Big Barrage Picnic
Saturday 17 August 2019
FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES Bring along a picnic or grab a bite to eat at the cafe. Take part in lots of free family friendly activities and make the most of special offers and free giveaways, including den building, river modelling, music, arts & crafts, air trail & water sports*, wildlife activities, Lego building, bee hives, Barrage tours and much, much more! The event is on Wednesday 7th August, 11am-3pm Groundwork Ne & Cumbria Delivery Officer James Hunter said, “We celebrate the STEM influence that the Tees Valley has on the wider world, from looking after wildlife in and around the river, to manufacturing capabilities, managing the River Tees, and activities that can be done using the river as an asset, combining to give a fantastic, free day out for families” Tom Wright, Development & Engagement Manager Canal & River Trust said, “Last year’s Tees Barrage Picnic Event was a huge success, we’re looking forward to another great event this year where families can relax, have fun and enjoy all the excellent facilities at the Tees Barrage.” The River Tees Rediscovered Partnership Project, part of Groundwork NE & Cumbria, received confirmation of a grant of £1.89m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in June 2014. Along with partner contributions, a programme of initiatives worth £3.7m has been delivered over the last five years, with a number of complementary projects including access and wildlife improvements (with plenty of volunteering opportunities) focusing on the River Tees corridor from the estuary, upstream to Piercebridge, west of Darlington. For more information on the project and events, please visit www.riverteesrediscovered.org or call the team on 01642 616144.