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Family-Friendly Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre, Caernarfon
Full day £40, half day £25

Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales, so you know that you’re in for a treat – as long as you like your outdoor activities, that is! Make sure you come prepared: you are going to need towels and swimming costumes if you want to make the most of your time here.

Get yourselves down to Caernarfon, and after you’ve taken in the majesty of the castle you can get a bit wet and wild at Plas Menai. What does the National Outdoor Centre have to offer? Well, let’s make a list:

  • Sailing
  • Wind surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Power boating
  • Water rescue
  • Paddle boarding

To put it simply, there is a lot to do here. Plas Menai provides all of the necessary equipment, so there’s no need to worry about bringing a whole load of gear with you. The highly qualified instructors make sure that everything is super safe and (perhaps more importantly) super fun.

And once you’ve tired yourselves out on the Menai Strait, you can give yourself a bit of time to rest and recuperate in the on-site café, where you can grab a nice cup of tea and a bite to eat. Lovely.


Image source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Hefin Owen

Image source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Ian Carroll 


Plas Menai is located on the banks of the Menai Straits, in between Bangor and Caernarfon. Plas Menai can be found on the A487; follow the brown signs! 

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