RiverShack River Cruises & Boat Hire
River Shack, Preston Park Musuem & Grounds, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockten on Tees, County Durham, TS18 3RH
MONTHS OPENApril, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
What we offer on a school trip
RiverShack provides the most authentic experience of the River Tees with our open-air passenger boat Juno and rowing boats; our mission is to ensure each person has an outstanding experience of the River Tees and its wildlife, nature and heritage.
We offer private charter trips during the week for groups up to 45/50 – which are tailored to suit each educational need and timetable. Example trips:
- 4hr return trip from Yarm to Tees Barrage – including river maps* highlighting the culture, nature and heritage en route, and a half hour stop at Tees Barrage for picnic. Additional features could include a tour of Tees Barrage visitor centre (we will organize this).
- 3hr return trip from Yarm to Preston Park for an hour orienteering or treasure-hunting, picnic lunch and a 40 min trip there and back. *River Maps available.
- 1 hr. Art trip – materials provided for sketching and painting.
We also offer a scheduled river bus trip from Yarm to Preston park, leaving Yarm at 11, 1, 3 and 5pm and leaving Preston park 12, 2, 4, 5.40pm. You can return on any trip – providing a range of experiences, from a 40 min trip, to a whole day experience leaving at 11 am and returning on the last trip back arriving at 6.15pm. Scheduled services run at weekends and holidays.
RiverShack is a community interest company – our aim is to provide access to our natural asset, the River Tees, to people of all ages, abilities and status. Our crew are passionate about the river, and thrive from sharing our knowledge with everyone we meet.
Being on or beside water is now proved to deliver positive physical and mental health benefits – Blue Space is the name – we have 22 km of it for you to explore!