Welcome to Haslingden Community Link and Children's Centre
For the Common Good

Children's Centre                                                

Children's Centres offer significant opportunities for improving outcomes for children.
They offer access to:

  • Early Education integrated with Childcare
  • Family Support and outreach to parents
  • Child and Family Health services                                                    .

They also act as a hub within the community for parents and providers of childcare services for children of all ages. Children's Centre have links with local training and education providers, Job Centre Plus and Children's Information Services and local schools.


Children's Centre Local Offer

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We offer the following services at Haslingden Community Link and Children’s Centre to fulfil these needs:

Midwives Antenatal Clinic (Burnley/Blackburn)
Midwife led antenatal clinics are available by appointment

Burnley / Blackburn Midwives Monday 9am - 12 pm

Burnley / Blackburn Midwives Wednesdays 9am - 12pm and Bookings Only 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Burnley / Blackburn Midwives booking appointments only Friday 9am -12.30pm


Bumps, Birth and Beyond

Antenatal course for Mums and Dads to be booking essential from 20 weeks please call 01706 238355.  It covers healthy pregnany, expectations and preperations for parenthood, labour and birth, caring for a new baby, keeping baby safe and essential equipment needed.  This 6 week course is delivered by Children Centre staff, Midwifes, Health Visitors and Infant Feeding Specialists.

Bosom Buddies Breastfeeding Support Drop In Tuesday 1.00 - 3.00pm

Breastfeeding has many benefits for both mum and baby, including reducing the risk of infection and allergies for baby and a reduction in the risk of breast or ovarian cancer for mum. Many women have to give up breastfeeding before they are ready due to pain and discomfort. Haslingden Community Link and Children's Centre can offer extensive breastfeeding support in an friendly, safe and comfortable environment. Mums can access the drop in or call Julie on 01706 238355.

Baby Massage Thursday 1.15-2.15pm booking only 01706 238355
Infant massage benefits both parents and baby.  Research has shown baby massage to improve the immune system of babies and helps babies learn to relax.  Baby massage promotes sounder and longer sleep, promotes posture, positive body image, aids bonding, communication and helps to regulate digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems. Oils are provided, parents are only requested to bring a towel.  £1.50 per child.

Sensory Session Twice per month Tuesday 10.00am - 11.15am booking only 01706 238355

Our fun and relaxed group for parents/carers and their babies aged from birth.  This is for non walking babies. Our sensory development session includes lights, music, and different textures to stimulate babies. Come along to meet other parents/carers and enjoy some relaxation time. Term time only, £1.50 per child.

Busy Bees Parents and Carers Toddler Group (Wednesday 9.30-11.15am)
Dinky Links is the place to bring your pre school babies and children.  Come and play, sing, make, create, read and have fun. Every Wednesday morning from 9.30am - 11.15am. For children aged 0 - 5 years, term time only.  Only £1.50 per child.  Snack is provided.


We hold a variety of short courses to suit everybody from parenting skills to complementry therapy.  Courses are run by outside agancies such as ACCROSS and Lancashire Adult Learning.  Please conatct 01706 238355 for more information and up to date course details.  We welcome people's comments and ideas on what courses they would like us to put on so please call us with your views! 

Family Support

Our Outreach workers are available to offer family support where needed.  Many families go through difficult times and our goal is to keep families together by supporting them and helping them to access the services they need to improve their lives. We can offer support with issues such as housing, budgeting, benefits, play and development, emotional support, speech and language and much more on a one to one basis.  Please contact the Outreach Team on 01706 238355.


  • Healthy Start Vitamins.  Pick up your free Vitamin D tablets for pregnant and postnatal ladies and Vitamin D dropsfor children under 6 years.
  • Dental Health, working in partnership with oral health and Smile4Life the centre can refer you and your children to a dentist.  Plesae call 01706 238355 for more information.


Stop Smoking Service

Please contact 01254 283370 or the Quit Squad on 0800 328 6297 for more information.

Welfare Rights
Appointments only to book call 0845 053 00 13

Clubs and Classes

We have lots of groups who use our Community Rooms to run clubs, groups and classes for all ages.  For example, Baby Massage, Weight Watchers and Blood Donors.  Please call 01706 230116 for more details.


Haslingden Community Link & Children’s Centre
Bury Road, Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancs BB4 5PG

Children's Centre Tel: 01282 470135
Community Tel: 01706 230116
Childcare Tel: 01706 224848
Fax: 01706 238354

Email: info@hcl.org.uk

Haslingden Community Link—Company Limited by Guarantee No. 3612468
Registered Charity No. 1075926