Skip to main content

Plas Menai

If it’s outdoor adventure you’re after, Plas Menai has got it all. It is The National Outdoor Centre for Wales and is situated on the banks of the Menai Strait in North Wales.

Its mission is to unleash the power of adventure. And it does exactly that. 

It offers action-packed activity days, weekend adventure activity clubs, and youth adventure holidays camps for children aged 8-17 years old. It opens its doors to schools, groups and thrill-seeking corporate teambuilders.

Owned and operated by Sport Wales, the centre’s staff are highly qualified and are the go-to people in the outdoor industry for advice and know-how. In fact, they instruct the instructors. 

As a recognised RYA and BCU training centre, Plas Menai offers a range of technical courses and instructor training in dinghy sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, cruising and kayaking. Their flagship training is the 16 week and 22-week Multi-Watersports Instructor course, perfect for anyone wanting to break into the outdoor industry.

Water rescue training courses are available all year round, suitable for organisations that have employees working in or around the water.

Private tuition, bespoke courses and activity packages can be created, tailored to you. Just get in touch!

Water Fun on the Menai Strait

Plas Menai Leisure Facilities

With on-site leisure facilities, Plas Menai has much to offer:

  • Swimming Pool – a busy programme of public sessions and swimming lessons are on offer for all ages. Use of the pool is free for residents.
  • Fitness Room - a small but well equipped fitness room is available for both residents and the general public to use.
  • Trac Jackson - enjoy the thrills of mountain biking on the on-site mountain bike skills track. Four trails of varying difficulty create over 1km of riding. Open to the general public.
Kayaking

Where is Plas Menai?

Plas Menai is conveniently situated between Bangor and Caernarfon, on the North Wales coast. 

The centre is just a short drive from the Snowdonia National Park and overlooks the Isle of Anglesey. The nearest train station is Bangor.

Further Information

Please visit www.plasmenai.co.uk 

Contact

Plas Menai, Sport Wales National Outdoor Centre Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1UE

info@plasmenai.co.uk
0300 300 3112

Latest News - National Centres

Introducing Padel: The world’s fastest growing sport has landed in Wales

Padel. Ever heard of it? Probably not. Well, it’s a sport that you could be hearing a lot more about…

Read More

Physical Activity – Tips to help your motivation

Let’s face it! It’s dark, finances have taken a hit and you may have overdone the festive treats. But…

Read More

Sport Wales – Christmas and New Year Opening Times 2021/2022

Christmas and New Year opening times will vary across our services.

Read More