Day Trips

Day Trips - Hartlepool Minibus

Treat your family to the day out of a lifetime with Hartlepool Minibus hire. Middlesbrough, situated in the northeast of England, is the historical home of 18th-century explorer Captain James Cook, Middlesbrough Football Club and a wealth of museums and galleries. Complemented by an ever-increasing array of great shopping opportunities and thriving nightlife, Middlesbrough has continued to prove itself as a fun-filled weekend destination for visitors of all kinds.

The award-winning Captain Cook Birthplace Museum celebrates the area’s favourite son with a range of exhibits and presentations. Middlesbrough is also the starting point for a 70-mile Captain Cook country tour which gives armchair explorers a spectacular view of the scenery along the North Yorkshire coast.

The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, opening in the town centre in 2006, will house a collection of more than 1,000 modern and contemporary works including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewellery, ceramics and sculptures. Featured artists include David Bomberg, David Hockney, Gwen John, L.S. Lowry, Ben Nicholson, Bridget Riley and Stanley Spencer. Other museums of note include the 17th century Newby Hall and Gardens, as well as the Dorman Museum, with eight recently refurbished galleries focusing on culture and natural history.

Arranging Hartlepool Minibus hire is also a great option for people who want to indulge in a spot of shopping or experience Middleborough’s vibrant nightlife scene. Over the last few years, Middlesbrough has become a hub of fabulous shopping and entertainment, with a splendid variety of malls, traditional shopping areas and award-winning restaurants. The Purple Onion Restaurant voted 'Restaurant of the Year' by the Good Food Guide, is a European style bistro with an eclectic blend of ambience, great food and possibly even better wine. The Cellar Bar Nightclub, with an entrance door right next to the Purple Onion, is an excellent spot to stop off after dinner for a cocktail and some blues or jazz.