News & Events

Laughter and learning in Outdoor Education

Like all activities and outdoor education centres, when we closed our doors in March, we had absolutely no idea that nearly seven months on, we would still not be back up and running to how we normally would at this time of year. However, unlike many counterparts...

Swimmer assisted ashore by project partner members

Due to the quick thinking and open water swim training supplied by one of our partners, Making Waves Together, a potential tragedy was avoided in Plymouth Sound recently. Swimmers, Anna and Sara, assisted another swimmer who was in difficulty safely ashore, called the...

Four-year Apprenticeship includes the importance of water safety

Twenty four enthusiastic Princess Yachts first year apprentices have just completed an action-packed programme of team-bonding and leadership development here at the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre. Following Covid-secure guidelines the Centre delivered...

Centre welcomes RMA Gig Club’s Cockleshell to her new home

We were delighted to welcome the RMA Gig Club's Cockleshell to her new home here at the Centre on Monday 21st September. From the RMA Gig Club: On a beautiful Monday morning, the RMA Gig Club took possession of their new wooden pilot gig boat, "Cockleshell" and...

‘Spirit of Hope’ for Plymouth families

Late last week, the team at the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre received a call from kayak storage member, and local charity champion, Steve Whiteway, about a story that he had seen about a Dad who had learnt to swim so he could enjoy water based...

Kandas you are an inspiration!

It was our absolute pleasure to welcome Kandas and Fatima to the Centre on Friday 10th July for the father and daughter duo to enjoy a kayaking session in partnership with Making Waves Together. You can read the full story here...

On water sessions available this weekend (11/12th July)

*** UPDATE 1750 Thursday 9th July *** WOW! You really are as keen as we all are to get back out on the water and because of that ALL sessions for this coming weekend are now FULLY BOOKED! We'll be announcing times and dates of future sessions very soon. Thank you for...

Centre Director update 15th May 2020: Boat and Kayak Access

Following the updated guidance issued by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on Wednesday of this week which was then cascaded down and interpreted from the HM Government road map mention in the Prime Minister’s address last Sunday, there have been...

Centre Director Update Wednesday 13th May 2020

"I am reviewing this rapidly evolving and changing situation in consultation with numerous authorities, governing bodies and in line with current yet evolving legislative guidance and will do so across the coming days but in order to ensure the safety of EVERYONE as...