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Outdoor Pursuits Centre:Plas Menai at Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre

  • Visit Wales Activity Tourism Accreditation
  • WTTC SafeTravels
  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
  • Royal Yachting Association

Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Caernarfon,
Gwynedd,
LL55 1UE

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Details

Plas Menai is the National Watersports Centre based on the banks of the Menai Strait overlooking the Isle of Angelsey. Owned and operated by Sport Wales, the centre and facilities is set in four acres of landscaped grounds with a large waterfront and dedicated slipway.

The Centre is a recognised RYA and BCU training centre and offers technical courses in sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, cruising, kayaking and instructor training. During the summer holidays, Plas Menai runs a variety of youth actvity holidays for children aged between 8-17yrs. The centre also runs adventure activities for families, schools, groups and teambuilding events for corporate customers.

The Centre can accommodate up to 100 people in comfortable twin-bedded ensuite rooms in the main complex and in our onsite dormitory style houses and is open throughout the year, (closed during the Christmas period).

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities

Plas Menai has excellent shore-side facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, fitness suite, mountain bike track, bar, lounge, free wi-fi and internet access, dining room and twin bedded en-suite accommodation.

Opening Details

Open all the time

All year round.

Prices

Advanced bookings only - please visit our website for dates and prices of all our courses.

Address

Caernarfon,
Gwynedd,
LL55 1UE

Directions

Plan route to Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 502660  Lat: 53.16998 Long: -4.24249

Plas Menai is situated between Bangor and Caernarfon on the A487, 5 minutes from the A55 expressway (exit 10). The centre has ample free car parking and disabled car parking spaces.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Bangor station

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities

Plas Menai has excellent shore-side facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, fitness suite, mountain bike track, bar, lounge, free wi-fi and internet access, dining room and twin bedded en-suite accommodation.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesRamp

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance