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Places to visit in Teesside

Great places to visit in Teesside

Splash Leisure and Activity Centre

Places to Visit in Teesside - SplashSplash is a busy vibrant leisure centre and gym, and must be included when considering places to visit in Teesside.  There is lots going on for all the family.  Their offers include, swimming, dancing, karate, wrestling, ju jitsu, table tennis and mini soccer to name but a few.  Based in Stockton upon Tees, open every day, with a range of membership options.  READ MORE

 

 

Head of Steam Railway Museum

Places to Visit in Teesside -  Railway Museum

The Head of Steam Railway Museum, formerly known as the Darlington Railway Centre and Museum, first opened in 1975, and is housed within the North Road Station built in 1842.
This railroad museum has exhibits which are devoted to the area formly served by the North Eastern Railway and  the railway industry of Darlington,  and also focuses particularly on the  Stockton and Darlington Railway, which was the world’s first steam powered passenger railway and one of the great historical places to visit in Teesside.  READ MORE

 

MIMA – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Places to Visit in Teesside -  mima

Mima was formerly opened in January 2007.  It was created in partnership with  Teesside University.   Previously this was known as the Cleveland Gallery, which closed in 2003, while the Mima gallery was being constructed.   The Mima Gallery houses an education suite, as well as the gallery.  There is also a cafe bar, shop and roof terrace where visitors can relax and browse.

The centre has hosted numerous exhibitions in its gallery and has its own wonderful collection of fine and applied art from early 18th Century.  The collections are not constantly displayed, being brought out during the programme of exhibitions.   READ MORE

 

Tees Transporter Bridge

Places to Visit in Teesside -  Tees Transporter BridgeThe  Tees Transporter bridge was inspired in 1872 when Charles Smith, Manager of the Hartlepool Iron Works, submitted a scheme to Middlesbrough Corporation. to cross  the River Tees.  The scheme was not pursued and following a 1907 Act of Parliament the Bridge was built by Sir William Arrol & Co of Glasgow at a cost of£68,026 6s 8d, between 1910 and 1911,  replacing the steam ferry services.  The opening ceremony was performed on 17 October 1911 by Prince Arthur of Connaught. The bridge was awarded the Institution of Mechanical Engineers‘ highest honour in December 1993.   and in 1985, the historical importance was also recognised by its listing as a Grade II.  READ MORE

 

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Captain Cooks Birthplace Museum - Places to Visit in Teesside -

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, which is open to the public,  is located in Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough, which covers over 120 acres,  two lakes and woodlands.  It is one of three institutions run by theMiddlesbrough Museum & Gallery Service along with the Dorman Museum and the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art .

Captain Cook Birthplace  museum opened in 1978, the 250th anniversary of the birth in the same spot of British naval explorer and circumnavigator, Captain James Cook.  READ MORE

 

Ormesby Hall

Ormesby Hall - Places to Visit in Teesside - Ormesby Hall  a Grade I listed building, is a predominantly 18th-century mansion house completed in 1754.  This is s situated in Ormesby, only three miles from Middlesbrough, in the north-east of England.  The home of the Pennyman family,  dating back to 1600, the property has been much modernised, and  now described as a “classic Georgian mansion”, it comprises a main residential block and an adjacent stable block. The stable block housed the horses of Cleveland Police Mounted Section until their disbandment in December 2013.  Steeped in history, this beautiful Hall is a must do in your places to visit in Teesside.   READ MORE

 

 Middlesbrough FC Riverside Stadium

Places to Visit in Teesside -  Riverside StadiumThe Middlesbrough FC Riverside Stadium, is home to Middlesbrough AFC… READ MORE

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Things to Do at Easter in North East England

Things to Do at Easter in North East England

Find Great Things To Do At Easter In North East England

Easter is fast approaching and we wanted to help you find some fun things to do at Easter as well as some great places to visit here in North East England.  We have included dates to cover all the school holidays in the region as well as the actual Easter weekend.  We set out to try to bring a variety of things to do at Easter from across the region and for all ages.   We’ve selected a few to report, and there are many more great things to do at Easter, in every part of the North East.  It would be great if you would comment at the bottom letting us and readers know about other great things to do at Easter in North East England.

