This Art Deco lido was opened in 1935 (It was closed between 1992 and 2004) and situated by the Plymouth Sound. The lido received Grade II Listed Building status in 1998 when it undergound an extensive renovation.
The Lido is only opened between May and September.
Equipment: Swim gear
Plymouth Argyle were founded in 1886 and turned professional in 1903. The club takes it’s nickname from the English religious group that left Plymouth onboard the mayflower for the New World in 1620.
Plymouth Argyle play their games at the Home Park stadium, the original ground was destroyed by German bombers during the Second World War and renovated in 2001.
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Home Park, Plymouth PL2 3DQ
Located in Central Park
Plymouth Pavillions is a great place for a rainy day. There is a sizeable ice skating rink here & a fun swimming pool with fountains, flumes Jacuzzi etc.
I learnt to skate here about 9 years ago. We went mid week & had the rink to pretty much ourselves, phone before going to make sure you dont end up with a school group.
Equipment: Skates provided, bring your own swim suit though.
There are at least 2 ski centres in Devon, one smaller one in Torquay & the larger John Nike Ski centre in Plymouth.
The photo if of the Plymouth ski centre, they also teach snowboarding here & have recently added a toboggan run and an area you can slide down one of the slopes on huge tubes.
There are 3 slopes, a nursery slope behind the bar with no lift. An intermediate one which also has moguls which are great fun, but a horrid drag lift & the largest one you can see in the photo, which has a button lift.
Equipment: You need Gloves, long sleeved trousers & shirt, all else will be provided.
This is not a cheap hobby, check the web site below for current prices.
A dry ski slope , actually three, in the middle of Plymouth. They have equipment for hire, and the instructors are good for a laugh as well as being very professional and friendly.
A private teaching session will set you back about 25GBP, though a group tutor will cost you about 10GBP each lesson.
Also, if you are already competent, they have open session nights, where you can come along and just go... Approx 8-10GBP a night of about four hours, depending on if you are bringing your own equipment.
Equipment: Ski & Snowboarding & Snowblading & Tobogganing is all on offer. If you have your own equipment, bring it. If not, their rates are reasonable.
Bring a pair of full finger gloves as they will not let you on the slopes without them.
Wrap up warm, they are on a very exposed slope, with a great view of the Plym Valley and river, so also bring a camera.
Plymouth is a major port with numerous reputable beaches in the vicinity or in near-by Cornwall. No matter what your taste, there will be a watersport available to you.
Equipment: Your own transport as some of the places can be difficult to get to. Of course, you should bring your own equipment if you want to do stuff by yourself, though there are many hire companies around in Plymouth.
If you need any help, give me a shout, and I will look it up for you.
Plymouth Albion r Plymouth's main rugby team.I recently bought two of their Away Rugby shirts which is classic! Soon to be updated with a picture of it,i also bought one for my 2 1/2 year old.