Let off some steam
It’s February half term and the little ones are bursting with energy… but we have a solution!
Take them to let off some steam with these half–term activities across the region.
No need to climb the walls at home when you have GoClimb in Billingham! Challenge yourself to climb all the towering walls or banish that fear of heights with friendly instructors on hand to help. Another way to feel on top of the world is to scale all four levels of the UK’s highest rope adventure course, Air Trail! Enjoy amazing views, take on the twist and turns of the course and if you’re feeling brave, soar through the air on a zipline, or even walk the plank.
If you’re looking for an exciting mix of nature and adventure, Summerhill Country Park in Hartlepool is the ideal outdoor setting. Children can burn energy searching for sculptures and wildlife, exploring walking trails and clambering up climbing boulders dotted around this beautiful park. If you don’t mind getting muddy, bring the BMX along and get your blood pumping on the mountain bike trails.
Teessaurus Park is another roarsome spot bound to impress the little ones! Pack a picnic and dine among life-size dinosaur sculptures, explore walking trails, and try to find towering tyrannosauruses and big brontosauruses dotted around this 100-acre beauty spot. The children are sure to love this dino-mite day out! If the kids haven’t already tired themselves out, why not take to the Teesdale Way for a riverside stroll up to Tees Barrage?
Kirkleatham Walled Garden is another beauty spot you can count on to beat the boredom this half term! Explore the gorgeous sights and smells of the garden, discover beautiful blooms or head to the science garden to learn a thing or two about nature. While you’re enjoying the Kirkleatham Estate, learn all about the region’s history at Kirkleatham Museum or fly over to the Kirkleatham Owl Centre and meet resident creatures, ranging from vultures and meerkats to rabbits and emus.
Continue the family fun and find more things to do in the Tees Valley this half term.