Even with unpredictable weather there are still opportunities to get out and explore near Plymouth. There are big and small houses full of treasures; and with children’s trails you can uncover hidden history everywhere. Here are a few to choose from nearby; please check individual places for opening times.
We can’t guarantee the sunshine at Cotehele but we can provide a fun-time whatever the weather.
If the weather takes a turn then take shelter in the home of the Carew Pole family. They've lived on this site for over six hundred years so there's no rush.
There's so much to do even on a rainy day at Buckland. From craft workshops to dressing up as a Tudor, come along and discover a great day out at the Abbey.
Saltram house is a place full of treasures. There's dressing up and children's trails in the house so little legs can explore.
The ultimate Victorian country house, there are 50 rooms to explore including a warren of of kitchens and servant's quarters. Mini explorers can follow the free children's trail around the house.
One of the oldest houses in Cornwall, legend says the roof is dented because a dragon once sat on it. This small house has dressing up and chances to have a go at rag-rug making.
Autumn is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the colours, collect conkers and play with the leaves. There are plenty of great outdoor spaces near Plymouth to stretch those legs this autumn.
The area around Plymouth is full of perfect walks. With sandy beaches and wonderful woods, why not take a look?
There's a whole host of delicious cafés and delicate tea-rooms close to Plymouth. Hearty soups and traditional tea await.