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.
An old monastic estate, the Abbey was once home to Sir Francis Drake. Play Tudor games or even dress up in costume of the era.
A Tudor house with free children's trail. There are costumes and baking days down at Cotehele Mill as well as a discovery centre at the Quay.
Saltram house is a place full of treasures. There's dressing up and children's trails in the house so little legs can explore.
A classically beautiful country house with quizzes and trails ideal for little legs to 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.
It's been a long wait for spring, but it's finally here. There are wonderful gardens, full of colour and rooted in history near and around the Plymouth area, where will you visit first?
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.