Tees Barrage International White Water Centre is Teesside’s award-winning home of adventure, which was reopened by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012 after extensive redevelopment. This magnificent centre of activity can be found on the banks of the River Tees between Stockton and Middlesbrough and offers a unique variety of watersports the whole family can enjoy!
Powered by 4 gigantic Archimedes Screws, Tees Barrage’s world-class white water facilities allow for a wide variety of fun! From Stand Up Paddleboarding to White Water Rafting, Bell Boating, Paddlesports, Powerboat Trips and so much more, we have everything you need to have an adventure you’ll never forget. Our Jubilee and Diamond courses deliver an amazing experience guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping!
Tees Barrage is home to NorthShore WaterSports, the ultimate kayaking and canoeing store as well as Air Trail, the UK’s biggest high ropes adventure course! On top of all of this we are surrounded by thriving wildlife, both on land and in the River Tees and a beautiful nature reserve for those of you who would prefer to take a long walk or bike ride, have a picnic or even relax at our Oasis Cafe.
Whether you want an action packed day with your family, friends or colleagues or would prefer a relaxing walk down the river, here at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre we’ve got you covered.
White Water Rafting
Stand Up Paddleboarding
White Water Kayaking
High Ropes Course
National Cycle Network
Free Car Park
With so much to do all under one roof, jump right in and experience everything Tees Barrage has to offer. We’ll hopefully answer some of your questions and share a flavour of some of the amazing activities you can enjoy.
14 tonnes of water pass through the white water course every second
The course was reopened in 2012 by HRH Queen Elizabeth II, which is why the two courses are names Diamond and Jubilee
Tees Barrage was the first venue in the UK to facilitate car rescue and you will often see emergency services training on the course
Tees Barrage Park Runners have ran over 100,000 miles - that's 4 times around the world!
Our oldest participant is 83 years old - proving age is just a number!
Tees Barrage and Air Trail won the Teesside Tourism & Hospitality Award in 2019 and is one of the region's most popular tourist destinations
Tees Barrage attracts over 60,000 visitors each year to take part in the many activities on offer
Tees Active’s Super Summer 5 week programme, commencing on the 26th July, will provide over 1000 places per week and will provide children the opportunity to get active, make friends and have a healthy packed lunch.
Tees Active’s Glastonbury Swim Challenge saw our community swim the equivalent of Glastonbury’s epic perimeter and one lucky swimmer win a £75 Ticketmaster gift voucher!
Statue of Liberty swim challenge was Tees Active’s first swim challenge since the COVID-19 pandemic hit and saw our swimmers celebrate their freedom!
More activities return to Tees Active venues from Monday 17th May – including public ice skating, GoClimb and fitness classes! Find out more.
Saturday 1st May sees the return of Tees Active’s infamous swim challenges! Join us in celebrating our freedom as we come out of the UK’s third lockdown by swimming up the Hudson River NYC and around the Statue of Liberty.
Water Babies Tees Valley is celebrating the recruitment of its 1000th swimmer.
Our mental and physical health’s have taken a hit due to lockdown so to help you return to the gym safely, we’ve put together a variety of advice including how to help your anxiety in the gym.
Find out more about how Tees Active are working with partners to drive positive change in the community.