2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone

During the festival weekend, Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone is organising a fringe event, jam-packed with activities perfect for the family.

Head over to the Youth Zone where you’ll find plenty of family-friendly STEM activities from local organisations like IMO Charity, The Making Rooms, Manchester Youth Zone and Inspire Youth Zone.

This event is taking place between 11am – 4pm – staggered entry on the hour.

Blackburn and Darwen YouthZone is a 21st-century YouthZone located at the heart of Blackburn, open to young people aged 5 to 25 years old, aiming to change the prospects offered to young people in the area. Offering a state-of-the-art £5 million facility, young people have a space which provides “Somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to”.

Uniquely, this is happening in partnership with young people rather than on their behalf. As such, Blackburn and Darwen YouthZone is led with the principle of ‘starting where young people are, going where young people take us’.

Blackburn and Darwen YouthZone is built on land where, 100 years ago, Blackburn’s first electricity generating station once stood. On the place where electricity first came to and powered the town, the Youth Zone is now powering the community through the energy and creativity of young people.



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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