If you're looking for somewhere to stay in Middlesbrough, our serviced apartments are perfect for you. During your stay here, you might be wondering what there is to do in Middlesbrough to keep the kids occupied. Here are some things you and your family could do while you're here.
1) Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MiMA)
MiMA first opened its doors in central Middlesbrough in 2007, and it quickly became a local favourite. You'll enjoy wandering around the ever-changing exhibitions, and the kids will like 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 - especially on a rainy day!
2) Stewart Park
Despite being a short drive away from our serviced apartments, Stewart Park has long been a favourite of residents. There's a great play area, plenty of open space, woodland trails, a little orienteering course, a lake with swans, and much of nature and wildlife to view. There is plenty of free parking, and because Captain James Cook's birthplace is located inside the park, you can even visit the museum on-site if you so want (although there is a charge for this). Locals love visiting the monthly farmers market; why not give it a go?
3) Albert Park / Dorman Museum
This museum is quite interactive, with various displays where your family can engage, such as the costumes and shoes that they can try on and model.
And Albert Park is just next to the museum, which is ideal for conker picking), and when paired with the museum, you've got a fantastic few hours of complementary entertainment.
4) Temenos Stadium / Riverside Stadium
The Temenos structure cost £2.7 million to build and is well worth a visit if you are in the area.
Temenos is directly beside the Riverside Stadium on the banks of the River Tees, so you might combine a brief visit to Temenos with a stroll around the stadium, where you'll see sculptures of some of the greats, the Boro Brick wall, and even the gates from the Boro's first home - Ayresome Park.
5) Roseberry Topping
A must-see is Roseberry Topping, a local landmark located just outside of Middlesbrough.
Its distinctive shape dominates the skyline for miles around, and the relatively easy trail (if you're used to climbing massive hills) offers superb views of the North Yorkshire landscape. There's also a magnificent bluebell field at the bottom that you shouldn't miss in the spring!