Autumn fun for all the family!

As the leaves start to turn golden and the nights draw in, it's time to unpack your big coat and snuggly scarves and enjoy some Autumn fun in Middlesbrough. 

Our Green Flag Award winning parks are the perfect place to start. There's a magnificent seven of them to choose from who have all been granted the Green Flag glory including Albert Park, Stewart Park, Hemlington Lake, Fairy Dell and Linthorpe Cemetery. From leaf crunching to lakeside strolling, why not finish off your outdoor fun with a hot drink and a tasty treat at the visitor centre or a nearby local cafe. Take a look at our food and drink page for some inspiration! 

Orange Pip Market September edition is packed full of family delights and also includes a Pop Up Pride with activities and events for all ages. Paint the rainbow with the Orange Pip Art Collective, try tie-dye with the Middlesbrough Art Weekender team, pop along to Middlesbrough Libraries for Curious Story Time and don't forget to get the rainbow painted on your face too. Saturday 28th September in Baker and Bedford Street from 12pm to 7pm.   

For more energetic outdoor activity Newham Grange Farm has something for all the family! Enjoy hours of adventure in the play areas, woodland walk and of course all the adorable animals are waiting for a visit from you. Watch this space for exciting news about a Spooktacular Halloween trail as well as loads more pumpkin fun, games and activities. 

The Autumn theme continues with more tree-based family entertainment at Middlesbrough Theatre as Stick Man Live returns with more adventure, songs, live music and funky moves. Sunday 20th October, 1.30pm & 4.30pm, all ages are welcome. 

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October half term is just around the corner too. Keep up to date with all of the #BrilliantlyBoro events on the Stewart Park/Captain Cook Birthplace Museum Facebook pages and Albert Park/ Dorman Museum Facebook pages. 

There's still time to check out the fantastic exhibitions at the Dorman Museum and Captain Cook Birthplace Musuem. The Safari exhibition at the Dorman Museum takes you deep in to Africa where you can explore wild habitats and go on an unforgettable journey of animal discovery. Or why not Avoid Exploring with Cook at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum and find out what it was really like to explore new lands and make new discoveries. 

If the great outdoors becomes too soggy there are lots of inside activities too with soft play centres at both the Rainbow Leisure Centre and Middlesbrough Sports Village. You can find even more indoor fun at Our Fun House in Victoria Street which has a three level fun frame plus go-karts, ideal for ages up to 12 years. Don't miss the indoor petting barn at Newham Grange Farm too, filled with some of our favourite animals including guinea pigs, rabbits and pygmy goats. 


If you’re desperate for that first taste of pumpkin spice make sure you check out all the Autumn treats on offer in our cafes and restaurants. If you love pizza no matter what the season, don't miss the fantastic 7 Day Buffet offer at Pizza Hut Middlesbrough. You can now enjoy the unlimited pizza, pasta and salad buffet every single day of the week, even on weekends, until 3pm! From new season offers to delicious cakes and Autumn inspired hot drinks there's something to tickle everyone's taste buds in Middlesbrough. 

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Stock up on all your Autumn essentials at one of our shopping centres. As well as all the well-known high street brands and high class designer wear, there's cool independent shops too – you never know what you might find!

Whatever you're up to, have a #BrilliantlyBoro Autumn and remember to tag us in your posts and pictures!

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