Whether you want a fun end of term treat for your class or you want to develop communication and teamwork amongst your pupils Tees Active have the right activity for your school.

All Group Sizes

Qualified Instructors

Great Value - Group Discount Prices

All Equipment Provided

Coach Parking

Tees Active is a charitable leisure management organisation operating in Stockton-on-Tees. We offer a range of different activities perfect for school and educational group trips across our different venues (Billingham Forum, IB Leisure, Stockton Splash, Thornaby Pavilion, Thornaby Pool, Tees Barrage International White Water Centre and Air Trail).

We pride ourselves on delivering a fantastic experience for any school or educational group and can cater for everyone regardless of their budget or group size. Our aim is to provide a safe and fun learning environment outside of the classroom where teaching staff can be sure that they are fully supported in delivering and achieving the desired outcomes for their group.

All of our staff are fully qualified and experienced instructors for each of their activities and are ready to welcome you and your pupils.

Staff members are more than welcome to visit our venues prior to their booking. We will run through all matters of safety and accessibility to settle any concerns you may have as well as accompanying you on a fully guided tour of your chosen venue.




Billingham Forum

Multi-Activity Days

Take advantage of Billingham Forum’s wide range of activities on offer. Ideal for large groups to take part in various activities. Groups can then alternate between each activity.

Choose from GoClimb, ice skating, swimming, soft play, traditional leisure activities like badminton and squash and more!

  • Tailored to the activities chosen

  • All ages

  • Any group sizes

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GoClimb Indoor Climbing

Round up your climbing comrades and book an exclusive visit to GoClimb. Conveniently located within Billingham Forum, GoClimb’s colourful jungle of exciting climbing walls, brings you interactive designs to let your imagination run wild!

With over 20 unique walls, a 22ft vertical plunge slide and a spiral of twisting towers to overcome, will you have the energy left to take a daring leap of faith? Our team will provide harnesses and helmets (only required for a few challenges), so all you need to bring is your sense of adventure!

  • 1 hour + a short briefing

  • 4 years +

  • Up to 24 participants per session

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Ice Skating

We regularly welcome schools from across the Tees Valley for educational visits because it’s a great activity for the kids and we can accommodate small class sizes through to whole schools. We have our own coach parking and we have full risk assessments available.

Sessions can be booked as part of a public Simply Skate session or you can privately hire the whole or part of the Ice Arena, depending on your needs.  You can even have an Ice Coach so your group can enjoy some quality coaching or play time as part of an exclusive session on the ice.

  • 1 hour +

  • All ages

  • Any group sizes

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Rapid Racer Inflatable

Climb, jump and slide as you race against your friends to conquer the Rapid Racer! Finish with a splash on the big slide…if you can make it that far!

  • 1 hour

  • Ages 2 – 16 years

  • Up to 50 participants per session

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School Swimming

Working in partnership with local schools Tees Active delivers fantastic school swimming programmes that are designed to help schools achieve the National Curriculum Standard for Key Stage 2 attainment target. We work with children of all ages to offer them a comprehensive programme of learning which can feed into further opportunities in the water outside of the school environment.

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Tees Barrage International White Water Centre

Team Building / Raft Building

Our team building games are always a favourite with groups! We offer a range of activities designed to look at a team rather than the individual. Specifically designed games and tasks like ‘raft building’ ‘acid drop’ and ‘duck hunt’ are an excellent way for students to communicate effectively with each other in order to solve problems and have lots of fun in the process!

This is an ideal activity for large group sizes and really helps with children’s confidence and being able to express themselves.

  • 2 hours including a short briefing

  • 8 years old+ (can be tailored to suit)

  • Up to 24 participants per session

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Stand Up Paddleboarding

Great fun and sure to create some comedy moments. Not many can escape without a good drenching. Will your class? Try individual stand up paddleboards or have a go on our giant team paddleboards.

Stand Up Paddleboarding will require the ability to listen to instructions carefully and take direction whilst improving balance, co-ordination and core strength.

  • 2 hours including a short briefing

  • 10 years old+ (can be tailored to suit)

  • Up to 16 participants per session

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Another fun and engaging activity for large group sizes. Navigate around the flat water lake and head onto the River Tees.

Manoeuvre your kayak and build up your skills during your session plus there will be lots of fun, races and games with your classmates and instructor.

  • 2 hours including a short briefing

  • 8 years old+ (can be tailored to suit)

  • Up to 24 participants per session

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Bellboating emphasises planning, communication, leadership and team work skills. It is also a great way to experience the river as they are very stable crafts, making it the perfect activity for groups of mixed abilities. Students will work together as a team in a number of water based games.

The stability of bellboats makes them perfect for children and people who aren’t used to being on water. They take little effort to pick up pace and can cover a good distance. We can help you to organise inter school regattas racing up to 4 boats at once.

  • 2 hours including a short briefing

  • 8 years old+ (can be tailored to suit)

  • Up to 24/30 participants per session (depending on ages)

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Air Trail




Stockton Splash




IB Leisure




Thornaby Pavilion




Thornaby Pool




Forum Theatre Billingham

Cinderella Pantomime

Poor Cinderella works night and day but dreams of a very different life, and with an invitation to the royal ball it looks as if her wish may be granted. Will her Wicked Stepsisters succeed in ruining Cinderella’s dreams of happiness or will her loyal fiend Buttons and her Fairy Godmother be able to thwart their devilish plans?

  • 4th Dec 2024 – 5th January 2025

  • Various times – see website

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Exciting Science

This brand new, exciting and educational show will amaze and astound all ages from 4 years and upwards, as we put the ‘Exciting’ back into ‘Science’. (See what we did there!) With fun and fact filled experiments, watch in amazement as we recreate a volcanic eruption; turn a vacuum cleaner into a missile launcher or take aim at you with our smoke blaster! This highly interactive show is the perfect way to expand your mind in the world of science.

  • 7th April

  • 14:00

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Fireman Sam: The Great Camping Adventure

Norman wants to go on an adventure to impress his friends, so when two famous animal explorers arrive in Pontypandy, he decides to follow them into the mountains. Join Sam, Ellie, Elvis, Station Officer Steele and Norman as you become a Pontypandy Pioneer and explore the mountains. With fire engines, helicopters and brand new songs this is one adventure not to be missed!

  • 10th April

  • 12:00 & 15:30

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The Lion Inside

No matter your size, we all have a mouse and a lion inside.’ A heart-warming tale about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar.

  • 16th – 17th April

  • 16th (13:30 & 16:30)
    17th (10:30 & 13:30)

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Peppa Pigs Fun Day Out

Join Peppa, along with her family and friends as they go to the zoo and also the beach for a special party- it’s going to be an exciting and fun packed day. Prepare to sing and dance with colourful scarecrows, feed the penguins, build big sandcastles, and even swim in the sea! Packed full of songs, dance and muddy puddles, Peppa’s Fun Day Out guarantees giggles and snorts for all Peppa fans, and a perfect introduction to theatre.

  • 19th – 20th June

  • 19th (13:00 & 16:00)
    20th (10:00 & 13:00)

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Theatre Hire

Forum Theatre Billingham is available to hire for a range of different events whether it is a presentation evening or a school performance.

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“Such a good day working on communication skills with the kids, it is essential in their development for them to try these things outside of the classroom”



“Fab day out, kids had an awesome time and haven’t stopped talking about it since! Thank you to the Tees Active team for arranging such a great activity day”



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