News & Events

Centre Director update: Friday 6th November 5pm

"Thank you for your patience since we ‘locked down’ for the second time this year, and in line with HM Government legislation, we have waited for clarity from a number of places to ensure our interpretation of the rules is indeed accurate. I can now confirm that the...

Centre Director update: Wednesday 4th November 12:30pm

Please note that from 5pm today the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre will be closed until we can ascertain clear guidance from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport with regards recreational watersports and therefore boat park member...

HM Government announcement Saturday 31st October

*** Please note that following the announcement by HM Government yesterday evening (31st October 2020) we will assess the official guidelines when published and establish the best way forward. *** We will make future updates both here on our website and our social...

The Lookout reopens at weekends from Saturday 7th November

We've got some news... We're delighted to announce that from Saturday 7th November The Lookout will be open each weekend for hot drinks and cakes from 10am until 3pm! As we're sure you can appreciate things may be a little different to what you're used to when...

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...