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.

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, as well as 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 and a new trail too.

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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.

Children enjoying a picnic at Lanhydrock

Top things to do at Lanhydrock in May half term

From family trails in the house, walks in the garden and miles of cycle trails, here are some ideas for your days out at Lanhydrock this May half term.

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Plymbridge Woods family cycle trail

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

Mother and daughter rockpooling in Wembury

Rook-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.