The Wire & Giant 3G Swing Closed Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July 2018

December 7, 2018

The Wire Giant 3G Swing

Due to the Amber weather warning and high winds predicted this weekend, we will be closing the Wire Zip Slide and Giant 3G Swing on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December 2018.

Anyone with a booking for the day will be contacted by phone or email.

Apologies for any inconvenience

 

 

NDAC Closed Selected Dates January 2019

November 26, 2018

ClosedThe National Diving & Activity Centre will be closed to the public for all activities from 9am Monday 21st January 2019 until 3:30am on Friday 25th January 2019.

The site will be closed for all divers and visitors; this includes the Wire, Swing, Wigwams, Scuba Diving and The View Cafe Bar.

The site will be back to normal opening times and Scuba Diving resumes on Saturday 26th January 2019.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Movies at the Drive-In Cinema December 2018

November 16, 2018
Chepstow Drive-In Cinema

Next showing at the Drive-In Cinema

This December we have a fantastic selection of movies at our Drive-In Cinema near Chepstow.

Tickets are just £20 per car and we’ll have cinema snacks available, or you can join us for a meal at the on-site View Cafe Bar.

Sat 22 Dec 2018 6pm
Film ImageChristopher Robin
PG

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In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

 

Sat 22 Dec 2018 9pm
Film ImageThe Greatest Showman
PG

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Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical filled with infectious showstopping performances that will bring you to your feet time and time again. Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum and celebrating the birth of show business, the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle. This inspirational film also stars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

 

Sun 23 Dec 2018 6pm
Film ImageElf
PG

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Christmas family comedy. Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a human being who has spent his whole life believing himself to be an elf. But when his ungainly size starts to become a liability in the elf-sized working environment, Santa suggests that Buddy head to New York City to find his biological father. Needless to say, the unlikely spectacle of a 6’5′ man dressed from head to foot in bright green stands out a mile on the streets of the Big Apple, and the good-natured Buddy finds himself in all sorts of scrapes as he gets used to his new family and surroundings – and they get used to him.

 

Sun 23 Dec 2018 9pm
Film ImageHome Alone
PG

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Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for Christmas. But he’s not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin’s rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them!

 

 

Fri 28 Dec 2018 6pm
Film ImageHotel Transylvania 3:
A Monster Vacation

U

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Count Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware that their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family.

 

 

Fri 28 Dec 2018 9pm
Film ImageThe Greatest Showman
PG

Book Online»

Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical filled with infectious showstopping performances that will bring you to your feet time and time again. Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum and celebrating the birth of show business, the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle. This inspirational film also stars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

 

Sat 29 Dec 2018 8pm
Film ImageRampage
12A

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Primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

 

Sun 30 Dec 2018 8pm
Film ImageMamma Mia!
Here We Go Again

PG

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Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! you’re invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film’s original cast returning and new additions including Lily James, Andy Garcia and Cher.

 

 

 

Tickets are selling fast for our Christmas events. Don’t delay, book today!

November 9, 2018

Tickets are selling fast for our Christmas events!

7th December
53 booked, 47 remaining spaces

14th December
84 booked, 16 remaining spaces

21st December
25 booked, 75 remaining spaces

(Read more…)

 

Christmas Gift Vouchers


Christmas Vouchers

Are you looking for something a little different to give to a friend or loved one this Christmas?

Well we may be able to help!

We have Gift Vouchers available for the following attractions at the National Diving & Activity Centre, just outside Chepstow.

  • Glamping in our Wooden Wigwam Accommodation more info » | buy gift Vouchers »

  • Our 700m long Wire Zip Slide more info » | buy gift Vouchers »

  • Tickets for our Halloween Horror Event, FearFest-Evil more info » | (Voucher link coming soon, please check back)

  • Our 245ft high, Giant 3G Swing more info » | buy gift Vouchers »

 

 

 

NDAC finalists in the 2018 Welsh Hospitality Awards

November 6, 2018

Welsh Hospitality Awards 2018

We’re really proud to announce that the National Diving & Activity Centre has been shortlisted as finalists for two categories in the 2018 Welsh Hospitality Awards.

• Outdoor Venue of the Year

• Best Entertaining Team

The Welsh Hospitality Awards are a celebration of those who provide residents and visitors with great experiences and enhance the Welsh hospitality industry.

For the full list of finalists, please visit The Welsh Hospitality Awards website »

 

FearFest-Evil Returns 2019 with ‘Condemned’

November 3, 2018

FearFest-Evil Condemned

At midnight on Hallow’s Eve, The Night Creatures returned to the underworld and the Eye Brotherhood sealed the Coombesbury Woods Gateway to Hell.

Congratulations if you survived FearFest-Evil: The Rising.

However it’s not over yet, FearFest-Evil returns October 2019 with ‘Condemned’.

We have Early Bird tickets available now for a limited time.

For a reduced price of £24.99*, tickets allow access to all Scare Zones.

