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Paddlesport Courses

Here at Tees Barrage we have a passion for paddlesports and offer a number of British Canoeing Accredited courses.

We offer a huge range of courses delivered by our fully qualified and experienced instructors. Our Coaches are all highly qualified and have paddled extensively around the UK, Europe as well as in many other worldwide destinations.  Our Coaches have a vast array of experience and specialist expertise in many disciplines. They are all extremely friendly, and they are always happy to talk paddling and offer their help, assistance and advice.

All Participants must be aged 8 years and above, and be able to swim 25 metres to partake in our paddlesport courses.

At Tees Barrage White Water Centre we offer the following courses:

Introduction to Kayaking

This two hour entry level course provides the skills to manoeuvre a kayak and focuses on forward, backward, turning stopping and some fun and games. After the course is completed the usual step is to progress onto the British Canoeing Star Awards. One Star would be the next step but a lot of people once completing the Intro look to join a local club to consolidate what they have just learnt.

Cost: £27.00
Duration: 2 hours


Course DateCourse Time
31st May 20173:00pm - 5:00pm
10th June 20173:00pm - 5:00pm
24th June 20173:00pm - 5:00pm
2nd July 201710:00am - 12:00pm
12th July 20176:00pm - 8:00pm
23rd July 20173:00pm - 5:00pm
31st July 20171:00pm - 3:00pm
9th August 20176:00pm - 8:00pm
15th August 201710:00am - 12:00pm
28th August 201710:00 - 12:00pm
6th September 20176:00pm - 8:00pm
17th September 20173:00pm - 5:00pm
1st October 20171:00pm - 3:00pm


BCU 1 Star

This one-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to control a kayak, canoe and other paddlesport craft. It focuses on improving the participants ability, experience and awareness of the crafts, techniques and environments they will encounter in paddlesports.

From the One Star, you can step straight up to Two Star. practice of the skills learnt in the One Star course is essential as to give you the strong skill foundations from which the Two Star skills are built.

Cost: £85.00
Duration: 1 Day (10:00am – 5:00pm)

Course DateCourse Time
28th May 201710:00am - 5:00pm
2nd July 201710:00am - 5:00pm
18th August 201710:00am - 5:00pm
17th September 201710:00am - 5:00pm

BCU 2 Star

This is a two day course working in canoes and kayaks, finishing with an assessment at the end of the 2nd day.

Cost: £140.00
Duration: 2 Days (10:00am – 5:00pm)

Course DateCourse Time
15th & 16th July 201710:00am - 5:00pm
30th September & 1st October 201710:00am - 5:00pm

BCU 3 Star

We can run 3 star courses in both canoe and kayak. This award is a progressive skills award and is specific to certain disciplines.

Cost: £150.00
Duration: 2 days

BCU 3 Star Assessment

This is designed for people who feel they have the skills to pass the 3 star award. The session will be with one of our trained coaches who will take you through the syllabus and assess your skills. Please contact for price.

Duration: 1 day


Holiday Course

Try our Paddlesports Courses (Holiday Courses) during your next half term break. Ages 10-16 only.

Cost: £40.00


Course DateCourse Time
1st June 20179:00am - 5:00pm
27th July 20179:00am - 5:00pm
10th August 20179:00am - 5:00pm
11th August 20179:00am - 5:00pm
18th August 20179:00am - 5:00pm
24th August 20179:00am - 5:00pm
31st August 20179:00am - 5:00pm
26th October 20179:00am - 5:00pm
from £27.00 per person
Courses running throughout the year
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