Residential Trip to Holme Pierrepont

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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.

Residential Trip to Holme Pierrepont



3 days, 2 nights

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1


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


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


Breakfast at accommodation Rafting activity


Begin transfer home Arrive back at school
  • 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


National Water Sports Centre 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).

Educational Activities

Cultural Activities

Alton Towers

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

Kayaking at Holme Pierrepont

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

Raft Building at Holme Pierrepont

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

Sky Trail at Holme Pierrepont

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

Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Holme Pierrepont

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

Water Wipeout at Holme Pierrepont

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

Supporting you every step of the way

Creating your perfect trip

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in the subject area and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a trip to suit your group’s needs and meet your learning objectives.

Launching your trip to parents and students

The next step is to get your trip approved and then get students signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the trip planning process.

After you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (freeing you up to do what you do best – teach).

Support while you’re away

From lost property to properly lost, we’ll always be on the end of the phone while you’re out on the trip. You’ll get a final info pack before you go, as well as access to all your trip documents via the Vamoos app.

After your trip
We’ll ask you for feedback, so we can improve our service. Let’s start planning your next trip too, so parents have plenty of time to pay (and so it’s less stressful for you). And don’t forget to head to our resources hub to continue the learning back in the classroom.

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