Things To Do

Enjoy a day at Redcar races
Redcar is famous for being a racecourse town and with good reason! Perfect for a day out for him or her, the racecourse boasts on site bars and a famous race day atmosphere. Open most weekends the racecourse also hosts the regions best car boot sale. Visit for full details.

History of horse racing in Redcar can be traced back to the early 18th century on Redcar's beaches, however the racecourse as we know it today was built in 1872.

Of all the things Redcar has to offer, the beach can keep the family busy all day, many different ativities can be enjoyed on the beach. Even on the most chilly of days you will always see dogwalkers, football games and Redcar's persistant fishermen!

The beach on sunny days comes alive with families from all over the north enjoying family games and a bit of sunbathing. Over the the last decade the local authority has gone to great lengths to clean up Redcar's beach, so families could enjoy Redcar in a nclean and safe enviroment.

The weekend has always something happening on Redcar's long high quality beach windsurfing to kite flying. The beach really does have something to offer people of all ages, a real haven for families wanting fun.

Many hours can be spent in the local amusement arcades having fun with the family, you just need a lot of change! Inside the 5 main amusement arcades are activities other than gambling. Ticket machines means the kids can play for tickets and redeem them for prizes, there are pool tables, a mini ten pin bowling alley and lots of video games.

Inside the old amusement arcade just opposite the Coatham Bowl building you will find a stake park indoors that keeps the kids busy for hours for very reasonable prices.
Please visit for full detials.

On the way to Redcar is a beutiful little village called Kirkleatham that would not be out of place in the Yorkshire dales. Located in the village are a few places of some interest we have the Kirkleatham Hall Museum and the Kirkleatham owl center.

The owl center is both a fun place for the children and also a educational experience too. My own children enjoyed looking at the birds and insects when santa came to Kirkleatham! The center is excellent for the full family and we strongly advise dropping by. Please visit their website for full details, you will find more than owls have a look!

As mentioned also located in Kirkleatham village is the Kirkleatham Museum, Kirkleatham Museum is a haven for all the local history of Borough of Redcar & Cleveland. First opened to the public on 5th October 1981. The museum service was first located at the Chapel Beck Gallery, Guisborough and the Redcar Museum of Shipping and Fishing, which is now the Zetland Museum located on Redcar seafront. Kirkleatham Museum is the headquarters for the local history service and in 1986 a new building, the Pavilion, was opened to provide an office accommodation.

The staff are lovely and informative and go that extra mile to make you and your family feel at ease. The  museum has lots of events and activities, christmas is a busy time when santa and his reindeer make an apperance and the December weekends leading up to the big day!

The Traditional Regent cinema is a excellent place to visit with the family. The cinema offers a more traditional one screen experience a far cry from the airport like multiscreens around Teeside.

As it is a small cinema please check their website for screening times throughout the week.