Summer holiday activities near Plymouth

With the long stretch of the summer holidays, find out what’s on offer at National Trust places in and around the Plymouth area. With walks, cycle routes, picnic spots and gardens to explore, take your pick for your family’s summer adventure.

View of the gate in the summer garden from behind leaves

Summer gardens near Plymouth 

Summer has taken a hold of our gardens near Plymouth. Here are some places to explore this colourful season.

A family enjoy the beach at Poldhu Cove

Family friendly beaches in Cornwall 

There are lots of beaches to explore in Cornwall, here are some that are family friendly and ideal to spend your holidays making memories.

Cyclists cycling through Plymbridge

Cycle routes and trails near Plymouth 

Near Plymouth there are cycle trails for all abilities, great for getting active and making the most of the amazing countryside near the city.

Dog-friendly walking at Lanhydrock

Summer walks near Plymouth 

There are woodland paths, coastal walks and garden strolls wandering through the great countryside of Devon. With so many trails and pathways to choose, you can find your perfect walk.

Family enjoying a picnic

Places to picnic in Cornwall 

Sunny beaches, shady gardens, secluded coves: Cornwall is filled with perfect picnic spots. Here are just a few suggestions.

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Places to visit in the South West 

Find out which other places in the South West are open by county, and how to book to visit.

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 135 gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.