Plas Menai National Outdoor Adventure Centre Wales

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Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre, Caernarfon, LL55 1UE

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January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

It's action, adventure and laughter all the way on a residential activity trip at Plas Menai, the National Outdoor Centre for Wales.

Listed under: Accommodation & Residential | Outdoor Residential Centres

What we offer

With a huge range of activities on offer there is never a dull moment and pupils will take away memories that will last a lifetime. (Oh and there is a bit of learning along the way - but don?t let on to the pupils!). Learning through outdoor adventure encourages the physical, social and personal development of pupils and we see this with every group that visits as the pupils grow in self-confidence as they tackle new challenges.

The Centre is open all year round and offer land and water-based activities, so regardless of the weather or time of year there is always plenty to do.

Activities available include;

Catamaran Sailing
Dinghy Sailing
Keelboat Sailing
Raft building
Mountain Biking
Gorge Walking
High Ropes Challenge
Low Ropes Course
Team Games
Den Building
Indoor Archery
Frisbee Golf

0300 3003112 or 01248 670964 @plasmenai

We offer 1 free leader place for every 10 places booked and we are happy to come along to your school and do a presentation to pupils, teachers and parents.

We are happy to visit your school and do a presentation about the Centre to teachers, parents and children.

One more thing...before you bring you pupils why not teach them a little Welsh?
It always goes down well with the team, particularly in the kitchen...you might even get an extra slice of bacon in the mornings!

Welcome Croeso
Good Morning Bore Da
Thank You Diolch

Accreditation and Awards

We are regulated and inspected by various bodies and hold the following accreditations

LoTC and Adventure Mark
RYA Training Centre
BCU Training Centre

Group Sizes Catered For

We can accommodate up to 140 people. For our activities we work to National Governing Body guidelines which dictate ratios of instructors to pupils, these vary depending upon the activity but on the water this is usually 1:6 or 1:8 and for land-based activities it is usually 1:10

Risk Assessment Details

We are regularly inspected and hold RYA, Canoe Wales, AALS, LOTC, Adventuremark and DofE accreditations. All activities are risked assessed and a copy of our current risk assessment pack is available to download from our website.

Pricing Information

Working closely with group leaders and organisers, we tailor each activity programme to meet the individual needs of each group. We operate low and high season pricing and our per day rates include 2 activity sessions, packed lunch, evening meal, evening activity, overnight accommodation and breakfast. Please contact us directly to discuss your needs so we can put together a programme specific to your group

First Aid Information

All our instructional staff hold valid first aid certificates.

Available Facilities

With a choice of accommodation (centre based ensuite, or dormitory-style houses), an indoor swimming pool, mountain bike track, climbing wall, dining room, lounge, recreation room, classrooms and a large slipway offering direct access onto the Menai Strait, the facilities and the range of activities we can offer is unrivalled.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

We have disabled access accommodation, changing rooms, a lift to all floors and hoist in the pool. Please contact us directly to discuss your specific requirements so we can tailor-make a programme suitable to your group's needs.

Opening Hours & Information

We are open all year round. The Centre's main operating hours are 8.30am-9.00pm however there is a member of staff on duty at all times.


All the instructors were amazing. Very good with all of the children. A fantastic visit for 33 7 and 8 year old children. Thank you very much. - Hale Prep

We changed one activity from canoeing to sailing. This was done excellently. All instructors were incredible, positive, good drive and enthusiasm. Harry was excellent as course leader. The Old Hall School

Room Sizes and Facilities

The Centre accommodation has undergone complete refurbishment in the past two years and now offers 35 simple, bright and welcoming twin-bedded ensuite rooms. We also have three onsite dormitory-style houses, all of which will be fully refurbished by March 2018. Each house will contain a single bedroom with en-suite, ideal for group leaders.

Booking information

Having managed group visits for over 30 years we fully appreciate the time, effort and energy it takes to plan a trip. Our dedicated bookings team are ready to assist and support you in the planning and booking of your visit and to answer any questions or queries you may have.

If you would like to talk to somebody about bringing a group to the Centre please contact our bookings team direct on 0300 300 3113 and we will be happy to discuss your needs and requirements.

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