RNLI - Barmouth Lifeboat Station

Welcome to our Visits page.
We'd like to show you some of the enjoyable visits to Barmouth Lifeboat Station

Some recent visits



Barmouth Brownies learn about Sea Safety

Seventeen young members of the Barmouth Brownies were invited to Barmouth RNLI Boathouse on 18th April to complete their Sea Safety badge, an event facilitated by Lifeboat Visits Officer Wendy Cleaver. 

Crew Member Rob Williams, whose daughter, Bethan, is a Barmouth brownie, led the event with the help of crew member Daryl James.

But it wasn’t just about dangers at sea, the Brownies also had to identify the danger that water presents in lakes, ponds, and swimming baths, and the meanings of the various signs and flags associated with water safety were explained to them.

After discussing and answering questions about different types of pollution, the children learnt the Water Safety Code, S.A.F.E:


After a very enjoyable session, each Brownie was given a carrier bag displaying the S.A.F.E. code together with a Lifeboat ‘Stay Safe’ magazine, some water safety puzzles, and a certificate of completion.

The following week they received their Sea Safety badges to sew onto their Brownie uniforms.

The boathouse was an excellent location for this project, with the well-equipped crew room providing the perfect environment for the children to work in small groups learning about the importance of sea safety.


Grove Primary School Wolverhampton visits Barmouth RNLI

Today we held our first fundraising event, a good old cake sale, this will carry on for the next couple of days and is only the first in a string of events we intend to hold over the next few months. I have attached a few photos for you to use on your website if you so wish, all of the children have written permission at school for the pictures to be used. By the time we come to visit with the next years year six children we hope to bring you a nice full bucket back. I will keep you posted on progress and send photos of each event as and when they happen.

Best wishes from all who came on the visit from Grove Primary school Wolverhampton

Priestley Smith School for the Blind and Partially sighted visit Barmouth RNLI

The Thank you letters below were all written in braille. The children really enjoyed themselves looking round the station, going on the boats and trying on the crew kit.

Below are some pictures from their visit and also their school display. You can click on each picture to make it larger

Round Table Sea Kayak Challenge to raise money for the RNLI - April 27th

At approximately 1600hrs today Tuesday 27th April, Nick Fleet and Jonathan Sykes who had arrived by kayak visited Barmouth lifeboat station.

Nick Fleet is from North Wales Round Table and along with Jonathan Sykes is taking part in the Round Table Sea Kayak Challenge to raise money for the RNLI. The RNLI is the Round Tables Presidents Charity of the Year and the funds raised will be going towards training new crew. The energetic kayakers began their journey at 0.600hrs on 27th April 2011 at Aberystwyth RNLI paddled to Borth RNLI Station, Aberdovey RNLI Station and then visited Barmouth.

After a brief visit to Barmouth their intention was to paddle as far north as they could, depending on the conditions, hopefully reaching Shell Island before dusk. Their journey will continue tomorrow morning with the aim of visiting Criccieth and Pwllhelli calling at the RNLI Lifeboat Stations and finishing their challenge at Abersoch RNLI Lifeboat Station some time on Thursday 28th April. Their fund raising is going well at the moment, with pledges still to come.

If anyone would like to donate then please use the following ‘justgiving’ link. http://www.justgiving.com/Colwyn-Bay-RNLI

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Ysgol y Clogau - 18th January 2011

The children from Ysgol y Clogau were the first school to visit Barmouth Lifeboat Station this year.Their visit coincided with the return of the Moira Barrie to the station after a major refit and the departure of the Mary Margaret the relief lifeboat.The children spent a wonderful day on the beach watching the lifeboats being launched and recovered and were able to experience at first hand how the boat crew and shore crew work together. Mike Jones the head launcher watched by Colin the Talus driver, explained how the Talus is attached to the boat ready for launching. This process requires skill, training, team work and good judgement. On Thursday 27th January the pupils of Ysgol y Clogau dressed up as pirates and spent the day fundraising for the RNLI. Thanks to their enthusiasm, cake making and competitions they raised a fantastic £120 for which everyone at Barmouth Lifeboat Station says a huge thank you.

Below are some pictures from their visit and also their fundraising day. You can click on each picture to make it larger