All the latest News From the yard

6th March

Easter Sunday wonderland returns to Plymouth’s Royal William Yard with special guests Invisible Circus.

Don’t be late for a very important date … Royal William Yard springs into action on Sunday 1st April with a Mad Hatters tea party, Easter Egg Hunt and the ever-popular Good Food Market. 

Join Alice in Wonderland and friends for a fun, lively and slightly mad tea party on the lawn…pull up a chair at the Mad Hatters table for an unforgettable experience. There’ll be an extra special appearance from street performer, Rimski's Bicycle Piano. Chase him as he brings music, entertainment and a little more madness to the Yard. This spectacular event will be delivered by the world renowned Invisible Circus, who have previously thrilled crowds at the Yard with their amazing Weekend of Wonders.

Set alongside our regular Good Food Market, which showcases some of the best food and drink that the South West has to offer.

There’ll be fun for the whole family with the Horizons Charity Easter egg hunt. Get the kids involved and join the hunt to find Eggs-citing clues to complete a mystery task to unlock a chocolatey Easter treat.

Come join in the fun from 10:00 and 15:00 on Sunday 1st April.

Book Easter Sunday lunch with the whole family at one of the fantastic restaurants overlooking the spectacular harbour. Choose from Bistrot Pierre, Las Iguanas, Ocean Studios, Prezzo, Seco Lounge, Wagamama and Wildwood, there’s something guaranteed to suit everyone.  Whist at the Yard visit our bakehouse stores, wine bar, shops and galleries.

Travelling to the Yard couldn’t be easier, via car, bus, bike, on foot or use the local ferry service. There’s plenty of pay and display parking, please remember to purchase a ticket on arrival or via the parking app.

We can’t wait to welcome everyone to Royal William Yard. Enjoy the show and don’t forget to post and tag your photos #yardlife on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

31st January

It's back - tastier than ever! The Good Food Market at Royal William Yard Returns for 2018

Good Food Market - Royal William Yard - 10-3pm - Feb 4

The award-winning Good Food Market held in Plymouth’s historic Royal William Yard, is back for 2018 starting on Sunday February 4 - just in time for Valentine’s Day! 

The much loved market, which is now a regular destination for South West ‘foodies’, will offer a host of local food and drink suppliers and producers running along the centre of the Yard through Main Street. Local produce will include delicious Valentines treats from Inky & Grace, Karen’s Cakes and Loco About Cocoa.

Emily Handslip, Director of Urban Splash said: "The Good Food market is hugely popular - a firm foodie favourite with both the Yard and wider community. It not only gives visitors a chance to try local produce, but also to explore the Yard's fantastic bars, restaurants, art galleries and retail. This year the market will move between sheltered accessible space in and around The Factory Cooperage, The Green and also Main Street."

The Good Food Market at the Yard takes place on the first Sunday of the month from 10am to 3pm, entry is FREE. There is plenty of parking and pay and display machines on hand, even better you can now pay by app via ‘paybyphone’.  Visitors are encouraged to 'think green' and travel by bus, bike or foot.

Market goers can also explore Bistrot Pierre, Wagamama, Las Iguanas, Prezzo, Seco Lounge, Wildwood, Le Vignoble, ID Fashion, Envy and Ocean Studios. If you sign up for the Yard card you can receive exclusive discounts from any of the restaurants and retailers inside Royal William Yard. Yard Card sign up can be done at https://www.royalwilliamyard.c...

8th December

Native Makers makes the Yard a wow!

On Saturday and Sunday 16/17 December, the Native Makers Christmas Market hit Royal William Yard,with a staggering range of super talented local artisan makers showcasing their fabulous crafts, with, of course, plenty of festive sparkle!

The event was housed inside the beautiful Ocean Studios building at Factory Cooperage where there was live music from Knee-Deep festival, Children's craft workshops from Plymouth College of Art, delicious Christmassy snacks from Column Bakehouse, and of course over 60 local, emerging makers. Entry was FREE and everyone was very welcome.

With giant wreaths, stunning jewellery, handmade clothes and stunning craft pieces, it was the perfect opportunity to find those extra special and unusual gifts.

And to add to the magic, our lovely local producers from our monthly Yard Good Food Market came along to entice visitors with delicious food treats.

Needless to say the event was packed with makers and shoppers enjoying one of the arguably the best places to find something local, unique and handmade in the South West.

A brilliant creative event - one for the diary for next year!