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Water Sports

Nottinghamshire can offer you lots of fun and thrills in many water activities 

Having the National Water Sports Centre based in Nottingham, you’ll never be short of something to try out.  Whether it’s Canoeing & Kayaking, Sailing, Power Boating, Rafting or Water Skiing – you’ll be sure to have a ‘splashing’ time. The Centre has an excellent white water course that operates on 700m of adrenaline pumping action.  Used by the British Slalom, Freestyle Kayak and White Water Rafting Teams for training and competitions the course truly is world class.

Alternatively, if you fancy water activities that are in a sub tropical atmosphere then why not try out Water Meadows Swimming and Fitness Complex.  This facility is one of the premier water based attractions in the East Midlands.  Located close to the M1, Water Meadows can be easily accessed and offers many facilities such as a 25m x 6 lane competition pool, Leisure lagoon, wave machine, 50m twister flume, falling rapids ride (only operates during peak times), fast drop flume (only operates during peak times) as well as Geysers and water cannons.

If you're looking for an eco-friendly experience then Colwick Park Adventure Centre is the right place for you. The Adventure Centre building is designed to be environmentally sustainable. Electricity is generated by solar panels and a small wind turbine. It offers sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, raft building, high ropes climbing and much more.

To help you with your plans, we have put together lots of information within this website to help you find directions to and around Nottinghamshire.  Including information about the surrounding towns and of course the city of Nottingham, ideas of where to stay, eat, nightlife and perhaps places to visit and things to do when you are not busy having a ‘splashing’ time!

Getting here couldn’t be simpler, either by car, bus, tram or train



Special offers

  1. Accommodation


    From cosy log cabins in the heart of Sherwood Forest to luxurious hotels with spa facilities, Nottinghamshire has a great selection of accommodation. Take advantage of these special offers to make your stay even more enjoyable.

    From: Thursday, 1st January 2015

    To: Sunday, 31st December 2017


St Mary Magdalene Newark

St Mary Magdalene Newark

Open:  Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 12.00 &, 1.30pm - 4.00pm, Sunday 12.00 – 4.00pm Newark's...

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

Trent Bridge, the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, is a world famous cricketing...

Maun River Cottage B&B

Maun River Cottage B&B

MAUN RIVER COTTAGE B&B & 2 STUDIO COTTAGES Maun River Cottage is a family run B&B situated in...

The Big Tops Children’s Indoor Play and Party Centre

The Big Tops Children’s Indoor Play and Party Centre

The Big Tops children’s  play and party centre is an indoor soft play area with a difference -...