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How to make the perfect planter for Mother’s Day

Are you looking for some gift inspiration for Mother's Day? Then why not surprise the special lady in your life with a handmade spring planter? Not only are they a...

How to Create The Perfect Mother's Day Planter

Inspirational Women

To celebrate International's Women's Day, we want to share the stories of two remarkable women. This year, we are shinning the spotlight on Jean Oakes and Annie Clephan. Flight Officer...

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This Day in 1851…

This day in 1851... On the 26 February 1851 George Samuel Elgood was born. He was a master at capturing the golden age of English gardening in watercolour. Six of...

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Tees Valley’s Bravest Adventurer

“Once you have been to the white unknown you can never escape the call of the little voices.” These were the words Frank Wild, a Skelton-born sailor, wrote in his...

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Christmas Crafts to Enjoy at Home

Here at Preston Park, we love arts and crafts. As well as being plenty of fun, they allow us to use our imagination and create to our hearts’ content. Family...

Child And Grandparent Making Christmas Craft

Most wanted Christmas toys over the decades

The most wanted toy at Christmas has changed a lot over the decades. In Victorian times, children would be considered lucky if they received an orange on Christmas morning whereas...

Power Rangers And Teengage Mutant Hero Turtles

Five Festive Decorating Themes 2019

It’s finally arrived – our favourite time of year when the museum is transformed for Christmas. It’s hard not to feel festive when you see the twinkly lights above the...

Black And White Baubles On A Tree

Four Activities To Brighten Up A Rainy Day

It’s typically said that rainy days get us down, and as we get deeper into winter, they’re becoming more of a regular occurrence. These drizzly days needn’t make us feel...

Legs Of Child With Yellow Rubber Boots Jump In Puddle On An Autumn Walk

Tees Valley’s Ancient Past and Folklore

We’ve always been so proud to be from the wonderful Teesside area. Given our passion for history, we’re lucky that the Tees Valley has a rich history including our own...

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