What's on in May half term near Plymouth

Lighter evenings, warmer days (finally) means making the most of great outdoor spaces on our doorstep near Plymouth. Getting outside and discovering nature has wonderful health benefits for all the family, as well as being a fun adventure. See what you and your mini adventure seekers can do this half term in and around the Plymouth area.

Two children run across the green lawn

May half term adventures 

Come rain or shine, this half term we're on an adventure. Are you ready to explore?

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Half term family fun at Buckland Abbey

There's so much for all the family to enjoy this spring at Buckland Abbey. From crafts to trails, walks to dressing up, it's a great place for an adventure.

Six children playing by the pond at Cotehele, Cornwall

May half-term fun at Cotehele

This May half term there will be lots of fun for all the family to enjoy at Cotehele, including making bee homes and a free trail through the garden.

Kids cycling

Plymbridge Woods family cycle trail

Follow the old Great Westen Railway track on this exciting cycle trail through Plymbridge Woods.

Children building a den in the woods

May half-term

There are plenty of trails and workshops to keep families entertained this May half-term including seed planting & den building. Outdoors, young sleuths can take up the challenge of the Nature Detective Trail.

Mother and daughter rockpooling in Wembury

Rock-pooling at Wembury

One of the best places in the country for a spot of rockpooling, the rock pools here are teeming with life such as limpets, sea anemones, crabs and starfish.


Moorland, woods, cycle trails, historic houses, gardens and coast are all close to this maritime city.