Things to do with the family in Plymouth – Polar Bear Explorer
Polar Bears need our help, and they are bringing an important message to Plymouth this winter. Explore Plymouth, and find the 20 polar bears cubs that are hidden in shops, restaurants and other businesses.
George, the Polar Bear cub, wants you to follow the Polar Bear Explorer trail this winter. The event has been created by the National Marine Aquarium and What’s on Plymouth. And the polar bear cub sculptures can be discovered in Sutton Harbour, The Barbican and Hoe, Millbay and Royal William Yard. Follow the trail, and along the way, you will learn about how climate change is affecting George’s environment – and what you can do to help.
As a Polar Explorer, your task is to find each of the Polar Bear Cubs with their facts. Each cub will have a Bear Fact with them, telling us about the Arctic and the Oceans, how plastic is affecting their homes, and how we can all help.
There are 20 Polar Bear cubs, just like George, for you to find, hidden in Plymouth. Each bear cub has a number that matches a section of the comic strip in the Polar Bear brochure – when you find it, you will also find the missing words in the story.
Enter the competition by finding the bears and posting your completed trail form in the Artic Post Boxes at the Tourist Information Centre, Bistro Pierre or National Marine Aquarium, or submit it online. You can also share all of your Polar Bear Explorer photos using #PolarBearExplorer.
The trail maps in stores and online are entirely FREE to ensure all can take part.
The trail covers the city centre, Barbican, The Hoe, Millbay, Royal William Yard and the surrounding streets. There are a lot of picnic spots, cafes and restaurants along the way so you can take breaks and rest your feet.
Polar Bears are fascinating creatures, and we can learn so much from them. There is plenty to learn on the Polar Bear Explorer Trail, but to give you a taste of what is to come here are some facts:
Keep an eye out for the extra special Golden Polar Bear at Kaya Gallery in Southside Street, the Barbican. When you find him, take a selfie and make a pledge to do at least one thing to help the environment. Then share it on social media using #GoldenPolarPledge for your chance to win 1 of 3 WWF Polar Bear Adoption packs.
· Turn off the lights when you don’t need them
· Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth
· Walk or cycle instead of using a car
· Buy organic and local when possible
There are prizes for those who complete the trail and submit their answers. You could win:
Find 5-9 bears for your chance to win one of seven Eco-Kids starter kits. These cool sets include a lunch bag made from recycled bottles, BPA-free kids water bottle and a bamboo toothbrush.
Find 10-19 bears for your chance to win one of five VIP Behind-the-Scenes Tours at the National Marine Aquarium for one adult and one child and a £20 voucher for the NMA Waves Cafe or gift shop.
Find all 20 bears to be entered into our draw to win our top prize - a 20-inch Hybrid Theory BMX Bike along with a black Micro Deluxe Helmet, rechargeable front bike light and knee, elbow and wrist pads!
So, get your snowshoes ready to find all 20 cubs along the Plymouth Waterfront! The event runs from now to Sunday the 3rd of March 2020. Good luck!
Future Inn Plymouth is an ideal base for the family for the night offering various sized rooms including ones that can sleep up to four adults or a family. Perks include free car parking, free WiFi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 01752 701000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Plymouth City Centre is a 15-minute drive from Future Inn Plymouth. Alternatively, it would take around 30-minutes on public transport. You can also bring your bikes, as we are a cycle-friendly hotel, and it takes about 25-minutes to cycle.
Fishbone Restaurant is our family-friendly restaurant, and it is perfect for fuelling up before or after exploring. Every day the team serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. There is a wide range of beer, lager and wine on offer and a refreshing selection of soft drinks and juices too.
Under 5's always eat for free with us with a paying adult. During the school holidays, this is extended to under 12's. Children can enjoy an Omelette, Chicken Nuggets, Fish Fingers, Mini Burgers, Roast chicken and more! Plus, lots of delicious desserts and refreshments too. We welcome walk-in's, or you can book on 01752 701000, by emailing email@example.com, or online: