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Watersports

Tees Barrage International White Water Centre is Teesside’s 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, real-life rapid river 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.

  

Award-winning destination – the home of adventure in the heart of the North East

“All of us really enjoyed the afternoon, it was fantastic and would certainly go again!”

★★★★★

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“Our instructor was first class and everyone had a great time. All participants had a good laugh and thoroughly enjoyed every minute!”

★★★★★

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No Experience Needed

All equipment, wetsuits and tuition provided

Fully Qualified Instructors

All our team are highly qualified and experienced in adventure sports

Choice of Activities

Including, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, white water rafting and powerboating

Walk and Cycle

Located on the National Cycle Network with River routes to Stockton and Middlesbrough

Wildlife

View an abundance of wildlife in the nearby nature reserves

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Community News

November 26, 2020
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December Reopening Announcement

We hope you have all been keeping active during this second lockdown and that you and your families are safe and well. Following the government’s announcement and confirmation that our local area will be placed into Tier 3 once lockdown ends, we’d like to outline exactly what that means for each of our activities.

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November 1, 2020
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November Lockdown Statement

Yesterday’s government announcement really wasn’t the news any of us wanted to hear, or were expecting, and unfortunately the new restrictions mean our centres will close from Thursday 5th November

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October 15, 2020
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Flying the Green Flag for the North East

Newly formed Tees Barrage Park Celebrates the Green Flag Award as Tees Barrage Goes Green in its 25th Anniversary Year.

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October 8, 2020
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Find The Benefits of Physical Activity And Get Motivated!

At Tees Active we care about our community, the people in it and everyone’s health and wellbeing. Educating our community about the benefits of keeping active is something we are very passionate about, as everyone can experience the health benefits of physical activity – age and abilities do not matter.

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October 6, 2020
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Quit Smoking Today And Take Control Of Your Health

Here at Tees Active we care about the health and wellbeing of our community, if you are currently wanting to quit smoking or are wondering about the best way to quit smoking then we are here to help.

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October 2, 2020
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Great British Week of Sport Success for Tees Active Visitors

Tees Active were delighted to be a part of the Great British Week of Sport to help unite and empower the country towards improving the nations health through sport and exercise. 

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September 30, 2020
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Stop Smoking with Stoptober

With colder weather and the flu season just around the corner, we are helping to encourage smokers in our community to take up the 28-day Stoptober challenge by providing helpful tips and advice. There’s never been a better time to quit!

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September 8, 2020
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Tees Active Form Partnership With Water Babies

Tees Active have formed an exciting partnership with Water Babies Tees Valley to further develop the swimming programme at Tees Active.

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