Billingham Forum is one of the most iconic leisure destinations in the North East. The Forum, as it is more commonly known, holds particular historical and cultural significance for its diverse offering and abundance of activities that have been entertaining visitors for over 50 years.
In 1967, the Forum was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in front of large crowds who flocked to witness a very special moment for the town and the leisure industry. The building was celebrated as the first leisure centre of its kind in the UK, famed for its pioneering design of the ice rink, and to this day it is leading the way in providing innovative and exciting ways for communities to stay healthy and active. The Forum sits proudly at the heart of the town centre and attracts over 1M visits each year.
Famous for its ice rink, the Forum Ice Arena is home to ice hockey giants, Billingham Stars, and offers a variety of figure skating, disco and public skate sessions for everyone to enjoy. To view the timetable and choose your session, please visit the Ice Arena website.
GoClimb is a vibrant jungle of interactive climbing walls suitable for children aged 4+. The popular attraction provides hours of fun for many young adventurers and is a great day out for families to keep the kids entertained. Check out the GoClimb website for more information.
3 Swimming Pools
3 Class Studios
Sauna & Steam
Free Car Park
With so much to do all under one roof, jump right in and experience everything Billingham Forum has to offer. We’ll hopefully answer some of your questions and share a flavour of some of the amazing activities you can enjoy.
If you’re a planning a visit to Billingham Forum we’ve tried to make things as easy as possible. Take a look through our frequently asked questions for everything you need to know.
An Activ8 membership gives you more value and choice than any other fitness provider in the area. We offer the same industry leading equipment and state-of-the-art fitness facilities as any private operator, but without the large price tag.
You can access each of our Activ8 gyms, swimming pools and fitness classes at our clubs located in Billingham Forum, Stockton Splash, Thornaby Pavilion, Thornaby Pool and IB Leisure.
We are proud to offer the biggest selection of fitness classes in the area from the biggest brands around the globe, 4 modern gyms housing an extensive range of cardio, functional and strength equipment and 4 swimming pools offering a variety of sessions and aqua classes.
We are committed to ensuring our activities and services can be accessed by everyone in the community and offer range of affordable Activ8 and Tees Active memberships. View all of our membership options here.
Please complete this form and a member of the team will get back to you. If we do not have availability for your chosen days and times, we will add you to the waiting list and notify you when a place becomes available.
You can view our full fitness class programme here along with descriptions and videos of each of our classes.
Joining online is the most popular option as you can do this from the comfort of your own home. You will need to register for an account on the Tees Active platform, you can then go on to choose your membership, manage payments and book fitness classes and gym sessions.
When you join you will be required to book an induction at a time that suits you. At this appointment we will run through the equipment to make sure you can make the most of your training in the safest possible way. We will also create a tailored fitness plan so you can work towards your goals, we can sit with you to review this throughout your membership. If you have a promotional code you can also enter this here.
If you are ready to join, click here to create an account and get started. If you need any more information please fill out an enquiry form.
You can also join in any Activ8 venue, simply pop along to reception and we will talk you through the process.
Simply head over to the timetables and pricing page and filter by venue and activity type.
The safety of our customers and staff is our number one priority and we have put an extensive range of protective measures in place. This includes, an increased cleaning regime, installing cleaning and sanitising stations across the venue, displaying social distancing signage and the closure of all non-essential areas.
We have adopted a phased approach to re-opening across the organisation to ensure that we can control the flow of customers and we will be monitoring and reviewing this as we work towards bringing back more services.
Head over to our Welcome Back page for all the info.
We are always looking for passionate, motivated and talented individuals to join our team at Tees Active. We employ over 300 staff across our venues and offer a variety of roles. We are also committed to developing and nurturing young talent through our successful apprenticeship and traineeship schemes.
Head over to our careers section now to kickstart your future in leisure!
Please call us for an informal chat to find out more about accessing and enjoying any of our facilities or visit our access for all page.
Tees Active recognises its responsibilities in providing services at our facilities which are available and accessible to all irrespective of physical, intellectual or sensory ability to participate in their chosen activity. In order to achieve this, Tees Active is constantly reviewing how to improve all forms of access to its facilities and services, and is striving to demonstrate best practice in the management of our facilities, in the services we provide and towards the people we employ.
All Tees Active operated venues are DDA compliant and as a service provider, Tees Active not only want to comply with relevant legislation, but also to go further in providing a top quality experience for all visitors. We will endeavour to ensure that disabled people are not treated any less favourably, and that ‘reasonable adjustments’ are made where appropriate and possible through sensitive and creative solutions.
The centre has ample free car parking located to the side and rear of the venue. Please note the car park directly outside the main entrance does not require a ticket but only offers a limited number of hours.
Primary school children in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees can now attend Tees Active HAF 2021 activities with parents in attendance! Find out more about how your child can access free activities here.
Tees Active’s Super Summer 5 week programme, commencing on the 26th July, will provide over 1000 places per week and will provide children the opportunity to get active, make friends and have a healthy packed lunch.
Tees Active’s Glastonbury Swim Challenge saw our community swim the equivalent of Glastonbury’s epic perimeter and one lucky swimmer win a £75 Ticketmaster gift voucher!
Statue of Liberty swim challenge was Tees Active’s first swim challenge since the COVID-19 pandemic hit and saw our swimmers celebrate their freedom!
More activities return to Tees Active venues from Monday 17th May – including public ice skating, GoClimb and fitness classes! Find out more.
Saturday 1st May sees the return of Tees Active’s infamous swim challenges! Join us in celebrating our freedom as we come out of the UK’s third lockdown by swimming up the Hudson River NYC and around the Statue of Liberty.
Water Babies Tees Valley is celebrating the recruitment of its 1000th swimmer.
Find out more about how Tees Active are working with partners to drive positive change in the community.