Tees Barrage is famous for its range of family-friendly outdoor land activities, which makes us a top place to go in Teesside. Want to do something exciting but don’t want to get soaked? Round up the kids, grab your bikes and pack a picnic for some Tees Barrage exploring!
If you don’t want bold and daring activities, or want somewhere to go for a day out with the kids, we have plenty of leisure activities. All along the beautiful River Tees and all free of charge!
There are lots of scenic footpaths and cycle routes that weave around our white water course. These are perfect for leisurely strolls with the family or brisk walks with the dog. On your way around, you get to see rafters battling the rapids, workmates arguing about building a raft, and daredevils scaling the mighty Air Trail. Make a pitstop at The Barrage Cafe for lunch, or bring your own picnic and set up a banquet on a table overlooking the river. If you’re lucky, you might spot some wildlife, and we’re sure you’ll see a plenty of kayakers and canoeists.
The nearby nature reserve is a big hit with adults and kids alike. Head here to spot friendly critters in their natural habitat or bring your bikes and take on the winding, riverside cycle route. Tees Barrage is a popular place to go in Teesside for photography too, so make sure to bring your camera.
You can easily spend a full day here and it won’t cost you a penny. Exactly why Tees Barrage is such a popular place to go in Teesside! There are walking and cycling routes that lead down the river towards Newport Bridge and the mouth of the river. Or, you can head towards the Infinity Bridge in Stockton towards Yarm.
WITH SO MUCH TO SEE & DO, MAKE SURE TEES BARRAGE IS YOUR NEXT FAMILY DAY OUT
We now offer fantastic family rafting sessions that make perfect days out for kids and adults. Enjoy the thrills of the mighty waters at Tees Barrage…Click for more
Brave explorers embark on the ultimate family adventure at Air Trail Tees Barrage. Scale the BIGGEST climbing adventure course of its kind in the UK and…Click for more
Our breathtaking, high-speed powerboat trips take you along the tidal section of the River Tees. Get a stunning glimpse of our historic region’s wildlife, industry and…Click for more
Check out our great selection of watersports activities to keep the kids entertained this summer! Including introductory sessions to stand up paddleboarding and kayaking. Activities are a great way to experience the thrills of watersports!