What Is There To Do In Middlesbrough For Families?

There is so much to do in Middlesbrough for people of all ages. If you have a family or are thinking about starting one, then Middlesbrough is the perfect place to raise your children.

Middlesbrough has a number of excellent schools both primary and secondary, as well as a selection of SEN schools. Many of these schools in Middlesbrough have been deemed Outstanding or Good by Ofsted, the education regulator. Middlesbrough also has a strong community and is a great place for a child to grow up.

There are plenty of things to do in Middlesbrough for families, here are our top five things to do with your family:


1. Middlesbourgh Sports Village

If your family is full of energy and loves to move around then Middlesbrough Sports Village is the one for you. Middlesbrough Sports Village has everything an adventurous and sporty family could want.

There is a soft play area for ages 1-12 that has all sorts of fun exciting features such as twister slides, rope bridges and a sensory area. It also has a separate zone for toddlers to play. You can relax in the onsite café while your children tire themselves out.

If you have older kids or are looking for something to do yourself, Middlesbrough Sports Village has something for everyone. They have a state of the art skate park where you can ride BMX bikes, scooters, inline skates or whatever you choose!

2. Cineworld

Who doesn’t love a trip to the cinema? Cineworld Middlesbrough is situated right in the city centre and is the perfect end to a busy day of shopping. Cineworld has 11 screens and shows all the latest movies and exciting new releases.

Cineworld shows a wide range of films so there is something suitable for everyone, no matter your age or interests, and is the perfect rainy day activity.

3. RSPB Saltholme Wildlife Reserve and Discovery Park

If you and your family love the outdoors then you’ll enjoy RSPB Saltholme Wildlife Reserve and Discovery Park.  

RSPB Saltholme Wildlife Reserve and Discovery Park have plenty of nature trails with introductions to the local wildlife like gulls, hares and butterflies. They also have a wildlife garden filled with all kinds of exciting sights, smells and sounds.

There is also an adventure playground for younger kids to explore whilst you relax and enjoy the amazing surroundings and views.

4. The Dorman Museum

The Dorman Museum has 8 permanent galleries and 2 temporary ones showcasing an array of exhibitions, so there's plenty for you to see. Some of the permanent exhibits include 20th Century Woman, Town In Time, H20 and Art Pottery.

The museum covers a variety of subjects, from natural history or modern human history to the physics and developments of space travel.

Best of all, the museum is free to everyone and is a great way to spend a day out with the family that is both educational and stimulating.

5. Stewart Park

Sometimes you can’t beat a classic family outing and nothing is more tried and tested than a day at the park. Stewart Park has a variety of activities for everyone in the family including a children's play area, trim trail, outdoor table tennis and mini-golf course!

Stewart Park is 120 acres and includes both woodland and sprawling parkland for you to explore. The park is home to several domesticated animals for you to visit, like fallow deer, highland cattle, llamas and goats.

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