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From museum exhibitions perfect for inquisitive little minds to our hugely popular events like Mela and Christmas, Middlesbrough offers all the family fun you could want.

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Bottled Ocean

9th April 2022 - 30th October 2022

Bottled Ocean

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

A thought-provoking global exhibition from artist George Nuku that explores what the world could look like a century from now

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Layers of Lace

14th June 2022 - 4th September 2022

Layers of Lace

Dorman Museum

Celebrating 40 years of the Cleveland Lace Guild featuring traditional lace patterns and contemporary design.

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MIMA presents Lubna Chowdhary, Erratics Exhibition

25th June 2022 - 9th October 2022

MIMA presents Lubna Chowdhary, Erratics Exhibition

MIMA

Artist, Lubna Chowdhary presents a new exhibition of sculptures and installations at MIMA.

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Virtual Reality Jungle Ride

23rd July 2022 - 4th September 2022

Virtual Reality Jungle Ride

Dorman Museum

The virtual reality ride is back at the Dorman Museum and ready to fly you through the jungle skies!

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Stewart Park Island Trail

23rd July 2022 - 4th September 2022

Stewart Park Island Trail

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Help the pirate captain and solve the clues to find the treasure!

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Ship’s Cat Trail

23rd July 2022 - 4th September 2022

Ship’s Cat Trail

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

The ship's cats are loose around the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum - help to track them down in a fun trail!

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Flower Trail

23rd July 2022 - 4th September 2022

Flower Trail

Dorman Museum

Become a botanist and search the galleries for rare and unusual flowers on a fun, family trail.

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Waterstones Summertime Storytimes

27th July 2022 - 3rd September 2022

Waterstones Summertime Storytimes

Waterstones Middlesbrough

Children can enjoy a classic storytime session each Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer holidays.

Zetland Exhibition

6th August 2022 - 25th August 2022

Zetland Exhibition

The Masham

A brand new art exhibition to view by Zetland Road Artist in Residence at the iconic, Masham.

Moovies at Newham Grange Farm

15th August 2022 - 17th August 2022

Moovies at Newham Grange Farm

Newham Grange Farm

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Peaceful Piggy Meditation – Storytime

16th August 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am

Peaceful Piggy Meditation – Storytime

Albert Park

Story time and top tips for quiet time at Albert Park - ideal for little ones!

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Peaceful Piggy Meditation – Storytime

18th August 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am

Peaceful Piggy Meditation – Storytime

Stewart Park

Story time and top tips for quiet time at Stewart Park - ideal for little ones!

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Much Ado about Murder

18th August 2022 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Much Ado about Murder

Middlesbrough Town Hall Courtyard

Don your detective cap and join Middlesbrough Theatre's open-air season for some summer silliness!

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Outdoor Cinema – West Side Story

18th August 2022 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Outdoor Cinema – West Side Story

Ormesby Hall

Watch a screening of classic movie, West Side Story under the stars at Ormesby Hall

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Outdoor Cinema – The Greatest Showman

19th August 2022 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Outdoor Cinema – The Greatest Showman

Ormesby Hall

Watch a screening of movie, The Greatest Showman under the stars at Ormesby Hall.

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Pirate Day

20th August 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Pirate Day

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Ahoy there shipmates! Get your sea-legs ready for a day full of pirate adventures and activities!

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Outdoor Cinema – Spiderman: No Way Home

20th August 2022 - 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Outdoor Cinema – Spiderman: No Way Home

Ormesby Hall

Watch the movie, Spiderman: No Way Home under the stars at Ormesby Hall

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Dog Social Festival III

21st August 2022 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Dog Social Festival III

PLAY BREW Co

PLAY BREW Co host their third Dog Social Festival for both humans and pooches to enjoy!

Children’s lace workshop: make a rainbow braid

23rd August 2022 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Children’s lace workshop: make a rainbow braid

Dorman Museum

Make a colourful rainbow braid in a lace making workshop suitable for children with Cleveland Lace Guild.

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Folk Tales with Whippet Up

27th August 2022 - 11:00am - 3:30pm

Folk Tales with Whippet Up

Dorman Museum

A pop-up puppet theatre show featuring folklore tales and the chance to make your own puppet!

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Orange Pip Market: August

27th August 2022 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Orange Pip Market: August

Orange Pip Market is back with loads of summer fun!

Trust 10K

28th August 2022 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Trust 10K

Ormesby Hall

Run, walk or spectate at this monthly 10K within the beautiful grounds of Ormesby Hall.

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Much Ado about Nothing

31st August 2022 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Much Ado about Nothing

Middlesbrough Town Hall Courtyard

A fabulous open-air production of William Shakespeare's bickering couples with audience interaction and live music!

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Ali Brownlee 5K

2nd September 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Ali Brownlee 5K

Centre Square

Runners aged 11+ are invited to take part in this 5K fun run in Centre Square.

Baby Dino Day

3rd September 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Baby Dino Day

Dorman Museum

Join a team of intrepid Jurassic explorers and get up close and personal with the baby dinos!

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Middlesbrough 10K

4th September 2022 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Middlesbrough 10K

Centre Square

Runners aged 15+ can take part in this legendary run around the streets of Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough Fun Run

4th September 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Middlesbrough Fun Run

Centre Square

All members of the family who are aged 9+ can enjoy this fun run around central Middlesbrough.

Ormesby Hall: Heritage Open Day

16th September 2022 - 17th September 2022

Ormesby Hall: Heritage Open Day

Ormesby Hall

Explore the beautiful grounds and house of Ormesby Hall for free as part of Heritage Open Day.

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Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2022

22nd September 2022 - 25th September 2022

Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2022

The Auxiliary

Middlesbrough Art Weekender is back for 2022 featuring over 75 artists and makers.

Preserving the Pennymans

24th September 2022 - 10:30am - 4:00pm

Preserving the Pennymans

Ormesby Hall

Find out what goes into looking after a Georgian mansion and caring for over 7500 historical objects.

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Orange Pip Market: September

24th September 2022 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Orange Pip Market: September

Orange Pip Market is back to say a fond farewell to summer!

Rugby League World Cup at the Riverside Stadium

30th October 2022 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Rugby League World Cup at the Riverside Stadium

Riverside Stadium

The Rugby League World Cup is coming to the Riverside Stadium this autumn for the Tonga V Cook Islands game.

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The Magical Music of Harry Potter

24th November 2022 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Magical Music of Harry Potter

Middlesbrough Town Hall

A magical musical journey through Harry Potter with jaw-dropping visual and magical effects

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The Nutcracker

25th November 2022 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Nutcracker

Middlesbrough Theatre

Enter a magical new world with a delightful new production of the seasonal family favourite.

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Nightfall ’22

1st December 2022 - 4th December 2022

Nightfall ’22

Stewart Park

Nightfall returns for 2022 featuring a striking light show and beautiful art installations at Stewart Park.

Jack and the Beanstalk

2nd December 2022 - 31st December 2022

Jack and the Beanstalk

Middlesbrough Theatre

Panto is back for 2022 and starring Boro favourites Mark Little, Philip Green and Terry Ashe!

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Craft your Christmas with Sara Davies

8th December 2022 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Craft your Christmas with Sara Davies

Middlesbrough Town Hall

The perfect warm up for the festive break featuring practical demos, creative ideas and down-to-earth know how.

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East 17: Stay Another Day

20th December 2022 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm

East 17: Stay Another Day

Middlesbrough Town Hall

The legendary East 17 is the Christmas must-see show of 2022!

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