The Festival of Thrift is proud to call Tees Valley home and although we were born in Darlington we are very much growing up in Tees Valley.

Spectacular countryside, dramatic coastlines, vibrant market towns and impressive historical venues make up the impressive backdrop to the festival, as well as an abundance of adrenaline-fuelled activities and unique experiences which make Tees Valley the ideal location for an unforgettable break in the North East of England.

Cushioned between County Durham and North Yorkshire each corner of the Tees Valley is a unique destination waiting to be discovered. Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar & Cleveland are all bursting with things to do, places to see and stories to tell – making it impossible not to Enjoy Tees Valley.

For information on places to stay and things to do please visit