An iconic landmark of the Tees Valley area, Roseberry Topping is a uniquely shaped viewpoint just a short drive from Middlesbrough. The hill reaches 1,049 feet (320m) and can take around half an hour to climb, however the top offers a fantastic 360? view of the North York Moors, Cleveland, and the cities beyond. You can also explore the nearby bluebell woods, heather moorland, Roseberry Common, and an abandoned quarry. National Trust have created a series of downloadable walks and they also run an annual tea party, ‘Tea on the Topping’, at the summit.
Situated on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, Roseberry Topping is a short twenty-minute drive from our Middlesbrough hotel.
One of the best locations to see wildlife in the UK, RSPB Salthome is a large wetlands nature reserve situated just outside Middlesbrough town centre. You can enjoy sightings of a range of wildlife, partake in a guided walk, learn more at the information centre, and relax with a coffee, scone, or home-made dish with a panoramic view over the lake. There’s onsite shop where you can purchase a range of items, from binoculars to bird food.
RSPB Salthome is a brief twelve-minute drive from Jurys Inn Middlesbrough.
An impressive classic Georgian mansion, Ormesby Hall offers a peek into the ‘Pennyman family’s intimate 18th century mansion’. Learn the 400 year history of the resident family and their home, explore the Victorian kitchen and laundry, visit the charming model railway exhibition, and stroll the estate walks and landscaped gardens.
Ormesby Hall is open Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am-5pm, but check the opening times calendar before planning your visit. Tickets cost £5.00 for adults and £2.50 for children, and the hall is situated a short ten-minute drive from Jurys Inn.
Hemlington Lake & Recreation Centre
Hemlington Lake and Recreation Centre offers 39 acres of open parkland for visitors to explore as well as a range of facilities to enjoy. Stroll the woodland walk and lake, visit the orchard, partake in some fishing, or take the kids to either one of the two play areas! There’s also a skate park, two football pitches, one and a quarter mile jogging circuit, and a ‘kick-about area’.
Hemlington Lake and Recreation centre is a short ten-minute drive outside Middlesbrough.
Home to the world’s longest kart circuit, Teeside Karting offers an exciting day out for all ages. The track offers an ‘Arrive and Drive’ option running Wednesday to Sunday where you can turn up for a session, hit the track, and enjoy the experience. There are also a range of race packages for those looking for a challenge, as well as a selection of party packages.
Arrive and Drive for 30 minutes costs £35 for adults and £25 for juniors – minimum age is 8 years but this is ‘subject to assessment’ if junior is under 4ft6”. Check availability for Arrive & Drive as there’s no guarantee of track time. Teeside Karting is a short five-minute drive from our Middlesbrough hotel.
Spanning approximately 120 acres, Stewart Park is home to mature woodlands and arboretum, two sets of lakes, and plenty of open parkland. There’s a ‘pets corner’ with fallow deer, highland cattle, llamas, and goats, offering the perfect activity for the whole family. In addition to a range of trails available to explore the natural landscape, the park features a children’s play area, outdoor table tennis, and mini golf.
Stewart Park is a brief ten-minute drive from Jurys Inn Middlesbrough.