Fun for everyone with our Top 5 family things to do!

From roller skating in Albert Park to iPad animation at the library, there’s purse-friendly fun for all the family to do in Middlesbrough.

5. Head to Dorman Museum

With a newly decorated foyer and reception and a refurb of the shop, it’s time for a visit to the Dorman Museum to check out what’s new. Don’t miss the latest exhibition, Belonging, by local artist David Watson, a celebration of our industrial identity. His distinctive heavily loaded brush strokes are delightful to see and you can feel the passion in his creations. Entry to the museum and the exhibition is free. If you fancy a tasty treat to accompany your visit, remember to pop into Dressers Tea Room which offers a full range of delights from afternoon tea to toasty, crunchy crumpets. Yum!

4. Skate with a Mate at Albert Park

Be happy and healthy at Albert Park and take advantage of the #BrilliantlyBoro buy one get one free at the roller rink, including skate hire (offer ends 31/03/2020). For just £2.50 for children and £4 for adults, the whole family can take to the rink to skate in style. We can guarantee you’ll come out with a massive smile on your face because it’s so much fun!

3. Love books!

If the weather is a miss rather than a hit, use your indoor time for a spot of reading. Head to one of our fab library and community hubs for a browse and add a book to your card, Hemlington Community Hub and Library officially launches on Thursday 5th March 2020 which is also World Book Day!

Have a readaholic 9-12 year old? Waterstones Middlesbrough hold a regular bookclub on March 8th they’ll be discussing up to page 102 of ‘Orion Lost’ by Alastair Chisholm – an incredible space adventure!
They ‘ll also continue our game of Dungeons and Dragons – The goblins guarding the cave have been incapacitated with the Sleep spell – it’s time for your group to start exploring the caves!

2. Give Padel Tennis a go at Tennis World

The new and exciting sport of Padel Tennis has arrived in Middlesbrough and you can learn how to play in just 20 minutes! It’s best described as a mix between tennis and squash and is a very sociable game for all ages and abilities. The Padel courts at Tennis World are the only covered courts in the North of England which means you can play in all weathers too. Visit the website to find out more

1. Head down to the farm

A firm favourite for all of team LoveMiddlesbrough, head to Newham Grange Farm this spring for a guaranteed great day out.

With brand new piglets to see and plenty of other springtime arrivals along on the cards the farm has more than it’s fair share of animal cuteness along with plenty of other activities to keep mini explorers happy.

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