The Arches Adventure Base is tucked away underneath Lady Bay Bridge and is the ideal location for taster sessions in a range of adventurous activities in an urban environment.  

The centre is equipped with showers, toilets, a small kitchen area and a meeting room/classroom. It is also floodlit, meaning bookings can be taken for evening sessions throughout the year!

The Centre is inspected by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS) on behalf of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority. (AALA)

We offer a range of activities including:

*Climbing:

  • Jacobs Ladder
  • Climbing
  • Abseiling

*Water Sports take place on the River Trent

  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Canoe Rafting

On Land:

  • Archery & Soft Archery
  • Team Building & Problem-Solving Challenges

*Please note some of our activities have recommended minimum ages.

Groups we cater for:

  • Schools, Academies, Colleges & Universities
  • Youth groups
  • Uniformed groups
  • Organised groups

Group Prices:

Group booking quotes include instruction from suitably qualified and experienced Adventure Team staff and all safety equipment such as helmets and harnesses etc. 

Weekday group bookings start from £95 (minimum charge) for 8 participants for a 2-hour session - which is less than £12 per participant!  We also offer half or full days of activity and we can tailor your booking to meet your needs.  Please contact us for a bespoke quote and to check availability.

Venue Address:

The Arches Adventure Base
Meadow Grove Boat Yard 
Meadow Lane 
Nottingham
NG2 3HF

Contact Us / How to Book:

For further information or to book a session please contact the Adventure Team: 

Email: Adventure@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Facebook: @colwickparkadventurecentre

Twitter: @Adventurenottm

If you would like to find out more about adventure services in Nottingham please visit our Adventure webpage.