Relax & Play

You can’t help but fall in love with the Yard, but it’s what’s going on that brings the place alive - Yard Life is that rich tapestry! You can get fit, chill out, try water sports, shop for great produce or watch a great film.  All this with the ever changing backdrop of the Sea - it can be fast or slow, it’s all Yard Life.

Health & well being

There's no better way to rejuvenate, re-energise and get inspired than exploring the Yard and what we have to offer.

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Try stand-up paddleboarding

Explore the coastline by renting a paddleboard from Firestone Arches or book in for an guided excursion from day to night.

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Walk the coast path

​Take a stroll along the famous South West Coast Path and descend the stunning steps from Devil's Point into the Yard.

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Swim in the tidal pool

Take a dip in the tidal swimming pool at Firestone Bay, accessible from The Yard, and swim surrounded by spectacular views of Plymouth Sound.

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Charter a sailing boat

Working with Cremyll Keel Boats, Royal William Yard offers you the unique experience of chartering your own classic sailing boat for corporate or private use.

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History tours

Royal William Yard is steeped in history. There is a different story to be told around every corner you turn.

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Culture and Exhibitions

Throughout the year we have cultural performances at Royal William Yard from Invisible Circus’ street entertainers, wall dancers, Barbican Theatres ‘Bard in the Yard’ and Plymouth Art Centre's Open Air Cinema and more.

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Ashtanga Yoga

Sat 16th Feb

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Wellness Season: Relax & Unwind Massage and Meditation

Sat 16th Feb

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Seco Weekly Quiz

Mon 18th Feb

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Sunset through the grand entrance at #RoyalWilliamYard
Love in the air this week at #royalwilliamyard and there is still time to make plans for this Thursday. We have all your favourites on offer to make your evening extra special with your loved one. From streak frites, creme brûlée, duck donburi, melting chocolate bomb, sea bass, churros and an endless supply of your favourite cocktails and wines. #Valentines #ValentinesMeal
Our healthy mind workshops start this week as part of of #wellnessseason of events. Join Sally Potter of @pottersaloft, a solution focused Hypnotherapist, to discover why stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, can all add up to a feeling of being out of control. If you'd like to understand why, and begin to get things back on track, this workshop is for you. There will be a short optional hypnosis session at the end of the workshop.
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£10 per person including a free download of a relaxation track. Book through, our website, Facebook event or via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-brain-two-minds-managing-stress-in-the-modern-world-tickets-55603000070.
Location: Mills Bakery Meeting Room, Mills Bakery Building, Royal William Yard.
This Saturday is National Pizza Day and to celebrate @love_prezzo based in our Mills Bakery building are offering 30% off their tasty Italian pizzas.#nationalpizzaday
A little mindfuleating from @wagamama_uk -  prawn raisukaree curry. Squeeze l the fresh lime. smell the fragrant coconut + citrus aroma. then crunch on colourful peppers + tender prawns #mindfuleating #wellnessseason #yardlife
Treat yourself or someone special to a few hours of indulgence and relaxation at Yard salon - @yokethesalon. Offering the ultimate pampering and #wellness experience, YOKE is dedicated to creating beautiful hair without compromising on its condition or on the environment, using only the best products. With a range of luxurious treatments available, YOKE is offering new clients 15% off a cut and colour on their first visit. With gift vouchers available it can also make a great treat for a loved one this Valentines Day. #WellnessSeason #ValentinesTreat #YardLife
Give the gift of an experience
or hand selected item this #ValentinesDay. The Yard is home to high-end fashion retailer @identityfashion.online, jewellery maker @clare_elizabeth_kilgour of @u.n.i.t.f.i.f.t.e.e.n workshops, a host of artists from @martinbushfineart to @mfielding9022 and local retailers including @levignoble and @makeat140, visitors are guaranteed to find a Valentines gift with a difference. For those looking to go the extra mile, while not share a new experience with a loved one. #ShopHere #YardLife
As we continue our season of health and wellness we are launching a series of events and activities designed to nourish the mind, body and soul. From yoga, Indian head massage and mindfulness sessions, to @south_west_sup paddle boarding, high intensity workouts and healthy eating, so we can all truly banish the winter blues.

Our resident Japanese restaurant @wagamama_uk is encouraging diners to talk more openly to one another and take time out to lose themselves in a mindfulness colouring exercise.

Whether you stroll along the @southwestcoastpath, run up the Yard’s infamous 50 steps, take a bracing dive in the local tidal pool, join a @karen_ashtanga_yoga class or try a @jazzerciseplymouth fitness session, there are plenty of activities coming up over the next few months. Check out our Facebook page or website for more information. #RelaxHere #YardLife #OpenMouthsOpenMinds
Start the new year by enjoying the return of our regular market this Sunday 10-3pm, for the first time in 2019. Launching with some delicious treats from our regular traders and special gifts perfect for your loved ones this coming Valentines Day. #YardLife #market #valentinesday

The award-winning Good Food and Craft Market will take place in its new winter home at the Yard’s historic Melville Building.  With market traders located outside our iconic Melville building, in the Melville courtyard and our Arts and crafts traders will be located inside the ground floor of Melville.

Visitors will be able to purchase the freshest local produce from the South West’s top suppliers and unique arts and crafts by artisan makers, while also having the opportunity to explore one of the Yard’s oldest buildings. The Melville building was previously the central administration centre for the Royal Navy Victualling Board.