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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Plymouth

A costal paradise awaits! As one of the largest towns in Devon, there are lots of things to do in Plymouth.

Surrounded by golden sands, it’s a vibrant waterfront city with lots of attractions, activities and entertainment to keep you busy.

The Merchant’s House Museum provides a window into the lives of those from the 17th century. The seven rooms take you through different themes such as transport and the Victorian era, and the house itself is a stark visual reminder of a time gone by.

Over in The Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery you can see an extensive collection of fine art, natural history and archeology. Many of the exhibitions are hands-on, giving children the chance to get interactive plus there’s a family gallery trail you can print off and follow.

If you enjoy a good trail the Curious About Plymouth Treasure Hunt will be right up your street. Choose one of two themes and then get together as a family to follow clues and solve puzzles as you make your way around this maritime port and discover so much more on this Plymouth family day out.

You don’t have to get wet to explore the ocean around you. At the National Marine Aquarium you can take a look into the wondrous world of the Atlantic Ocean where you can see sand sharks, nurse sharks and watch eagle rays dance under the water.

Depending on the time of year you visit, 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!

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Cobbaton Combat Collection

  • Umberleigh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cobbaton Combat Collection is the largest private military collection in the South West, with more than 60 combat vehicles, plus a variety of weapons...

Bear Town

  • Cullompton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

If your little ones love make-believe and play time, then they’ll love it at Bear Town in Cullompton! A fantastic role play centre with plenty to do...

The Bear Trail

  • Cullompton
  • Outdoor
  • Climbing

The Bear Trail has one priority above all: get muddy! This is a lovely outdoor adventure trail which gives kids (of all ages!) a space to invent, pus...

Raze the Roof Indoor Play Centre

  • Penryn
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Raze the Roof calls all kids for an action packed day of indoor play, laser games and scrumptious treats! Try the vertical drop slide and four lane a...

Yaraks Bird of Prey

  • Cullompton
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Yarak's Bird of Prey is a rural centre which houses approximately 35 birds. This may be a small number but owners believe that this allows them to gi...

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  • Ottery St Mary
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Come learn about the native wildlife, get stuck in the crazy maze, and marvel at the magnificent Anglo-Saxon village, all set in the 220 acres of par...

Wall in the Hall

  • Tiverton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Climbing

Whether the kids want to learn to climb by themselves or with you, Wall in the Hall has a session to suit your needs. It doesn't matter if you have a...

Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • Laser Tag

Exeter Segways The laser tag at Exeter Laser is played on almost exactly the same atmospheric territory as the paintball so the only element missing...



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Tiverton Museum

  • Tiverton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Tiverton Museum is a family friendly museum that offers free entry to accompanied children aged 16 and under, making for an interesting (but inexpens...

North Devon Falconry

  • Newton Tracey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Enjoy a day hunting with their trained Harris' hawks in some of the UK's most beautiful countryside. You will receive a brief lesson in handling this...

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  • South Molton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Are you looking for that special day out with an extra little buzz? Visit the world's largest Honeybee exhibition: BeeWorld at Quince Honey Farm! The...

Tiverton Castle

  • Tiverton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Tiverton Castle is a wonderfully atmospheric castle to visit, with a 3 acre garden to explore, and plenty for the whole family to see and do. You can...

Trebah Gardens

  • Falmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Trebah Gardens You and yours can discover the magic of this charming Cornish valley garden with over 4m of scenic footpaths to ramble along, adventur...

Mount Hawke Skate Park

  • Truro
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Mount Hawke Skate Park is one of the longest running skate parks in the country, and is contained in a purpose built ‘Dutch Barn' style building that...

Thorn Golf Centre

  • Sidmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

9 holes of Crazy Golf with miniature structures and intriguing looking hazards to make this simple putting game a little trickier and more interestin...

Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre

  • Bideford
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Enjoy an outdoor activity programme to meet all of your needs, whether you are a family looking for an exciting adventurous day together, or wanting...

BF Adventure

  • Penryn
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Over 60 acres of land, including three former granite quarries, BF Adventure are all about outdoor adventures. That means canoeing, climbing, kayakin...

Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre

  • South Molton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Rock and Rapid Adventures are based in North Devon. The aim is to provide a quality bespoke service to their clients as well as offering exciting and...

The Donkey Sanctuary

  • Sidmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth is a registered charity that provides sanctuary from suffering to donkeys and mules worldwide. They are open from...

Monsters Mansion

  • Tiverton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Monsters Mansion is an indoor soft play and party centre. You can bring your children and pay to play, whilst you enjoy a full lunch or simply a spec...

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