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Things to See & Do in Stockton

Stockton plays host to plenty of attractions to keep you entertained. From the thrill of the white water rafting course at Tees Barrage to the peace and tranquility of country parks such as Ropner ParkBillingham Beck Park or Preston Hall Park & Museum – over 100 acres of parkland overlooking the River Tees, a range of permanent attractions and an exciting programme of special events & activities will keep the whole family entertained.

On an evening chill out at the cinema or theatre and enjoy a meal and drink at one of the many fine restaurants Stockton has to offer.

At the end of July its festival time at Stockton so be sure to check out the International Riverside Festival – the UK’s finest street festival with circus, comedy, music and dance!

 

Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park

Young and semi-mature woodland, wildflower meadows, ponds, picnic areas, wetland areas, lake and sculpture trail. The site covers approx one square kilometre of mainly grassland which also covers two small hills. There are varied habitats including still water ponds, a stream, reed beds, mixed woodland and several established hedge lines. Adjacent to …

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Yarm High Street

The Best High Street in Britain, as voted for by BBC Breakfast viewers! Yarm’s town centre is dominated by a cobbled High Street which runs along the centre of the loop formed by the Tees. At the centre of the High Street is the little Dutch style Town Hall built in 1710 by Viscount Fauconberg, …

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Saltholme Wildlife Reserve and Discovery Park

1,000 acres of former industrial land have been transformed into a world-class nature reserve. Explore the breathtaking, state-of-the-art building with panoramic views of this huge wetland and enjoy the walled wildlife gardens and adventure play area. At Saltholme, you’ll find a world of amazing wildlife thriving right in the middle of the Tees Valley’s heavy …

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Butterfly World

An indoor tropical garden populated by exotic free-flying butterflies and complemented by a display of fascinating insects. Located in Preston Park. At Butterfly World you can enter the magical world of a Tropical Rain Forest, where you can stroll at your leisure past beautiful trees and flowers. Sit beside the splashing waterfalls …

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Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory

Located in Wynyard Woodland Park the Planetarium and Observatory provide a wonderful experience for viewing and learning about stars, planets and space. Public star shows at the Planetarium usually take place on the first and third Friday of each month, with some exceptions (Don’t come in cloud, fog, mist etc.). …

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Ropner Park

Ropner Park, Stockton-on-Tees was opened to the public in 1893. The park was named after the wealthy shipowner and builder, Sir Robert Ropner. He was also MP for Stockton when he donated the money to buy the land. It soon became an important open space on the edge of an expanding …

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Infinity Bridge

The newest bridge on the River Tees is a pedestrian and cycle bridge linking the North Shore devlopment with the University of Durham’s Queen’s Campus and the Teesdale Business Park. There are two asymetrical arches and the arched section is 180 metres long, (main arch 120m) and is 273 metres …

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Paintballing / Paint Ball Stockton

The paintballing venue is situated at Scotch Corner and serves the Stockton On Tees area with ease. Set in over 40 acres of woodland and offering sufficient seating for over 100 paintball players makes this the largest venue in the North East. Well established offering varied and exciting game zones. These include both physically …

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Thornaby Swimming Pool

A 25 metre, five-lane swimming pool that is very much family orientated. It is very popular with our early morning swimmers and offers an extensive swimming programme for local schools as well as family fun sessions with our brightly coloured floats and our ever-popular inflatables. Weekend Pool Parties offer children a thrilling experience …

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Tees Barrage International White Water Centre

The Tees Barrage International White Water Centre white water course is a world class water sports facility, offering flat-water facilities for the novice and superb white water for the expert. The Tees Barrage is located on the A66, just over from Teesside Shopping Park, there is White Water Caravan Park and a …

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Thornaby Pavilion Leisure Centre

A large leisure centre, boasting one of the best and largest sports halls in the northern region, with a permanent seated gallery of 384. Linked to excellent road access, it is an ideal venue for major spectator events. Discover a multitude of leisure activities and courses for all ages at Thornaby …

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Preston Hall Park & Museum

Preston Hall Museum is set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland overlooking the River Tees. The museum has displays of art, armour and social history. Visitors can discover what life was like in the home since 1825 and stroll back in time along a typical local street of the 1890s …

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Billingham Forum Ice Skating

As you will find it’s not just Polar Bears that love ice-skating! Everyone is sure to have a fun time at Billingham Forum, the North East’s number one ice rink! Billingham Forum has now re-opened after extensive improvements. The investment into the centre has transformed it into a state-of-the-art complex, …

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Millennium Bridge

Information on Stocktons TeesQuay Millennium Bridge which was opened in 2000 and spans the river tees. Completed in 2000 this footbridge links Stockton’s Castlegate Centre with the campus of Durham University at Stockton and other new developments on that side of the Tees. It is suspended from cables hung from a …

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Splash! Stockton Leisure Centre

Stockton’s newest leisure facility has been designed to meet 21st century needs. The complex includes a 25 metre pool with wave machine and water features, offering leisure and training facilities for swimmers at all levels. a learner pool, spa pool and flume slide complete the water based features. Splash also …

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Sedgefield Racecourse

Sedgefield Racecourse has a warm and relaxing atmosphere that can always be assured at ‘The Friendly Racecourse’, where high quality facilities provide close-to-the-action views. As well as racing there are superb conference, banqueting, Christmas party, wedding and outdoor facilities. The entire course was redeveloped in 1977 with the new Sedgefield Pavilion opened …

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Teesside Princess River Cruise

One of the most relaxing ways to take in the scenic views along the River Tees. The Princess sails all year from Castlegate Quay to Yarm, via Preston Hall Museum and Park. The Princess is ideal for daytime sailings or party nights out with a difference. Prices entertainment and meals …

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Billingham Beck Valley Country Park

With its colourful meadows, ponds, marsh and woodland, Billingham Beck Valley is one of Stockton Borough’s most interesting areas of countryside. This wetland provides a home for plants and animals, which are beginning to disappear from our countryside, as wetlands are being drained. Designated as a Local Nature Reserve in …

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Wynyard Woodland Park

Wynyard Woodland Park (formerly known as the Castle Eden Walkway) started life as a working railway carrying freight to the ports along the River Tees. Now it provides visitors with miles of flat footpaths and numerous circular walks. Car parks and picnic areas located at both ends of the walkway. Housed in …

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HM Bark Endeavour

HMS Endeavour, also known as HM Bark Endeavour, was a British Royal Navy research vessel commanded by Lieutenant James Cook on his first voyage of discovery, to Australia and New Zealand from 1769 to 1771. The Replica HM Bark Endeavour, the only full-size replica of the world-renowned Captain James Cook …

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Castlegate Quay Watersports Centre

Castlegate Quay Watersports Centre is probably the largest and best equipped sailing and paddling centre in the Tees Valley. They can teach beginners how to paddle kayaks/canoes or how to sail and its done in a way that’s enjoyable to all.  If you’ve done it before, fear not as they also cater for …

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Libraries In Stockton

Stockton Central Library, Reference Library and Open Technology & UK Online Centre, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1TU. Tel: (01642) 526521 or 526522. Ref. and Minicom (01642) 393994 Open Technology & UK Online Centre: (01642) 528023. Shared Fax: (01642) 393929. Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30 am to 7.00 …

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