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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 1/3



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

Day 2/3



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

Day 3/3



Breakfast at accommodation

Rafting activity



Begin transfer home

Arrive back at school

What's included?

  • tick icon2 nights' full-board accommodation
  • tick icon3 days' executive coach hire and driver throughout
  • tick iconDetailed info pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconVAT
  • tick iconWhite water rafting session

Cultural activities and visits

Alton Towers

Alton Towers

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

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

Raft Building at Holme Pierrepont

Raft Building Activity

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 at Holme Pierrepont

Sky Trail Holme Pierrepont

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 at Holme Pierrepont

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

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

Water Wipeout at Holme Pierrepont

Water Wipeout

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


National Water Sports Centre Lakeside Accommodation
Lakeside Accommodation

Stay at the heart of the action at the National Water Sports Centre's Lakeside Accommodation.

The 34 single and 20 twin hotel-style rooms all boast en-suite bathroom facilities.

And if you're staying at the Lakeside Accommodation you will have free access to the gym (please note that gym users must be 14 years and above and 14-16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult).

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Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

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