Plas Heli

The Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre .


On the 25th of September, Plas Heli will be hosting a day of activities on Glan Don beach, Pwllheli, and Plas Heli, - Hwyl yr Heli. In conjunction with local outdoor activity clubs, that will offer taster sessions in Rowing, Sailing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, etc, of an hour for children and adults, with the clubs on hand to answer any enquiry about joining the clubs.

As well as the water-based sessions, the National Trust will be on the Beach, with beach games, and a Bouncy Castle, and trampolines, as well as a face painter will be here for the youngest children. For the adults not wishing to participate in the water-based activities, The Deck, our bar and restaurant at Plas heli, will be open throughout the day, for refreshments.

There's something for everyone at Plas heli.

For more information about Hwyl yr Heli, or to register your name on one of the taster sessions, contact David or Nia at Plas Heli, on 01758 613 343.

Scroll down for FAQ's. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the minimum age to Register?

Pre-Booking is recommended for the following:

Kayaking  Age 11+
Sailing Age 8+
Rowing Age 14+
SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboarding) 8+

What is the cost?

All activities are FREE of charge.

What other activities will be available ?

There is something for all the family, no pre-booking or payment required for the following:

Bouncy Castle
Face painting
Spider Wall-Climbing
Journey on the Land Train from Pwllheli Town Centre to Plas Heli
Beach Games & Activities

 What is the date and start time?

Sunday 25th September 2016. First session starting at 10:00 am and then hourly, with the last water-based session at 3:00pm. Please make sure that you arrive at Plas Heli 15 minutes prior to your session start time.

What facilities/amenities are available?

Male and female toilet and shower facilities
Free parking facilities at the Gwynedd Council car park next to Plas Heli.

Event weekend registration – when and where?

We would recommend that you register in advance as soon as possible as spaces are limited. To register for an activity please call Plas Heli on 01758 613343.

Registration on the weekend of the event will take place at Plas Heli from 9:00am onwards. Please ensure that you arrive at the registration desk at least 15 minutes before the event takes place.

We would encourage as many of you as possible to register in advance prior to the weekend by contacting Plas Heli on 01758 613343 to avoid inconvenience for the public on the day. Participants will receive a briefing on the day by the Instructors. 

Where is the venue?

Plas Heli , Glan Y Don, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 5YT

Parking on the day?

Visitors and participants can park in the FREE Gwynedd Council Car park next to the Plas Heli Building 50 meters from the beach which is about 500m from the Leisure Centre (we have arranged for FREE parking). Bike racks will be available at the front of the building. There is also free parking available at the front of the building.

Is there a briefing on the day?

ALL participants will receive a briefing from the Instructors on the day.

What to bring?

You will receive ALL the necessary equipment from Plas Heli on the day for your chosen activity.  It is however advisable to bring spare and appropriate clothing, towel and trainers to get wet or neoprene shoes. You can also bring your own wet suite if you prefer, although some will be provided.

I want to watch the activities- what advice can you give me on where to watch it?

There is a spectator area on the 1st and 2nd Floor of Plas Heli where you can overlook the beach activities. 

Is there anywhere we can have a bite to eat and a drink?

The Bar and Café at the Deck Plas Heli, will be serving food and drink for your convenience during the day.

How can I get in touch with you, the organiser?

Please read the FAQ’s and if you have any un-answered questions please contact us at: or 01758 613343.


By completing the Entry form you abide by the following:

I declare that I am fit and healthy to take part in the event. I will not hold the event organizer responsible for any injury or loss. I understand that the final decision on whether or not the event will go ahead on the day is that of the event organiser Plas Heli Cyf and instructors, who will be made aware of any medical conditions. 

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Contact Information

Plas Heli Cyf Glany Don, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 5YT

Bar:        01758 614 442
Office:   01758 613 343 - Please note: the telephone is not manned and your enquiries would be attended to more efficiently if you send an e-mail to the appropriate department see contact us here

Company Registration No. 08082514
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