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National Water Sports Centre

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National Water Sports Centre: Exterior view

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 or 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, miniature golf, Segway hire, play area and mini e-combat, as well as a footgolf course. An assault course, country walks and nature zones are also 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, dragonboat racing and triathlons. Lots is on offer too to keep the kids amused, including outdoor table tennis, a volleyball/badminton court, a woodland adventure playground and a nature trail a short stroll away.

Although all this energetic excellence is only 10 minutes from Nottingham city centre, it's well into the 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.

Please note

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

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

A cable measuring at least 25 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Reception is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.


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8.2

Overall rating based on 398 reviews

 

86% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

  49% described as Peaceful ?

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Easy check-in. Clean pod06/21/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHarry C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 1 child, no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Easy check-in. Clean pod

    Disliked: 

    Vague directions on booking email

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Great stay.06/21/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJulie H.Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 1 child, no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    All good, pod was clean and as described.
    Parking next to it a bonus, and privacy with hedging around was really good.
    Shared facilities very clean.
    Was quiet.

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Good pitch size and location, but staff rude and not helpful.06/21/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location of pitch was close to toilets and park

    Disliked: 

    The staff were rude and not helpful, tents covered by over grown trees to much so lots of bird mess.

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Will definitely go again06/21/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAaron B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice and local very quiet

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Would go again but will make sure I take plenty of supplies.06/21/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The camp site itself was superb. Excellent pitches, well kept.

    Disliked: 

    The shop was possibly the worst camp site shop i've ever been to, and the staff very grumpy. No basics like Milk, Butter, bread - just blank looks as though I was mad for asking for it. Very strange.
    The Elsan points whilst functional were very dated, and not in good condition.

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Great stay covid friendly. Helpful,polite staff. Plenty of pitches.06/21/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Covid friendly, polite and helpful staff.
    Close to amenities.
    On site shop for basic supplys
    Would definitely stay again and have already booked for September.

    Disliked: 

    Camped near the road this was noisy on our last day early in the morning. Although I would say this was due to tbe ragetta triathlon at holme pierrepont.

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Clean campsite, but not much to do out of season.06/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Showers were very clean, pitches were flat and a good size.

    Disliked: 

    Not much for older children to do out of season and couldn't find a laundrette.

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This was a nice site with wide level pitches in …06/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJudith W.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    This was a nice site with wide level pitches in a convenient location and easy access for those wanting to participate in water sports

    Disliked: 

    Google maps did not take me to the site using the post code but to the National Water Sports Centre.

    We have a campervan but the barrier closes at 8.00pm and is set at 1.98m about 5cm too low to enable us to leave the site for 12 hours. This would also be the case for any camp vans with roof bars.

    The guidance does say ‘no access for high sided vehicles after 8pm’ but there were lots of campervans using this site! So a slightly higher barrier would improve this site.

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Was the best as always staff r brill me and …06/14/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Was the best as always staff r brill me and my wife love staying on this site .we go all the time and booked again in 2 weeks we love being there thanks to every one who makes how stay brill x

    Disliked: 

    Nothing it’s brill

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Clean amenities06/14/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLindsey K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Clean amenities

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Hand sanitising stations

No cash accepted on site

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Location

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  • Holme Pierrepont Country Park, Adbolton Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, NG12 2LU
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (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


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:  10:30 a.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Check-in is until 3.30pm on Sunday to Thursday.

National Water Sports Centre cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. National Water Sports Centre will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Visa
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Maestro

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does National Water Sports Centre have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is National Water Sports Centre dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near National Water Sports Centre? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of National Water Sports Centre?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  10:30 a.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.

    Check-in is until 3.30pm on Sunday to Thursday.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at National Water Sports Centre? From €19.83 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Pitches
A cable measuring at least 25 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Coronavirus
All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Reception
If the reception is closed on arrival, please check in at the Main center.

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.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.

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

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

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Coronavirus
Reception is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

General
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.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 8 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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

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