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Keeping active is a great way for us all to take control of our own health and here at Tees Active we offer a wide variety of fun, physical activities that the whole family can enjoy while they keep active! From an indoor climbing centre and outdoor high ropes course to a wide variety of indoor sports and clubs, there’s something for everyone no matter your age, background or ability.


GoClimb is the leading innovation in climbing and is all about fun whatever your age or ability. Offering vibrant, creative designs, each wall presents its own unique challenge and features themed elements to help you reach the top. Located in Billingham Forum, a session at GoClimb is guaranteed to be a fun activity for the whole family that is also a great workout that you don’t realise you’re doing! 

If your family prefers something a little quieter, GoClimb offers Quiet Climb sessions. These sessions are the perfect opportunity for children with Autism and other specific needs to enjoy our facilities in a quieter, calmer environment. With limited noise and capacity, Quiet Climbs are great for those of us who require them.

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Air Trail

Air Trail is the UK’s biggest high ropes adventure course located high above the River Tees at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre. The 18m high structure has 4 levels full of challenges for you to tackle from rope bridges to zip rails and a walk the plank to nowhere! No equipment or experience is required, all you need is a spirit for outdoor adventure and a thirst for fun. This adventure filled activity is sure to keep the whole family active and entertained! 

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Forum Ice Arena

Billingham Forum Ice Arena is the North East’s premier ice rink and is a great way for everyone to keep active while having a lot of fun! Customers have access to a variety of ice sessions to suit their skating needs, from disco’s on the ice and ladies only skates to specialised disability skates, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a competent skater or more like Bambi on ice, Billingham Forum Ice Arena encourages and welcomes all. If you’re uneasy on the ice, why not try the Learn to Skate Scheme!

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White Water Sports

Tees Barrage International White Water Centre is the home of adventure in Teesside and is managed by Tees Active. Here we offer a wide range of activities that the whole family can enjoy! From white water rafting and kayaking to stand up paddleboarding and much more! If you’re looking for physical activities that will keep you active but that are also fun for the whole family, look no further.

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Did you know that swimming not only supports a healthy heart but is a full body workout? Tees Active has four swimming pools conveniently located throughout the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees at Stockton Splash, Thornaby Pool, Billingham Forum and IB Leisure in Ingleby Barwick. Each of these pools offers a variety of sessions to suit all needs from lane swimming to family swims and even Big Splash sessions with flumes, floats and waves at Splash in Stockton. Our swimming pools host a variety of events throughout the year and each have their own inflatable assault course!

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Racquet Sports

Racquet sports are widely accessible from young children to older adults and are one of only a few sports where men and women can play together, making them extremely social with couples, friends and family. You can hire equipment and enjoy playing Table Tennis, Badminton and Squash across our leisure centres at Billingham Forum, Stockton Splash and Thornaby Pavilion.

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Walking is a great way to keep physically active and has many proven health benefits! Just 30 minutes of walking every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat and boost muscle power and endurance. Walking is an activity which can be done alone, with family or friends and we have some beautiful walking routes throughout the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees and Teesside. To make things easier for you, we have put together a list of our favourite walks in the area!

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Family in a park. People with a bicycle. Parents with little daughter.

If you have access to a bike or are thinking of purchasing one, cycling is a great way to keep active and improve your overall health! If you want a workout that’s gentle on your back, hips, knees, and ankles, cycling is a great choice. Plus it strengthens your lower body, including your legs, hips, and glutes! Our friends over at Let’s Go Tees Valley have put together a great map of cycle routes across Teesside although our walking routes also make great cycle routes!

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Taking part in any sporting activity is a fun way to keep active for all ages and abilities!

Playing sports has many health benefits including helping reduce body fat or body weight. Sports also allow you to gain the satisfaction of developing your fitness and skills and can help you fight depression and anxiety. From football and basketball to indoor bowls and racquet sports, no matter your interests there’s a sport that you’ll love!

If you’re looking for an indoor football venue then the spacious multi-use sports hall in Thornaby Pavilion has two 5-a-side courts and is the perfect space to get stuck into a game of footy. If indoor bowls are more your speed then Thornaby Pavilion also boasts a regulation sized, indoor bowls facility! Home to a variety of leagues suitable for all abilities, including specialised equipment for those who need it, this indoor bowls facility provides an accessible and welcoming space for seasoned pros or complete beginners. There are many clubs throughout our community for you to be involved with depending on the sport you prefer so why not take a look at what is on offer and try something new!

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