Registration now open
The NPL Water Rocket Challenge consists of two events:
- A schools only event in the afternoon (arrival from 11.30 for launch at 12.30) and
- an open competition in the evening (arrival from 17.30 for launch at 18.30)
Team entry fee for each event is £35 for up to 7 people (in a launch bay) including at least one adult.
Teams will need to arrive with pre-built launcher and rockets.
If you don't have a team or a rocket, you can pre-register below to join our rocket building workshop. We will provide all materials and help you build and launch your rocket three times. Workshop places are £10 per rocket that can be constructed by your group.
Make sure you book early as tickets sell fast!
Spectators are welcome to the evening event only, adults pay £2 each on entry.
All proceeds are donated to the local Scouts group.
Adults can register team and workshop places using the following buttons. You will need to declare your team name – so decide that before you register.
If you need any further information, please contact NPL Outreach
Plan your day
Timings (note that schools start earlier than previous years)
|Teams arrive & rocket safety inspection
|10.00 - 11.30
|17.00 - 18.30
|Rounds 1, 2 & 3
|12.00 – 14.30
|18.30 – 20.15
|14.30 - 15.00
|20.15 – 20.30
Catering & toilets
- School event: drinking water and squash will be available.
- Evening event: BBQ food and drink will be available for spectators and open event competitors to purchase from the Sports Pavilion between 18.00 and 20.30.
- Toilets are located in the changing rooms next to the Pavilion.
- Water taps next to the barriers provide rocket propellant.
This year the local Scouts will be the beneficiary of proceeds.
Bushy Park Sports Club, Pavilion Road, Teddington, TW11 0EL what3words: shed.farm.energetic
The Sports Club is just a few minutes’ walk from Teddington Rail Station and Broad Street with its many buses.
Car or bike
Head along Queens Road and turn in through the gates opposite Park Lane. Carry straight on over the first mini roundabout then follow the signs and directions from staff.
NPL Management Limited may take photographs and video at the event for promotional purposes.
Bushy Park Sports Club
The club is open to all and boasts impressive numbers of youth participants. If you are interested in joining the club either to play tennis, football, cricket, hockey, table tennis or even as a social member, ask at the Pavilion bar about membership. Find out more