Your residential school trip to Holme Pierrepont offers your students the exciting opportunity to have a go at water sports at the National Water Sports Centre!

The National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham is the venue for Team GB’s flatwater canoe and kayak team selection, as well as a number of national and international water sports events. There is a world-class, purpose-built 700m white water course with Grade 3 white water rapids. And at the heart of the venue is the 2km regatta lake.

On your Activities Week school trip to Holme Pierrepont, your group will have the opportunity to try kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and rafting. And they’ll be able to test their courage to the max with the Water Wipeout inflatable obstacle course. Plus, a raft building exercise will help your students to improve their teamwork skills.

You’ll stay onsite at the venue’s own lakeside accommodation, so you’ll be close to all the action. And we can also add an excursion to Alton Towers – the perfect way to end this adrenaline-fuelled Activities Week school trip.

Suggested Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Board coach for departure

Arrive at Holme Pierrepont

Half-day activity session (kayaking or stand up paddle boarding)

Walk to accommodation and check in

Evening meal at accommodation


Breakfast at accommodation

Full-day activity programme - group to rotate between X Runner and Water Wipeout

Sky trail and raft building

Evening meal at accommodation


Breakfast at accommodation

Rafting activity

Begin transfer home

Arrive back at school

3 days, 2 nights Price from £300 pp
  • 2 nights' full-board accommodation
  • 3 days' executive coach hire and driver throughout
  • Detailed info pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT
  • White water rafting session


Cultural Activities

Alton Towers

Alton Towers

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The UK’s biggest theme Park with tonnes of fun and thrilling rides and attractions to enjoy. We can also arrange… Read More

Kayaking at Holme Pierrepont

Kayaking at Holme Pierrepont

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Invented by the Inuit thousands of years ago, kayaking is very similar to canoeing, except that the paddler sits with… Read More

Raft Building Activity

Raft Building at Holme Pierrepont

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Your students will have the opportunity to put their problem-solving and teamwork skills to the test by attempting to build… Read More

Sky Trail Holme Pierrepont

Sky Trail at Holme Pierrepont

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The Sky Trail at Holme Pierrepont is a fantastic introduction to climbing. Sessions usually last around 45 minutes following a… Read More

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Holme Pierrepont

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Stand up paddle boarding as we know it today originated in Hawaii in the 20 th century, but forms… Read More

Water Wipeout

Water Wipeout at Holme Pierrepont

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Take on this exciting inflatable obstacle course on the lake – which of your students can complete the course in… Read More

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