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Easter egg-citement in Middlesbrough

A photo of the dinosaurs coming to Albert Park

For a feast of family fun this Easter, Middlesbrough is the place to be.

There's something for everyone, from family-friendly adventures to dinosaurs and virtual reality rides.

Here are our top five ways to keep the family entertained and as ever there's something for every budget.

The Dorman Roost

A feather-filled mystery is coming to the Dorman Museum featuring a brood of unusual characters.

Sign up as a Dorman Detective and join in the fun for an exciting interactive journey through the museum's curious galleries and winding corridors.

Visitors can crack the case from Wednesday April, 20 to Sunday, April 24. The show runs each day between 10am to 5pm and time slots are available every half hour.

Recommended for children age five and over.

Tickets are £5 and available via the Ticket Source website.

Dorman Museum and Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Both the Dorman Museum and the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum will re-open after their recent temporary closures.

The Dorman Museum has seen a big spring clean and the welcome addition of Teesside Archives to the building.

The Cook opens its doors once again after the winter closure for another season of exploring and adventures.

Visitors to the Dorman Museum can jump aboard the Virtual Reality Jungle Boat Ride for a trip along the jungle river.

Riders can keep their eyes peeled for gemstones, and jungle beasts and creatures via the virtual reality headsets.

Tickets are £4 per person or £14 for a group of four and are available via the Ticket Source website.

Newham Grange Farm

Newham Grange Farm will see some new arrivals just in time for Easter as the lambs and calves are born. As well as enjoying all the baby animals, an Easter trail and arts and crafts are also available.

The farm will be back open every day from 10am to 5.30pm with last entry at 4pm. Easter fun will run from Saturday, April 9 to Sunday, April 24 during opening hours.

Tickets to the farm are £4.70 for adults, £4 for children and a family ticket (for four people) is £15.80. Advance booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Tickets can be booked online via the Newham Grange website or call 01642 729 729 to speak to the box office.

Albert Park Big Day of Fun

Visitors to Albert Park are in for an absolute treat on Wednesday, April 20 with a huge day of family entertainment and most of it is free.

Dinosaur fans are going to be delighted to see Tiny the Huge Triceratops, a Stegosaurus and a Jurassic playground featuring tunnels, tents, dinosaur footprints and more.

Free sports will also be available including golf, tennis (bring your own rackets and balls), volleyball, swingball, hula hoops and giant games such as Connect 4.

For a few pocket money pounds, take a spin around the roller rink (£3.50 per adult, £2.50 per child) or hire a boat for a sail around the lake (£5 per boat).

Middlesbrough Environment City will also be there with a pop-up Eco shop and will be offering healthy cooking and cooking on a budget tips plus how to grow things from seed.

Don't forget to hop on the bike and pedal your way to your very own smoothie, and there's also the opportunity to see ‘Meteor' by artist S. Mark Gubb up close in the Visitor Information Centre.

Youth Climate Action and Tees Valley Wildlife Trust will be available to talk all things climate and how we can help our local wildlife to flourish.

Invaluable advice will also be available from Middlesbrough Environment City for affordable warmth solutions and information about fuel vouchers. 

The Great Outdoors

If the weather is kind, there is lots to see and do in Middlesbrough's award-winning green spaces and popular parks.

Run off some excess energy, discover our amazing dinos at Teessaurus Park and for those who enjoy a river stroll, don't miss the new Tees Sculpture Trail.

Featuring an egg and a seal, the trail takes in some of Middlesbrough's iconic sights including Newport Bridge, the Transporter Bridge and Blue Bell Beck.

Discover more family-friendly fun at We are Middlesbrough.