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Canoeing:Canoeing at Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre

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

Canoeing

Caernarfon,
Gwynedd,
LL55 1UE

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Details

North Wales boasts some of the best paddling waters in the UK. The surf beaches, sea cliffs, tide races and offshore islands of Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula, and the white water rivers and lakes of Snowdonia are all easily accessible from the Centre.

Plas Menai offers a range of canoe and kayak courses for all levels of ability. Our 5 day Learn to Kayak is a perfect introduction to all aspects of this dynamic sport including open boat canoes, closed cockpit and sea kayaks.

Minimum age for courses is 14yrs.

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

The Centre is open all year around however it does close between Christmas and New Year..

Prices

Five day Learn to Kayak courses start from £325.00

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