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Valentine’s Night Special – Meal & Movie Package at Drive-In Cinema & View Cafe Bar, Chepstow

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Valentine’s Night Special at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow. Tuesday 14th February 2017.
Meal & Movie Special Package. Romantic three course meal with Prosecco at the View Cafe Bar. Drive-In Cinema screening of Bridget Jones’s Baby. All for only £49.99 per couple!
Book Valentine's Meal and Movie Tickets
MEAL ONLY - 3 Course Valentine's Dinner, 2 x single serving bottles of Prosecco. £39.99 per couple
FILM ONLY - Drive-In Cinema Screening of Bridget Jones’s Baby. £10.00 per car 

This Valentine’s Day, why not treat your partner to something a little different at Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre.

Drive In Cinema and View Cafe BarWe have a special romantic package for Valentine’s night on Tuesday 14th February 2017.

The evening starts at our View Cafe Bar, where you can enjoy a glass of Prosecco, whilst taking in the breathtaking views overlooking our Chepstow quarry and lake.

We then have dinner in the romantic surroundings of the View cafe Bar. We have a superb three course menu that has been specially created by our chefs for Valentine’s Night.

Following your Valentine’s dinner, we then have a screening of Bridget Jones’s Baby at our Drive-In Cinema. This excellent romantic comedy sees Renée Zellweger returning to her role as Bridget Jones, who after becoming pregnant is unsure if Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) or Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey) is the father. 

Enjoy the movie from the comfort of your car, and if you are still hungry, we have a wide range of traditional cinema snacks. The View Cafe Bar also serves a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks, including tea and coffee.


The Valentine’s Night meal is available from 6pm-9pm.

The Drive-In Cinema screening will start at 9pm


Full Package

3 Course Valentine’s Dinner
2 x single serving bottles of Prosecco
Drive-In Cinema Screening of Bridget Jones’s Baby
£49.99 per couple
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Meal only

3 Course Valentine’s Dinner
2 x single serving bottles of Prosecco
£39.99 per couple
Book Now »

Film Only

Drive-In Cinema Screening of Bridget Jones’s Baby
£10.00 per car 
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We also offer overnight accommodation in our Wooden Wigwam Village


The View Cafe Bar and Drive-In Cinema are located at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Tidenham, Chepstow, Gloucestershire, NP16 7LH.

Directions to National Diving & Activity Centre »


Select one starter, one main and one dessert  per person

To start

Mediterranean sharing platter
A selection of cured meats, olives, sun blushed tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and warm crusty bread

Sweet red bell pepper soup, with a swirl of fresh double cream
With fresh crusty bread

Thai crab cakes
Oriental crab cakes on a bed of crispy salad leaves with a sweet chilli dipping sauce

Main Courses

Crackled pork
Slow roasted belly of pork with a lovely crackled top sat on a creamy swede and potato mash, drizzled with a pork jus

Lamb shank
Lamb shank braised in a mint, red currant and red onion gravy

Pan fried fillets of sea bass
Served on a bed of rocket topped with straw potatoes, and dressed with a wholegrain mustard and cream sauce

All main courses served with
Dauphinoise potatoes
Fine green beans wrapped in parma ham
Braised red cabbage with apple
Cauliflower and broccoli baked with Cheese Sauce


Fresh strawberry short bread stacks coated with dark and white chocolate

Raspberry creme brûlée with a rich dark chocolate brownie

Fresh fruit ice cream sundae for two to share

We look forward to seeing you for a romantic Valentine’s night at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow.

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Scuba Diving February Half Term

Monday, January 9th, 2017

February Half Term

We are going to be open for Scuba Diving throughout the School Half-Term week in February 2017 (13-17th February).

The other activities on site (Segway Active, The Wire Zip Slide, The Giant 3G Swing) as well as the Drive-In cinema, Wigwams and View Cafe Bar will also be running during the half-term week.

If you’re coming down for a dive during that week, why not join the Facebook event »

Star Wars – Cantina Imperial Gala at NDAC Chepstow

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Star Wars - Cantina Imperial Gala at the NDAC Chepstow

We invite you to Cantina, Tatooine’s dusty watering hole known for its blue milk, other worldly tunes, and occasional outbreaks of shocking violence. Overlooking a large body of water, the Cantina has become a favourite port for long serving Imperial Desert Stormtroopers, known as Sandtroopers.

