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Stockton-on-Tees is home to many parks, nature reserves, woodlands and other green spaces.

Allison Trainer Park

Allison Trainer Park was renamed in 2011 as a tribute to former local Councillor Allison Trainer. There is a commemorative plaque close to the Five Lamps. 

The park is open everyday. There is no accessible toilet or designated disabled parking.

Visitors to this park can also get involved in the Love Exploring app, a virtual reality game where players can find hidden characters around the park. To play simply download the free Love Exploring app from the Apple app or Google Play store. 

Accessibility

The park has no accessible toilet or designated disabled parking. The park does have surfaced paths. 

Location

Allison Trainer Park
Thornaby
TS17 9AY

 

Billingham Beck Valley Country Park

With its wildflower meadows, reed-beds, ponds, marsh and woodland, Billingham Beck Valley is a great place to explore whatever the time of year. There's an extensive network of footpaths running through the park, criss-crossing Billingham Beck and extending into the wider countryside. 

The park is a haven for wildlife. Birds such as kingfishers and wagtails can be spotted along the beck, while the wetland habitats attract species such as snipe, sedge warbler, coot and moorhen. The low-lying wet grasslands are a attract butterflies in the summer, including the meadow brown, common blue and dingy skipper.

Accessibility

The park has accessible toilets and surfaced paths. There is no designated disabled parking.

Opening times

  • Summer: 8:30am to 9pm
  • Winter: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Location

Billingham Beck Valley Country Park
Billingham
Stockton-on-Tees
TS23 1PB

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Charlton's Pond

Charlton's Pond is a popular site for walking and angling, and for bird watchers there is always plenty to see on the lake or in the woodland. 

Accessibility

There is no accessible toilet or designated disabled parking. The park has surfaced paths.

Location

Charlton's Pond
Rear of Hereford Terrace
Stockton-on-Tees

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Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park

This park comprises large areas of woodland (over 300,000 trees planted in the 1990s), colourful meadows, streams, wetlands and areas of open water.

Visitors to this park can also get involved in the Love Exploring app, a virtual reality game where players can find hidden characters around the park. To play simply download the free Love Exploring app from the Apple app or Google Play store. 

Accessibility 

The park has accessible toilets but there is no designated disabled parking. The park has surfaced paths.

Opening times

  • Summer: 8:30am to 9pm
  • Winter : 8:30am to 5:30pm

Location

Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park
Visitor Centre
Seal Sands Link Road
Billingham
Stockton-on-Tees
TS23 3NF

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Grangefield Park

There is a multi-use games area, a mini orchard, and some great wildlife areas alongside the beck.  A cycle way, part of National Cycle Network Route 14, runs the full length of the park.

Accessibility

The park does not have accessible toilets, designated disabled parking or surfaced paths. 

Location

View Grangefield Park on Google Maps

 

Great North Park

Stretching from Ragworth in the west to Portrack and Tilery in the east, the Great North Park is made up a several green spaces including Norton Grange Marsh Local Nature Reserve, Primrose Hill Park and Tilery Park.

Accessibility

The park does not have accessible toilets, designated disabled parking or surfaced paths. 

Location

Great North Park
Somerset Road
Norton
Stockton-on-Tees

 

Harewood Pleasure Gardens

A small area of woodland, adjacent to the Old River Tees.

Accessibility

The park does not have accessible toilets, designated disabled parking or surfaced paths. 

Location

Harewood Pleasure Gardens
Acklam Road
Thornaby
Stockton-on-Tees

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Honeypot Wood

Accessibility

The park does not have accessible toilets, designated disabled parking or surfaced paths. 

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John Whitehead Park

Features of this centrally-located park in Billingham include: 

  • café
  • community hub
  • multi-use games area
  • play area
  • skate park
  • outdoor gym
  • bowling greens
  • refurbished tennis courts

Visitors to this park can also get involved in the Love Exploring app, a virtual reality game where players can find hidden characters around the park. To play simply download the free Love Exploring app from the Apple app or Google Play store. 

 Opening times

  • Summer: 6am to 9:30pm
  • Winter: 6am to 6pm

Location

John Whitehead Park
Billingham
TS23 2DD

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Newham Grange Park

This park has woodlands, streams and ponds and large grassed areas.

Accessibility

The park does not have accessible toilets, designated disabled parking. The park does have surfaced paths.

Location

Newham Grange Park
Darlington Lane
Stockton-on-Tees
TS19 8AD

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Preston Park Museum and Grounds

Preston Park has many activities that make an exciting day out for the whole family. 

Visitors to this park can also get involved in the Love Exploring app, a virtual reality game where players can find hidden characters around the park. To play simply download the free Love Exploring app from the Apple app or Google Play store. 

Accessibility

The park has accessible toilets, designated disabled parking and surfaced paths.

