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National Water Sports Centre

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General

  • Water- and land-based event centre in 270 acres of parkland
  • Easy access to Nottingham city centre, rail network and airport
  • Country walks, nature trails and lots to do for kids

What do you reckon is the main flavour of activities at this Nottinghamshire site? Yup, top of the menu at the National Water Sports Centre near Nottingham are all sorts of watersports: you'll be able to tackle a whitewater course for canoeing, kayaking, rafting and tubing; a waterpark with cableway for wakeboarding; paddleboarding, open-top canoeing, turbo paddling and open-water swimming.

But! This is a land-based activity centre too, so if you don't fancy plunging into the foamy depths/would quite like to stay dry for a day, other options can be tackled at the outdoor adventure zone where there's an aerial adventure course, mini golf, Segway hire, play area and mini e-combat, as well as a newly created footgolf course.

There's also an assault course, country walks and nature zones on site (please note some activities are subject to availability and must be booked at reception).

Feeling a bit faint just from reading all this and think you'd rather spectate? The centre has kindly included a country park café and a regatta lake where it hosts its own events like rowing and canoe regattas, dragon boat racing and triathlons.

Although all this energetic excellence is only 10 minutes from Nottingham city centre, it's well into the shire countryside and away from anything townie, as it's deep in the 270 acres of parkland of Holme Pierrepont Country Park.

The campsite part of the park covers 18 acres and has a facilities block with showers and toilets, and a site shop selling groceries and camping supplies.

Lots is on offer too to keep the kids amused, including a sandpit, outdoor table tennis and netball, play areas on the site and in the main country park, and a nature trail to explore just a short stroll away.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.


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8.1

Overall rating based on 296 reviews

 

87% would recommend this site to a friend.

84% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely clean site and quiet at night, plenty to do ... 20/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michelle S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely clean site and quiet at night, plenty to do locally at the water sports centre too.

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Staff were superb and site as ever immaculate. Been many times now. 18/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter H. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 1 child)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location is fantastic for the facilities at The National Watersports Centre.

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    Few issues with lock on Arch door. The door blind is see through with the Arch internal light on.

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Decent weekend away kids enjoyed play area. Pitches level. 18/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Daniel H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice Quiet site

    Disliked: 

    Shop not very good on site toilet/showers could have been cleaner.

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Peace full just apart from cutting rads at 8 lol ... 15/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ashley E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Peace full just apart from cutting rads at 8 lol my woman went mad lol but was grate

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    Showers need updateing that’s it

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how easy it was to find and the location. 15/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Patrick G. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    how easy it was to find and the location.

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Very clean facilities 14/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Diana H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 1 child)
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    Very good place reasonable prices an excellent holiday for children and adults

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Fantastic price and great site 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alison W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Wonderful site! Clean tidy and the pitches were massive.

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    The bins were locked early

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Great site , good pitches and spaced out x 11/06/2018

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Will definitely be going again 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mary S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 1 child)
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    Plenty of room in the pod and shower and toilets well looked after. Although the site was busy it was not over crowded.

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Great relaxed site, with plenty off room, brilliant kids play ... 10/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kerry A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Great relaxed site, with plenty off room, brilliant kids play area

    Disliked: 

    Toilet/ shower block was quite dirty particularly the mens

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • Holme Pierrepont Country Park, Adbolton Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, NG12 2LU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.9404°N 1.1000°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Nottingham Rail Station Coach Stop — 2.0 miles
Nottingham: Broad Marsh Bus Station — 2.0 miles
Nottingham Victoria Bus Station — 2.4 miles
Train stations
Netherfield Rail Station — 1.7 miles
Carlton Rail Station — 1.9 miles
Nottingham Rail Station — 2.0 miles
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 63.6 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 12.4 miles

Directions


If you are using a satnav to find the site, we advise that you use the name ‘National Water Sports Centre’ rather than the postcode as some satnavs will direct you to Colwick Race Course as opposed to the centre.

As you approach Nottingham, follow the brown tourist signs for the National Water Sports Centre which will direct you to the site.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

If you've any energy left over or you're hardily thinking that the watery and land-based activities of the National Water Sports Centre just aren't enough, get along to the cycle paths of Colwick Country Park on the outskirts of Nottingham, which have miles of waterside biking alongside the River Trent.

Wildlife watchers can wander around Skylarks Nature Reserve, owned by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, highly recommended by the National Water Sports team and 15 minutes' drive from the site.

The cricket ground of Trent Bridge, home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, is 10 minutes' drive away.

Must see

  • The Lace Market Centre (2.0 miles)
  • Nottingham Castle (2.3 miles)
  • Wollaton Hall and Park (4.6 miles)

National Trust

  • The Workhouse, Southwell (11.8 miles)
  • Staunton Harold Church (17.6 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  4 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

National Water Sports Centre cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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