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Stewart Park

Stewart Park

Please follow social distancing rules when you're using the park. If you're using the play equipment, please follow these rules:

  • anyone using the play equipment must wash or sanitise their hands before and after use

  • when it's busy, parents should limit their child's use of the park to 15 minutes

  • stay 2m apart from anyone not in your household or 'bubble'

  • do not allow your child to use the play equipment if they or you are showing any symptoms of coronavirus

Toilets have now reopened. The cafe has also reopened, with outdoor seating only.

Stewart Park covers approximately 120 acres and consists both of mature woodland and arboretum on the southern side, and open parkland on the northern side. Two sets of lakes provide a habitat for our water fowl.

There's also a pets corner with many types of domesticated animals, fallow deer, llamas and goats.

The park also features a new children's play area, trim trail and outdoor table tennis.

Nature, heritage, orienteering and tree trails are popular with school visits.

The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum stands in Stewart Park, close to the site of the cottage where Captain James Cook was born. All traces of the building have now disappeared, but the spot is marked by a granite vase.

The park hosts larger events such as the Cleveland Show every year in July (weather permitting).

Central Lodge

Central Lodge was built in the 1800s by Henry Bolckow, Middlesbrough's first MP and mayor, on his estate, which later became Stewart Park. It was made up of many rooms including a coach house and stables, a laundry and drying room, a dairy and lodgings for the estate workers. Askham Bryan College has completely refurbished the building to provide land-based education, such as equine and animal husbandry. Educations packs, information booklets, and blog is available to view on the abcstewartpark website.


Address: Stewart Park, The Grove, Marton, Middlesbrough, TS7 8AR
View Stewart Park on Google Maps.

Opening times

Open from 7am, Monday to Sunday

From Monday 28 September: the park gates will close at 8pm

From Monday 12 October: the park gates will close at 6pm

From Monday 26 October: the park gates will close at 4:30pm

Memorial trees and benches

We no longer offer this service at Stewart Park. Memorial trees can still be planted at Albert Park. Please contact them for pricing and availability by calling 01642 819808.

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