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White Water Rafting in Northants

Nene Whitewater Centre   

• Flat water practice session
• Up to 6 runs of the white water course
• Ride in a raft on these manmade white waters
• All safety equipment is provided

What's Included

  • Two hour white water rafting experience
  • Full safety briefing, flat water practice session and approximately 5/6 runs of the course
  • All safety equipment is provided
  • There will be a maximum of six people plus one guide in a raft

What Can I Expect

Go white water rafting in Northampton at this popular centre on the River Nene! You'll be rafting on the swirling man-made waters at what was the UK's first artificial, pumped whitewater course when it opened in 1999.

Three enormous pumps upstream on the River Nene control the flow of water down the 300m white water section. This means that if you're a beginner, you can learn the basics in fairly placid conditions at this renowned Northampton venue and then the difficulty can be increased, as your skill and experience improve.

Your two-hour experience will include a comprehensive safety and rafting technique briefing onshore, followed by a short session on flat water allowing you to practice paddling and manoeuvring your six seater raft. After that, you'll set off to complete up to five or six thrilling circuits of the raft run. As the rapids you'll be riding are entirely purpose-built, access is incredibly easy and spectators can watch the fun all the way around the dug out water channel.

Wetsuits, windproof jackets, floatation aids and safety helmets are provided for you by this friendly set up in Northampton, so all you need to bring for your rafting escapade on the whitewater is a swim costume and sense of adventure. Fully trained and experienced rafting guides will ensure you receive the necessary instruction to maximise your enjoyment of the day. 

With excellent facilities, great accessibility, good quality equipment and top-notch tuition too, you're guaranteed to have fun, get wet and be exhausted at the end of your exhilarating session of white water rafting at Northampton's premium water sports centre.


  • Saturdays and Sundays from March to October
  • Sessions generally start at 11:00 & 13:30 on Saturdays and 10:00 and 12:30 on Sundays


  • Nene Whitewater Centre, South East Northampton
  • Conveniently located five minutes from the M1, Junction 15

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 12
  • Under 18's must have a completed parental consent form
  • There is no maximum age limit however the activity is physically demanding
  • You do not have to be a swimmer but must be confident being in and around water whilst wearing a floatation aid
  • Maximum weight is 18 stone


• Spectators are welcome to come and watch
• Viewing areas provide great views of the action

Anything Else

  • Participants should bring a towel, swimwear, old shorts and a pair of shoes that can get wet
  • Wetsuits and gloves are provided free of charge
  • The centre has full changing room and showering facilities including those for the disabled, a cafeteria, a lift and training rooms, if required
  • There is ample parking on site
  • Nearby hotels and B&B accommodation can be recommended


Average Rating 4
Total Reviews 2
Recommend to Friend 0
about 7 years ago
We bought the white water rafting experience for my daughter's 40th birthday and it was the best laugh we had had in ages. On arrival they had their team talk along with a two young lads (who'd be also in the raft) who looked down their noses at a 40 year old mother, a large man and a dizzy blonde 15 year old. BUT once on the rapids, guess who were the first to fall in? Yep the two young lads! It was a wonderful day out for all of us.
Carolyn Skeen and family
about 9 years ago
I found this white water rafting activity excellent value for money.
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