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National Water Sports Centre

National Water Sports Centre Adbolton Lane | Holme Pierrepont Country Park, Nottingham NG12 2LU, England
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Spontaneous Whitewater Rafting Experience

Turned up to NWSC on a sunny Sunday morning in mind to hire out a 2 persons kayak for a peaceful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
PompeyMatt
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Open weekend - once a year for a great day out

Once a year the water sports centre opens its doors for a taster weekend, for under £15 quid per... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve P
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“high ropes”(11 reviews)
“wet suits”(5 reviews)
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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...more
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National Water Sports Centre Adbolton Lane | Holme Pierrepont Country Park, Nottingham NG12 2LU, England
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"white water rafting"
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"high ropes"
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"wet suits"
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"crazy golf"
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"great fun"
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"wake boarding"
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"instructor matt"
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"climbing frame"
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"raft guide"
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"go ape"
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"spend a summer afternoon"
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"amazing couple of hours"
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"similar activities"
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"great few hours"
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"nice place to walk"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Turned up to NWSC on a sunny Sunday morning in mind to hire out a 2 persons kayak for a peaceful time on the lagoon but 20 Mins later we were wet suited up and ready to take on the white water course. Our expert...More

Thank PompeyMatt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once a year the water sports centre opens its doors for a taster weekend, for under £15 quid per person all of the activities are included to try out, a full day of wet and dry fun for all. The cost of separate activities is...More

Thank Steve P
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Very clean and adequate, kids thoroughly enjoyed the freedom on the campsite. Toilets/showers clean and no problems experienced. Kids accessed the activities at the centre (unfortunately due to their age and the cold weather we decided not to access the water activities). We are looking...More

Thank squeakynoose
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Whilst it is understandable that a water activity can be cancelled should the conditions prove to be unsafe, the manner in which our cancelled outing was handled was pathetic. On our arrival our group was taken to one side and told that the rafting was...More

3  Thank John K
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Went to see the Canoe Slalom and had a great few hours. Free parking on this occasion, plenty of action, nice cafe, and added bonus of a sunny walk along the River Trent. Lots to see and do so comes highly recommended.

1  Thank MalcH
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Fantastic location and an ideal base within striking distance of Nottingham city centre ! Think we paid £35 for 2 people on a bed and breakfast basis .Probably not the most attractive of buildings....1970s architecture at its best or worst ?!? Excellent value for money...More

Thank yiannisdimitri
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Stay for 1 night...rooms are very small but if its just sleep its great as beds are comfy. Very clean and breakfast is good. Staff are friendly. The view with the lake is beautiful. Would stay here again.

Thank Lydros
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We spent the weekend at the National Water Sports Centre paddling the white water course. The course is scary and you need a competent white water roll. Great for freestyle paddling. Could really do with a conveyor as the walk with a heavy boat all...More

Thank divedart
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We went white water rafting at the white water course and it was a great laugh, Jake our raft guide was out t make sure we all had such a good dunking and were rolled, tumbled and bounced, but what a team : ))). It...More

Thank Beebos08
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Starts of nicely, paddling down the trent, then gradually accelerates to loads of adrenalin, and laughing your pants off. Highly trained and highly professional guide. Excellent way to spend a summer afternoon. Fantastic day out. Many thanks to our guide Owen for making it so...More

Thank Deana M
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stephan h
27 November 2017|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I have no idea as we only stayed at the centre whilst attending a funeral.
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neilcox98
5 August 2017|
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Response from Helen T | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we went rafting after 6 for 2 hours and it was £20 I think.
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