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NDAC features on E4’s Don’t Tell The Bride!

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Don't Tell The Bride - NDAC

We’ve had to keep this under wraps, but the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) has featured on E4’s Don’t Tell The Bride

“Thrill junkie Lee plans an extreme wedding for his unadventurous bride Aimee. Will their wedding have the wow factor or crash badly?”

Filmed at the site, the episode features our Water View Marquee and its breathtaking views over our lake, as well as some adrenaline inducing activities!!

The episode aired at 9pm on Wednesday 27th September, but you can watch it online afterwards on E4

If you’re looking for a great venue to host your wedding reception or event, please get in touch.

New Horror Trailer for FearFest-Evil Halloween Event

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

FearFest-Evil  have just released their full trailer for the 2017 Halloween Horror Event taking place at the National Diving & Activity Centre!

Go full-screen and ramp up the sound for this peak into the terrifying world of FearFest-Evil!

Tickets for FearFest-Evil are available now »

FearFest-Evil Halloween Horror Event near ChepstowThey’re not giving too much away, but in this trailer you’ll catch views of some of the monsters lurking around the haunted ancient woodland, the quarry’s maze of structures and the historic railway line of the Tidenham site near Chepstow.

FearFest-Evil the ultimate Halloween horror event returns to Chepstow this October, bringing with it a new team, terrifying creatures, multiple scare zones and extra Evil!

FearFest-Evil is a live Halloween horror event running for selected nights in October, from Friday the 13th until Halloween night. (Full List of Dates»)

The immersive and interactive horror event includes the ‘Trilogy of Horrors‘ with multiple scare zones, monsters, night creatures and lots of terrifying surprises!

They also have a live Freak Show, ‘The CarnEvil of the Bizarre‘, featuring acts from the world famous Circus of Horrors, as seen on Britain’s Got Talent.

For the adrenalin junkies there’s the G forces of the Hangman’s Swing – a terrifying attraction 245 feet in the air or the 700m long Death Slide over the cold waters of the NDAC’s 80m deep lake.

There will also be audience participation shows from Psychic Mediums passing on messages from loved ones that have passed over.

BBQ’s, hog roast and undead cocktails are available on-site from the View Cafe Bar as well as accommodation options in our popular Wooden Wigwam Cabins as part of a ‘RIP – Rest In Peace‘ upgrade.

Enjoy the trailer and we look forward to scaring you this Halloween season!

Ticket Options

There are three FearFest-Evil Packages to suit all budgets and tolerance to scares!

•  Live Show Only

•  Standard Scare Package

•  Premium Extreme Package 

FearFest-Evil is strictly for ages 16+ and not for those of a nervous disposition.

Follow FearFest-Evil for the latest news and updates

Website & Tickets: http://www.fearfest-evil.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FearFestEvilChepstow/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fearfest_evil
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fearfest_evil/

FearFest-Evil Teaser Trailer Released

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Here’s the 80’s Horror Movie inspired teaser trailer for the 2017 FearFest-Evil Halloween Horror Event!

 

FearFest-Evil Halloween Horror Event near ChepstowGo full screen, turn up the sound and bask in the 80’s horror!

FearFest-Evil is a live Halloween horror event running for selected nights in October, from Friday the 13th and including Halloween.

The immersive and interactive event includes the ‘Trilogy of Horrors‘ spread over a disused limestone quarry, historic railway line and surrounding haunted woodland near Chepstow. Each area has multiple scare zones with monsters, night creatures and lots of terrifying surprises!

We also have a live Freak Show, ‘The CarnEvil of the Bizarre‘, featuring acts from the world famous Circus of Horrors.

For the adrenalin junkies we’ve the Hangman’s Swing – a terrifying attraction 245 feet in the air or the 700m long Death Slide over the cold waters of our 80m deep quarry.
There will also be audience participation shows from Psychic Mediums passing on messages from loved ones that have passed over.

BBQ’s, hog roast and undead cocktails are available on-site from the View Cafe Bar as well as accommodation options in our Wooden Wigwam Cabins as part of a ‘RIP – Rest In Peace‘ upgrade.

There are three FearFest-Evil Packages to suit all budgets and tolerance to scares!

•  Live Show Only

•  Standard Scare Package

•  Premium Extreme Package 

FearFest-Evil is strictly for ages 16+ and not for those of a nervous disposition.

Follow FearFest-Evil for the latest news and updates

Website & Tickets: http://www.fearfest-evil.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FearFestEvilChepstow/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fearfest_evil
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fearfest_evil/

10,000 Likes for NDAC Facebook Page

Friday, February 17th, 2017

10,000 Facebook Likes

We are really pleased to announce that the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) has reached 10,000 Likes on it’s Facebook Page.

There has been a massive boost in popularity of the site with all the recent investment, and exciting events. In the last year we’ve had an extra 2,500 likes, a great achievement.

Facebook Graph

We created our new Facebook page in February 2011 and it has proved a very popular way of staying in touch with everyone.

We also have a very active Twitter feed with over 2,300 followers, and of course we have our news blog with all the latest from the site.

