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Address: National Water Sports Centre Adbolton Lane | Holme Pierrepont Country Park, Nottingham NG12 2LU, England
Phone Number: +44 114 982 1212
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of The National Water Sports Centre is...

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.

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White water rafting

Excellent afternoon with Ricky who was fantastic. We were a family group (14, 20, 21 boys, Mum and Dad) and he pitched it just right for us. We got soaked, had plenty of thrills... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Surrey, United Kingdom
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent afternoon with Ricky who was fantastic. We were a family group (14, 20, 21 boys, Mum and Dad) and he pitched it just right for us. We got soaked, had plenty of thrills, laughed a lot and no-one was thrown out (which we much appreciated) and we all felt exhilarated afterwards. We have a great set of photos and... More 

Thank janemckenna
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went white water rafting today with a friend, to celebrate our 50th's, ok so it was a year late, but what fun we had!! Peruvian Dan was our instructor, and Isla was assisting him, they were AMAZING!! They pitched it just right, made sure everyone swapped around positions, be warned the front of the boat spends a lot of... More 

2 Thank ThelmaandLouise45
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for my husbands 30th Birthday with a group of friends. I can't recommend it enough. It was better than I thought it would be and our instructor Matt was brilliant. He made us feel safe and at ease meanwhile making it so much fun and we had such a laugh. He asked us beforehand what sort of... More 

Thank Angela8765
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I went white water rafting yesterday as a surprise for our friends 30th birthday and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was an amazing experience and we will definitely do it again! Our guide was Matt who was brilliant with us and he certainly made sure we had a good time!! I had a bad leg on... More 

Thank ChellCupp
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I actually went here on a photography course, but what a fabulous place to visit. There's everything you'd expect at a water centre including the River Trent and canal boats and locks. We particularly enjoyed watching the canoeists practising on the rapids.

Thank Bill D
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend white water rafting as myself, sons and nephew didn't stop laughing from start to finish. The family price deal on the photos from Alex Wilkinson photography has helped to remember those really high points! Basically when I fell in!! Really well organised and a great day out and still laughing at the photos now! :-)

Thank AndyGDW
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well organized Iron Distance Triathlon. Only problem was the water with several people become ill including my Mrs after they had swum in the lake. Guess you can't get rid of the grease or swans who poop in the water. Other than that the venue is excellent.

Thank jez34140
Long Clawson, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Group of 15 celebrating our daughter's 21st birthday had two rafts - have to say they could not have had more fun. Utterly brilliant and wholeheartedly recommend. The photos, while not cheap, they send afterwards really make it too - endless laughs. Our "pilots" Eoghan and Sav were fantastic.

Thank Simon J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Over the years I have tried White water rafting, canoeing, waterskiing, watching the canoeing on the white water course and rowers on the main lake. Have been here in all weathers for a walk or a cycle ride. The High ropes were good fun and crazy golf is basic but fun (Havent tried the segways yet). Fantastic place for watersport... More 

Thank YippeeWooHoo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We went here for my 30th birthday. It was great fun for everyone. The only negative was the price of the photos. £8.50 each but everyone in the boat has to buy them. That's a lot of money for some photos.

Thank Sarah R
NWSC_Nottingham, marketing at National Water Sports Centre, responded to this review

Good afternoon Sarah, Thanks for your feedback, we love that you had a great time with us for your birthday. The photographers we use are brought in to help create awesome memories, we definitely take your feedback on board and will look into how we can improve that area. If you have any further feedback, please contact us on: info.nwsc@serco.com/0115... More 

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