Experience white water rafting at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre — the leading watersports destination in north-east England.
White water rafting is a fun, fast and unforgettable activity for people aged 14 and over plus you don’t need any prior experience. We have a friendly, highly-trained team here to help you get to grips with the basics before heading out. Plus we provide you with all the equipment you need to have fun and stay safe on the rapids.
Your group gets its own raft and expert white water rafting guide to help everyone conquer the wild waters ahead. Navigating a network of twists, our course takes you on a water rollercoaster of sudden drops, crashing waves and sharp turns. Your aim? To reach the finishing line without getting soaked! You might even get the chance to run on our extreme course and tackle the biggest artificial drop in the UK!
Tees Barrage is home to two international-standard courses, 300 metres of rapid white water, and the steepest drop in the UK. Our course is powered by four, 30-tonne Archimedes screws pumping more than 14,000 litres of water every second. We also added the lazyboy conveyor to carry your raft back to the top when you’ve completed the course. So, you can weave, spin, surf, and flip over and over again!
White water rafting is for everyone aged 14+. It’s the perfect opportunity for exciting corporate and team building days for your staff or colleagues. Plus, we’re close to York, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, and Newcastle, so we’re one of the best venues in the North East to host birthdays or stag and hen parties!
Yes, we now offer fantastic family rafting sessions that make perfect days out for kids and adults. Our exciting family rafting sessions are ideal for adults and youngsters aged 10 years and over. We have sessions running during school holidays. For more information click here.
Whatever the occasion, it’s time to scratch white water rafting off your bucket list with an adrenaline-pumping adventure at Tees Barrage. Book your full raft or an individual seat an online now or fill out an enquiry form for more info.