Normanby is home to Zoë's Place, one of only two baby hospices in England. It offers palliative and respite care for babies and infants up to five years old, who have life limiting or terminal illnesses. It was opened by Ann Widdecombe in 2004. The hospice occupies the former Crossbeck Convent which was bought in 1919 to serve as a home to the Catholic religious community of the Sisters of Mercy.
Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park
Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park is an area of woodland in Normanby, sheltered from the urban sprawl below in the Tees Valley. It provides residents with a place to walk and exercise. It aims to give a 'countryside experience' without a long journey to reach it. There is a visitors' centre - which stands on the site of the former Normanby Brickworks. Some of the walkways in the park follow the course of the now defunct Cleveland Railway, which served the brickworks. The visitors' centre has exhibits and information about wildlife and conservation, as well as serving as a base for the... Read More