You can find our own calendar of things to do at Easter here

1.  Find an Easter Egg Hunt

There are many Easter egg hunts across the region.  Easter egg hunts are brilliant for the kids and helps the adults remember the Easter excitement from their own childhood!   Most of the Easter egg hunts are set in backdrops of natural beauty, or interesting places to go.

Embleton and Newton Links

Things to do at easter in North East England  The Embleton and Newton Links Cadbury Easter Trail  in the Northumberland Town of Embleton.  The first day on 5th April begins at 11:30, and the 6th April, the trail     begins at 11.30 on 5th April and 10.30 on 6th April.  Entry fee is just £2

         Durham University Botanic Gardens

  Durham University Easter Chick Hunt is being held at the Botanic Gardens on 5th and 6th April, from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm.  Admission from £1.50 for children. See   here  for pricing details

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens in Northumberland is hosting their Easter egg hunt on 5th April from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm.  Children Admission is £4.50.  Click here for more details.

Alnwick Gardens

Alnwick Gardens is hosting an Easter bunny Hunt.  Activity packs are provided, and clever clues make learning about the gardens easy.  When all the clues have been solved,  participants will be rewarded with a Lintz Gold Bunny.  The hunt is held between 28th March and 12th April.   To find out details about how to book, tickets and pricing click here.

Raby Castle

Raby Castle in Co. Durham is hosting an Easter Treasure Trail in the Walled Garden on Saturday 4th April, until Monday 6th April.  The trail is ran from 11:00 am until 16:00 am.  For more details about opening times and ticket prices click here

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Entry is free for the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens Easter Chick Trail, which is being held between 2nd and 19th April.  The museum is open Monday to Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  To find out more about whats on, click here

Stewart Park

Stewart Park in Middlesbrough is hosting an Easter Egg Trail on Sunday 31st March, between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.  Admission is just £1.50.  For more details and contact, click here

Combine your Easter fun with a shopping trip and take the kids to the Metrognomes Easter egg hunt at the Metro Centre, Gateshead.   The show times are varied and there is no show on Easter Sunday, so check before you visit.   You can find out details here

The National Trust

The National Trust has teamed up with Cadbury to bring hundreds of Easter egg hunts.  You can find a Cadbury Easter Eggsplorer event in over 300 locations across the UK.  Find an Easter egg hunt near you by clicking here

2.  Fun For All The Family

Woodhorn Museum

Woodhorn Museum, has all year round events, and this Easter is holding a range of special events across the holidays.  In particular we think you might like to go and meet the Easter Bunny who will be at Woodhorn between 3rd and 6th April, from noon until 3:00 pm.  The Birds of Prey Display on 6th April, from 11:00 am to 15:00 pm, with a flying demonstration between noon and 2:00 pm.    Admission is free; Carparking is £3.50 for a day.

Splash Leisure Centre

Easter fun

Splash is a busy vibrant leisure centre and gym, with lots going on for all the family.  Their offers include, swimming, dancing, karate, wrestling, ju jitsu, table tennis and mini soccer to name but a few.  Based in Stockton upon Tees, open every day, with a range of membership options.  They have a interesting and varied Easter programme, which you can find out more about here

                                   Brocksbushes Fruit Farm and Shop

Brocksbushes is a wonderful fruit farm and farm shop, based just outside of Corbridge, Northumberland.   This Easter Brocksbushes is hosting a number of Easter events for the kids.  With an Easter Egg Safari,  Animal Corner, and an Army Climbing Wall featuring on various dates across the Easter holidays.  Some of the activities are pre-bookable and you will need to be quick, as there is already some unavailability.  Find out more here

