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Become a Rafter in Nottingham

National Watersports Centre, West Bridgford   

• A thrilling white water rafting experience!
• Ride some of the most technical & exciting rapids
• One and three quarter hours on the water
• Exclusive sessions for 7 people are available

What's Included

• A Rafting experience lasting approximately two hours
• Around one and three quarter hours on the water
• Full safety briefing and training session
• All equipment is provided including paddles, buoyancy aid , helmet, splash jacket and of course the raft!
• Wet-suits are also available (£10 deposit required on the day)
• Rafts take a maximum of 7 people plus the guide
• There are usually up to three rafts in use
• Choose the exclusive rafting session and up to seven of you can share the experience

Another amazing experience from IntotheBlue. Rafting experiences are also available in other white water venues, please see our main white water rafting page here.

What Can I Expect

White Water Rafting Nottingham - go and ride some of the most technical and exciting rapids produced by man at the prestigious National Water Sports Centre. Located just south of Nottingham city centre, this is going to be a thrilling white water rafting experience!

The first obstacle you will encounter on this Nottingham course is the sluice wave, created by the gate that controls the flow of the white water you'll be rafting on. From there you will pass through the narrow passages and several wavy sections before reaching the first major basin, the pyramid pool. After that, you'll pass under the middle bridge and then drop into the looping pool, where the rafts often play in possibly the best white water wave on the whole of this famous Nottingham rafting course.

If all that doesn't sound mad enough, once you're out of the bottom of the looping pool, you reach the most intense part of the circuit, with the plughole and muncher stoppers leading you into a big wave section. Rounding the corner after there is a flat section which then leads into the bottom stopper. This is where you'll spend a little time at the end of your rafting session on this spectacular Nottingham white water course and it will literally test your ability to hold on tight as you're bounced around the raft! Once let go, you'll drift down past the bottom narrows, and it's everybody out and back around you go again.

Our white water rafting Nottingham venue hosts superb sessions for all ages from 14 years. Each raft holds up to seven rafters, plus the guide. The team here in Nottingham is fully qualified and experienced in taking out beginners and novices, so you're in good hands as you paddle. It is a great activity for both men and women but why not take a look at our gifts for men page to find a whole range of thrilling experiences, perfect for the adventurous and thrill seekers alike.


• Sessions run between 10am and 6pm between March and October, 10am-3.30pm November to February

Individual Rafting

• Experiences operate on Saturdays and Sundays
• You will form part of a group of up to 7 other rafters

Exclusive Raft Session
• Experiences operate 7 days a week
• Choose from an off peak voucher valid for use Sunday-Friday or to include Saturday availability opt for the Peak voucher


• The National Watersports Centre, West Bridgford
• Five miles East of Nottingham located in 270 acres of national park
• Easy access from junction 24 or 25 of the M1

Suitable For

• Rafters need to be between 14 and 65 years old
• Maximum Weight is 18 stone (114 kg)
• Maximum chest size should be less than 48 inches
• Participants must be able to swim in light clothing and be confident in open water
• This activity is not suitable for pregnant women
• Under 18's will need to provide a parental/guardian consent form which will be provided prior to the activity.


• Friends and family are welcome to the beautiful water park surroundings

Anything Else

• You will need to wear a swimming costume to go under the wet-suit
• Suitable lace up trainers should be worn which you don't mind getting wet
• No Jeans, shorts or T-shirts are allowed
• Participants should arrive 30 minutes before your slot time
• On rare occasions, the course may be closed if the water levels are too high
• Facilities on site - lots of car parking, toilets, showers changing rooms, cafés serving snacks, drinks and hot meals and a children's playground area
• An excellent view over the main rapids from the bank that runs alongside the entire rapids course
• Accommodation can be provided on site with rooms from as little as £39, there are also a number of hotels and B&Bs nearby.


Average Rating 4
Total Reviews 3
Recommend to Friend 1
about 4 years ago
Friends bought me this experience for my 60th birthday. It was fun but I found it a bit scary, my husband enjoyed it though. You need to be pretty fit for the whole experience which luckily we are. I was so determined not to fall overboard that I got my foot stuck fast in the raft which could have been a problem had we overturned. Worst case scenario! I'm glad I've done it though.
Sue Walker
about 8 years ago
I bought my then boyfriend (now husband) and I vouchers to go white water rafting in Nottingham for his birthday which was great. The experience lasted several hours and it was great fun watching my husband rescue others from the water when they fell in (don't worry, no danger it was more funny than anything else). He even voluntarily dived in to ride the rapids on the last run. He rated it as one of the best things he has ever done.
Jane Haka and her husband
about 9 years ago
I bought this experience for my friend to celebrate her 18th Birthday. We had a fantastic day (especially when I fell in!), met lots of new people and got excellent value for money. We are now going to get a group of people together so we can go back! I am going to be hard pushed to find something to top that for her 21st!
Sarah, by email
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

standard gift pack
Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

standard gift pack
Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

standard gift pack

The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 20 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 23 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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Become a Rafter in Nottingham
White Water Rafting-Off Peak
Total Price£45.00
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