We’re Raising Money For Milly’s Smiles!


millys smilesLet us tell you about a little warrior from our nursery – Jack.

jackHe was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. So far he has had surgery to remove a tumour, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. In total, Jack will have 34 weeks of chemotherapy to get him back to full health. The last round of his chemotherapy will be in March 2018. Despite this, he’s still a very active and happy three-year-old that’s obsessed with dinosaurs and motorbikes.

We’re counting down the days until he gets to ring the end of treatment bell at the children’s hospital in Manchester. We’re also aiming to raise as much money as we can for a local charity called ‘Milly’s Smiles’ that supports the families of children who have been diagnosed with cancer. They have been a great support to Jack’s mummy and daddy after his diagnosis. This month we have a few fun fundraising activities at Riverside.

millys smileOn the 22nd of October, some the staff from our nursery will be taking part in a sponsored walk, which we hope will raise lots of money for Milly’s Smiles. We have sponsorship forms at the reception desk for anyone that wishes to show their support.

Blackburn Rovers have also donated a football that the whole team signed – it even has a certificate of authenticity! The football will be auctioned to raise additional funds for the children’s cancer charity. The action will close at midday on the 27th of October, so there’s plenty of time to place a bid!

If you want to try your luck and raise some pennies then please call the nursery on 01254 695777 or email Leanne@Riversidenursery.info.

Every penny counts! Your support is truly appreciated by us all.

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New Year New Style? Come to the Riverside Salon

Overhaul Your Image

It’s officially a new year – so how about a new hairstyle to go with it? If you’re looking to overhaul your image and start afresh, there’s no better place to do so than at Riverside Salon.

Why Riverside Salon?

Riverside SalonThe salon has an experienced team of level 3 qualified stylists who are happy to answer your request – whether it’s a modest trim or a complete transformation.

Along the way, you can expect friendly conversation and a drink or two to pass the time.

Why now?

The staff at Riverside Salon understand why it’s important to start the year with a bang. They will be able to answer all your questions and even offer their expert advice along the way. Not only will you be in safe hands, but you can also rest comfortably knowing a range of eco-friendly products will be used on your hair.

Cater for AllWho does Riverside Salon cater for?

That’s the best bit – they cater for everyone! Men, women and children are all more than welcome and will be greeted with a smile upon arrival. In fact, there’s no need to worry about bringing your children along for your first appointment of the New Year. Instead, you’ll find they will be more than occupied with the range of game consoles and televisions knocking around.

New Year, New You!

After your first appointment at Riverside Salon, you’ll be looking and feeling better than ever before. Don’t waste time and book an appointment today.

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Splash Closure and Pool Refurb

Splash will be closed from Monday the 20th June, 2016 for a full pool refurbishment. This will include the installation of a new pool liner, new pool filter media, alterations to the covers and installation of new UV filters.  The works are planned to take a week and we will therefore re-open on Monday the 27th June.

There will be staff on duty for the duration of the closure so if you have any queries or enquiries please do give us a call on  01254 679828.  Or if you’re looking for some new summer swimwear, Havaianas or toys and games for the pool for your summer break come in and see us.  (you can even have a nosey at how the refurb is progressing).

We look forward to seeing you all in the shiny new pool from the 27th.

Season’s Greetings from Riverside

Christmas is here, so we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for your continued support throughout 2015, we’ve had a fantastic year!

From all of us at The Hub Riverside we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, we’ll look forward to seeing you all in 2016 for more fun.

Thinking of having a pool party? Come to the Hub!


Are you organising a children’s party? Perhaps your child has a birthday coming up, or you just want to do something to keep them and their friends entertained over the summer. Why not thrill them with a pool party? If you’re looking for a fantastic venue to hold pool parties in Blackburn, then look no further than the Hub. We’ve got everything you need, including inflatables!

The Hub is a family-friendly communal space, equipped with a wide variety of services and amenities including – most importantly – an amply-sized swimming pool where kids and grown-ups alike can enjoy swimming or paddling.

With the hot summer weather keeping us all warm, pool parties are the perfect way for kids to have fun and cool off at the same time. As all parents know, children are very energetic. Pool parties let them splash around and burn off some of that exuberant energy without getting too hot and tired in the summer heat!

Pool parties are great for birthdays

Kids love birthday parties that are unique and exciting: the novelty of having a party in a swimming pool is certain to delight any child, from toddlers to preteens!

Of course, it’s not just children who love to stretch their swimming muscles. If you organise a pool party, you’ll probably find yourself enjoying it just as much as the kids! Pool parties allow you to get involved with the fun, too.

