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National Water Sports Centre

Adbolton Lane, Nottingham, England
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Ranked #6 of 26 activities in Nottingham
Type: Water sports
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Mansfield, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Not for the faint hearted. We had a great time, however, capsized twice trying to surf the rapids. The safety briefing was good - we needed all the advice. Sam, our guide, was excellent. I get the feeling he was a little disappointed when we did not want to get dunked and capsize a third time. Carrying the raft back... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

I came here with my wife and daughter for the canoe regatta weekend and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Plenty of canoe/kayak races for all ages kept us busy all Saturday and Sunday. Will definitely be coming back!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Went on a camping trip to a site just next to the National Water Sports Centre. I am not usually on for trying things like what is on offer but found my self trying out wakeboarding here. I turned out to be rubbish at it but it was an experience and was fun. It wasn't badly priced either, I think... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Came here in March for a hen do and was overall really impressed. No messing around or waiting to get started, kitted up in wet suits and helmets. Quick saftey briefing and then we were away, the instructors were very good and made sure we had the best experience possible and making sure we were comfortable with the speed and... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Great for newbies or experienced wakeboarder's, wakeskater's or waterskiiers! Probably one of the most competitively priced waterskiing centers in the UK at just £20 for 2 hours (including equipment hire). They look after new users and provide instruction and guidance on how to initially use a kneeboard. If you can get around the course 3 times you're then allowed to... More

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Vladivostok, Russia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Excellent center for water sports. Stands for the spectators. Swans and ducks are walking among people

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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410 reviews 410 reviews
244 attraction reviews
725 helpful votes 725 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

Went white water rafting. Just a great experience. The guides are terrific. I felt completely safe even though I had a bad experience elsewhere. The rapids are immense and you get right up in them and under them. Because the course is man made it is set up to maximize safety as well as maximize fun! Plenty of safety training... More

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Brussels, Belgium
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

The NWSC at Holme Pierrepont is showing signs of its age. The facilities could do with a serious upgrade and facelift. Food in the restaurant could do with improving.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Our two teenage sons did the River Extreme activity day (army assault course, water skiing and white water rafting) and are still raving about it. £45 pp for full day (8:30am to 4:00pm) with packed lunch included was great value.

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Driffield, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Watch and gasp at canoeists tackling the rapids and slalom course The elegant beauty of the mile long(?) lake where they do the rowing like we won gold for - is it sculling? Wander along the canal and the lock having a nosey at the canal boats

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