Diggerland

Truly a day out with a difference, Diggerland is the perfect Easter Day out, for boys and girls as well as mums and dads.   There is a host of rides and activities which give great value for money.  Not only can you explore the Diggerland park, you can also buy into one of their experiences.  This attraction is unique and can provide a real surprise as a gift or simply a day out.  To find out more click here

Killhope Lead Mining Museum

Get the kids to join in with some Easter crafts at Killhope Lead Mining Museum.  The Easter Crafts event costs only £2.00 per child and kicks off a range of Easter activities from 2nd to 19th April.   The Museum is open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  To find out more click here

F1K Indoor Karting

Why not treat the kids to a unique experience of indoor karting this Easter?  Indoor karting is hosted by F1K Indoor Karting.  The track is based in Dunston, and offers a range of packages for both adults and children. To find out more about booking and prices, click here

Hartlepool Maritime Experience

Take the family on a historical trip around Hartlepool Maritime Experience.  Featuring the oldest warship still in existence, it is not to be missed.  The tour guide recommends allowing at least 3 hours for a visit.  Opening times are 10:00 am to 17:00 in the spring/summer season starting 1st April.  Admission starts from £8.25.  For more information about opening times and pricing, click here

Journey Through Teesdale 9 Hole Mini Golf Course

Take the whole family through “A Journey through Teesdale”, in a most unusual way.   This Journey Through Teesdale 9 hole mini golf course commissioned by Durham County Council, was designed by Urban Crazy. Every hole is themed on a familiar local landmark or nearby place of interest.  Based at Barnard Castle, entry starts at £2 with discounts for groups.  The course opens at 10:30 through to 16:30.  For more information click here

Stockton Chic Vintique Fair

A day with a difference on the 11th April, with the Chic Vintique Fair being held on Stockton High Street.  With over 45 stands, a vintage tea room and music, it promises to be a great atmosphere. Entry is free and the fair is open 10:00 am to 15:30 pm.  For more information click here

Wet and Wild

Kids and Adults will have lots of fun at Wet and Wild, with brilliant slides and water fun, with features for all ages. It seems like this great attraction has been entertaining the people of the North East of England for ever! It’s still never lost it’s wide appeal.   There is something for all the family and it’s a perfect day out over the Easter Holidays.  Check the timetable for opening times, and with prices from £2.95 it’s not to be missed. Find out more here

Hadrians Wall

This Easter themed event,  Roman Calvary Easter Explorers will help you and your family connect to the history of the Roman Era.  Based at the Hadrian Wall site in Corbridge Northumberland, this event is held over 4 days, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th April.   Times are 11 am to 5 pm.   An Easter hunt with a difference:  Lovely views, fabulous fresh air, and a historical spirit are all included! Find out more here

3.   Show and Exhibitions

Middlesbrough Town Hall

A visit to Middlesbrough Town Hall will guarantee to keep you laughing this Easter.  With shows from Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr and Dara Obriein, you have no excuse not to include some comedy in your Easter break.   For more information, show times and pricing, click here

Durham Gala Theatre

Don’t miss the Wizard of Oz, showing at Durham Gala Theatre on 1st and 2nd of April, or alternatively, take a look at Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure, great for the kids, showing on 11th and 12th April.  For more information, pricing and seating, click here

Beamish Museum

Join Beamish Museum for their 4 day spectacular Great North Festival of Transport, The four-day spectacular includes Beamishes own fleet of wonderful steam engines, plus impressive visiting locomotives.  This years includes a feature about “Horses at Work”.  With brass bands, and parades, this event is not to be missed.  For information about opening times, tickets and pricing, click here

Middlesbrough Theatre

Enjoy some of the regions cultural events, when the Vienna Festival Ballet  comes to Middlesbrough Theatre on 8th April.  Other showings in the Easter break include A Neil Diamond Tribute and A Night of Dirty Dancing.  For more information on show times and pricing, click here

Ramside Hall Hotel

For One Direction fans, Ramside Hall Hotel is hosting a One Direction Tribute Show for all the family on  Friday 10th April 2015.  Guest need to arrive for 6:00 pm.  A two course meal is included in the price Adults £14.95 children £9.95.  Early booking is advised.  Ramside host a number of disco’s and tribute acts.  For more information about tickets, pricing and events, click here. 

