Breastfeeding Friendly Places Scheme

Breastfeeding Friendly Places is an important element of the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative

New mothers in Lancashire tell us that they feel more relaxed visiting public premises that display the “Welcome to Breastfeed here” logo, as it gives out an encouraging and supportive message. It reassures mothers that they need not feel anxious or embarrassed about breastfeeding their baby, helping to reduce a potential barrier to breastfeeding by protecting and advocating a  mother’s legal right to breastfeed in public places (as detailed in the Equality Act 2010)

Click below to find breastfeeding friendly places:

  • Artisan Café - Bridge Street
  • Astley Bank Hotel – Bolton Road
  • Brewers Fayre- Oakenhurst Farm
  • Bridgewater Hotel Church Street Darwen
  • CJ’s Cafe and Milkbar - Market Street
  • Deli Carlo – Town Centre
  • Dolly’s Tearoom – Bolton Road
  • Greggs – Market Street
  • No 39 Bridge Street Darwen
  • Othello's Restaurant at Astley Bank
  • Ste's Place - market
  • Subway – Duckworth Street
  • The Bridgewater – Church Street
  • The Meeting Place - market
  • The Sweet Shop - Croft Street Darwen
  • The Sweet Vintage Tea Room – Croft Street
  • The Tea Shop Darwen
  • The Tramway Café – Cemetery Road Darwen
  • Tuck Inn Cafe - Duckworth Street
  • Weatherspoons (Old Chapel) Darwen
  • The Kettle Cafe & Bar - Bridge St 
  • The Bank - Church Street
  • The Whitehall Hotel - Ross St, Darwen 
  • 1617 Coffee House, Unit 1 Belgrave Squared Darwen
  • Number 1 Coffee Shop, 1 Bolton Road Darwen
  • Artisan Cafe and Wine Bar, 15 Bridge Street , Darwen

  • Easy Coffee – King William Street
  • Madhatters Café – Town Hall Street
  • Muffins Restaurant - Town Hall Street
  • Marks and Spencer Café – King William Street
  • MacDonald’s - King William Street
  • Subway – The Mall Blackburn
  • Costa - The Mall Blackburn
  • Muffin Break - The Mall Blackburn
  • Rhode Island Coffee – The Mall Blackburn
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken - The Mall Blackburn
  • Burger King – The Mall Blackburn
  • El Taco loco- The Mall Blackburn
  • Blackburn Market
  • Exchange Coffee Company – Blackburn Market
  • Butlers Café - Blackburn Market
  • Checks and Greys at Blackburn Cathedral
  • Exchange Coffee Company – Fleming Square
  • Turtle Bay - Cathedral Square
  • Firepit Blackburn - 2 Cathedral Square BB1 1FB
  • Subway - Railway Road Blackburn BB1 1EX

  • Asda – Grimshaw Park
  • Blackburn Central High School 
  • Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Museum Street, BB1 7AJ
  • Blues Bar – BRFC Ewood
  • Bowlplex - Lower Audley Street
  • Brookhouse School
  • Burger King - Grimshaw Park 
  • Calypso Caribbean Restaurant – Eanom Wharf
  • Costa Coffee - Townsmoor 
  • Dee Dee’s Family Café at  The Range Blackburn
  • Dunelm Coffee Shop – Lower Audley Street
  • Ego at The Knowles Arms Blackburn
  • Fern Bank Nursery - Lammack
  • Frankie and Benny’s – Lower Audley Street
  • Mr Joe’s Burger and Shakes – Shearbrow
  • Nando's - Peel retail park 
  • Pizza Hut – Lower Audley Street
  • Shahi – Qila – Shear Bank Road
  • St Anthony’s school Shadsworth
  • St Michaels with St Johns - Whalley Range Blackburn
  • Subway - Blackburn Rail Station 
  • Subway - Blakey Moor 
  • Taca Loco - The Mall 
  • TCK Deli-extra - Market Hall
  • Tesco Family Dining – Tesco Blackburn
  • The Clove Café Bistro – Shear Brow
  • The Clog and Billycock – Pleasington
  • The Fernhurst Lodge – Bolton Road
  • The Fig and Olive, Shear Brow, Blackburn
  • The Pavillion Community Cafe and Hub In Corporation Park, West Park Road, BB2 6DG 
  • The Range Coffee Shop
  • The Willows – Haslingden Road

