Music festival comes to ROF 59

A festival of music is set to come to ROF 59 on Aycliffe Business Park this autumn.

At least 10 local bands have been lined up for the special family event on Saturday 1st October (12-11pm).

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Five-star Angela becomes an ‘Angel’ at ROF 59

Former Rockliffe Hall boss Angela Jackson has joined the management team at Newton Aycliffe activity centre ROF 59.

And her appointment has coincided with a cool new attraction just in time for the summer.

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Award-winning ROF 59 wants to bring 180-metre zip line to Newton Aycliffe

Award-winning family entertainment venue ROF 59 is set to bring a range of exciting new outdoor activities to its Newton Aycliffe site including a 180-metre zip line and 38-metre high bungee tower.

ROF 59 activity centre has applied to Durham County Council for permission to install the new facility at the rear of its existing building on Aycliffe Business Park.

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Former Presswork Metals tool room transformed into modern events venue

An old industrial tool room which was once part of a World War II munitions factory has been transformed into a modern events venue.

ROF 59 activity centre has spent more than £20,000 creating a new party room at its premises on Aycliffe Business Park.

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New job is a work of Art for Lithuanian chef

Chef Arturas Lapinskas has realised a long-held ambition of becoming a head chef at one of the region’s newest restaurants.

The Lithuanian, who has lived in County Durham since taking on a job with Bishop Auckland College in 2009, has been appointed to head up the kitchen at the new ROF 59 complex in Newton Aycliffe.

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5,000 people use new £1.1m activity centre in first two months

Thousands of people have passed through the doors of a new £1.1m leisure complex in its first two months.

Ten weeks since the activity centre opened at ROF 59 in Newton Aycliffe, just under 5,000 people have visited the former World War II munitions factory to sample its state-of-the-art attractions.

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