Quick Glance!





Most attractions have both indoor and outdoor picnic facilities. You can make a day out extra special by creating an exciting food hamper for you and your family. Picnics offer a great opportunity for children to try new foods and recipes. Click here to get five food and drink suggestions you can try along with some health tips to help you and the environment.



Bedlington Country Park 

Nature Reserve 57 hectares with river, woodland and grassland

Dorman Museum 

Middlesbrough history, decorative arts and world cultures

Durham Dales Centre 

Dales with detailed two mile walking tour of Stanhope

Hamsterley Forest 

A delightful 2000 hectare oasis, wildlife and adventure play

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art 

Modern arts within Impressive slate and limestone building

Museum of Hartlepool 

Re-creation of an 18th century seaport with historic ships

National Glass Centre 

Glass at the heart of every exhibit free glass blowing to see

Stephenson Railway Museum 

Exhibits to re-live the glorious days of the steam railway

Summerhill Nature Reserve/Visitor Centre

100 acre site Activity Centre with a replica of an Iron Age House

300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects