RiverShack: Fun on the River Tees

What's stopping you? Unplug and get back into life!

RiverShack is about having a great Time Out on the River Tees...

...either on it, beside it - or maybe in it :)

Our RiverShack vision is for everyone to have more Time Out on the River Tees, to reconnect with the local area and with friends and family.

We have rowing boats on the river in Preston Park, and on the river in Yarm.

You can row in either place or take on the RiverShack Challenge to row between the two.

We now have a RiverBoat to ferry you between Preston Park and Yarm, and maybe Tees Barrage too. Check Facebook for details.

In the coming years we also hope to add picnic hampers, an authentic and funky river café plus expert-led river adventures with a fleet of Canadian canoes, kayaks on the reaches of the Tees.

We're also huge supporters of projects like River Tees Rediscovered to develop a Tees Heritage Park and get more people to have Time Out on the Tees.

Most importantly we want you to leave with a huge smile on your face!

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Time Out on the Tees

See your world from a different perspective. Take a hand-built rowing boat out on the water to have fun, explore the river Tees and watch our native otters, other river dwellers and birdlife. Witness biodiversity projects in action.

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Rowing on the Tees

Rowing our boats is so easy – it’s for people of all ages and abilities. Our boats are safe and really easy to use, and we’ll teach you how, if it’s your first time. Meanwhile our trained crew will keep you safe on the river.

See Facebook
for opening times & prices

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Everyone loves the RiverShack experience – check our Facebook reviews.

Is it row-day? We are open 11-5.30 every weekend and school holiday from Easter to the October half term - if the weather allows (Check Facebook for our daily update)