Spend time (but not money) in the great outdoors.
The Tees Valley is abundant in beautiful outdoor spaces, encompassing both rolling countryside and beautiful coastline. Enjoy breathtaking views, pretty parks and fun walking and cycling trails across the region.
Wind your way around the towering trees in Guisborough Forest, which is a mosaic of thriving habitats with woodlands, wetlands and grassland and many different plants and animals to see and discover. There are also two play areas, a sculpture trail, circular waymarked walks, bike trails and a permanent orienteering course which can all be enjoyed free of charge.
Letting the kids blow off some steam in the park is the perfect way to enjoy a family day, plus the only thing you will need to spend is time having fun!
If you’re looking for nature and fun in abundance, Summer Hill Country Park in Hartlepool is the perfect spot. Keep your eyes peeled for sculptures and wildlife as you explore walking trails or get your blood pumping on the BMX track. If you’ve got a head for heights, take on a large climbing boulder or two whilst you’re there.
Take to Teessaurus Park for a roarsome spot bound to impress the little ones with its life size dinosaur sculptures! You can even pack up a picnic and dine amongst the dinosaurs, all whilst enjoying views of the River Tees. If the kids haven’t already tired themselves out, why not take to the Teesdale Way for a riverside stroll up to Tees Barrage?