As a student based in Queens Campus, students of Stephenson College have one final year to truly experience Teesside at its finest before the College migrates up to Durham. So without further ado lets begin the countdown with:
1) Cluedini (Yarm)
Located in Yarm, The Cluedini escape rooms come with excitement, thrills and maybe just a pinch of stress as you’re given an hour with a few of your friends to solve clues and puzzles and get out in time without cracking under the pressure.
2) Attend a day at the races (Redcar)
Redcar Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue. It was opened in 1875 and is a truly unique experience with action packed horse racing scheduled between the months of March to November. Whether you’re a racing veteran, or you’re looking for something new, you can’t skip out on a day at the races with your mates.
3) Take a midnight stroll across Stockton’s Infinity Bridge
You can’t be a student at Stephenson College and not have a late-night stroll along the Infinity Bridge. At night the handrail and footway are lit with custom-made blue-and-white LED lighting built into the handrail that changes colour as pedestrians cross the bridge; sensors trigger a change from blue to white, leaving a ‘comet’s trail’ in the person’s wake.
4) Ropner Park (Stockton)
Fully restored to its Victorian splendour, Ropner Park is a real delight at any time of the year. You can stroll by the lakeside or along tree-lined avenues and admire the beautiful floral displays. There are tennis courts, cafes and the occasional concert (although this isn’t all that it has to offer). And for all those social butterflies out there, you have the benefit of taking a load of pictures for your Inastagram.
5) Air Trail (Stockton)
Air trail at Tees Barrage is the UK’s biggest Sky Trail. Standing at over 17 metres high, with over 4 levels and over 38 unique challenges awaiting you. There’s something for everyone with an exciting assortment of wobbly rope bridges, troublesome tight ropes, crazy cargo nets and swinging stepping stones, all floating high above the River Tees. it’s a perfect way to spend a day out with your mates and have a laugh.
And there you have it, the top 5 things you can visit before the end of the academic year in Teesside. Whether you prefer spending most of your time studying in the Library or playing pool in central, don’t forget to experience Teesside at it’s finest before the students at QC depart to join our Business and Management students in Durham.