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.
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.
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 The Barrage Cafe.
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.
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.
Paddleboarding is the refreshing watersports craze that is sweeping the nation and is all about creating memorable moments with friends and family. We offer introductory courses to get to grips with the basics and develop the skills to start exploring.
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 £8.00 with family tickets and activities for children aged 2+ also available. Explore Air Trail this weekend.
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.
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.
Whether you're a complete newcomer to watersports or an experienced veteran, we offer a number of accredited courses from introductory sessions to expert tuition.Click for more
Whether you're a school or youth group, stag or hen party or a corporate organisation, you will find everything you need to begin planning your adventure here.Click for more
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We have been crowned the winner of the Tourism and Hospitality Award at the Teesside Business Awards 2019
This beautiful green space in the heart of industrial Teesside provides a network of accessbile walking and cycling routes perfect for all the family to enjoy. We've planned a number of routes with information to help make the most of your visit.
Join the rapidly growing community of Parkrunners, tackling a fun 5km route every Saturday morning. The Tees Barrage Parkrun is all about enjoyment no matter your ability and you will be cheered on every step of the way by a friendly bunch of fun runners.
The Tees Barrage presents a remarkable feat of engineering and the white water course includes a number of innovative systems to support this world class facility. Learn more about how this extraordinary engineering triumph works in harmony with the wildlife that occupy the river.
Discover the unique beauty that is Tees Barrage and the abundance of amazing wildlife that inhabit the river. Situated on the banks of the River Tees and surrounded by Portrack Marsh and Maze Park Nature Reserve means getting close to nature has never been easier.
Tees Barrage is a favourite spot for photography clubs and enthusiastic hobbyists looking to build their portfolio due to the dynamic backdrop of the Tees Barrage. Get up close to adventurous watersports or the vast beauty of the natural landscape