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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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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PE teacher bounces into new role at former World War II munitions factory

A PE teacher has taken on a new role at the ROF 59 activity centre on Aycliffe Business Park as the complex opened its state-of-the-art trampoline park.

Peter Ramsey has been appointed leisure manager at the family fun venue, which has been built on the site of a former World War II munitions factory.

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‘Bounce at ROF 59’ opens on Aycliffe Business Park

A huge trampoline park has opened in Newton Aycliffe as part of exciting new activity centre ROF 59.

The all-round fun complex, which incorporates a bar and lounge at its 70,000 sq ft premises on Durham Way South, Aycliffe Business Park, has now opened its state-of-the-art trampoline area.

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We’ll meet again…

Two Aycliffe Angels returned to their former place of work when they were special guests at ROF 59’s official launch.

The former Presswork Metals building was part of the huge Royal Ordnance Factory in Aycliffe which employed 17,000 people, mostly women, during World War II.

And 70 years after the end of the war, Aycliffe Angels Vera Stobbs and Joan Davies returned to the site to officially launch ROF 59 when they joined Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson during the celebrations.

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