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Here at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre we have everything you could possibly need for a fabulous day out on the River Tees.

Northshore Watersports

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.

Disabled Access

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, Changing Facilities and Showers

Toilets, baby changing, and men’s, women’s and disability changing facilities (including showers) are all located in the main building.

Spectating / Seating Areas

Spectators can watch all the action unfold around the course by walking round the various footpaths.

Food and Drink

Cook’s Café is situated inside the main watersports building on the top floor.  The café has brilliant views of the flat water lake and Air Trail and serves a range of hot and cold food, including sandwiches, snacks, hot dishes and salads as well as hot and cold drinks. There is also a selection of tasty ice creams!

There are also plenty of grassy areas around the course which provide the perfect spot for a picnic. We also have picnic benches located near Air Trail.

Walking / Cycling Routes

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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