Plymouth is home to some incredible attractions, with something for everyone in the family to enjoy
Explore britian's ocean city with the family
Plymouth is home to some incredible attractions, with something for everyone in the family to enjoy – from the UK’s largest aquarium to outdoor pools and exciting museums. And if getting outdoors is your thing then the coastline to either side of Plymouth into Devon and Cornwall is peppered with some of the country’s most envied beaches and romantic hidden coves, and just on the edge of Plymouth, you’ll find one of the finest and largest national parks in Britain – Dartmoor!
For The History Lovers
Plymouth has an interesting and varied history, and there are some fascinating local sites to be visited in the area dating from the 15th century onwards such as the famous Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrims set sail in 1620.
Within Plymouth, you’ll also find 37 ancient monuments including boundary stones, milestones and other markers which add great interest to the local heritage landscape. Our landmark and trail guides offer a great day for those interested in re-living Plymouth’s past or download the free Plymouth Trails app.
For a deep dive into the city’s history, make sure to visit The Box – Plymouth’s museum, art gallery and cultural centre which is home to thousands of fascinating objects.
Arts & Culture
Plymouth prides itself on its arts & culture, hosting many exhibitions and events throughout the year in the great range of galleries. The city was home to famous artists including Beryl Cook, whose work was often comical, picturing people whom she encountered in everyday life as well as one of Britain’s most infamous painters Robert Lenkiewicz whose work still exists on the walls of buildings within The Barbican.
For the thrill seekers
Looking for a family friendly day out? Take a trip beneath the waves at the National Marine Aquarium where you’ll meet more than 4,000 sea creatures, or go for a walk on the wild side at Dartmoor Zoo.
Being on the coastline of Devon, Plymouth has a number of marinas with incredible views and some offering an array of places to eat and attractions to give you that sense of a real coastal holiday experience. The surrounding towns and villages of Plymouth have some of the most spectacular sandy beaches, perfect for basking in the sun, water sports or crab fishing.
With all this and more, Plymouth provides family friendly and group friendly attractions so you’ll never be short of something to do.