About Plas Menai

Plas Menai, is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and is owned and managed by Sport Wales to ignite a lifetime passion and participation in outdoor activities. 

The Centre has been inspiring people to experience the outdoors for over 35 years, and we pride ourselves on our professional, friendly and flexible approach to all our customers.

Plas Menai is perfectly situated for the ultimate outdoor adventure, situated on the banks of the Menai Strait and only a short drive from the Snowdonia National Park.

Courses and Training 

The Centre is a recognised Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Britich Canoeing (BC) training centre and offers world renowned technical courses and instructor training in; dinghy sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, cruising and kayaking, all courses range from beginner to advanced, with a range of certified courses for children.

In addition to our extensive programme of instructor training courses, we offer our Instructor Training Programmes, perfect for anyone wanting to gain the right qualifications to break into the outdoor industry with no prior experience.


School Trips & Youth Groups

Our experienced team are also dedicated to ensuring children and groups get the most out of their visit by helping them to positively embrace new opportunities and learning experiences.

We endeavour to ensure our activities are mapped against the National Curriculum, and provide cross curricular links, as well as developing key skills, like decision making, teamwork, and communication. The Centre holds the Learning Outside the Classroom and Adventure Mark badges, as well as an Adventure Activities Licencing Authority (AALA) licence.


Activities for all ages

Plas Menai runs a variety of action-packed activities for all ages and capabilities, they are a great way to try something new.

The centre operates numerous Clubs for all ages, they're all about having fun outdoors, learning new skills, developing confidence and making lots of new friends along the way.


Water Rescue Training 

Plas Menai also operates Water Rescue Training courses, all accredited by Rescue 3 Europe, for organisation that has employees who spend time working in or around the water, it is important they are suitably trained and hold relevant qualifications and that team members are well versed and rehearsed in how to deal with an often developing situation.


Corporate, Training and Conference, meetings & Events

The centre is also North Wales’ hub for business and training, hosting training camps, team building and corporate events to meetings and conferences. 


Our Vision

To inspire, develop and train, through operational excellence, a world class team and winning culture, for everyone to have a lifetime enjoyment of outdoor activities.


We're here for you

If there is anything you would like more information about or cannot find something on our website, please get in touch as we offer private tuition and can build bespoke courses and activity packages that suit you.

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