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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!

Find your perfect day out

Knightshayes

  • Tiverton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Ready to go on an adventure? Head down to Knightshayes in Devon, a grand mansion packed full of all sorts of treasures and beautiful collections. Plu...

Alpaca Trekking with Bearhouse Alpacas

  • Sidbury
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Alpaca Trekking With Bearhouse Alpacas is a working alpaca stud farm not far from the seaside resort of Sidmouth. It is situated in the Roncombe Vall...

Coverack Beach

  • Coverack
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for crystal clear blue waters and a lovely sandy rocky shore? Then head down to Coverack Beach in Cornwall, where you’ll find a fan...

St Agnes Beaches

  • Truro
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

St Agnes Beaches St Agnes is blessed with 4 quite individual beaches, so for an epic beach day you can explore the lot or pick and choose between the...

Diggerland Devon3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Collumpton
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

If your youngins dream of operating their very own digger, then Diggerland Devon offers exactly what it says on the tin with plenty of action-packed...

Chapel Porth beach

  • Truro
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore Chapel Porth beach in Cornwall, a naturally exposed beach that’s at the mercy of the elements, so take caution when going for a paddle.  Take...

Coverack Windsurfing Centre

  • Helston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Coverack Windsurfing Centre offers sessions and courses to suit all standards, from non-residential day courses to courses spanning several days, so...

Funderzone Indoor Soft Play Centre

  • Barnstaple
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Funderzone Indoor Soft Play Centre is for children from toddlers to 12 year olds. Activities for all ages, babies and toddlers have their very own pl...



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Rock Park

  • Barnstaple
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Rock Park offers active kids a skatepark and adventure play area with swings, slides, sandpit and several cool climbing frames. You can also enjoy a...

North Devon Leisure Centre

  • Barnstaple
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

North Devon Leisure Centre has standard swimming facilities with 1m and 3m Springboards. The 5m currently out of use. There is a learner pool too, fo...

Porthtowan Beach

  • Truro
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore Porthtowan beach in Cornwall, a great sandy beach that’s perfect for a family trip, plus there’s even a lifeguard service in the summer, perf...

Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

  • Barnstaple
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon has collections and displays that cover the natural and human history of North Devon. Highlights include the...

Barnstaple Heritage Centre

  • Barnstaple
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Barnstaple Heritage Centre offers great entertainment for the whole family, with a fantastic hands on, interactive exhibition, games and quizzes, bra...

Stithians Lake Country Park

  • Redruth
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Stithians Lake Country Park Stithians Lake in Cornwall offers a variety of activities on the water. There is certainly plenty to do at this scenic la...

Cornish Riding Holidays

  • Redruth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Cornish Riding Holidays is a family run business started in 1984 and run by Janet Dallimore and her daughter Karen Trezise. All ages and abilities ar...

Cornwall Gold

  • Redruth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

There's so much to do at Cornwall Gold - with more than 18 acres to explore in the heart of Cornwall's mining landscape. There is Piskie Panning whic...

Lets Go!

  • Barnstaple
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Please note that the skate rink will be temporarily closed until December 2018.  Lets Go is a super entertainment complex housing a state of the art...

The Camel Centre

  • Helston
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

The Camel Centre is a farm with a difference. As well as Welsh black cattle and sheep this organic farm is home to a hard of Bactrian camels. It is l...

Roar Jungle Play

  • Redruth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Come and hear your little ones roar at Roar Jungle Play, Cornwall. Set your animals free in a play area as fun, as wild, and as colourful as the jung...

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