On February 4th 2017 UK Garrison’s Britannia Patrol will be landing at the port and we would like you to join us for a Charity Gala Dinner and a screening of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens on a large outdoor screen.

Book Star Wars Cantina Gala Tickets Now

There will be live music and a Star Wars themed set from Elevation.

There are lots of amazing prizes being raffled on the night, including a complete set of Sandtrooper armour, accessories and weapons.

This could be your chance to join the Dark Side’s elite Imperial Troopers, meet Darth Vader and have your photograph taken with one of your favourite Star Wars characters on our Death Star wall.

If that’s not all, you’ll be raising funds for a fantastic cause – the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.

Tickets available for the Gala here »

Please be aware that there’s only 240 tickets and limited accommodation on site, so be quick to avoid disappointment.

Star Wars Charity Gala

Win A Stormtrooper SuitHow to win the prizes

Join us at the Charity Gala by buying one of limited number of tickets.

Tickets cost £25 per person and each ticket automatically gives you five entries into the prize draw.

Book Tickets here »

Make a Death Star wall photograph donation on the night.

Can’t make the event? – you can still enter the prize draw for the Stormtrooper outfit by buying raffle tickets:

Donate £2 to

SMS – Text donate “GALA76 £2” to 70070

Click here to send the SMS (not supported on all devices) »


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Online Via Just Giving
SMS – Text donate GALA76 £2 to 70070



NDAC Raising Funds For Children's Liver Disease Foundation

Infrastructure Improvements for Divers & Water Users

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Slipway Road and Turning Circle

Here are some photos of some of the latest infrastructure works taking place on site for the benefit of our divers and water users.

This new area has recently been concreted over with 15 tonnes of ready mix concrete to create a new walkway and vehicle turning circle.

This is part of the ongoing infrastructure works throughout the site, that include a new Children’s Play Area and improvements to the Car Park surface. Other improvements throughout the site are on their way.

Slipway Road and Turning Circle

New Children’s Play Area

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Children's Play Area

We have recently opened a new Children’s play area on the site.

Most activities on the site are aimed at over 12 year olds, so this new facility is for the younger children visiting the centre or staying in the Wigwam Village.



Improvements to NDAC Car Park

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

NDAC Car Park

We hope you like the recent improvements to the car park at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

At the start of October we had 400 tonnes of road chippings delivered, laid and rolled onto the car park surface using heavy machinery.

You’ll be pleased to hear that this has filled most of the holes!

NDAC Car Park

Scuba Diving Courses for Winter 2016 at the NDAC Dive School

Monday, October 17th, 2016

NDAC Dive School
Start Diving Keep Diving Teach Diving Tech Diving Bookings

At the National Diving & Activity Centre Dive School we have a wide range of competitively priced courses suitable for all levels of diver, from complete beginners to the experienced.

All recreational and technical scuba training at the NDAC Dive School is provided by Cardiff Scuba. Cardiff Scuba is a well established dive school with an outstanding reputation for teaching Scuba Diving courses. Together we are South Wales’ largest provider of Scuba Training.

Here are some of the upcoming Dive Courses taking place during the Winter of 2016. Places are limited so please book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Start Diving

NDAC Try-A-Dive Experience

The NDAC Try-A-Dive Experience introduces you to scuba diving in a highly supervised and relaxed manner. It dispels common misconceptions about scuba by letting you try it for yourself.

Under the guidance of a PADI professional, you will experience the thrills of swimming underwater in the safety of a swimming pool.

• 26 Nov 2016Thornbury

Click here for full details & further dates >

PADI Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver course teaches you the foundational knowledge and skills you need to dive with a buddy, independent of supervision anywhere in the world, to a maximum of 18 meters (12 meters for Junior divers aged 10 – 14).

• 29-30 Oct & 05-06 Nov 16

• 19-20 Nov & 26-27 Nov 16

• 10-11 Dec & 17-18 Dec 16

Click here for full details & further dates >


Keep Diving

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

So you’ve got the skills to dive safely, now you want to explore special diving interests and gain experience.

The PADI Advanced Open Water program allows you to customise your training path and learn various underwater tasks that broaden your capabilities as a diver.

• 22-23 Oct 2016

• 12-13 Nov 2016

• 03-04 Dec 2016

Click here for full details & further dates >

PADI Rescue Diver Course

PADI Rescue Divers will tell you this course is both challenging and rewarding. It will take you to a new level of diving by making you more confident and prepared in the event of a diving emergency.

