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Tees Barrage Centre

Monday 09:00 – 16:30
Tuesday 09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday 09:00 – 16:30
Thursday 09:00 – 16:30
Friday 09:00 – 16:30
Saturday 09:00 – 16:30
Sunday Closed

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Air Trail

Closed until February 2024

Northshore Shop

Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – 10am – 4pm
Wednesday – 10am – 4pm
Thursday – 10 – 4pm
Friday – 10am – 4pm
Saturday – 10am – 4pm
Sunday – CLOSED

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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.

Facilities at Tees Barrage

White Water Rafting

Stand Up Paddleboarding

White Water Kayaking

Paddlesports

Powerboating

High Ropes Course

Nature Reserve

National Cycle Network

Cafe

Vending Machines

Free WiFi

Changing Rooms

Lockers

Wheelchair Access

Free Car Park

The Home of Adventure in the Heart of the North East

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Air Trail High Ropes

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School Trips

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Did You Know? Tees Barrage was a central location in the Hollywood Blockbuster 1917

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Tees Barrage is known for it’s exhilarating watersports, but did you know there is so much more to this secluded green space in the heart of industrial Teesside?

14 Tonnes of Water

14 tonnes of water pass through the white water course every second

Opened by the Queen

The course was reopened in 2012 by HRH Queen Elizabeth II, which is why the two courses are names Diamond and Jubilee

Car Rescue

Tees Barrage was the first venue in the UK to facilitate car rescue and you will often see emergency services training on the course

4x Around the World

Tees Barrage Park Runners have ran over 100,000 miles - that's 4 times around the world!

83 Years Young

Our oldest participant is 83 years old - proving age is just a number!

Award Winning

Tees Barrage and Air Trail won the Teesside Tourism & Hospitality Award in 2019 and is one of the region's most popular tourist destinations

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Tees Barrage attracts over 60,000 visitors each year to take part in the many activities on offer

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Tees Barrage is used by Emergency Fire & Rescue crews from around the UK for swift water rescue training

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Community News

May 10, 2024
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Mental Health Awareness Week 13th – 19th May

Tees Active are supporting The Mental Health Foundation this Mental Health Awareness Week. This year’s theme is ‘movement: moving more for our mental health’, with the week running from 13 to 19 May 2024.

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May 8, 2024
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Check to see if you’ve won in our big 20th Birthday Raffle Draw!

Check to see if you’ve won in our big 20th Birthday Raffle Draw!

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April 30, 2024
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We’re turning 20!!

On May 4, Tees Active will be celebrating 20 years of working successfully with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council to help local people stay healthy and active.

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April 25, 2024
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Viva la Vida with the Care Home Legends

Residents from Stockton-on-Tees Care Homes once again proved that age is just a number!

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April 8, 2024
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Staff With 80 Years of Service Bid Farewell to Billingham Forum

REGULARS at a popular North-East leisure centre have paid tribute to two long-serving members of staff as they bid farewell.

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March 12, 2024
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Thornaby Town Council Give Warm Welcome The Green Light

The Warm Welcome Social at Thornaby Pavilion goes from strength to strength thanks to extra funding and support from Thornaby Town Council.

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March 8, 2024
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Mums Skate FREE This Mother’s Day!

With Mother’s Day fast approaching are you prepared and organised or are you rushing around panicking thinking what should I buy to show my love and appreciation!

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February 15, 2024
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Les Mills Launch Event Raises Money for The Mayor’s Charities

Activ8 works in partnership with Les Mills presenter Leona Petch to raise £550 for The Civic Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees’ chosen charities.

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