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Phoenix Bar

The on-site Phoenix Bar is located in the accommodation building and equipped with Sky TV, Sky Sports and a games room with dartboard and pool table.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday        19.00 – 23.00
Sunday 19.00 – 22.30

The bar is privately licensed and all IFTC guests receive free membership for the duration of their stay.  Each member is entitled to sign in one guest.

Fitness Room

The on-site fitness room is located in the accommodation building.

It is designed to allow delegates to rejuvenate after a hard day.  The fitness room is equipped with modern cardio vascular machines and a selection of free weights. Residents who wish to use the fitness room are requested to sign in and out and observe the safety procedures which are displayed on the wall.

This facility is unsupervised and is available free of charge to all delegates from 06.30 to 22.30.

Golf Area

The onsite golf driving range is located near the patio area of the accommodation building. 

Delegates can either bring their own golfing equipment or use the onsite golf clubs/balls which can be collected by asking a member of bar staff or the catering team. 


Enjoy a game of giant chess or swingball on the patio of Accommodation Building.

Local Attractions/Things to Do

There are a wide variety of places of interest to visit in the local area.  Below are a few close by recreational facilities, CLICK HERE for a more detailed list of local attractions and things to do including museums and statley homes, horse racing, car boot sales, etc., etc..

Dolphin Centre, Darlington 01325 380687
Facilities include squash, badminton, gymnasium, swimming pool, etc.

Teesside Park, Stockton 0871 2201000 or 01642 633666
Facilities include cinema, ten pin bowling, restaurants and retail park.

Stressholme Golf Centre, Darlington 01325 461002
18 hole golf course, driving range, bar and restaurant.

You may also like to visit the below tourism websites.

This is Darlington Visit York
North East England Visit Northumberland
Welcome to Yorkshire This is Durham

Walking & Jogging Trails

IFTC has 3 jogging and walking routes within the surrounding area.  Click on the following links for a map and directions for each route.
2.3 Mile Jogging or Walking Route (walking time 45mins)
5.1 Mile Jogging or Walking Route (walking time 1hour 40mins)
7.1 Mile Jogging or Walking Route (walking time 2hours 19mins)