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The ultimate family day out this Christmas

Festive fun, shopping, experiences, Santa and more

Discover an enchanted winter at Teesside Park… From incredible days featuring festive food, and seasonal movies at Showcase Cinema De Lux and family games at Hollywood Bowl, this really is the most special time of the year.

Eat delicious food at TGI Fridays, Pizza Express, Nando’s, Five Guys and Pizza Hut and spread love with our partner charity, A Way Out, this Christmas. You’ll also be able to uncover festive gifts to leave them wowed at Marks & Spencer, River Island, Menkind, Hotel Chocolat, Pandora plus much, much more.

A Way Out Christmas Charity Day, Saturday 2nd December, 11am-4pm

A child and mother looking at a christmas tree

Join us for charity fundraising for A Way Out which supports vulnerable women, families and teenagers in Teesside. There will be joyous carol singing, the chance to meet and take selfies with special characters from the North East Legion, face painting, a Christmas gift-wrapping station, festive food stalls, a brilliant tombola and a Giving Tree to help you give presents to someone in need in our community.

Arriva Bus Christmas Day, Saturday 18th November

Hohoho! Is the sound of a sleigh we can hear? Maybe some galloping reindeers too? Come down to Teesside Park and you’ll get the chance to meet Santa Claus himself. Don’t forget your camera and wishlist so you can tell him exactly what you’d like for Christmas.

Plan the most fun festive days out at TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays Christmas

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For anything you’re planning, TGI Fridays is going big (book before 31 October and you’ll get a £10 voucher too). Their Christmas menu for £24.95pp has pigs in blankets and stuffing balls alongside burgers, nachos and Festive Xmas Pudding sundaes.

Or go for Fridays Fave Dessert Platter: a selection of Chocolate Fudge Fixation, Honeycomb Cheesecake and Apple Crumble Pie, drizzled in chocolate and caramel sauces and served with candyfloss, vanilla ice cream and 100s and 1000s. It’s Christmas on a plate! Plus, if you’re Stripes Rewards Member kids eat free from a menu filled with tomato tubes pasta and chicken burgers.

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Laidback street food

Match your movie and bowling days out with trips to some of Teesside Park’s easy dining. There’s Five Guys for delicious shakes, burgers and fries; Nando’s for spiced chicken to share, slaw and peri peri fries (their Nandino’s menu for under 10s is delicious and only £5.95 for chicken and sides including broccoli, spicy rice and corn on the cob) and Tim Horton’s for Canadian-style hot dogs, donuts, pancakes and burgers.

Pizza Express favourites with a special Christmas twist

Pizza Express Christmas

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Snowball Dough Ball Christmas trees, Romana Mushroom and Truffle pizzas, Snowflake Brownies… Pizza Express is embracing Christmas with a menu full of seasonal surprises – their Piccolo kids’ menus have Dough Balls, pizza, pasta or salad, dessert and Bambinoccino for £7.95. Gather your friends and family.

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Festive films at Showcase

Showcase Cinema De Lux’s Christmas season is the perfect family day out. With comfy seats, tasty snacks and seasonal movies, book for The Marvels on 10th November, Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes on 17th and Wonka on 8th December). They’re also showing Christmas favourites including The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker (check for special event screenings right here).

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All-action Christmas days out at Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood bowl Christmas

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Bring the festive action to your Christmas get-together with a Hollywood Bowl day with friends and family. With brilliant packages including two games, nachos, drinks, a meal after in the US-style diner and trophies to be won, they’ve also got special parties for kids, prosecco and beer bundles with VIP lane upgrades too.

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Amazing shopping and inspired gifts

Marks and Spencer snow globe

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Teesside Park is the most wonderful place to find gifts for everyone you love. From quirky finds at ProCook and Menkind to luxe delights at Pandora, we’ve got something original they’ll love. Don’t miss Asda Living, TK Maxx and Hobbycraft for kids’ toys and stocking fillers too.

River Island, Victoria’s Secret at Next and Marks & Spencer have all the most-wanted fashion, underwear and accessories with athleisure and sneakers at JD Sports. Pop into Boots for essential beauty finds. Oh, and for Santa’s Christmas Eve treats, there’s Hotel Chocolat. Happy shopping!

With hundreds of gift ideas, shopping and restaurants to enjoy this Christmas, you can get everything you need for seasonal food, drink and gifting – tick off everyone on your list!

With free parking and easy access via bus, Teesside Park will be open until 8pm on weekdays with many stores staying open until 9pm throughout December. Merry Christmas one and all!