The Dolphin Centre

We would like your visit to The Dolphin Centre to be as enjoyable as possible; our objective is to provide excellent services and to offer a welcoming visitor experience for all our customers, putting them first at all times.

We have information to help you plan your visit, such as:

Opening Times Prices and Merchandise Access How to Find Us Bookings Special Offers Darlington 10km Race Holiday Programme Changing Places Registration Scheme 

Details of our activities such as:

Swimming Gym Health and Fitness Sports and Fitness Memberships can be found under our Move More page

Activities for Children and Young People Soft Play Area and Children's Parties

Looking for a venue for your Wedding or for a Meeting - we can help

We host lots of Events at The Dolphin Centre

Healthy Darlington Everyone Card - you may be eligible to 25% off our core activities

For enquiries on our swimming lessons, memberships, birthday parties, weddings/booking a meeting room please use our Online Enquiry Forms

If you have a general enquiry then email us at or telephone 01325 406000.

For a quick tour around The Dolphin Centre and activities on offer, take a look at the video below

Library Consultation

One of Darlington Borough Council’s budget proposals is to move the central library service from Crown Street into The Dolphin Centre.
Please click on the image below [pdf] to view some initial design ideas that show what this might look like.
Comments are welcome on budget proposals until 31 May 2016.  You can send your comments via email to or you can complete the budget proposals online form at

Library Consultation