Here at the Hub, our facilities are second-to-none. Our pool is designed to provide an environment that’s safe, secure and thoroughly enjoyable. Whatever size pool party you want to organise, you’ll find that our first-rate pool and amenities will be able to accommodate you.

After all, pool parties are one of the best ways to let loose on a hot summer’s day, and we want the experience to be as positive as possible. We look forward to seeing you by the pool!

Need More Information?

To book a pool party for your child’s birthday or for more information on the services we offer here at The Hub feel free to call us on 01254 679828.

Join Us At Riverside Nursery’s Annual Open Day

Nothing planned this Saturday? Join us for the Riverside Nursery’s Annual Open Day, it promises to be a fantastic day out for all the family!

From 10am until 2pm on Saturday 9th May we’ll be running lots of fun activities for all the family to enjoy including a tombola, raffle, bouncy castle, face painting, treasure hunt and much more!

If you have any unwanted gift items, chocolates or other items for our tombola or donations of used toys and books for our toy stall, we’d really appreciate it if you could bring them into the Nursery no later than Friday 8th May at Noon.

The fun doesn’t stop there, the main attraction will take place between 11am and 12 noon when we’ll be joined by Elsa & Anna from Frozen. So if you think your kids would love to meet Disney’s much loved princesses then be sure to pop by the Hub on Saturday, tickets MUST be purchased in advance and will cost just £2 per person! Everybody is welcome!

Refreshments will be available from our café throughout the day and we’ll be serving up some tasty treats on our BBQ, so there promises to be something to suit all taste buds.

Fingers crossed the weather stays fine and the sun makes an appearance for what promises to be a brilliant day for all the family! We’ll look forward to seeing you all!

For more information on purchasing tickets to see Elsa and Anna or if you’d like to donate a prize then feel free to call us on 01254 695777.

Splash Advanced


If you’re looking to further enhance your child’s swimming techniques then look no further than Splash Advanced at The Hub Riverside.

Ideal for children aged 8-12 years who have completed stage 5 of their swimming lessons, our courses aim to improve their speed, stamina and agility in the water whilst enhancing their diving skills, ultimately preparing your child for pre-club competition level.

There are also a number of modules within Splash Advanced that focus on teaching your child vital life saving skills and rookie lifeguard training.

Lessons of the Highest Quality

Offering swimming lessons tailored to suit your child our highly experienced, fully trained coaches who have a burning passion for swimming conduct all our Splash Advanced courses in state of the art facilities located at Westholme and QEGS schools. Both pools are eco-friendly, better for the environment and bacteria free, ideal for those with sensitive skin.

Therefore when you opt for Splash Advanced lessons with The Hub Riverside you can guarantee your child will receive swimming lessons of the highest standard.

Splash Advanced lessons are available in term times only on Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays with a limited number of places available.

To find out more about Splash Advanced or to book your lessons then feel free to give us a call on 01254 679828.

Adult Swimming Lessons


If you never learned to swim as a child or just don’t feel confident in the water, you’re far from alone.

But the good news is that it’s far from too late to learn. Every year, thousands in the UK learn to swim in adulthood.

Swimming has numerous physical and psychological benefits, and is an excellent way of meeting the government’s target for adults of exercising for at least 30 minutes five times weekly. Swimming burns up to 350 calories in half an hour, while numerous studies have pointed to this activity’s positive impact on well-being.

Equally, with some 400 people drowning in the UK every year, learning to swim could save your life. If you have children, there are numerous benefits to swimming with them as well, and you could share your newly acquired knowledge with your family.

It needn’t take long to become competent in the water as an adult. With just a couple of lessons a week for a few months, you can master the basics.

But, of course, it’s vital that you find a class that works for you, and that’s where The Hub at Riverside comes in.

If you’re looking for adult swimming lessons in Blackburn, see what we have to offer before you do anything else. Our instructors are all fully qualified up to ASA/STA Level 2, and are very used to dealing with nervous and beginner adult learners.

At our purpose-built swimming academy, we teach everyone from the tiniest tots upwards, and also have specialist aqua natal sessions. In terms of teaching adults, we can offer both group and one-to-one classes, depending on your personal preference. What’s more, our ultra-modern facilities make taking the plunge a pleasure every time you get in the pool.

We can help whether you’re a complete novice or if you learned to swim in childhood but just want to brush up on your technique and improve your stamina and speed.

We’re open between 830am and 10pm so, as your confidence grows, you’ll find there are plenty of opportunities to put what you’ve learned into practice. We have many family swim sessions as well, and are based right next to the centre’s nursery, which can look after youngsters from three months up to school age.

Book your first swimming today and start learning in a safe, fun environment at The Hub at Riverside.

The Hub, Branch Road, Lower Darwen, BB3 0PR - Tel: 01254 679828
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