20 Best Things To Do In Middlesbrough Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Middlesbrough

Offering a good mix of indoor and outdoor fun for all the family, there are lots of great things to do in Middlesbrough and we’re here to help you find your perfect match.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, it’s always nice to learn a bit more about the local area., and the best places to visit for that are the Middleborough Institute of Modern Art or the Dorman Museum. There you can wander through prehistoric times, discover contemporary art and the magic of water!

Fancy a day at the park? 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! Albert Park is a beautiful place for a walk, as well. 

Animal lovers in your tribe? Newham Grange Country Farm is sure to become a family favourite! Making furry farmyard friends, exploring farm life, walking around the fields and taking a tractor ride - it’s a wonderful piece of rural life right at our doorsteps. 

When the weather’s bad and you’re looking for  indoor activities, trry rock climbing at Rock Antics, enter Our Funhouse for some soft play or take a ride around the tracks at Teeside Karting Experience.

Fancy going a bit further out in the region? Use Middlesbrough as the starting point and discover these 10 great family attractions in Yorkshire recommended by our trusted explorer Maria.

Find your perfect day out

Girl on soft play bridge at Middlesbrough Sports Village

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...

Outside view of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

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

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...

Indoor soft play frame at Our Funhouse in Middlesbrough

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...

Outside view of Dorman Museum in Middlesbrough

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...

Climbing wall at Rock Antics in Middlesbrough

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...

Cinema screen at Showcase Cinema

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...

Family bowling at AMF Hollywood Bowl Stockton

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...

Girl fishing at RSPB Saltholme Wildlife Reserve and Discovery Park in Middlesbrough

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...

People go kart racing at Teesside Karting Centre in Middlesbrough

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

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

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...

High rope course at Air Trail in Stockton on Tees

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...

Person white water kayaking at Teesside White Water Centre in Stockton on Tees

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

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

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,...

Families at Stewart Park in Middlesbrough

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,...

Boy with soft play in the background

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...

Girls ice skating at Billingham Forum Ice Arena in Stockton on Tees

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...

The climbing walls at GoClimb Billingham Forum

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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