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.
Today is #WorldHealthDay and Tees Active are excited to be launching our #MovingForwardTogether campaign as we look forward to reopening our venues and welcoming everyone back to help create a happier and healthier community.
We have created our very own guide to the reopening of our services after lockdown 3.0 to help you visually see what will be returning and when, dependent on Government guidance.
Since it’s launch in December 2020 Activ8 Live & On Demand has gone from strength to strength!
Following on from the latest government announcement today (Wednesday 30th December) we are deeply saddened to find ourselves in Tier 4 along with the restrictions this brings. It is therefore with regret that all our venues will be closed from tomorrow (Thursday 31st December) and will remain closed until further notice.
We hope you have all been keeping active during this second lockdown and that you and your families are safe and well. Following the government’s announcement and confirmation that our local area will be placed into Tier 3 once lockdown ends, we’d like to outline exactly what that means for each of our activities.
Yesterday’s government announcement really wasn’t the news any of us wanted to hear, or were expecting, and unfortunately the new restrictions mean our centres will close from Thursday 5th November
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At Tees Active we care about our community, the people in it and everyone’s health and wellbeing. Educating our community about the benefits of keeping active is something we are very passionate about, as everyone can experience the health benefits of physical activity – age and abilities do not matter.
Find out more about how Tees Active are working with partners to drive positive change in the community.