White Water Paddling
This activity is for experienced paddlers who are of a 3 star standard and have a competent roll on white water. All equipment must be provided by yourself when using the white water course.
We have introduced new procedures at the centre including online booking to make things as safe as possible for staff and customers, so it is essential that everyone takes the time to read the details on this page including the FAQ’s which will answer any of your questions and address some of your concerns.
Sessions currently run every Saturday between 10.00 – 16:00.
For session dates, times and availability click below.
What is the duration of a session and how much does it cost?
Each session runs from 10.00 – 16.00 and costs £15 per person.
Do I need to book or can I just turn up?
Bookings can be made through the TBIWWC dedicated booking system here however we are now accepting walking up visitors also.
How many spaces will be available in each session?
Following the lifting of restrictions their is now no set limit for the course.
There are no available spaces on the day I want to attend a session?
If no spaces are showing on the date you wish to attend please contact the centre directly.
Are there any restrictions to what we can do on the white water course?
We ask that there are only two paddlers per eddy at any given time. We also ask all paddlers to follow social distancing rules both on and off the water. This means preparing to give way to upstream paddlers. We also ask that there is no intentional swimming and that slalom gate positions are not to be moved by paddlers, spectators or coaches.
Do I need to complete a medical form?
Yes, please follow the link within your email confirmation and complete the online medical form and risk declaration forms.
Can I book more than one slot?
Yes, customers can now book more than one slot in one transaction.
Will Northshore Watersports be open?
Yes, Northshore Watersports on site store will be open. Don’t forget the online store is open too.
Will demo boats be available from NorthShore Watersports?
Unfortunately not, following safety measures all customers must provide all of their own equipment.
What do I need to do on arrival at Tees Barrage?
On arrival please use the queuing system in place and sign in at reception following our contact free process. At this time we will not be issuing bibs but instead will be issuing a disposable band to attach to your buoyancy aid.
Will I get a refund if my plans change and I can no longer attend the session?
Unfortunately you will not receive a refund for the session.
Will the sessions be cancelled for any reason and what notice will I get?
There is a possibility that sessions could get cancelled, if the minimum number of people are not pre-booked.
If the session is cancelled you will receive a cancellation e-mail at least 24 hours before along with a full refund.
Will changing rooms be open?
Our changing facilities are open for those who need them, however we do ask that visitors come ready for their activity wherever possible. Although the changing facilities are open, spaces are limited and we can’t guarantee you will be able to use these at the time of your activity.
Therefore we ask that paddlers change before travelling or get changed within their vehicle. Hand sanitiser will be available around the centre and in NorthShore Waterpsorts.
Will toilets be available to use?
Yes, toilets will be available for customers only, please speak to a member of staff if you need to use the facilities.
Will the conveyor be running?
Unfortunately the conveyor belt requires further maintenance following the initial expensive repair work that was carried out. We are currently in the process of repairing this and hope it will be operational again very soon.
Will the short course be running?
Initially the short course will not be running however if it is we will make you aware on the booking system, which sessions include a short course release.
Will there be anywhere to clean down my equipment after the session?
Yes there will be access to fresh water to rinse equipment down. This will be available by the back door of the centre.
Will the café be open?
Oasis Café will not be open during these sessions.