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Everyone is counting down the days until 12th April, which marks the return of beer gardens, self-catering accommodation, non-essential shopping, spas and more!
So start filling the diary with those long-awaited catchups, well-deserved spa days and much missed staycations. Check out these unmissable things you can do in the Tees Valley from Monday, 12th April.

*Remember you can only meet in groups of six or two households and must maintain social distancing. You must follow all of the latest government guidance when out and about in the Tees Valley, all of which you can find here.*

Enjoy al fresco entertainment

Cosy pubs and quirky cocktail bars across the Tees Valley are reopening their outdoor spaces, so you can finally arrange that long-awaited post-lockdown reunion. Sip on pints with panoramic views, indulge in al fresco dining or enjoy evening drinks beside toasty firepits. Check out these Ten Tees Valley beer gardens to find out more.

It’s time to stop climbing your own walls and scale Air Trail -the UK’s Highest Sky Trail which opens on 12th April! Take on all four levels and zoom down ziplines as you make your way round the course which towers high above the River Tees at Tees Barrage.

If you have been missing a trip to the cinema, Daisy Dukes Drive-In Cinema are offering a unique cinematic experience at Redcar Racecourse. Watch classic blockbusters, beloved Disney films and even sing along to your favourite musical, all from the comfort of your car.

Spoil yourself with self-care

Nothing says self-care more than soaking the day away in Rockliffe Hall’s luxurious spa, you can even make the experience extra special with a treatment or trip to the Spa Garden.

Hop over to Headlam Hall for a rejuvenating spa treatment or let The Amber Rooms in Saltburn work their magic with a relaxing hot stone massage.

Wind down with warm hot tubs and wonderful lakeside views in Wynyard Hall’s award-winning spa, don’t forget tour the pretty walled garden and pick up local produce in their farm shop whilst you’re there.

Enjoy a self-catering staycation

Self-contained accommodation can officially reopen! And we can’t (self)contain our excitement…
We’re all itching to get away, so why not put a stop to the daydreaming and get something booked? ¬
Feel like you’re in a fairytale as you discover the wizardly world of North Shire. Stay in magical accommodation inspired by a certain famous schoolboy wizard, experience the magic of Story Book Cottage or cosy up in Shire House.

Whisk everyone in your household or support bubble away to a self-catering cottage at Wynyard Hall. Steeped in the magnificent surroundings of Wynyard Hall Estate, these beautiful cottages come with their very own hot tub, so you can wind down after spending the day exploring the Tees Valley.

Sneak away to the luxurious surroundings of Rockliffe Hall for a self-catering break, soak in the spa, explore the beautiful estate and enjoy al fresco cocktails on the terrace.

If you’re searching for a peaceful getaway, retreat to a gorgeous cottage at Mill Granary Cottages, or embrace your wild side and explore the great outdoors at Baby Moon.

Make time for retail therapy

From 12th April, all non-essential shops reopen their doors, which makes the perfect excuse for some retail therapy.

Take to Redcar’s Northern Quarter to discover a variety of local businesses with lovely products, including fabulous florists and inspirational home interior stores. Explore a variety of independent businesses that line the pretty cobbled streets of Yarm. Hit the award-winning High Street to find the likes of Strickland & Holt, Cloud Cuckoo and House of Style.

If you’re seeking those High Street brands, why not head to Darlington and Middlesbrough Centre, or take to Teesside Retail Park?

For more things to do, check out these Outdoor experiences you can enjoy in the Tees Valley right now.
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