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Tees Barrage is an incredible outdoor adventure hub. Here, we offer a variety of exciting activities for kids, adults and families looking for things to do in Teesside.


Water activities at Tees Barrage

Our variety of water activities features: bell boating, paddlesports, raft building, powerboat trips, family rafting, white water rafting, and stand-up paddleboarding. From navigating twists and drops at our white water course; to skimming across the river on a sleek powerboat, our water activities are a thrill-seeker’s paradise. Plus, we cater for people of all abilities (aged eight and over)!


How about land activities?

We’re the perfect destination for north-east days out with family. And not just because of our world-class watersports facilities. We have a variety of incredible land-based activities — including Air Trail. Here, you conquer bridges, ropes, nets, and beams as you overlook the River Tees on this adrenaline-pumping climbing adventure for kids and adults.  

Searching for peaceful things to do in Teesside? Tees Barrage also has cycling routes and a nature reserve nearby, as well as an adventure climbing course and weekly running group! Take the kids to see the animals in the nature park, then head along the beautiful walking routes for a picnic overlooking the river. Or, if you want to see the local sights at high-speed, book a powerboat trip. Then, let our experienced driver take you out on the river before returning for coffee and cake at The Barrage Cafe.


Activities for special events at Tees Barrage

We offer a selection of birthday activities if you want to treat your child to an unforgettable time. These are ideal for youngsters who want to try something new, have fun on water and enjoy tasty party food!

Our excellent teambuilding exercises really get people working together and having a laugh, which is a great way to boost team spirit in the workplace, too.  And you can’t pass up our stag and hen party packages! If you’re searching for a hilarious activity for the soon-to-be bride or groom, why not ride the rapids or head out to sea on a powerboat?


Why Tees Barrage?

Our site has undergone massive developments recently to make us a world-class facility. With the surge in demand for fun and exciting outdoor activities, Tees Barrage is now a ‘north-east day out’ favourite. And one of the region’s leading tourist attractions!

Anyone of any age and experience can enjoy our activities. This makes us a top place for groups and families searching for things to do in Teesside. We provide all the kit and equipment, and you get expert training from our qualified instructors. So, you can enjoy your activity safely and with confidence.  

If you already have experience with these activities and want to develop your skills, check out our full list of courses. These run all year and qualifications are accredited by governing bodies, such as British Canoeing and the Royal Yachting Association.


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