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What some of our hirers say about us:

Water Babies Tees Valley, Durham and Darlington:

“We use Hummersknott Academy swimming pool for our Water Babies lessons. James and the team are very professional and are really good to work with. Communication is excellent, if we ever have any problems (which we never do) we know that we can communicate it back to the team and anything that needs to be followed up will be. The pool size is fantastic, we can use a smaller space for our intimate baby classes but the size also allows us to push our older toddlers to achieve them larger distance swims. We never have any complaints. Changing is always clean along with poolside. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the facilities at Hummersknott and we look forward to continuing to work with the team.”


Georgia McIntyre Fitness Classes:

“The facilities and staff at hummersknott are excellent. I’ve been using the facilities for a number of years now and have always been happy to run my business at Hummersknott as it always provides a safe, clean environment with staff that will do all they can to help you with whatever you may need.”


Swim Buddies:

“Working with the Hummersknott Active team has been so easy. From the communication through to the customer service we receive, they are excellent. Our business means the world to us as we are a small family run business and the team at Hummersknott Active are so supportive, they’ve taken the time to understand our needs and helped us to build our presence in the Darlington area. Nothing is a problem for the team, they are professional and personable with our customers and ourselves and we couldn’t ask for more from them. Everyday we use the facilities we know exactly what we are getting from the cleanliness through to the water quality. Thank you to the Hummersknott Active team, we would not be the business we are today without all of your hard work and understanding. Excellent service”


Mel Hurchison’s Fintess Classes:

“I have been teaching Pilates, Piloxing & Cardio Dance Fit at Hummersknott Active now for a number of years and am delighted to be able to help so many people get fit & more active in such a friendly, spacious, clean and efficiently run venue.  The community are very lucky to have such an amazing sporting facility that is buzzing with activities. My classes attract men and women from 16 – 75 yrs of age, often with 2 or even 3 generations in one class.  Attention to detail is reflected by the helpful Hummerknott Active Staff, meeting you in reception, showing you where you need to go, a large safe car park & an overall great atmosphere.  Many of my attendees come to my classes whilst their children are doing an activity such as Karate or School of Rock & Pop or while their partners are having a swim or playing football.  Hummersknott Active is an asset to Darlington, helping to get our kids more active whilst providing a multitude of exercise for Adults.”

Mel Hutchison’s Exercise Classes


Kyokutan Karate:

“Since relocating to Hummersknott Active in 2012, Kyokutan Karate (www.kyokutankarate.org.uk) has gone from strength to strength by being able to provide regular karate coaching sessions for juniors and seniors, competition squad training sessions, hosting our own regional competition and having two of our members become National Champions. We have only been able to do this due to the excellent facilities provided by Hummerknott Active and the support of the Stephen, James and the rest of the Hummerknott Active staff who have always gone out of their way to make sure our needs are catered for.”


Russian Language School TeremOK:

“We have been using brilliant facilities at Hummersknott Academy since September 2012.

We are very pleased with friendly, safe and welcoming learning environment and assistance from the staff.  We offer a range of activities  for the students from the age of 3+ till 100, that include Russian language tuition, arts and crafts and dancing lessons.

As well as this, we would like to thank Hummersknott Academy for letting us use the main hall and all equipment for special occasions.”

Many thanks from Russian school “TeremOK