Summer holiday adventures around Plymouth

Picnics, beaches, games, trails in houses woodlands, gardens and parkland. There's something to keep everyone entertained around Plymouth during the summer holidays.

Make a daisy chain at Chartwell

Summer of fun at Antony

Take a relaxing walk along a border in full bloom, entertain the kids with a host of activities from raft building to den building and indulge in a cream tea in beautiful surrounds.

Explore the Buckland Abbey estate

Here comes the summer

Whatever the weather, a day full of family fun awaits at Buckland Abbey. Whether you head out on an estate trail, dress up like a Tudor or create a special souvenir at a craft workshop, there's plenty to enjoy all summer long.

Three children playing swords and shields on the grass circle at Cotehele, Cornwall

Summer fun at Cotehele

There are plenty of adventures to be had at Cotehele this summer. Join us for antique sword holding, pond dipping, making swords and shields, trails, milling and games as well as the adventure playground, estate and quayside to explore.

Two girls fill in trail booklets in the sunshine

Expedition; Saltram 

Calling all explorers, come and enjoy some thrilling family fun with Expedition Saltram. Become a brave explorer like Monty in an exclusive new adventure through the gardens.

A family walking through the parkland towards Lanhydrock House in Cornwall

Family time at Lanhydrock

If you're visiting with the family then there are many adventures in store for you here. From trails to treks, find out why Lanhydrock is a firm family favourite.

Family times cycling the trails at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Pedal power at Lanhydrock

Whatever your experience as a cyclist, there's bound to be a trail to suit at Lanhydrock. Enjoy the ride through woodland and choose from a range of flat or hillier routes.

children creating wild art in the garden

Summer fun at Tintagel Old Post Office

From archaeology, photography and craft activities to creating wild art or potting up plants in the garden, an action-packed summer is planned at Tintagel Old Post Office. Follow the family trail to learn about six hundred years of history or dress as a Victorian to look the part.

Hunting for bugs

Come out to play

Playful times in the garden hunting for clues helps us look after this sea-side gem.

A view towards Sunny Cove from the coast path

Nearby South Devon beaches

The area around Mill Bay provides sandy retreats and coves away from the busier beaches. Hidden gems that are perfect for resting a while when walking the coast path, or to spend the day and build sand castles, or discover rock pools.

Coast path explorers Wembury trail

Wembury Trail for families

Make your walks more fun and pop in and see the car park rangers at Wembury to get a free Coast Path Explorer Trail.

Discover creepy critters in the rock pools

Rockpooling at South Milton Sands

Check the tide times and discover an amazing, underwater world as the sea goes out. The pools here are teeming with life such as limpets, sea anemones, crabs and starfish, see what you can find hiding among the rocks.

The Walkers Hut at East Soar Outdoor Experience provides hot drinks, snacks and cakes

East Soar Outdoor Experience

East Soar Outdoor Experience is situated on a National Trust farm in South Devon. Close to Salcombe, the location offers children and young people an outdoor experience that will stay with them.