10 Things to do with the Kids in Plymouth over Half Term

10 Things to do with the Kids in Plymouth over Half Term

10 Things to do with the Kids in Plymouth over Half Term. Plymouth is packed full of great activities, family attractions and free days out. There's so much to choose from! See our list of family-friendly activities and fun things to do.

Things to do during Half Term 2024

Are you stuck for ideas on what to do with your kids in Plymouth this half term? If so, look no further; at Future Inn Plymouth, we have compiled a top 10 list of fun things to do that will keep your children entertained during the Plymouth school holidays....and they won't break the bank either.

School Holidays 2024 Plymouth

1. Dartmoor Zoological Park

Set within 30 acres of beautiful parkland, Dartmoor Zoo is the perfect adventure for young children. You will come face to face with Josie the Lion and Ben the Brown Bear, or if you prefer things that come in smaller packages, you could check out the tiny Stick Insects! So why not visit the park and learn more about our interesting planet and how to look after it?

Entry Fees (if pre-booked):
Adult £19.80
Concession £17.05
Child (3 to 15 years) £14.30
2 and under Free!
Family (4 persons, max 2 adults) £59.40

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2. Curious About Plymouth

This trail is a fantastic activity for the whole family. You will be walking around Plymouth, visiting many of the historical sights on the way! The walk is 1-2 hours long and will expand your knowledge, entertain and challenge you…not to mention it will also get your kids exercising in the open air.

Entry Fees:
£7.49 for a download, 
or £7.99 plus postage and packaging for a pre-printed booklet.

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3. National Marine Aquarium

Visit the National Marine Aquarium, the UK's largest aquarium and be amazed at their fascinating underwater world. You can experience the many fantastic displays of mesmerising marine life from across the globe, ranging from tiny seahorses to large sharks.

Entry Fees:
Adult £25.00
Concession £23.00
Child (3 to 15 years) £15.00
Under 3s are Free!

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4. Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery 

The Box in Plymouth is a vibrant cultural destination that offers exciting experiences for children. Explore interactive exhibits that bring history and art to life. The Box also hosts a range of family-friendly events, workshops, and storytelling sessions, creating an inclusive space for children to unleash their creativity and curiosity. 

Entry Fees: 

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5. West Hoe Park

Let the kids run wild in West Hoe Park! The park not only hosts a large children’s play area, but it also has a miniature railway and putting green, crazy golf, trampolines, a merry-go-round and a bouncy castle.

Entry Fees:
Free but with a small charge for crazy golf, bouncy castles, the miniature train, and the trampolines.

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6. Mount Edgcumbe

Let your kids explore nature in the woodland, beach, park and pond at Mount Edgcumbe. There is also a historic house and gardens to discover, boat trips, and an interactive sawmill. The country park is open to the public free of charge every day of the year from 8am-8pm in the summer and 8am-6pm in winter.

House Entry Fees (April to September):
Adults £9.50
Children £5.00
Concessions £7.50
Family £22.00

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7. Mount Wise Swimming Pool

You can enjoy free use of the Mount Wise Swimming Pool! It has a cool 25-foot main pool, a small paddling pool ideal for smaller children, and a separate pool for lots of fun and splashing that hosts fountains, stepping stones, a whirlpool, and a bubble pool. Open from May to September.

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8. Crownhill Fort

If you fancy an educational day out, why not visit Crownhill Fort? It is the best-preserved of Lord Palmerston’s Ring of Fire, which surrounded Plymouth during Victorian times, acting as a protective barrier for the Royal Dockyard at Devonport from fierce French attack! There are various dates throughout the year between March and September.

Entry Fees:
Adults £5.00
Children £3.00
Parking £2.50

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9. ClayArt

As a Painting Pottery Studio, ClayArt is the perfect opportunity to let your kids get creative and most likely very messy! Their many pottery items can be painted and transformed into your child’s very own artistic masterpiece.

Entry Fees:
Depends on the pottery chosen.

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10. Drakes Den

Plymouth's award-winning soft play centre is called Drakes Den. Ideal for children aged about 12 months through to pre-school years, the youngsters can crawl, climb and play. There's something for all toddlers with slides, tunnels, and even a baby area. 

Entry Fees:
Prices are dependent on age and start from £1.50-£8.25. Adults are £1.25

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Bedrooms at Future Inn Plymouth

Stay at a Famly-Friendly Hotel in Plymouth

Future Inn Plymouth has 143 rooms with everything you would expect and more for a night away. The hotel offers free parking and free WiFi to all guests. All bedrooms sleep up to four guests, including our accessible bedrooms, so they are family-friendly and ideal for groups. Plus, under 12s stay for free.

Perks include free parking and free Wi-Fi. There's a complimentary robe and slippers in your room, plus home away from home services like our guest laundry room, ice buckets, and ice machine, which you can help yourself to. There is also free entry to our small exercise room.

Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 01752 701000 or reservations.plymouth@futureinns.co.uk.

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program, where you get a member's discount rate. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant and a complimentary drink voucher. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. It's also completely free to join!

Dishes on the menu in Fishbone Restaurant

Family Friendly Restaurant in Plymouth

Fishbone Restaurant is ideal for fueling up before the event. The team serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. A homemade afternoon tea is served daily between 1pm-5pm or our set menu offers 3 courses for £25 daily. 

The children's menu is only £8.95 and offers a starter, main course, side, dessert and a drink for under 12's. Plus, under 5's eat for free with a paying adult.

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. You'll be spoilt for choice on our drinks menu, which offers well-known brands and famous local producers. Our local drink selection includes local ales and Plymouth gin. An extensive gin and mixer menu is also available, and 2 for £15 cocktails.

Hotel room service is available 24 hours a day.

Bookings can be made on 01752 701000 or fishbone@futureinns.co.uk.  Alternatively, you can book online:

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