6 ways to enjoy a day out with the family at Teesside Park

With a whole host of things to do at Teesside Park this summer, here are our top tips for how to get the most out of your family visit.

1. Take advantage of great dining deals for kids

Whatever you’re in the mood for, our cafes and restaurants have something for the whole family.

If you have little ones in tow, then check out Nando’s dedicated Nandinos set menu, which offers three courses for £10.

Or if Italian is more your style, check out the Pizza Hut kids’ menu. With the Little Boss option, kids can choose a main, salad, drink and dessert for just £5.99. Bigger kids can upgrade with the Big Boss menu which also includes a side dish for £7.99. 

Fancy a Friday’s signature grill or cocktail? There are plenty of options for the children too. The Little League menu offers a range of smaller dishes from £5.25, while the Major League menu features mini versions of Friday’s Favourites from £6.75. All dishes come with tasty sticks of apple, cucumber and carrot, and free baby food is also available - just ask a member of the team for more details.

2. Watch a movie on the big screen at Showcase Cinema de Lux

Sit back, relax and enjoy a movie on the big screen – cinema treats compulsory of course.

There are some big releases due this summer including Top Gun: Maverick, Thor: Love and Thunder and Jurassic World.

With 14 screens of pure entertainment, Showcase Cinema Teesside features Sony 4K digital projection, Dolby digital sound and premium seating options.

With plenty of film releases planned, it’s best to plan ahead and book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

3. Go bowling

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Image provided by Hollywood Bowl

It’s time to have some real family fun.

With 26 lanes to bowl along, a private VIP area, an American style diner, a brilliant bar and a fun-filled amusements area – Hollywood Bowl Teesside makes a great day out for the whole family.

It’s worth checking out the website in advance too, as you’ll often find great family package deals.


4. Stock up on your summer essentials

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Image provided by River Island

With so many shops in one place – you’re spoilt for choice at Teesside Park. Whether you’re looking for a new season wardrobe, toys to keep the kids entertained, or furniture and accessories to give your home a glow up, there’s something for everyone.

Teesside Park shops range from TK Maxx, Next, JD Sports and H&M to Clarks, Game and Mamas & Papas, meaning you’re never far from your favourite stores.

Check out our Holiday Shopping Checklist


5. Make it a fuss-free journey

Whether you’re arriving by car, train, bus or even bicycle, it is super easy for families to get here.

Cycling? Teesside Park is easily accessible from local cycle paths making it a cyclist-friendly destination. We also provide bike racks to keep cycles secure while you shop.

If you’re travelling by train, the nearest station is Thornaby which is a 25-minute walk from the centre, and we have two bus stops on site located close to Currys and Morrisons with services running regularly. You can check the latest timetables with Arriva North East.

There are also plenty of car parking spaces available at our free car parks, including parent and child spaces, and we have 18 free EV charging points to charge your electric or hybrid car during your visit.


6. Check out our family facilities

To take away some of the stress around visiting with little ones, Teesside Park has a host of family-friendly facilities on offer, so it’s worth checking them out before you set off.

We have baby change facilities with changing units, and there is a family room and baby feeding spaces available in our management suite, located next to Hays Travel.

If you’re looking for ways to keep the little ones entertained, we have two children’s play areas each side of the park, alongside our children’s play terrace outside M&S.


Find a full list of our stores, restaurants and leisure operators as well as our opening times, on our Eat Drink and Shop page.

We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable visiting us, find out more on our stay safe with us page.

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