What's on Guide: Summer

What's on Guide: Summer

With life getting busier every week and new events taking place throughout the summer, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this season’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…

What: National Marine Aquarium Boat Trips

Where: Setting off from Shepherds Wharf (behind the NMA)

When:  Various dates 7th April - 13th October 2018

What better why to connect us with our Oceans than going out on them! Join the NMA on a boat trip exploring the famous Plymouth Sound. Discover the wonders of the ocean, learn about its habitat and the animals that live and visit it. Come with our team of Marine Biologists and Ocean Conservationists to explore the history and nature of Plymouth’s stunning natural harbour.


What: Family Films on the Big Screen

Where: The Piazza, Plymouth City Centre

When: 23rd and 30th August 2018 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Buckle up for an exciting adventure with this year's fantastic schedule of blockbusters on the big screen. Peter Rabbit- the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own contemporary comedy with attitude. The Greatest Showman- The original musical that celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.


What: Behind the Scenes VIP Tour at the National Marine Aquarium

Where: National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

When: Various dates 5th March – 31st December 2018

What's a day in the life of the aquarium really like? Discover the science behind the scenes and how we care for our creatures at the National Marine Aquarium. The V.I.P Behind the Scenes Tours run three times a day on weekends and every day in School Holidays, and is available for anyone over 8 years old.


What: The Squiggly Wiggly Giant Squid

Where: Royal William Yard, Plymouth

When:  6th May – 30th September 2018, Monday - Sunday, 10am – 9pm

Cast your net and see if you can capture the giant squid’s six sea creature friends that have escaped the harbour and are playing hide and seek. Collect your free trail passport from any cafes and restaurants in the Yard, find all its friends and collect six letters to spell a nautical word and claim your reward.


What: Plymouth Treasure Hunt 2018

Where: Around Plymouth

When: 28th July – 30th September 2018

This is the greatest treasure hunt you will ever do and the aim is to raise some money for St Luke's Hospice. You will need to solve puzzles, crack codes, complete challenges, decipher riddles, and read maps. Every clue is unique. There are many, many great prizes up for grabs from numerous donations from across Plymouth.


What: Pimms & Picnics Garden Party

Where: Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park

When: 22nd – 23rd September 2018

Imagine mystical woodlands, smugglers' coves and a historic mansion built nearly 100 years before the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth to America - it's the perfect setting for a magical garden party that will charm and delight during every moment of the day. A packed programme of entertainment to delight the whole family will be running throughout the weekend so be prepared to spend the whole day in this idyllic setting - bring the picnic blanket and let the surprises commence!   


What: A Day at the Races - Newton Abbot Racecourse

Where: Newton Abbot Racecourse

When: Various dates throughout the summer

Enjoy a day to remember at Newton Abbot Racecourse. Whether you're a regular at the races or a horseracing novice, you're guaranteed great racing and great fun! Tickets are priced at just £12 for Course Enclosure or £19 for Paddock Enclosure.


What: Discovery Bugs Summer Science Camp

Where: Tavy Lodge Scout Hall

When: Throughout July and August 2018

Calling all curious kids to come and join us for a whole day of scientific discovery! There are so many different summer camp science sessions on offer this summer. Venture into space, nature or the clouds with a session for everybody.

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