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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Offering a good mix of indoor and outdoor fun for all the family, there are lots of great things to do in Middlesborough.

There’s more to Stewart Park than just a swing set. Within the 120 acres of woodland there are lakes, adventure play areas, nature trails, outdoor table tennis, mini golf and the chance to get up close to a number of different animals such as llamas, deer, peacocks, guinea pigs, cattle and friendly goats!

Animal lovers are catered for on a Middlesborough family day out with Newham Grange Country Farm, which features more of your favourite furry farmyard friends and the chance to explore farm life further as you walk around the fields and take a ride in a tractor.

Learn a bit more about the local area in either the Middleborough Institute of Modern Art or the Dorman Museum. Both hold diverse and eclectic exhibitions that are guaranteed to keep even young minds occupied and intrigued, as you wander through prehistoric times, discover contemporary art and the magic of water!

There are several other indoor activities for those looking for something a little more action-based. Try rock climbing at Rock Antics, enter The Funhouse for some soft play or take a ride around the tracks at Teeside Karting Experience.

Find your perfect day out

Middlesbrough Sports Village

  • Middlesbrough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

If sports are your thing, Middlesbrough Sports Village is the place to go! Nothing will stop you from staying active and having fun, even the tempera...

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

  • Middlesbrough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art offers a fascinating free day out for the family, with something for everyone. mima has a family programme whic...

Cineworld Middlesbrough

  • Middlesbrough
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

There's nothing like a great movie adventure to get the imagination going! Find your next must-see film at Cineworld Middlesbrough. Share the magic o...

Our Funhouse

  • Middlesbrough
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Our Funhouse is suitable up to age 12 and their features include: A sports arena with multiple sports choices and an impact absorbing floor; toddlers...

Dorman Museum

  • Middlesbrough
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

With 8 permanent galleries and another 2 temporary ones you can be sure there's plenty to see and do at the Dorman Museum! The permanent exhibitions...

Rock Antics

  • Middlesbrough
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

The Rock Antics Middlesbrough centre is mainly a bouldering wall, (climbing without ropes to a limited height above fitted crash mats). On the main b...

Showcase Cinema de Lux Teesside

  • Thornaby
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Get transported straight into Hollywood at Showcase Cinema de Lux Teesside, where there's an impressive 14 screens showing everything your kids are b...

Hollywood Bowl Stockton

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Pro or not, you're sure to enjoy a pretty terrific game of bowling at Hollywood Bowl Stockton! The venue is kid-friendly, equipped with bumper lanes...



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RSPB Saltholme Wildlife Reserve and Discovery Park

  • Middlesbrough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Dive into the wild at RSPB Saltholme Wildlife Reserve and Discovery Park. Visits to the café and onsite shop will be the only time you spend indoors...

Teesside Karting Centre

  • Middlesbrough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Teesside Karting Centre, based just off the A66 in Middlesborough, has been around for many years, and we are proud to provide a real, but safe, expe...

Clip 'n Climb Stockton

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Up for an exciting adventure indoors? Face the heights of over 30 climbing elements at Clip 'n Climb Stockton, side by side with your kids! There’s a...

Fun Shack Stockton

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Looking for a great soft play centre where to take the kids? Head out to Fun Shack Stockton and let your little adventurers explore one of the larges...

Air Trail

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Fancy an adventure high in the sky? Head down to Air Trail, a huge high ropes course with over 40 challenges to flummox and perplex you. Combining zi...

Teesside White Water Centre

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

The Tees Barrage International White Water Rafting course is an amazing adventure for water lovers (generally over 10 years old) with loads of option...

TeamSport Indoor Karting Stockton-on-Tees

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Up for a race? Have fun with indoor go-karting, no matter what the weather at TeamSport Indoor Karting Stockton-on-Tees. Speed along the hair-raising...

Jump 360 Stockton

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Experience the joy of trampolining at Jump 360 Stockton, one of the premier trampoline parks in the North East. Bounce the boredom away as you jump,...

Stewart Park

  • Middlesbrough
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The newest features added to Stuart Park include new children's play area, trim trail, outdoor table tennis and mini golf course! Away from the play,...

Eston Leisure Centre

  • Middlesbrough
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Looking for a place to play sports with the kids? Eston Leisure Centre offers indoor facilities for all your favourite sports, including football, sq...

Billingham Forum Ice Arena

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Occupying a huge space, there are so many activities to discover you can spend the whole day at Billingham Forum Ice Arena. From ice skating to climb...

GoClimb Billingham Forum

  • Billingham
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Whether you’re an amateur or an expert; totally confident or a little bit terrified, GoClimb Billingham Forum is the place for you! The centre is a v...

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