Visit the Preston Park website to find out more

 

Romano Park

The play area is the main attraction in this small park. It is suitable for children of all ages with features including: 

  • a rope bridge
  • zip wipes
  • balancing wires
  • sand play
  • crowning the skyline
  • a "Hill Fort" made of vertical pillars of green oak

There is also a multi-use games area. 

Accessibility

The park does not have accessible toilets or designated disabled parking. The park does have surfaced paths.

Opening times

Time of yearOpening times
1 April to 30 September6am to 8pm (closed on Wednesday mornings for maintenance)
1 October to 31 October6am to 7pm
1 November to 28 or 29 February6am to 5pm
1 March to 31 March6am to 7pm

 

Location

Romano Park
Lamb Lane
Ingleby Barwick

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Ropner Park

Fully restored to its Victorian splendour, Ropner Park is a real delight at any time of year. Stroll by the lakeside or along tree-lined avenues and admire the beautiful floral displays. There's a play area, tennis courts, bowls club and large grassed areas for games and picnics.

The pavilion houses a café and toilets. The café is run by the Friends of Ropner Park, who also organise a programme of concerts on the bandstand and run other events in the park. The Friends have made a big contribution to the restoration and on-going success of the park, and they welcome new members.

Visitors to this park can also get involved in the Love Exploring app, a virtual reality game where players can find hidden characters around the park. To play simply download the free Love Exploring app from the Apple app or Google Play store. 

Accessibility 

This park has accessible toilets, designated disabled parking bays and surfaced paths.

Opening times

Summer (21 March to 21 October): 6am to 9pm

Winter (21 October to 21 March): 6am to 5pm

Location

Ropner Park
Hartburn Lane
Stockton-on-Tees
TS18 4EF

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Stillington Forest Park

Woodlands, ponds and wildflower meadows are now well-established on a site that was once dominated by brickworks and ironworks. In the summer, you can find butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies in the grasslands and wetlands. 

Accessibility

The park does not have accessible toilets or designated disabled parking. The park does have surfaced paths.

Location

Stillington Forest Park
Lowson Street
Stillington
TS21 1JE

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Tees Heritage Park

The Tees Heritage Park cover the stretch of countryside along the banks of the River Tees between Stockton and Yarm. There are several nature reserves in the park: 

  • Bassleton Wood and the Holmes
  • Black Bobbies' Field
  • Bowesfield and Preston Farm
  • Preston Park Museum and Grounds

Visit the Tees Heritage Park website

 

Village Park

This small park has a play area, bowls club and an area for ball games. 

Accessibility

The park does not have accessible toilets or designated disabled parking. The park does have surfaced paths.

Location

Village Park
Thornaby
Stockton-on-Tees
TS18 8JT

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Wynyard Woodland Park

Wynyard Woodland Park is set on the site of a former railway which now offers an excellent route for walking and cycling. Paths extend into beautiful woodlands and meadows.

There is a cafe in the former station house and a large adventure play area. 

The park is also home to Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory.

Before visiting the park why not download the Love Exploring app. You can use this to follow the Thorpe Wood and Grindon Loop trail, play virtual reality games, and find out more information about features within the park.  Simply download the free Love Exploring app from the Apple app or Google Play store. 

What's new at Wynyard Woodland Park?

Thorpe Thewles to Station House Cycleway

Over the past few years work has been done to create a new cycle link from the A177 (near Thorpe Thewles) to the Station House.  Funded through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development the project also improved signage along the entire section of the cycleway from Stockton and through the park to the Borough boundary at the A689.

Station House

From January 2023 exciting new activities will be on offer.  More information coming soon:

Introductory Willow Weaving Workshop

Looking for a creative and unique experience? Look no further than Wynyard Woodland Park's Introductory Willow Weaving Workshop.
Here, you can enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere as you learn the basics of willow weaving from experienced professionals. They will help turn your ideas into reality and you'll soon have your own handmade piece that you can take home. During your visit you will pick your own willow and gain a brief insight into the history and importance of coppice woodland management. No experience needed.

Funky Foresters

Funky Foresters is an outdoor session for children aged 18 months - 6 years to explore and engage with the natural environment whilst supporting their creative problem-solving, confidence and motor skills.

Funky Foodies 

Funky Feet is a physical activity programme for early years. It is a fun session that is suitable for children age 18 months - 6 years which develops a child's fundamental movement skills. These skills are the building blocks a child needs to enable them to develop the skills needed for participation in a range of sport. Families will then participate in basic cooking skills to help teach simple, and healthy ways to create family meals.

Accessibility

The park has accessible toilets, designated disabled parking and surfaced paths. 

Opening times

The park is open: 

  • 8am to 5pm in the Winter
  • 8am to 9pm in the Summer

Location

Wynyard Woodland Park
Station House
Thorpe Thewles
Stockton-on-Tees
TS21 3JG

Wynyard Woodland Park on Google Maps