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6 inspired ideas for an evening out at Teesside Park


Movies, cocktails, bowling, great food and more

Looking for the perfect night out in Stockton on Tees? With a whole host of restaurants, bowling at Hollywood Bowl, world-leading street food, shopping and cocktail masterclasses, big-name movies and special screenings at Showcase Cinema De Lux plus incredible offers, Teesside Park has you covered. Here’s our insider guide.


1. Take a cocktail masterclass at Fridays

Barman making cocktails

Image provided by Fridays

Whether it’s a birthday, hen night or stag do, work night out or just plain simple fun, the Fridays cocktail masterclass is the answer. Designed for six or more people (at £35pp), enjoy a welcome cocktail mixed by your masterclass mixologist then have a go at creating your own cocktails while enjoying sharing towers of Fridays’ delicious food. Book your spot here. Or enjoy two for £12 cocktails Monday to Thursday!


2. Do some late-night style shopping until 8pm

Next model at the beach

Image provided by Next

Evenings are the ideal time to find hidden gems at TK Maxx and USC or update this season’s wardrobe (and lingerie) at New Look, Next, River Island or Victoria’s Secret.

Take some time out to find the perfect pair of new sneakers, sandals or boots at schuh and Clarks or give your cosmetic bag some love at Boots, Marks & Spencer and Superdrug (also the perfect time to get your lashes and brows done). With Pandora and Hotel Chocolat, it’s the best time to hang out with friends or take some me-shopping-time.


3. See the latest movies at Showcase Cinema De Lux

The latest blockbuster releases, arthouse films, cult movie nights, National Theatre live screenings, ballet, opera and more – whatever you’re in the mood for Showcase Cinema De Lux has it covered. With advance tickets for £7.50 and discounted prices from Sunday evening to all day Monday and Tuesday, we recommend dinner-and-a-movie nights or big evenings out with friends. Book here.


4. Go bowling at Hollywood Bowl

Friends enjoying a night at the bowling alley

With 26 high-tech lanes, American-style diner food and drinks plus arcade games and prizes, Hollywood Bowl is a properly fun night out. Students can enjoy unlimited bowling for just £10 on Sundays while party packages include two games of bowling, drinks for every guest with nachos on the lane and mains for after.


5. Embrace some street food sharing with friends

Pepperoni pizza

Image provided by Pizza Express

Sometimes all you want to do with friends is eat some delicious street food and Teesside Park has all the best spots in one place. For peri peri craving, chicken wings and buckets, head to Nando’s and KFC; PizzaExpress for dough balls and delicious slices with a huge vegan menu (keep an eye on our offers page for regular deals) and, for burgers, don’t miss Burger King, Five Guys and McDonald’s.


6. Do some essential shopping for yourself

Two friends buying cookware

Image provided by ProCook

Teesside Park is home to lots of great stores no matter what your passion. Love reading or game playing? Head to The Works and WH Smith for the latest biographies, Colleen Hoover blockbusters, thrillers and more and GAME for the latest releases. For foodies and crafty types, don’t miss ProCook’s gorgeous selection of kitchen and tableware; Asda Living’s interiors and garden ideas and Hobbycraft’s inspiring ideas for crafts, sewing and art. If you need to update workout and gym looks, take a look around in and JD Sports. And for essentials buys for your loved ones, Mamas & Papas and Pets At Home are the ideal pit stops.


Getting here

A regular bus service now runs from 7am to 9.30pm from Middlesbrough or Stockton thanks to the Arriva X12. Get tickets and the timetable here. There are also 1,500 free car parking spaces available with plenty of dedicated disabled parking. We have 18 POD Point electric vehicle charging points located next to JD Sports.

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.

Watch this space for new openings coming in 2023.

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