• 22-23 Oct 2016

• 17-18 Dec 2016

Click here for full details & further dates >

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), AED Use & Secondary Care

Creating confidence to care. Emergency First Response is the fastest-growing international CPR, AED and first aid training organisation.

The Emergency First Response course builds lay-rescuer confidence to provide care when faced with a medical emergency.

Full Course (at NDAC)

• 21 Oct 2016

• 25 Nov 2016

• 16 Dec 2016

Full Course (at Cardiff Scuba)

• 13 & 20 Oct 2016

• 17 & 24 Nov 2016

• 08 & 15 Dec 2016

Click here for full details, update options & further dates >

PADI Deep Diver Speciality

Ever wanted to dive that one wreck that’s just out of reach? What about diving with sharks in the Red Sea but can’t get close enough? Or those colourful reef walls you’ve heard about but so far you’ve been unable to experience it for yourself.

These are just some of the reasons to complete your PADI Deep Diver Specialty course and to go Deep Diving.

• 05-06 Nov 2016

Click here for full details & further dates >

PADI Wreck Diver Speciality

Whether sunk intentionally or tragically, be it a sunken ship, a plane or an automobile; the call of a wreck is nearly irresistible to divers.

Through the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course you will learn and practice the skills and knowledge that is vital for safe wreck diving.

• 11-13 Nov 2016

Click here for full details & further dates >

PADI Dry Suit Diver Speciality

Want to stay warm and toasty when diving? Fed up of only going diving through the summer months? Then this is the course for you!

To become a well-seasoned UK diver, and to open up other diving possibilities like Ice Diving, becoming a PADI Dry Suit Diver is an essential certification to have.

• 19 Nov 2016

10-11 Dec 2016

Click here for full details & further dates >


Tech Diving

PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality

Welcome to one of PADI’s most popular specialties – the PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality course. Diving with enriched air nitrox lets you safely extend your no-stop time beyond the no-decompression limits for air.

Diving with enriched air means more time underwater – but you need to be certified as an Enriched Air Diver to get enriched air fills.

• 27 Oct 2016 at NDAC

• 10 Nov 2016 at Cardiff Scuba

• 24 Nov 2016 at NDAC

• 08 Dec 2016 at Cardiff Scuba

• 22 Dec 2016 at NDAC

Click here for full details & further dates >

Experience has shown that Technical Diving Courses often need to be tailored to the individual, so please get in touch to discuss suitable dates.

TDI Intro to Tech

TDI Rebreather Discovery (Try-Dive)

TDI Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures

TDI Advanced Nitrox & Helitrox

TDI Extended Range

TDI Trimix

TDI Advanced Trimix

TDI Air Diluent Rebreather Diver

TDI Air Diluent Deco Procedures Rebreather Diver


For further dates please visit the Dive School section of the website.

If you have any questions please Contact the NDAC Dive School.



Macmillan Coffee & Cake Morning Fri 30 September 2016

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Macmillan Coffee Moring Chepstow

We are hosting a Macmillan Coffee (and Cake!) Morning at the NDAC View Cafe Bar, Chepstow on Friday 30th September 2016.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. They ask people all over the UK to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone they raised £25 million and this year they are aiming to raise even more with your help.

The Coffee morning will be running from 10am to 3pm

Please pop in and support this fantastic cause.

Join the event on Facebook here »

M48 Severn Bridge Closure 24th September 2016 06am-10pm

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

M48 Severn Bridge

There is a M48 Severn bridge closure for maintenance.

The Westbound and Eastbound carriageways will be closed from 06:00 until 2200 Saturday 24th September 2016.

Latest details available from Severn River Crossings PLC and GOV.UK

Diversion routes will be in place across the M4 Second Severn Crossing, so please allow an extra 10-15 minutes to your journey times.

General enquiries

If you have any questions about the bridge closure, contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Alternative M4 Route to Chepstow

Wire Zip Slide Closed Sunday 21st August, reopens Monday 22nd August 2016

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Please note the following dates for the cancellation of activities at the National Diving & Activity Centre

The Wire Zip Slide

The Wire Zip Slide is closed on the following dates.

• Saturday 20th August

• Sunday 21st August

The Wire will reopen on Monday 22nd August

The Giant 3G Swing

The Giant 3G Swing is closed on the following date.

• Saturday 20th August

The Swing will reopen on Sunday 21st August

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

Segway Active will be running as normal over these dates.

Apologies for any inconvenience

The Wire & The Giant 3G Swing  


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