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White Water Rafting


We are extremely pleased to be reintroducing White Water Rafting – our most popular activity at Tees Barrage.

We have reduced the capacity to 5 people per session for the safety of our customers and instructors. We have also introduced some other temporary operating procedures which can be seen at the bottom of this page.

Why go white water rafting at Tees Barrage?

White water rafting is a fun, fast and unforgettable activity 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!

How does it work?

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. 

Who can do white water rafting at Tees Barrage?

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!

How do I book?

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 here or fill out an enquiry form for more info.


Temporary Operating Procedures

The capacity of each session will be limited to 5 people.

Participants will be provided with a helmet, buoyancy aid, wetsuit, waterproof jacket, and paddle. We suggest that participants wear old trainers and swimwear as you will get wet. We ask that all participants arrive dressed wearing their swim wear as there will be limited access to changing rooms. Wetsuits can be fitted over swimwear. This will help speed the process up. Alternatively you are more than welcome to wear your own wetsuit or they can be purchased from NorthShore Watersports.

Book Full Raft Fill out an enquiry form