Please continue to share your stories, photos and videos with us as we love seeing them.

If you haven’t already liked us you can do so in the sidebar on the right, or by visiting the NDAC Facebook Page.

Thanks again!

8,000 Likes for NDAC Facebook Page

Monday, April 11th, 2016

7,000 Facebook Likes

We are really pleased to announce that the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) has reached 8,000 likes on it’s Facebook Page.

There has been a massive boost in popularity of the site with all the recent investment, particularly with our new Giant 3G Swing, Deluxe Wigwams and Caroline, our latest underwater attraction. In a little over four months we’ve had an extra 1,000 likes, a great achievement.

Facebook Graph

We created our new Facebook page in February 2011 and it has proved a very popular way of staying in touch with everyone.

We also have a very active Twitter feed with around 2,100 followers, and of course we have our news blog with all the latest from the site.

Please continue to share your stories, photos and videos with us as we love seeing them.

If you haven’t already liked us you can do so in the sidebar on the right, or by visiting the NDAC Facebook Page.

Thanks again!

7,000 Likes for NDAC Facebook Page

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

We are really pleased to announce that the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) has reached 7,000 likes on it’s Facebook Page.

There has been a massive boost in popularity of the site with all the recent investment. Over the last four months we’ve had an extra 1,000 likes, our largest growth yet.

We created our new Facebook page in February 2011 and it has proved a very popular way of staying in touch with everyone.

We also have a very active Twitter feed with around 1,965 followers, and of course we have our news blog with all the latest from the site.

Please continue to share your stories, photos and videos with us as we love seeing them.

If you haven’t already liked us you can do so in the sidebar on the right, or by visiting the NDAC Facebook Page.

Thanks again!

Sam Amps, Saltfree & NDAC Feature on BBC 2 Science Show

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

"100 trillion cells. 280 days. One human life. A BBC Science series, produced in partnership with The Open University, exploring the making of you."

On Monday 28th September you may have seen the National Diving & Activity Centre feature on BBC 2 Science show ‘Countdown to Life: The Extraordinary Making of You‘.

As part of the show Sam Amps from Saltfree teaches the presenter Dr Michael Mosley how to Freedive at Chepstow’s inland dive site.

The whole show is fascinating and well worth watching and you can catch it on the IPlayer. If you don’t want to watch the whole thing, the freediving section starts at around 46 minutes in

SaltFree Divers offer freediving courses, training, coaching and competitions at all levels at The National Diving and Activity Centre, a beautiful flooded quarry in Chepstow, near Bristol.

Their purpose-built freediving platform is the deepest of its kind in the UK, possibly in the world, fully equipped for safety and comfort.

Whether you want to learn to dive deeper, hold your breath longer or perfect your underwater swimming technique, SaltFree is the perfect location for Constant Weight and Free Immersion breath hold dive training.

Find out more about Saltfree and book on their courses via their website at www.saltfree.biz

British underwater photography competition winners include shot taken at NDAC

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

British underwater photography competition winners have been featured in the The Guardian​.

A rare fireworks anemone, a jellyfish, a blue shark and the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC)​ Land Rover​ feature in the winning images from this year’s British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) competition.

Elaine White’s ‘Diver on Land Rover’ at the NDAC was highly commended and we think it is a fantastic shot.

View the article and see all the photos here:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/nov/19/british-underwater-photography-competition-winners-in-pictures

Find out more about the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) on their website:
http://www.bsoup.org

New CBBC Show filmed at NDAC

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

A team from CBBC have been onsite for a couple of days at the National Diving & Activity Centre to film for a new TV Show called DareDevils.

The brand new CBBC show DareDevils puts families to the test to see what they are prepared to do to win unique prizes.

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The DareDevil will research his contestant’s family and friends thoroughly, digging deep to uncover their passions, likes, dislikes, phobias and fears and will then craft a devilish dare for each individual. This is chaos and calamity with heart, testing whether contestants’ families will go that extra mile and face their fears to help them win a once-in-a-lifetime prize.

You’ll have to wait and see to find out what the ‘devilish dares’ were at the NDAC. However we’ll be sure to post on our Facebook Page and Twitter feed when the programme is screened.

Chepstow Activity Centre to feature on BBC’s The Magicians.

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

The National Diving & Activity Centre to feature on BBC’s The Magicians.

We recently closed the site for a day to allow the team from the BBC’s the Magicians show to carry out some filming for their upcoming TV series.

The Magicians returns to BBC One with a show-stopping new live format and viewer vote. Presented by Darren McMullen, the shows feature magicians Barry and Stuart, World Champion of Magic Latimer and comedy magician Pete Firman paired with stars from your favourite TV Shows.

With more daring, dangerous and mind-blowing magic than ever before, each act will perform four tricks – and two will be live, so anything could happen. Once all three acts have performed, viewers get to vote for their favourite, with the losing team having to face a terrifying live forfeit. Who will it be?

We’re pleased to announce that the National Diving & Activity Centre will feature on the Second episode of the series on Saturday 14th January 2012 at 6:30pm.

We can’t give anything away, but it would be well worth watching!


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