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Tees Barrage is a centre of activity and a top place to go in the North East for outdoor adventure.
Found on the River Tees between  Stockton and Middlesbrough, we’re perfect for days out with family and friends.


Our watersports facilities and activities are world-class. Designed to deliver an amazing real-life rapid river experience, every time on the water feels new and exciting. Here, you can enjoy: bell boating, paddlesports, raft building, powerboat trips, family rafting, white water rafting, and stand-up paddleboarding. Try these as a fun one-off, book them for a hilarious group visit, or develop skills and enroll on a course delivered by qualified coaches.

Air Trail

Finding things to do in the North East that kids and adults both enjoy is easy at Tees Barrage. Next to our 300-metre white water course, you also find the UK’s largest climbing adventure course — Air Trail. Swinging bridges, balancing beams and cargo nets soaring above the River Tees makes for an excellent day out in Teesside. Plus, everyone can experience it; from young families and work colleagues to classmates and groups of friends.

Nature, cycling, walking, and food

Tees Barrage isn’t all fast sports and daring climbs. On top of this, we’re surrounded by thriving wildlife for the perfect setting to take photos and explore with a relaxing bike ride. Take long walks with your dog, have picnics along the river, visit the nearby nature reserve, and taste fresh coffee and cake at Oasis Cafe, Tees Barrage.

Group visits

With more than 40 years of experience, our friendly team is equipped to deliver personalised and action-packed birthday parties, team building activities, stag and hen dos, and school and education visits. We cater for people of all abilities (aged eight and over). And, we give you all the kit and training you need to enjoy our facilities. One of the many reasons that we’re such a handy choice for a day out in Teesside!

If you’re searching for things to do in the North East, come and visit our award winning facility and see why Tees Barrage International White Water Centre is so popular with families, thrill-seekers and outdoor fans! For more information, check out our FAQs, call us on 01642 678000, or send us a message.

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White Water Rafting

Ride the rapids in a unique and invigorating white water rafting experience. Throw yourself at the mercy of the raging waters and soak in the fury and madness of an adrenaline-fuelled adventure you will never forget! Whether you’re flying solo, rallying a big group of mates, or anywhere in between, we have an amazing day out that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

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Air Trail

Air Trail

Air Trail is the UK's biggest fixed ropes attraction and is an epic family adventure for kids big and small. Admission price is only £11.50 with family tickets and activities for children aged 2+ also available. Explore Air Trail this weekend.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

The international standard white water course is one of the UK's leading venues for slalom events and includes one of the steepest drops in the UK. Find out more about our community of paddlers and the range of course and clubs on offer to get involved in the exciting world of paddlesports.



With powerboats that James Bond would be proud to pilot, you can enjoy a bucket list activity right here at Tees Barrage. We offer accredited courses for those who want to master how to control these high flying ribs. We also offer family powerboat trips exploring the River Tees and its iconic landmarks for those looking for a more leisurely experience.

Family Rafting

Family Rafting

Enjoy a wet and wild adventure tackling the white water rapids. It's great fun for all the family and a perfect way to keep the older kids entertained. Create memories to last a lifetime with a unique family rafting experience at Tees Barrage.

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Watersports Shop

NorthShore Watersports is your local provider of top of the range watersports equipment, stocking the latest in canoes, kayaks, wetsuits and outdoor essentials.