Do something exciting
If you are looking for an adventure holiday in the UK after being stuck indoors for most of the last year, then the Tees Valley is the place to be.
Live life in the fast lane with driving experiences at Teesside Autodrome in Middlesbrough, get behind the wheel of a supercar or hold on tight for an exciting rally driving experience. The longest, fastest karting track in the world is also on site providing the perfect place for high speed, outdoor karting action.
Take to the skies with flying experiences from Scenic Air Tours North East or Eden Flight Training and get a bird’s-eye view of the Tees Valley below you whilst you are flying high.
Get out on the open water
Located on the North East coast with the River Tees running through it, the Tees Valley has a prime spot for all kinds of exhilarating on water activities.
A water sport haven with everything from white water rafting to jet skiing to paddleboarding and some of the best surfing spots in the UK – you are sure to get the blood pumping and the adrenalin flowing in the Tees Valley.
Tees Barrage is home to an Olympic standard white water rafting course with the biggest artificial drop in the whole of the UK which will see you get well and truly soaked! If that sounds too extreme, the site also has canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and raft-building experiences, as well as the UK’s biggest high ropes course – Air Trail with four terrifying levels that tower over the River Tees.
Head to Hartlepool Marina and you can cruise the open water by jet ski, powerboat or try a slower pace with stand up paddleboarding (SUP). The Marina is also home to a great selection of independent eateries ideal for a post activity wind down.
Listed in the Top 10 places to surf in the UK by both The Guardian and Red Bull, Saltburn-by-the-Sea is the ideal spot to perfect your surfing skills with Flow Surf School and Saltburn Surf School.
Whether you’re an amateur searching for a new adventure or an advanced surfer looking to hone your existing skills on the water, catching a wave at Saltburn’s Blue Flag beach is a must!
Saltburn’s coastline makes the ideal surfing spot, with waves and curls for beginners and professionals alike. If you’d prefer to spectate, you can take a stroll down the longest remaining pleasure pier on the North East coast, try your luck in the arcade or enjoy award-winning fish and chips and lemon top ice cream, all whilst taking in the stunning coastal views.
Take things a little slower and find calm with a SUP Yoga session on the River Tees with SUP Adventures or enjoy a river safari along the river via the pretty market town of Yarm and past the magnificent Preston Park.
Discover more on water activities at enjoyteesvalley.com/on-the-water.
Accommodation for adventure seekers
The Tees Valley has plenty of places to stay that offer something a little different. Perfect for a walking holiday, adventure holiday or outdoorsy weekend getaway there are glamping and camping options at the whimsical site of North Shire near Saltburn or the boutique, creative camp Baby Moon near Guisborough.