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In and Around Teesside Airport

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Durham Tees Valley airport is in the north east of England and is situated near County Durham, Darlington and Middlesbrough. In 2009, the airport served 289,464 passengers flying to destinations across Europe. If you have time to spare or you want to know the best places to eat and drink, both in the airport and the surrounding area then this page contains everything you need to know.

Where can I eat, drink and shop at Teesside airport?

If you’re looking for something to eat and drink, you'll find three outlets at Teesside airport to suit your needs. Cafe Express is ideal if you want a quick snack before your flight, but if you’re in need of a more wholesome meal, Cafe Oasis serves a selection of hot and cold dishes, along with an extensive bar offering alcoholic and soft drinks. The Yard of Ale is styled like a traditional British pub and serves up a selection of delicious meals in a warm and friendly environment.

The airport also has a WHSmith, so you can stock up on flight essentials, like books and magazines. Alpha Airport Shopping is Durham Tees Airport's duty-free shop, great for snapping up those last-minute bargains.

What is there to do around Teesside airport?

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The Tees Valley is home to a wonderful range of things to see and do. Here are some of our top picks:

Family days out: Butterfly World, Kirkleatham Owl Centre, Newham Grange Country Farm and the Guisborough Forest and Walkway Visitor Centre are all great places for families to enjoy a picnic amid the parkland. Their animal and nature attractions will keep your children entertained until the flight.

For the adventurers: Cluedini Live have two escape room facilities close to the airport, with one at Darlington and one in Yarm. Head to either one to test your brain against the themed puzzle rooms and see if you can beat the clock in these timed challenges.

For the sightseers: the Tees Valley has some brilliant landmarks, attractions and historic buildings. The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, the Heugh Gun Battery Museum or St Cuthbert's Church are all worth a visit and offer something slightly different from your average landmark. The infamous Temenos giant artwork is just a few miles away in Middlesbrough.

For the sports fanatics: you’ll find that there’s plenty to do if you like outdoor sports. Play some golf at one of the local courses, take advantage of the watersports facilities in the area or even partake in a game of tennis.

Blogs of interest

Much has been written about the area and you can pick up some great tips online. From news articles to blogs, there’s lots of information about local events and places of interest. Take a look at some of the links below...