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.
Here at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre we have everything you could possibly need for a fabulous day out on the River Tees.
The Barrage Café is our onsite café located on the top floor in the main building with stunning views looking over the River Tees and Air Trail. It serves a wide range of refreshments including hot meals, light bites, delicious cakes and hot drinks (which are are Fair Trade and ethnically sourced).
We offer both indoor and outdoor seating with a ‘dog friendly’ balcony.
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Our onsite watersports shop, NorthShore, stocks the latest equipment, gadgets and accessories from top watersports brands including Dagger, Wilderness Systems, Islander, Northshore Kayaks, Pyranha, Jackson, Peak, Palm, Overboard, Typhoon & Nookie to name just a few. NorthShore also sell a great range of outdoor gear including stoves, car roof ties and waterproof iPad cases, all with a friendly first class service from our knowledgable, in store expert, Kev.
The car park is easily accessible and offers plenty of free parking spaces for cars, mini buses, coaches, trailers and disability bays.
Please note, the barrier closes outside of opening hours at this facility.
Wheelchair access is available to the top and bottom floor of the centre. The main Reception, Café and shop can be accessed from the car park; there is a wide bridge that leads to the main entrance.
Toilets, baby changing, and men’s, women’s and disability changing facilities (including showers) are all located in the main building.
Spectators can watch all the action unfold around the course by walking round the various footpaths.
There are plenty of grassy areas around the course which provide the perfect spot for your picnic. We also have picnic benches located near Air Trail.
Various walking and cycling routes can be accessed from TBIWWC. The terrain around Tees Barrage is flat in the main making it ideal for cyclists of all abilities. The quiet routes are ideal for those still on stabilisers to build confidence. Walking routes around Tees Barrage are popular year round whether it’s a late evening summer stroll or a brisk Sunday winter walk, there are plenty of walking routes to choose from.
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