  • Ashleigh Pre-School, Darwen
  • Ashworth Nursery School, Addison Close Blackburn
  • Audley Childrens Centre, Pringle St, Blackburn
  • Audley Infant School Nursery
  • Audrey Keryk – 528 Whalley New Road, Blackburn, BB1 9AW (07507572812)
  • Barnabas House Private Nursery Watery Lane Darwen
  • Beyond the Walls Outdoor Nursery, Tockholes, Darwen
  • Bumble Bees Nursery
  • Care 4 Kids Agnes Street Blackburn
  • Cedars Nursery - at Cedars School Blackburn
  • Cherry Tree Pre-school
  • Daisyfield school/nursery Blackburn
  • Darwen Children’s Centre, Lord Street, Darwen
  • Evolution Childcare, Lions Drive Shadsworth
  • Feniscowles preschool
  • Fernhurst Court Nursery, Jack Walker Way, Blackburn
  • Giggles childminder (Gaynor Hoole)
  • Greenview Nursery, Greenfield Centre, Green Lane, Blackburn
  • Griffin Park Primary School, Blackburn
  • Higher Croft Children’s Centre, Blackburn
  • Humpty Dumpty’s  Nursery, Suddellside Street, Darwen
  • Intack  Primary School, Whitebirk Road, Blackburn
  • Jumbles Nursery,  Darwen
  • Livesey All Age Children’s Centre Nursery
  • Little Acorns Nursery , Blackburn
  • Little Cheeky Monkeys St Ives Business Park Blackburn

  • Little House Pre- School at St Andrews pre-school Blackburn

  • Longshaw Nursery School
  • Marshmallows Day Nursery, Darwen
  • Nicola's Child Care – Nicola Gornall 01254 246836
  • Oaktree Nursery, Chaucer Walk, Blackburn
  • The Out of School Experience 
  • The Old Vicarage Nursery, Blackburn
  • Peek – A – Boo Nursery, Darwen
  • Precious Moments Childcare - Darwen
  • Queen Elizabeth’s Nursery School Blackburn
  • Rainbow Nursery Barley Bank Street Darwen
  • Riverside nursery, Riverside Industrial Estate Branch Road , Lower Darwen
  • Roe Lee Nursery at Roe Lee School
  • Samantha Brown (Childminder) - Darwen
  • Scallywags Pre-School, Turton and Edgworth Primary School, Edgworth
  • Shadsworth Children’s Centre – Shadsworth Road
  • Shining Stars Nursery, West Brookhouse Community Association, 10 Randal Street, Blackburn
  • Stepping Stones Nursery Hoddlesden Road Darwen
  • St Anne’s RCP and Nursery, Fielden Street, Blackburn
  • St Mary’s at Wensley Fold Children’s Centre – Carnarvon Road, Blackburn BB2 6NL
  • St Mary’s at St Mary’s College – St Mary’s College, Shear Brow, Blackburn, BB1 8DX
  • St Mary’s at The Park -  Cooperation Park, West Park Road, Blackburn, Bb2 6DG
  • St Peters RCPS, Blackburn
  • The Nursery Experience, Accrington Road, Blackburn
  • Tudor house Day Nursery  - Shear Brow, Blackburn
  • Tudor House Day Nursery at  Hancock Street, Blackburn
  • Tudor House Day Nursery at Mill Hill, Blackburn
  • Turncroft Nursery School, Darwen
  • Westholme Infant and Nursery School Blackburn
  • Willow Tree Day Nursery, Blackburn

What is Anya?

Anya is an app providing expectant and new parents with 24/7 evidence-based support.

Who can get the app? How does it work?

Any resident of Blackburn with Darwen is eligible for a premium licence for the duration of Pregnancy +4 months postnatally.

When they download the app and enter their postcode, they will automatically receive a FREE Premium upgrade – simple!

What support can parents get in the app?

The Anya app supports parents on a range of topics through the first 1001 days, with an AI virtual companion,

1-2-1 human specialist support, 3D animations, articles and webinars and much more!

Sounds great – when will it be available?

The app will launch to parents in the New Year, but Health Professionals can download now to explore the app and the support available!

Scan the QR code and take a look for yourself. If you don’t have a BwD postcode you can click this link (after downloading) to get your Premium access.

For more guidance for parents click here. 

If you find any of these premises not breastfeeding friendly please feel welcomed to contact your Health Visiting team who will then action this this in liaison with our Baby Friendly Team.