Book your tickets for 2019’s FearFest-Evil : Condemned now »

(* Standard Tickets will be £29.99 at the end of the promotional period.)

 

Night Dives November & December 2018

October 31, 2018

Night Dive

The popular NDAC Night Dive dates are back.

The adventure, thrill and excitement of night diving can be yours on a NDAC Night Dive. If you have never been on a night dive before, you could consider joining on one of our PADI Night Diver Speciality Courses.

Below are the dates for the Night Dives being run at the NDAC in Chepstow over the next few months, why not put these in your diary now!

Special Offer – Dive For Half Price!

If you dive with us during the day prior to a Night Dive, we can offer you the Night Dive for half price.
(The Night Dive needs to be booked at the same time as the daytime entry when you arrive on site)

Date

Time

Saturday
10th November 2018

Join this Night Dive on Facebook

6:30 – 9:00pm

Saturday
1st December 2018

Join this Night Dive on Facebook

6:30 – 9:00pm

Prices

NDAC Members night dive £13.00 (£6.50 if booked with daytime entry)

Non Members night dive £18.00 (£9.00 if booked with daytime entry)

Non Divers Free entry

Site Facilities

Wigwam Camping Chepstow
We have accommodation available at the Wooden Wigwam Village to help you go glamping in style and make a weekend of it at the NDAC. There are three types of cabin; Standard, Deluxe and even VIP with a hot tub!

Hot meals are also available at the View Cafe Bar

To keep up to date with what is happening at the National Diving and Activity Centre follow us on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram.

You can also sign up for news items direct to your inbox here>

To book on our night dives give us a call on 01291 630 046 or contact us using our online form>

Don’t forget your torches and we look forward to (just about) seeing you!

 

Limited spaces left for FearFest-Evil 2018

October 26, 2018

FearFest-Evil

The remaining time slots for FearFest-Evil are filling up!

Friday 26th October

• 7:30pm 4 spaces remaining

Saturday 27th October

• 6:30pm FULL

• 7:30pm FULL

• 8:30pm FULL

• 9:30pm limited space

Some of the other time slots have more spaces, but they are filling up fast, so don’t delay!

Book your tickets to FearFest-Evil »

 

Ghost Fishing UK Winter Warmer 2019

October 19, 2018

Ghost Fishing UK Winter Warmer NDAC Chepstow

Join the Ghost Fishing UK team for a weekend of diving and socials at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

Included with your ticket:

  • Ghost Gear retrieval taster workshops and demonstrations (Limited spaces, first come first served)
  • Saturday Social: Hog Roast & BBQ (Vegetarian options available
  • Guest Speakers, LIVE Open forum
  • Video screenings
  • Bar, raffle, auction, competitions and fundraisers.

Tickets for Saturday evening event: £25 per person »

Join the Event on Facebook »

Ticket holders receive discounted diving entry at the gate. This is extra and payable on the day. Please have your eventbrite ticket with you.

Ticket holders may apply for limited spaces on the Underwater Workshops. Once you have purchased your ticket, you will receive an email with details of the Underwater Workshops and a link to sign up. 

Slots for diving workshops with the Ghost Fishing UK team are limited, so first come first served. We will notify you when they are full and start a waiting list.

Underwater workshops will be led by the Ghost Fishing Trainers and are free. You will have a taster session of about 25 minutes in water time, of some of the components of the Ghost Fishing course.

This includes basic skills, equipment considerations, survey skills and ghost gear recovery.

Joining criteria for Underwater Workshops:

  • In possession of Event ticket (£25 pp)
  • Minimum SCUBA qualification: Sports Diver/Rescue Diver or equivalent.
  • Nitrox Certification.
  • Minimum 50 logged dives.
  • Drysuits only. Adequate thermal protection for cold surface temps/6 degree water.
  • Own scuba equipment, fully serviceable and in good working order.
  • Open Circuit only. No rebreathers.
  • Medically fit to dive and able to sign self declaration of fitness for the event.

Please note: Tickets are non refundable.

Date & Time

Sat 5th January 2019, 09:00 – Sun, 6th January 2019, 16:00

About Ghost Fishing

The problem of ghost fishing gear has reached public prominence over the past five years. It is a normal part of fishing that nets, shellfish traps and other equipment becomes lost. This is not a deliberate or careless act on behalf of the fishing community, simply a reality of a very harsh environment. The problem is that the lost gear continues to catch marine life. This has an undocumented effect on the local ecosystem, but is clearly undesirable in any sense. Animals are being needlessly killed.

Ghost Fishing was set up to try to remove this lost equipment from the marine environment. It is a challenging and difficult task. Ghost gear is typically entangled in reefs and wrecks, and its removal can be complicated. The technique involves attaching bags to the gear, which the diver fills with air, making them float. The divers then cut the gear free as close to the seabed as possible. Great care is needed to ensure that the diver does not become entangled with the equipment. This involves a high degree of teamwork, coordination and discipline.

 

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