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Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of the National Water Sports Centre

Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of the National Water Sports Centre

Holme Pierrepont Country Park

Holme Pierrepont Country Park is the home of the National Water Sports Centre and is based in the south of the county. It offers a range of adventurous activities for young people to engage with and to learn from.

We have some of the best facilities for water sports in the country, open green spaces, our Outdoor Adventure Zone, as well as on-site accommodation and fully refurbished conference rooms for meetings and conferences. We hold a range of nationally recognised licences to ensure safe practice in adventurous activity.

We also have a dedicated team of professionals who can tailor activities to fit individual circumstances and they are happy to work with your school to ensure that children achieve the required outcomes from your visit.

What we offer:

  • Water sport experiences including canoeing, kayaking, sailing and raft building
  • Discounted activity packages specifically for schools
  • Team building and problem solving activities using white water rafting (over 14s)
  • Our Outdoor Adventure Zone which includes a Sky Trail high ropes course, mini golf and mini ECombat
  • Campsite and onsite accommodation available for residential breaks.

Using the National Water Sports Centre gives your school an opportunity to challenge its pupils, as well as incorporating adventurous activities as part of the wider school curriculum. Sporting activities promote life skills, increase social values, encourage healthy behaviour and team work. Educational talks about health and wellbeing in sport are also available.

A range of water or land-based accredited training courses are also on offer to develop the skills and confidence of young people. These are carried out by fully qualified instructors from accredited by National Governing Bodies.


We recognise that the services often required for school groups do not fit neatly into a defined pricing structure. The team are experienced in working with schools to develop bespoke packages including using a flexible cost model that will meet the objectives of the school and the centre. Please contact us for further details and costs.

Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of the National Water Sports Centre Contact

Bookings Office
0115 982 1212

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