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Albert Park, Middlesbrough

Albert Park, Middlesbrough


Albert Park in Middlesbrough is a Grade II listed park, entered in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. It was donated to the people of Middlesbrough in 1868 by Henry Bolckow, one of the founders of the local iron and steel industry.

There is a PDF file on the Middlesbrough Council website which contains a very short history trail, pointing out 6 items of historic value in the park.

The park is host to many activities including green bowls, roller skating rink, swan peddle boats, seperate childrens and teenagers play areas, tennis courts, orienteering trail and KMX bikes.

Rope Climbing Frame

There are also plenty of grassy areas of playing games and picnic benches for lunch. One of the picnic spots had a range of wooden animals for the children to play on, even the big kids couldn't resist mucking around on them!

Clowning Around

We decided to visit on a special "Try It" which they were running at the beginning of the summer holidays. A £1 ticket gave the children unlimited access to bowling, tennis, KMX bikes and orienteering for the entire day (10am - 6pm, the time the activities run). Although we passed on the orienteering, having decided that a little pair of legs would find it too much after everything else, we managed to partake in the other sports. Without a doubt the favourite pasttime was the KMX bikes, which all the children have now decided they want for Christmas!

KMX bikes at Albert Park  

There are at least two bowling greens at the park, the public green and the club green. For the public green you can just wear your normal flat shoes and they provide the equipment.

Karl bowling  

Rackets and balls are also provided for the those people wishing to take part in the tennis.

Tennis anyone?  

The park also has toilets, vending machines and baby changing facilities, with an ice-cream cart turning up during the warmer weather. Be prepared to spend quite a while down there - we managed 6 hours and the children still didn't want to leave!

Posted by OneProudMomma at Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5:31 AM