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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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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 Halloween Ride

1st October 2022 - 30th October 2022

Virtual Reality Halloween Ride

Dorman Museum

You're guaranteed some spooky surprises on the all new Virtual Reality Halloween Ride this October!

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Twisterella 2022

8th October 2022 - 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Twisterella 2022

Middlesbrough town centre

Middlesbrough's award winning music festival is back for 2022.

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Sleeping Beauty

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

Sleeping Beauty

Middlesbrough Theatre

The classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score.

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Discover Middlesbrough Festival

15th October 2022 - 31st October 2022

Discover Middlesbrough Festival

Explore, experience and enjoy Middlesbrough and beyond in a whole new way with the return of the annual Discover Middlesbrough festival.

Boro Shirt Museum – Resurrection

15th October 2022 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Boro Shirt Museum – Resurrection

Base Camp

Rediscover the history of Middlesbrough FC through classic shirts & other memorabilia.

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Halloween at Ormesby Hall

22nd October 2022 - 30th October 2022

Halloween at Ormesby Hall

Ormesby Hall

Enjoy a fang-tastic day our for all the family at the historical Ormesby Hall.

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Halloween at Newham Grange Farm

22nd October 2022 - 30th October 2022

Halloween at Newham Grange Farm

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Witches Dance

22nd October 2022 - 25th October 2022

Witches Dance

Ormesby Hall

Visit the beautiful Ormesby Hall for a spook-tacular treat this Halloween.

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The Haunted House

26th October 2022 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Haunted House

Middlesbrough Theatre

A spooktacular fun Halloween show for children of all ages.

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Winnie and Warwick’s Magical Menagerie

29th October 2022 - 30th October 2022

Winnie and Warwick’s Magical Menagerie

Dorman Museum

Start your spooktacular weekend at the Dorman Museum with an enchanting and magical family performance!

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Museum of Magic

29th October 2022 - 30th October 2022

Museum of Magic

Dorman Museum

Calling all mini monsters, witches and wizards for a spooktacular weekend of magical fun at the Dorman Museum!

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Diwali

29th October 2022 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Diwali

Centre Square

This free family fun celebration returns for 2022 in Centre Square.

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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Festival Fair

13th November 2022 - 10:30am - 3:00pm

Festival Fair

Ormesby Hall

Pick up an unique festival gift from independent traders and sample some delicious food stalls.

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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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The Magical Music of Harry Potter

5th April 2023 - 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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