Biscuit Factory

Situated just outside of Newcastle City Centre, the Biscuit Factory, is hosting a Spring Exhibition over the Easter Holidays.   The Spring Exhibition is by a number of artists, including Basia Roszakm, wher she produces dreamlike portraits which capture snapshots in time.  Other artists include Lizzie Row,  and Moy Mackay.   With a number of other artists, there is certainly plenty to see. For more information about opening times, admission prices and tickets, click here

The Centre For Life

The Centre for Life is hosting the Wild Life Photographer of the Year Exhibition, featuring winning photographs from the 2014 competition.  Entrance prices start from £5:00 and the first child comes free when accompanied by a paying adult.  The entrance price includes access to all centre activities and exhibitions.  For more information about opening times and details about other activities, click here

Sunderland Empire Theatre

shows and exhibitions - things to do at Easter in north east england  Sunderland Empire Theatre is showing  is showing the winner of 100 international awards, Wicked.  The show has been casting its magical spell over audiences across  the world for a decade and continues to break records at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is now the 10th longest-running show in the West End.  For information  on timings, seating and pricing, click here

                                                                                                                                                                                     Theatre Royal

A couple of great shows at the Theatre Royal in the Easter period are worth a look.  Shrek on 28th and 29th March is a firm family favourite, while The Bodyguard is  running from 1st April.  For full show, pricing and timing information, click here

We sincerely hope our list of events has given you some inspiration.  There are loads more we know, so if you’ve an event or attraction to add to help our readers, simply comment below.

 

Happy Easter!

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A Great New Interactive Experience For Visitors To North East England

A Great New Interactive Experience For Visitors To North East England

Interacting with Visiting North East England for a great online tourist experience!

Here at Visiting North East England we believe there’s nowhere better than North East England and we want to make it as easy as possible for visitors to the region to be able to find and visit as many of its wonderful treasure trove of Places To Visit/Visitor Attractions as possible.

Our new online geolocation experience enables visitors to:

1. View a North East England regional map with  many Places To Visit/Visitor Attraction clearly marked

2. Be able to pinpoint their current location on the move via their mobile device

3. Immediately identify Places To Visit/Visitor Attractions near to their current location

4. Consider new attractions in North East England they may not otherwise have been aware of.

5. Be able to plot directions from current location to  a Place To Visit/Visitor Attraction in North East England

6. Find a Place To Visit/Visitor Attraction on the Move via their mobile device and access profile details/times of opening/special offers/events and articles at the same time

7. Find Events

8. Read articles and blogs which help to encourage understanding of  unique Places To VisitVisitor Attractions

For Tourist Attractions and Places Visit in the North East, Listing Members are able to bring their unique offer to customers by:

1. Uploading information about their Place To Visit/Visitor Attraction

2. Pinpoint their location and being  flagged on our map

3. Show  opening times

4. Uploading  special promotions

5. Uploading events

6. Uploading blogs and articles which give visitors brilliant insights into their Place To Visit/Visitor Attraction

7. Completely manage self manage profiles and information, and so being able to offer “realtime” information to customers

Listing Membership will:

Increase social media presence of the possibilities for people visiting the North East England

Increase the online reach of people visiting the North East England

Have the whole visiting experience via a  presence on our unique mobile experience (mobile is the way forward!)

Get their offers/promotions and events immediately out there to tourists and visitors in realtime

Because Visiting North East England is new, we are offering Listing Members the ability to try it for free for 3 months.  This will help to get the site and individual profiles established with search engines and to help people visiting the region truly appreciated what North East England has to offer.

After three months businesses can get  listed from as little as £24 a year and no more than £4.99 per month.  Not even the price of a couple of cups of coffee!

 

For both our visitors and our future listing members, we are excited about this unique online experience and we’d love you to be part of it!

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