20 Best Things To Do In Plymouth Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Plymouth

A coastal paradise awaits! There are lots of exciting things to do in Plymouth, as one of the largest towns in Devon, so let’s dive in!

You don’t have to get wet to explore the ocean around you. You don’t have to get wet to discover what hides in the depths of the sea - the National Marine Aquarium can take you there! Home to sand sharks, nurse sharks, eagle rays and hundreds more wonderful underwater creatures, it’s perfect for family day out. Don’t believe us? Check out how Ali and her 3 boys found their visit in this review of the National Marine Aquarium.

Next up, let’s meet some of the most exostic animals that live on dry land at Dartmoor Zoological Par - there’s more than 200 of them! Fancy something a bit quirky to do in Plymouth? Take a ride on Plymouth Miniature Steam.

Depending on the time of year, you can either strap on your skates for a turn around the Plymouth Pavilions Ice Rink or step into your cossie for a dip in the Tinside Lido. Either way, there are lots of activities to enjoy.

Up for a day trip from Plymouth? Go and explore Mount Edgcumbe - there you’ll find beautiful gardens with interactive features such as 'bat cam' for spotting bats; boat trips to Plymouth can be arranged. 

Surrounded by golden sands, as you can see, Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city with lots of attractions, activities and entertainment to keep you busy. No time to waste - go and explore!

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Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

The Plymouth Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Plymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

On The Plymouth Mystery Treasure Trail, the sunny city has become a hot house for paranoia and you're the team of agents to uncover the truth. Leave...

Outside view of Merchant's House Museum in Plymouth

Merchant's House Museum

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Currently closed for conservation work until further notice. Today, the Merchant's House Museum is the largest and finest surviving example of a late...

Studio at ClayArt in Plymouth

ClayArt

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Give these pots a lick of paint and create something beautiful at ClayArt, Plymouth. Take a break from your busy schedule and get crafting with your...

Outside view of Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has permanent galleries with extensive collections in fine art, decorative art, human history (including archaeo...

Plymouth Pavilions Ice Rink

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Plymouth Pavilions Ice Rink offers a classic family ice skating experience on a spacious rink with good quality skate hire ranging from children's' s...

Street on the Curious About Plymouth tour

Curious About Plymouth

  • Plymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Plymouth gives an exciting glimpse into what makes this historic maritime city what it is. Our two unique walks can be enjoyed separate...

Boy playing golf at West Hoe Park in Plymouth

West Hoe Park

  • Plymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

West Hoe Park is a park with a large childrens play area, a miniature railway and putting green, crazy golf, trampolines, merry-go-round and bouncy c...

People swimming at Tinside Lido in Plymouth

Tinside Lido

  • Plymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Tinside Lido is an open air sea water lido, so the temperature is naturally lower than usual and wetsuit style costumes are best for the small ones....

National Marine Aquarium

National Marine Aquarium

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Experience life under the sea as you meet more than 4000 weird and wonderful creatures at the UK’s largest aquarium, National Marine Aquarium. There...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Plymouth

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Even if it's chucking it down with rain, the cinema is a brilliant day out for all the family. Jump into movie magic at Vue Plymouth, where you’ll fi...

Tenpin Plymouth

Tenpin Plymouth

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Stroll down memory lane and find yourself at Tenpin, Plymouth. Introduce your family to an activity that you played as a child, and show them why bow...

Outdoor swimming pool at Mount Wise Swimming Pool in Plymouth

Mount Wise Swimming Pool

  • Plymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The free Mount Wise Swimming Pool has a cool 25 foot main pool plus a small paddling pool ideal for younger children and a separate fun packed activi...

Inside of Mount Edgcumbe in Torpoint

Mount Edgcumbe

  • Torpoint
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Mount Edgcumbe offers a selection of beautiful gardens with interactive features such as 'bat cam' for spotting bats of an evening, a sawmill with hi...

Basketball and air bag area in Super Tramp Plymouth

Super Tramp Plymouth

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

With over 30 years of experience, Super Tramp, Plymouth know what they’re talking about when it comes to bouncing! Aside from the classic jump around...

Ski slope at Plymouth Ski Centre

Plymouth Ski Centre

  • Plymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

With 3 awesome slopes to choose from including the longest artificial slope in the South West, Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre is the perfect place...

Some of the computers at Player Ready in Plymouth

Player Ready Plymouth

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Looking for a great day out in Plymouth that all the family can enjoy? Head to Player Ready VR Gaming Centre, and take your pick from loads of awesom...

Families exploring Crownhill Fort in Plymouth

Crownhill Fort

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Crownhill Fort is the best preserved of Lord Palmerston's Ring of Fire which surrounded Plymouth in Victorian times, dramatically protecting the Roya...

The North Pole Express at Plym Valley Railway in Plymouth

Plym Valley Railway

  • Plymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

AtPlym Valley Railway, we have rebuilt a 1.5 mile section of the ex Great Western branch line from Marsh Mills to Plym Bridge. The line used to run f...

Indoor soft play and cafe area at 123 Jump Play Centre Plymouth

123 Jump Play Centre Plymouth

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Plymouth's 123 Jump Play Centre has a fantastic play-frame, an enormous inflatable, an indoor football pitch and a zone just for toddlers. At 19,000...

Man climbing at Clip n Climb Plymouth

Clip n Climb Plymouth

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

With 38 indoor climbing walls Clip ‘n Climb Plymouth is the biggest Clip ‘n Climb centre in the UK. If you're up for an action-packed day the whole f...

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