Country Park

Discover the Great Outdoors

Set in 270 acres, The National Water Sports Centre is as well known for its beautiful country park as it is for its amazing activities. With a 2km Regatta Lake at the heart of the park you can go for a wander around the lake, or stray off the beaten track to explore our beautiful lakes, lagoons and nature trails.

The site is teeming with wildlife, boasting numerous plants and animals that have made the centre their home. Our grounds team work hard to ensure the site is stunningly presented and actively encourage the wildlife. Take a stroll around our beautiful country park and enjoy Nottinghamshire the natural way.


Our 18 acre campsite welcomes vans, tents and campers; with on-site shower facilities, 120 electrical hook-ups and 24-hour warden service. We have a shop on the campsite, where you are able to purchase a cup of tea and camping supplies ranging from gas for your cooker to toys, games and basic food provisions.

For those wanting to host an event or rally on the campsite we have a marquee for hire, which can be used as a meeting place, barbeque, head quarters or disco hall.

Our Campsite is rated as a 2 star facility with Enjoy England and enjoys easy access to the city centre, rail network and East Midlands Airport.

For the kids there is loads to do. We have goalposts for 5-a-side football, which are free to use and the childrens play area. All this in addition to the fantastic range of activities available across our 270 acre site.

For more information, visit our Campsite page here


To book a pitch (please note: electric hookups need booking in advance) contact the campsite on 0115 982 4721

Restaurant, Bar and Burgers

The National Water Sports Centre boasts a wide range of dining and refreshment options to suit any requirement and budget.

Main Building

In the Main building we have a restaurant open 7 days a week offering almost everything you could need. You can pop in just for a cup of tea or go the whole hog and have a 3 course meal. The restaurant is perfect for when you have just finished your activitiy.

The restaurant is open for cooked breakfast from 07:30 - 09:30, lunch from 12:00 - 14:00 and dinner from 18:00 - 20:00 (dinner by arrangement only). Outside of these times visitors can buy sandwiches, paninis, yoghurts, fruit, crisps, cakes and drinks.

For a sample menu, please click here.

White Water Course

The White Water Course has a burger van open during peak periods (usually Saturdays and Sundays), where you can grab a burger, hot dog and a drink. The burger van is open for the public to enjoy and offers a range of refreshments. On peak summer days there is also an ice cream van to help you stay cool.

All catering facilities are open to the public, so whatever the reason for your visit don't forget to re-fuel at the National Water Sports Centre.


Childrens Play Area

Set inside our beautiful country park is our childrens play area. Perfect for families with young children, the play area is free for members of the public to access and has lots of fun equipment for the kids to enjoy.

With over 7km of paths and trails to explore, there is no better place to blow the cobwebs away on a run, cycle or lakeside walk.

For enquiries or bookings please call 0115 9821212.


Car Parking

The main car park for walkers, cyclist and runners is the country park car park, follow the signs for the white water rafting.

All our car parks are free of charge, however on event days there may be a parking charge.  To find out when the charges apply please call 0115 9821212.