Cultural Services

The aim of Cultural Services in Darlington is to develop services that enhance the quality of life, improve health and well-being and promote active engagement in the Arts.

If you are a local resident or visitor to the area and you're a fan of fitness, culture, history or the great outdoors, there is the chance to enjoy them all in Darlington - we look forward to seeing you.

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Interested in becoming a member? 

View our Fit 4 Life Membership Page where you will find all the information you need.

Get in shape with the Dolphin Centre and Fit-Lab

We offer a fantastic range of fitness classes, including international ‘Les Mills’ sessions, at the Dolphin Centre.

See our Sport and Fitness page for further details.

Sports Clubs

Want to find out about sports clubs and activities taking place in Darlington? Take a look at our Sports Development Activity Directory.

Eastbourne Sports Complex

Eastbourne Sports Complex is home to some of Darlington’s most successful sports clubs, who use our eight lane athletic track and all weather astro turf.  The site has ample changing facilities for large events and offers free on site parking to patrons.

Darlington Railway Museum

Interested in history and the railways? Then come along to the Head of Steam, Railway Museum and learn about the birthplace of the railways - a place for all the family to enjoy.

Library service

Find out about our two libraries and request, reserve and renew books online.

Healthwatch Darlington

Are you a Darlington resident?  Have you used health and social care services in the last 12 months? Healthwatch Darlington would appreciate you views. Please take a few moments to tell them about your experiences. Visit the surveymonkey website [external link].

Tees Valley Sport

Tees Valley Sport is one of forty nine County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) in England.
A CSP is a partnership of agencies committed to providing a high quality system for people to benefit from sport and physical activity.

The Partnership comprises of five local authority districts - Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees - national governing bodies of sport, Sport England, sports coach UK, equity partners and further and higher education.

Our mission is "to improve the quality of life of all residents in the Tees Valley by increasing participation in sport and physical activity."

For more information please see the Tees Valley Sport Website [external link].

LIVEDarlington Card

To find out if you are eligible for a concession on core activities please visit our LIVEDarlington page which lists all relevant criteria or alternatively collect a form from any of our venue reception areas.

LiveDarlington Card

If you would like to provide us with any feedback about our service please complete our online Feedback Form [electronic form].