When considering where to stay for your family trip to Middlesbrough, you will be spoiled for choice. There are many luxury accommodations in the area, so you are sure to find one that suits you. At Dream Apartments, we pride ourselves on providing our guests with a home away from home experience. Our serviced apartments are the perfect option if you prefer self-catering accommodation and a spacious living area.
With that being said, Middlesbrough is the perfect family getaway location. Here are some of our top things you and your family could get up to whilst you are here.
The MiMA first opened its doors in central Middlesbrough in 2007, and it quickly became a local favourite. Here you'll enjoy strolling through the ever-changing exhibitions, and the kids will enjoy the family activities and special events that take place throughout the year, especially during the summer. The museum is free to enter, and most of the activities are as well, so it's well worth a visit.
Despite being a short drive away, Stewart Park has long been a favourite of locals. There's a brilliant play area, plenty of open space, forest walks, a miniature orienteering course, a lake with beautiful swans, and plenty of nature and wildlife to see.
There is also plenty of free parking, and because Captain James Cook's birthplace is within the park, you can even visit the museum on-site (although there is a charge for this). Locals enjoy going to a monthly farmers market; it was even the site of Radio One's big weekend last year.
The Dorman Museum / Albert Park
This museum is extremely interactive, with several exhibitions where children can participate. There is even one where they can try on and model costumes and shoes.
Albert Park is right next to the museum (which is ideal for conker picking), and when combined with the museum, you've got an excellent few hours of complementary entertainment.
Temenos / Riverside Stadium
The Temenos structure costs £2.7 million to build and is well worth visiting if you are in the area. Temenos is right next to the Riverside Stadium on the banks of the River Tees, so you could combine a quick visit to Temenos with a stroll around the stadium, where you'll find statues of some of the greats, the Boro Brick wall, and even the gates from the Boro's original home – Ayresome Park.
A must-see is Roseberry Topping, a local landmark just outside of Middlesbrough.
Its distinctive shape dominates the skyline for miles around, and the relatively easy ascent (if you're used to climbing massive hills) offers spectacular views of the North Yorkshire countryside. There's also a lovely bluebell field at the bottom that you shouldn't miss in the spring!