Some possible activities for the afternoon of the Wayzgoose - 27th October in Middlesborugh
Some of these need booking in advance
Orange Pip Market
This is an outdoor market centred around Baker Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 2LF. It is held on the last Saturday of the month, 12 noon – 7pm and features artisan food and beverages, with music, art and dancing. This is free and is within walking distance of the Wayzgoose venue and also Middlesbrough shopping centre. In extreme weather – heavy rain, high winds - could be cancelled for safety reasons.
No prior booking required.
Very close to the university campus, including the possibility for two teams in a head-to-head competition. This would need to be booked in advance: book through Kaye, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information see http://www.project-escape.co.uk/
The Transporter Bridge, TS2 1PL.
A Teesside landmark since 1911, this is the longest working transporter bridge in the world. You can travel across in a vehicle for £1.50 each way or on foot for £0.70 each way. Or pre-book a tour all the way up in the glass-sided lift (If you're brave enough!) If you're not a lover of heights, there's also a visitor centre at ground level. Book in advance for your return trip plus glass viewing lift on www.teestransporterbridge.com. The last lift tour on a Saturday is 2pm.
If you're in a car, you can use the bridge to get to RSPB Saltholme, Seaton Carew Road, TS2 1TP, which is open until 5pm.
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Centre Square, TS1 2AZ.
This Modern Art museum, which is walkable from the Wayzgoose venue, is open until 4.30pm and is close to the main shopping centre.
The Dorman Museum
Nice museum with some good exhibits, next to Albert Park, and on the main thoroughfare, Linthorpe Road. Admission until 3pm. TS5 6LA
Tees Barrage International White Water Centre
Signposted off the A66 west from Middlesbrough. Enjoy riverside walks (maybe spot a seal or two) and watch the kayaking if on. On the other side of the river is Tees Retail park, a haven for shoppers.