Preston Park (officially referred to as Preston Hall Park) is a 100-acre (0.40 km2) public park located next to the River Tees, in Preston-on-Tees, England. It is highly popular and it hosts many events each year that attract people from across Teesside and further afield. Parking is free, but the Preston Park Museum &Grounds and Butterfly World have small admission charges.
The land was originally a private residence with large grounds but has since become the property of Stockton Borough Council after being purchased from Sir Robert Ropner and was redeveloped in 2010-12, with the Museum reopening in 2012.
The museum has a thriving and diverse volunteer community with its participants ranging from students to the retired. They carry out a range of roles in the Museum, ranging from gardening, to gallery stewarding, supporting learning to being costumed interpreters on the Victorian Street.
Teesside International Airport is one of the United Kingdom's smaller airports, offering links to two domestic and two European destinations. The airport has a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Public Use Aerodrome Licence (number P518) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers and for flying instruction. Originally a Royal Air Force (RAF) station, the airfield became Teesside International Airport in the 1960s and was renamed Durham Tees Valley Airport in 2004, though it was still commonly known by its previous name. The name 'Teesside Airport' is common on local road signs that were either placed before 2004 or on signs with not much space for the previous airport name. On 25 July 2019, the airport reverted to its previous name of Teesside International Airport, after a poll indicated 93% of locals preferred the previous name.
Middlesbrough Football Club
Rumours that Middlesbrough Football Club was founded over a tripe supper are certainly interesting but have proved to be false. The club was actually formed in 1875 by the local cricket club. The club's history has not been one of success - with no real silverware in the trophy cabinet. They did flirt with success under Jack Charlton in the late Seventies but the only reward was the Anglo-Scottish Cup! Fast Fact:Boro legend David Armstrong made 305 consecutive league appearances for Boro in the mid-70s. Fast Fact :Middlesbrough Football Club were formed by the members of the Middlesbrough Cricket Club in 1876.
Newham Grange Farm
Newham Grange Country Farm is a farm park and conservation centre located on Wykeham Way in Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England. It is one of only 16 nationally approved by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
Fairy Dell Park
The Friends group volunteer with Middlesbrough council and undertake projects to maintain and enhance the Dell. We also arrange events for the public to enjoy this little gem in the heart of the community. Fairy Dell is a Wooded beck and park on the borders of Marton and Coulby Newham on the southern edge of Middlesbrough. The 42 acre site is a mix of natural woodland, laid out parkland, ornamental lake and a flood defence lake.