the Blackburn Bus Station.
Other Retail Parks in Blackburn
In addition to Blackburn Retail Park, shoppers in the town also have the choice of visiting Townsmoor Retail Park, Nova Scotia Retail Park, the Peel Centre, and Hyndburn Retail Park. Each offers more big-name stores and shopping opportunities.
- Townsmoor Retail Park – Townsmoor Retail Park is just across from Blackburn Retail Park. Key stores include Next, TK Maxx and Argos.
- Nova Scotia Retail Park – Nova Scotia Retail Park has outlets like B&Q, Poundstretcher and Pets at Home.
- Peel Centre – Leisure and retail scheme just north of Blackburn Retail Park. Businesses here include Dunelm and Vue Cinema Blackburn.
- Hyndburn Retail Park – Tenants include Currys, Smyths, Sofology, Dreams, and Wren Kitchens.