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Bala Adventure & Watersports

Bala Adventure & Watersports

  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
  • Royal Yachting Association
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Outdoor Pursuits Centre



We have some of the most qualified and experienced coaches in Britain, with all the latest equipment to make your time with us both enjoyable and unforgettable. Great people, great location, great kit.

Come to us to develop your skills and qualifications, or use our facilities for the sheer fun of it. Try a half day taster course in any activity, or take a fully accredited training course. You can even mix and match activities. We specialise in small groups for the best coaching experience, whether you’re an absolute beginner or an expert seeking to extend yourself to the limit.

Windsurfing - Windsurfing on Bala Lake is continually growing in popularity - our windsurfing courses allow you to use the newest equipment in a safe environment. The centre is a HYFLY demonstration centre so you will be able to use the equipment made available by HYFLY. Our instructors will give you the right level of tuition to get you on the board and to experience this great sport confidently. For those who have had a go before, we will be able to help you improve your existing skills and develop new ones. Our staff are always keen to give advice both on and off the water and are usually available for one-to-one coaching if required. Our equipment is available for hire to the more experienced sailor.

Kayaking/Canoeing - Beginner or expert can enjoy the ideal location of Bala Watersports for an introduction to the sport on Bala Lake or experience the challenging rapids of the local world-class white-water course.

Our resident coaches cover the entire spectrum of the British Canoe Association syllabus.

Sailing - Sailing courses are run accourding to the royal yachting association guidlines. Bookings can be made over the phone or via our online booking facility.

Branwen trips, why not explore the lake and use the steam train to get back to Bala or sail back.

Rock Climbing/Abseiling - North Wales offers some of the best climbing in the country and you will be able to experience some of the spectacular locations. Under the close supervision of our instructors you can enjoy some great challenges and the personal achievement of getting to the top.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired


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Plan route to Bala Adventure and Watersports using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 922355  Lat: 52.90644 Long: -3.60330

Drive through the town of Bala. Bala Adventure and Watersports has a brown tourism sign directing you to the car park at the northern end of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake)

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 30 miles from Wrexham station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • slate

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
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