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Visit our towns

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However you choose to spend your leisure time, you will find something to suit you in Stockton-on-Tees.

We have included information on this page about all our towns, please see below for information. 

 

Billingham

Billingham is the most northerly town of Stockton-on-Tees. The town is popular with sport fanatics with Billingham Forum attracting visitors from miles around.

Serving the community since 1967 the Billingham Forum recently underwent an £18m refurbishment and now provides a whole host of activities, including ice skating, swimming, gym facilities, fitness classes, squash courts and much more.

Billingham Forum also accommodates the Forum Theatre, offering a fantastic programme of entertainment with something for the whole family to enjoy. Billingham Town Centre is also home to John Whitehead Park, which has recently undergone a facelift. These exciting developments include a new skate park.

Stockton Council continues to invest and make improvements in Billingham Town Centre. A £2.35m facelift will see improvements which include the opening of a state-of-the-art library and customer service centre.

 

Billingham public toilets

LocationWest Precinct

Open: Monday to Saturday: 8.45am to 5pm

 

Norton

Norton is a charming village which borders both Billingham and Stockton, dating back to the Anglo Saxon period.

Once a market town, for centuries Norton was the centre of an important parish that included Stockton, but its status was reversed in 1913 and Norton became a part of the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees.

Norton is still surrounded by history today, with a mixture of 18th and 19th century townhouses lining its high street. St. Mary's parish church stands on the village green, the only cruciform Anglo Saxon church in Northern England.

Norton is popular for its charismatic dining places, appealing independent shops and beautiful duck pond.

Norton public toilets

Location: Adjacent to Boots

Open: Monday to Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Managed by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

 

Stockton Town Centre

With a slightly elevated position on the north banks of the River Tees, the award winning Stockton Town Centre has a vibrant atmosphere, fantastic shopping opportunities, a stylish water feature and excellent water sports facilities.

Georgian and medieval buildings line Stockton High Street, memorable for being one of the widest high streets in the UK.

Stockton Town Centre’s historic streetscapes are currently being brought back to life, through a massive investment project which will see the transformation of this historic town restored as a vibrant, bustling centre.

You can find out about these exciting plans and all you need to know about the town on the Rediscover Stockton website.

Stockton public toilets

Location: Shambles Market Hall

Open: Monday to Saturday: 8.45am to 5pm

Managed by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

 

Thornaby

Thornaby is on the south bank of the River Tees, three miles south east of Stockton. Recently transformed by a £30 million regeneration scheme.

Accommodating many shopping favourites, Thornaby Town Centre is also home to Thornaby Pavillion Leisure Centre. The centre has been serving the local community for over 40 years and has recently been redeveloped into a 21st century leisure facility offering a wide selection of facilities and services available for all your leisure needs. With access via a glass lift, stairs or ramp, the leisure centre is located on the top floor of Wrightson House, above the central library.

Find out what activities Thornaby Pavillion has to offer on the website.

  

Yarm

One of the Borough's smallest towns, Yarm is a historic and picturesque town on the south bank of the River Tees.

With its olde worlde charm and traditional, cobbled high street, Yarm is the perfect setting for a spot of retail therapy. And you won't go hungry with its excellent selection of places to eat out, ranging from traditional pub food, to quality formal dining. Listed as one of the top 50 high streets in the country in 2012.

Quaint passageways run off the High Street down to the river, where you can stroll the riverbanks. Yarm fair is held every year in the high street in the third week in October. It starts on the Tuesday evening and last until Saturday night. Once a commercial fair that traded in cheese and livestock, is now primarily a fun fair bringing fun for all the family.

Visit the Yarm Town Council website for further information.

Yarm public toilets  

Location: Town Hall

Open: Monday to Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Managed by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

  

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