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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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8.3

Overall rating based on 448 reviews

 

87% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  49% described as Peaceful ?

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Anonymous user

Easy check in and clean facilities.07/26/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Easy check in. Campsite facilities clean and tidy. Campsite was busy due to a Triathlon event but not too busy to feel crowded. Size of pitch was good.

    Disliked: 

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Anonymous user

Ease of access to Nottingham City. Shower block was good. …07/26/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Ease of access to Nottingham City. Shower block was good. Plenty of space.

    Disliked: 

    Respect of other campers who played rounders next to our vehicle and of course hit the vehicle.

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Anonymous user

Site is just right for attending an event at the water sports centre07/26/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Well mown flat grass field

    Disliked: 

    Unable to book an electric hook up when there were vacant places on the day.

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Staff were very friendly and helpful. Pitches well maintIned07/22/2021

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Toilet and showers were outstanding and very clean at all times. The pitches were flat and very well maintained.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Staff always seen cleaning any mess way cleaned promptly lovely site07/22/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStacey H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Great place to stay well maintained, kids park clean close to shops closest being a co-op.
    Only 2 down sides on site shop is quite pricey (£3 bag of Doritos, £2 small bottles of coke etc.. £3 slush puppies I think the bread was also £2 but don't quote me on that) not the be all as co-op is close enough.
    Toilets/showers/sinks... Water is hot! Not ideal in hot weather neither brushing teeth nor washing young children's hands.
    Shower area cold water on that side but the shower doesn't stay on for long at all
    Overall a really nice stay and would visit again very clean.

    Disliked: 

    Only 2 down sides on site shop is quite pricey (£3 bag of Doritos, £2 small bottles of coke etc.. £3 slush puppies I think the bread was also £2 but don't quote me on that) not the be all as co-op is close enough.
    Toilets/showers/sinks... Water is hot! Not ideal in hot weather neither brushing teeth nor washing young children's hands.
    Shower area cold water on that side but the shower doesn't stay on for long at all
    Overall a really nice stay and would visit again very clean

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The surrounding area the value for money and quiet atmosphere07/20/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The surrounding area the value for money and quiet atmosphere

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Great Site, Really clean, Staff were very accommodating and Friendly. …07/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSophia S.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Great Site, Really clean,
    Staff were very accommodating and Friendly.
    We had a great Time

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Nice clean site, plenty to do for the kids07/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul G.Confirmed

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

    Nice clean site, plenty to do for the kids

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Showers/toilets was horrendous had to wipe my feet out07/20/2021

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    Nothing

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    Everything

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Very nice stay help with weather been glorious with it …07/19/2021

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Very nice stay help with weather been glorious with it been rowing championships on the weekend we stayed could have done with more showers available but that was the only down side it our holiday .

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Hand sanitizing 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 park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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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 — 3.2 kilometres
Nottingham: Broad Marsh Bus Station — 3.3 kilometres
Nottingham Victoria Bus Station — 3.9 kilometres
Train stations
Netherfield Rail Station — 2.7 kilometres
Carlton Rail Station — 3.1 kilometres
Nottingham Rail Station — 3.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 102.4 kilometres
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 20.0 kilometres

Directions


If you are using a satnav to find the site, 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 (3.3 kilometres)
  • Nottingham Castle (3.8 kilometres)
  • Wollaton Hall and Park (7.5 kilometres)

National Trust

  • The Workhouse, Southwell (19.0 kilometres)
  • Staunton Harold Church (28.4 kilometres)

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
MasterCard
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 $33.58 (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.

Sites
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 leashes 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
Motorcycle(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 at the site. 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 trunks 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 behavior 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.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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