A Fabulous Summer in Plymouth

Friday 4th August, 2017|Category: News

There are lots of fabulous activities to keep the whole family entertained over the Summer holidays. To celebrate, Plymouth has launched a #SummerInPlymouth competition, where the winner will receive tickets to a number of top attractions. To enter, all you need to do is post your best holiday snaps using the hashtag #SummerInPlymouth, it couldn’t be simpler! For full details, click here.

The region has so much to offer, our friends at the Devon Association of Tourist Attractions have created a guide to family fun that really will make you wish that the summer was longer, take a look here. You can also view local events by date using their fab online calendar!

Here are some of our favourite events taking place over the Summer, the following details were provided by the organisers of each event. If you would like to view our full events calendar, please click here.

27th July-3rd September – National Marine Aquarium – Ocean Aliens

This Summer Holiday here at the National Marine Aquarium we are boldly going where we’ve never been before… to the deep ocean to explore the world of Ocean Aliens!

Throughout the whole of the Summer Holiday there will be a spacey new Summer Show showcasing the cosmic creatures of the deep. Visitors will become deep sea explorers as they learn about the challenges of going down into the deep ocean, what they will find there and how humans use the deep sea.

As well as the Spacey new show, there will be a cosmic creature trail around the building as well as our daily dive shows, talks and feeds, this Summer Holiday at the Aquarium will be out of this world! Come and join ‘LOOLA’ our curious visitor from outer space in the search for more ocean aliens! To visit the Aquarium website, please click here.

7th August - Weird and wonderful Wembury

Join the Wild About Plymouth team for a couple of hours out at Wembury!

See some weird and wonderful natural history specimens and enjoy some quick and easy fishy things to make!

Then, if you wish, you can join in with one of Wembury Marine Centre’s ‘Rockpool Safaris’.

The Wild About Plymouth event is free and there is no need to book. For full details, click here.

Wild About Plymouth
Wild About Plymouth (WAP) is a family-friendly natural history group that is open to anyone in the Plymouth area. It is led by enthusiastic experts from Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery with support from Plymouth University and a range of other partners.

Here are some photos we have taken whilst spending many a day at Wembury beach, isn’t it just beautiful?!

20th August - Park Fest

As well as the usual park activities from football, tennis, table tennis and rugby we are taking over Devonport Park with a full day of Live Music, inflatables, market stalls, story telling and a whole host of entertainment!

Devon Wildlife Trust
Plymouth City Museum

Food and Drink
Edward’s Fudge Kitchen
Delicious Dartmoor
Event Bouncy Castle Hire

Dida Jewellery & Scarves

Event Bouncy Castle Hire
Archery Assualt
Stiltskin’s Soapbox Children’s Theatre

Click here for full details.

23rd August – Craft with Clay

Can you make a character that would fit in with Beryl Cook’s famous curvy ladies?

Sculpt your own clay figure in this fun family workshop. You can even take your creation home to paint.

At 12.30pm there’s an optional FREE visit to our Beryl Cook exhibition, so you can compare your masterpieces with the ones we have on display!
£2.50 per child.

Accompanying adult goes free.

Click here for full details and to book your place.

If you are travelling to Plymouth for the holiday’s and are looking for a beautiful independent hotel then call 01752 275850 to speak to a member of our Reception team, we look forward to welcoming you to Britain’s Ocean City.

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