Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough

On Sunday we took a drive out to Middlesbrough to Stewart Park, it was quite a grey and cold day but we were keen to explore a new park and get out for some fresh air. I was surprised how busy the car park was when we arrived but as we headed into the park I could see why.

With a large area dedicated to a play park ahead of us and a pet corner to the left, my daughters ran ahead to take it all in.  With the weather being on the miserable side we didn’t get a great look at the animals as they were either huddled up or seeking shelter (I don’t blame them my hands quickly turned bright red with the cold). So the girls ran into the play park area, there was a multitude of play equipment for the girls to enjoy, lots of climbing, bouncing and fun to be had.

Alongside the Captain Cooks themed play equipment they also had lots of beautifully carved wooden totem polls and a boat within the play park.

There are lots of signs around the park as we walk along giving a lot of information on the history of Captain James Cook, which are large bright and colourful which I find encourages the children to stop and have a read.

We headed along a path towards the upper ponds, this area was really scenic and on a summers day I can imagine will be a popular picnic area, with plenty of seats to stop and take in the views. With little wooden bridges and lots of paths to explore we thoroughly enjoyed exploring this area of the park and look forward to visiting again in the warmer months.


We headed towards the Captain Cooks Museum, sadly I hadn’t checked online before our trip and the museum is actually closed during the winter months. With that being said it didn’t spoil our visit as we still spent a couple of hours at the park and had a great time, we look forward to visiting again when the Museum is open and all to make sure we cover all the areas we missed.

We took our time heading back to the car passing by the large lake and a few more beautifully carved Totem poles.

Have you already been to the park and museum? If so what was your favourite part?

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1 Comment

  1. Anita Foster
    January 15, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Yes, its a nice park and lovely in summer too.

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