Free Tees Valley Events and Activities This Easter

Blog | Published on: 20th March 2024

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Looking for things to do with the family that won’t break the bank this Easter? We have some great ideas for excellent events and attractions below.


Darlington Continental Street Market

Head down to the Market Square in Darlington between 10am and 6pm from Wednesday, 3 April, to Saturday, 6 April, for a delicious dive into Continental cuisine.

After a successful 2023, the event returns once again, so you can have your fill of fantastic food and produce from around the world.

South Park

If you need to walk off all the grub, South Park is looking bloomin’ lovely as daffodils, hyacinths and other seasonal flowers start to spring from the beds.

Explore the bandstand, aviary, playpark and games area in the grade II registered historic park when the sun comes out.



Religious or not, Easter is a great time to get acquainted with the area’s historic churches, including the beautiful 12th Century St Hilda’s Church and Hart Saxon Church in Hart Village.

Seaton Carew

It might not be warm enough to make a splash in the waters of Seaton Carew yet, but there’s plenty to explore aside from the beach, including Seaton Common and Sand Dunes and the town’s amusements.


Fairy Dell

In a town packed with great parks, this suburban park in Coulby Newham is often overlooked. But it’s a unique natural habitat filled with small wild animals and birds. Enjoy its woodland trail and lake before that greatest of British pastimes – a picnic.

Middlesbrough Classic Car Show

Adult entry may be £3, but kids get in free to the Middlesbrough Classic Car Show at The Dormans Club between 10am and 3pm on Monday, 1 April.

Check out classic and retro cars, scooters and motorbikes that’ll get your engines going!

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Kirkleatham Museum presents: 100 Years of Fashion

The museum is working with the history Wardrobe Collection to present a century of the art of women’s dress. From the opulent early 1900s to laid back 1990s, you’ll find out how clothes have shaped our everyday lives.

National Road Cycling Series – East Cleveland Classic

The curtain-raiser for British Cycling’s National Road Series for 2024, this exhilarating event is free to spectate from 9am on Sunday, 14 April. The multi-lap race takes in many areas of East Cleveland, so you’re sure to spot some cycling excellence.

For more information and the route, click here.


Dobbies Little Seedlings Club

On Sunday, 7 April, Dobbies Garden Centre will be holding the Little Seedlings Club April Workshop. This will help teach your kids about wildlife friendly gardens, including how to plant your own.

Spaces are limited, so book here.

Wynyard Woodland Park

Wynyard Woodland Park is a great place to explore by foot or on bike. The former station house hosts a café, activities and events, with a large adventure park nearby, with lots of wildflowers, wood anemones and bluebells to spot in spring. It’s also home to Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory, open to the public every Tuesday between 7.30pm and 9pm.

Across the Region

Holiday Activities and Food Programme

Finally, if your child is eligible for benefit-related school meals, all of our Local Authorities are running free holiday activities and food (HAF) programmes across the Easter break. These offer fantastic things to do – plus a tasty nutritious meal.

To check what’s going on in the borough you live in, and how your child can get involved, click on the link below:




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