Like you, we have been awaiting more detailed information regarding a proposed completion date for the maintenance work on the course and handover back from Canal & River Trust. Unfortunately, we have no involvement with the physical works or completion timeline, however, there is now water in the course, and whilst there is still work going on in the background, this is great news that a reopening date is seemingly getting closer.
As soon as we receive further information we will update you all and will publish the summer programme for the course.
Thanks for your patience and fingers crossed it won’t be long before we’re all back on the water.
Lots of fun in the water & on dry land!
Robyn (14), Jack (12) & Halena (10) tested out an action packed multi-actvity day with Tees Active.
The day started at 8:45 with registration, the seven group members were straight into wet suits for some team building fun with paddles to break the ice & then out onto the water for a canoe trip up the Tees to Stockton. Our intrepid crew paddled all the way to the Princess of Wales Bridge before turning back for a rest and lunch.
“I loved the canoeing. It was tiring but really good fun. I liked paddling up the river and Kyle was nice and kept us all going.” Hally aged 10
Following lunch (a packed lunch or from the onsite cafe) the young adventurers took to the sky for an hour of fun on the Air Trail high ropes course which is set over 4 levels and reaches to an impressive 18 meters. The youngsters had no problems walking a narrow plank high up in the air! You are attached at all times and don’t have to follow a designated route – be as brave (or not) as you like. There is space for individuals to go at their own pace and no waiting at platforms.
After that it was wetsuits on again and a lesson in stand-up paddle boarding followed by raft building – a lot of splashing fun was had transporting water in a holey container from one side of the lake to the other! More giggles followed when Kyle brought out an inflatable dinghy which was upturned & used as a water slide. The dinghy was righted and next used as a platform for jumping in!
“I really enjoyed all the day but the river bits were my favourite. I like being in the water and the wetsuits kept us warm. I liked sliding across the dinghy – I even managed to do a handstand on one of the paddle boards before falling in!” Jack 12
The day finishes at 4.45 when the adventurers are returned to their parents. Kyles leadership of the group was excellent & all the friendly staff on site were very helpful.
An action-packed adventure day is great value at only £52 per young person. Suitable for children aged 10-16. Pre-booking is required, for dates and to book click here or call 01642 678000.
Notes for Parents:
Drop the kids & leave them in safe hands with the staff, or the onsite cafe. is a great place to watch some of the fun with a coffee & one of the wonderful selection of homemade cakes. Wetsuits & all equipment is provided, kids only need a swimming costume, changes of clothes, towel, lunch etc. The Tees Barrage is just off the A19/A66 in Stockton & parking is free.