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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Seco Weekly Quiz

Mon 22nd Apr

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Stand Up Paddle-boarding Club Night

Tue 23rd Apr

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Wed 24th Apr

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Do you want to see how the Squiggly Wiggly Squid and sea creature friends came to life as drawn by illustrator @jiantillustration. Swipe right to watch the video 🦑 Returning to #royalwilliamyard on Sunday 5th May. #squidlife
Pop corn at the ready we have some great news.... the dates of our open air cinema in partnership with @plymartscinema have been announced for Thursday 12th, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September at Royal William Yard. 🍿🎥🥡 What films would you like to see? #YardLife
Relax here.... This tranquil view is from our Western King steps that link us to the @southwestcoastpath looking towards our Clarence Building. Repost from local #photographer and #royalwilliamyard fab @richwphotos 📸
Hello hanami with @wagamama_uk. Karakuchi pairing offering a dry taste found in sake or asahi super dry the first beer created to perfectly complement the delicate flavours of japanese cuisine. Making it the perfect sip for spicy sides lovers. say kanpai (cheers) to hanami with perfectly paired sides at #wagamama in #royalwilliamyard
Guess who is set to make a big splash again this summer... 🦑. The Squiggly Wiggly Giant Squid is set to return from deep in the ocean, to take pride of place on the lawn 🦑. As the Yard’s first acoustic art installation, the Giant Squid is set to make its welcome return to the Yard on Sunday 5th May, alongside the popular Good Food and Craft Market. To celebrate its arrival, children are invited to colour in their own underwater creations at the Guardhouse with illustrator and Squid Trail designer, Jack Viant. 
As well as welcoming back the Giant Squid, visitors on 5th May will also have the opportunity to shop, eat and drink to their heart’s content at the Yard’s popular Good Food and Craft Market. Running from 10am-3pm on the lawn, Main Street and into the Melville Building, the market attracts some of the region’s top artisan makers as well as the region’s finest food and drink producers and vendors. #yardlife
Here are some videos from today encase you missed all the action from @invisible.circus. @msmerlinhulahooper bringing her Disco Hoop workshop, @felicityfootloose aerial acrobats, @darryljcarrington comedy juggling and the main man himself @doc_francisco #YardLife.
Thanks to @carolmasseytropicskincare for the hoola videos
A huge thank you to everyone who visited our Good Food & Craft Market today to see The @invisible.circus. We hope you all had a great day, we love seeing all your photos of our performers, your circus craft creations and yummy market treats, feel free to tag us @royalwilliamyd. #YardLife
Some amazing seasonal produce from our Good Food & Craft Market today. From fresh #hotcrossbuns to #easteregg cakes and doughnuts from @karenscakesdevon and @doughnutaddictuk. The hot food and drink was very welcome from @thebigkebabski @trailer_maid  @lemonjellievents @worldpizzaplymouth @the_marshmallowman. thanks @hevallaa and @the_bozzenator for pics. We will be back on May 5th. #YardLife
Roll up... roll up.... here are the showtimes for this Sunday’s Good Food & Craft Market with The Invisible Circus (scroll across or check out our story). Join us to see all these amazing performers against the back drop of our regular Royal William Yard market bringing the best local artisan produce and crafts. #YardLife