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National Water Sports Centre

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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About National Water Sports Centre
Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of The National Water Sports Centre is a hidden gem just 10 minutes outside of Nottingham City Centre! Boasting 270 acres of country park and a 2km Regatta Lake, which as well as being great to walk, run or cycle around, also contain a huge range of activities for all ages! Activities include: - Sky Trail High Ropes Course - Mini Golf - Segways - ECombat Laser Tag - White Water Rafting - White Water Tubing - Lazy River Tubing - Wakeboarding - FootGolf - X Runner Assault Course - Children's Playground The centre also has a state-of-the-art gym with lakeside views, conference facilities, en-suite accommodation and an 18 acre campsite with Camping Arches and Tipis alongside traditional camping pitches. Opening times vary for each activity and area, please see the wesite for individual opening times.
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Andy C wrote a review Jul 2021
Nottingham, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife bought me a white water rafting experience as a voucher for my birthday prior to Covid. When I came to book this, Danny, the manager was very supportive in identifying a time and date when I could use this. On the day, Danny and Ben greeted us and were really clear as to what we needed to do. It was clear that the team had put alot of measures in place to help cope with the pandemic and we felt very safe. Due to Covid restrictions my son and I were in a boat on our own. Ben, our guide was absolutely fantastic. Full of enthusiasm and knowledge, he made sure we had a truly brilliant and memorable experience. After the event, Danny shared some videos he'd taken of us on our runs. They were fantastic and a lovely lasting reminder. All in all, we couldn't have been in better hands. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone, as long as they don't mind getting wet!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Vaughan J wrote a review Jul 2021
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Wife brought me a white water rafting experience and SO GLAD SHE DID. Had an awesome time and those 2hrs just flew by. Our instructor Danni was perfect and made the day for us we started off in slow water and then thought we would never get into the fast stuff but Danni gave us some tips and support. We were in the main fast water in no time and absolutely loved it!!!! Best thing I have done for ages and already planning our return. Thinking about it? Well don't - just do it as you will love it !!!!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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TrailBlazer362406 wrote a review Jul 2021
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Such an awsome time! We had made an error in our booking on Sunday but the staff were so accomodating and made our mistake into an even better time! They took the view that we were there to have fun, so lets do what we can for you, and they really did. Great attitude, great equipment and location, and a great time!! Thankyou!!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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P P wrote a review Dec 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom60 contributions49 helpful votes
Came for a winter’s day walk with my husband and 5 year old, arrived at 1.30pm to signs saying that the gates are closing at 2.30pm. Strange but enough time for my daughter to go on the park and to have a walk. However we found like other reviewers that we had to pay £5 for this short time, and mess around down loading an app as well, no phone number to call. Why can’t they just have machines that you can use card or cash?? Anyway after the faffing around paying for the ridiculously expensive parking we went to the play area. It was literally two swings and a toddler climbing frame with slide. NEC need to up their game, other country parks have much better kids play areas and cheaper parking. We won’t be coming here again. Shame as there are lovely walks here.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Anton_Smith wrote a review Sep 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom536 contributions240 helpful votes
Agreed to meet a friend here for a walk on a Sunday afternoon in September. Surprised to see the large car park virtually empty. Then spotted that parking is £5 per car, regardless of how long, at weekends. And it has to be paid by card using a downloadable phone app. We only wanted a walk for a couple of hours. So we left, drove to nearby Lady Bay, parked up (with full consideration for locals) and walked back along the path beside the glorious River Trent. Apart from watching the people doing whitewater kayaking, there was not much to look at so very glad we saved our £10.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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