Archive for the ‘Activity’ Category

Wye Valley Greenway Public Meeting

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Chepstow to Tintern Shared use path. Image by Alan Hayward December 2014

We are hosting a public meeting for the Wye Valley Greenway Project at 7.00pm on Wednesday 27th March at the National Diving & Activity Centre’s View Cafe Bar.

The project’s aim is to restore the disused railway line from Chepstow to Tintern as a shared use path.

The View Café Bar will be open from 6.30pm and project engineer, John Grimshaw, will run over the details of the scheme and answer any queries you may have.

All are welcome to attend.

Join the event on Facebook here»

Illustration derived from original artwork by Alan Hayward December 2014

Site Ground works during March and April 2019

Monday, March 18th, 2019

NDAC Groundworks

NDAC GroundworksWe are carrying out site ground works during March and April.

These are for the new Wire Zip Slide and staff accommodation block.

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Free African Drumming Workshop

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Drumming at NDAC Chepstow

African DrummingWe will have a free African Drumming workshop at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) with the amazing Djabot Drumming Group.

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Noah’s Ark Children’s charity raises £10,000 on the Wire Zip Slide

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Noah’s Ark Zip Wire challenge, Chepstow

Children’s hospital charity, Noah’s Ark, recently held a Zip Wire challenge at the National Diving & Activity Centre to help reach its aim of raising £1 million for their Tiny Lives Appeal.

The event took place on 1st July at Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre, home to The Wire Zip Slide, one of the UK’s longest zip wires, launching from 70m high and reaching speeds of 40mph. With glorious sunshine and 92 participants the day was a huge success and is expected to raise more than £10, 000 for the Tiny Lives Appeal. (more…)

National Diving & Activity Centre awarded 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

NDAC awarded Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

The National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow has been awarded a 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

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Charity Zip Wire for Tiny Lives

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Noah's Ark Charity Zip Wire

The Wire Zip Slide ChepstowIn their bid to reach their £1million Tiny Lives Appeal target by November of this year, the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital charity are launching their first ever charity zip wire!

Why not swing into the season while raising funds for tiny people fighting big battles this summer?

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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/

Open Water Swimming discontinued at National Diving & Activity Centre for foreseeable future

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Swimming at NDAC Chepstow

Following a review of the activities on site, we have decided that we won’t be reinstating open water swimming at the National Diving and Activity Centre for the foreseeable future.

During the Winter of 2016 there were complaints about our policy of mandatory wetsuit swimming during the Winter months. This prompted us to begin a full review of Open Water Swimming at the site so that we can tailor it for the needs of our users whilst maintaining a safe environment.

This process is ongoing and our aim is to develop a new set of rules, regulations and risk assessments for open water swimming at the site.

Unfortunately this is taking longer than anticipated and we have made the difficult decision to discontinue open water swimming at the National Diving & Activity Centre for the rest of 2018 and the forseable future.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and would like to take this opportunity to thank our swimming visitors for their support.

When we have any further details they will be released on the NDAC website, Facebook and Twitter.



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