Take a day trip to historic Plymouth and experience a fun packed day exploring the great attractions and maritime history of this great city in South Devon.
There are a number of family friendly attractions as well as art galleries, museums and leisure complexes to enjoy.
Take a trip to The National Maritime Aquarium and see what lies beneath the waves. It is the largest aquarium in the country and as such boasts an impressive number of displays and over 4000 animals. A visit here will take you on a journey across the oceans. From the shores of Plymouth Sound to the coral reefs on the other side of the globe. Get up close with sharks, sting rays, octopuses, jellyfish and turtles. And you ticket is valid for 12 months, ideal as there will be something different to see on every visit.
If you want to experience some culture then you’ll be spoilt for choice in Plymouth. The Box is the city’s new museum packed with awesome permanent displays as well as an art gallery and even a a full-size woolly mammoth replica. The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art has a great collection of contemporary pieces. Or find out more about the famous ship at The Mayflower Museum. Set over three floors it explores the story of the voyage of the Pilgrims and their journey aboard the Mayflower to the New World.
If seeing the natural environment is more your thing the coastline in either direction is well worth a visit. Head to Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse and you can choose to head across the boarder into Cornwall or go east and stay in Devon. The South West Coast Path is a wonderful route to explore in this area. Inland from Plymouth is Dartmoor National Park. An ideal place to stop off for a fix of green open space whilst on your way back to your holiday park accommodation.
Take your swimmers and you can enjoy a family fun trip to the Tinside Lido. It is set in a beautiful location overlooking the sea at the tip of Plymouth Hoe. Voted one of the top 10 best outdoor pools in Europe, Tinside Lido is an attraction not to be missed.
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