Plymouth is the perfect place to visit for a family break this summer. With a whole host of all-weather attractions, great cultural events and stunning natural spaces, there’s something for family members of all ages to enjoy!

To celebrate all that’s brilliant about Britain’s Ocean City, we’ve launched our #SummerInPlymouth competition – so you could win an overnight stay in Future Inn Plymouth, dinner at Bella Italia, a family trip to the National Marine Aquarium and a voucher for a fantastic show at the Barbican Theatre. 

We’d also love to see your photos of you enjoying an amazing #SummerInPlymouth, so make sure you share them with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. For some inspiration, check out our Family Friendly itinerary, or discover Plymouth’s top attractions

Enter the #SummerInPlymouth competition here

Future Inn BedroomFuture Inn Plymouth

There are lots of perks to staying at Future Inn Plymouth.  All of the 143 bedrooms are spacious, and even the twin rooms give you two double beds with all the modern amenities you would expect of an upscale hotel.  All of the rooms are finished with authentic Canadian furniture with en-suite bathrooms.  Perks include free parking, free Wi-Fi, complimentary bathrobe and slippers, vegan toiletries, and bottled water in your room.  Plus, home away from home services like a guest laundry room, wine glasses, ice-buckets and an ice machine, a fruit basket on each floor that you can help yourself too, as well as a small exercise room.

Fishbone Bar & Restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening a-la-carte dining and traditional roasts on Sundays.  All of the food is homemade on site and uses fresh and local products, meaning that if you need a vegan or gluten-free menu or have an allergy, they can accommodate. Plus, under 5’s eat for free with a paying adult. It is often used for a family celebration, catch up with friends, those having a client meeting or an intimate dinner for two.

Barbican Theatre's Le Navet Bete's Three Musketeers at Plymouth AthenaeumBarbican Theatre - Le Navet Bete's The Three Musketeers at Plymouth Athenaeum

Barbican Theatre bring Le Navet Bete’s brand new comedy adventure, The Three Musketeers, to The Plymouth Athenaeum this summer.

Join Devon's funniest foursome as they bring their inimitable and (of course) bonkers tour to Plymouth. With just four actors and over 40 this will be their most hilariously chaotic adventure yet! Expect plenty of heroics, romance, tests of friendship and defeating the baddies. And some BMX bikes and fizzy pop. Naturally.

The Three Musketeers is produced by the award-winning creators of smash-hit show Dracula: The Bloody Truth and directed by comedy legend John Nicholson (who also directed our recent smash-hit Christmas productions of Aladdin and A Christmas Carol)

Tickets are great value at £17 concessions, £19 full or buy 2 full + 2 under 16s for £68.

The show runs at The Plymouth Athenaeum from 31 July to 17 August at 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Age guidance 7+

Bella Italia's Cacio e Pepe Bella Italia Plymouth

Go from summer in Plymouth to summer in Italy!

Bella Italia captures the best things about Italy and the best thing is – they’re right on your doorstep! Pick from one of two Plymouth locations, with a menu full of traditional, tasty dishes made with Italian ingredients. Their latest menu features 30 new dishes, plus they’re super allergy-friendly too.  Whether it’s a romantic meal for two, a family gathering or just great conversation and a catch-up with friends- Bella is the place to be. Enjoy guaranteed fantastic food, welcoming service and warm Italian hospitality. Plus you can try their new click and collect service, and pick up your favourites to enjoy in the park.

Sample a real treat this summer, and join us for a taste of Italy – you’ll find them next to the Theatre Royal and at the Barbican Leisure Park. Head over there for the perfect summer day out!

Check out the menu.

National Marine AquariumNational Marine Aquarium

The National Marine Aquarium is the largest Aquarium in the UK. Run by an Ocean Conservation charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean. Their fun and engaging Ocean experts are always on hand to make sure you have a fantastic and inspiring experience. 

Your Aquarium visit will take you around the world’s ocean. From the cold waters of Plymouth Sound all the way to the warm Great Barrier Reef and everywhere in between! With over 4,000 animals to meet, hourly talks, shows and feeds there’s something for everyone at the National Marine Aquarium on Plymouth’s historic waterfront.

Future Inn Plymouth
Standard Double Bedroom at Future Inn Plymouth

Future Inn hotel Plymouth is a 4* equivalent hotel which offers large spacious bedrooms with huge Canadian beds, with complimentary robes and slippers for all guests, free parking and free wi-fi. It is a popular wedding venue, conference and event centre and serves homemade British and fish dishes in Fishbone Bar & Restaurant.

Le Navet Bete's The Three Musketeers
Le Navet Bete's The Three Musketeers

From Le Navet Bete, Exeter Northcott Theatre associates and award-winning creators of smash-hit show Dracula: The Bloody Truth, comes a hilarious new comedy adventure that will have you rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside.

National Marine Aquarium
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Close up of a Sea Turtle at National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, UK

Visit the UK's largest Aquarium and be amazed by our fascinating underwater world and how we all play a part in conserving it. The National Marine Aquarium is a registered charity committed to promoting a sympathetic understanding of the sea.



  1. Zat
    Plymouth could be on my staycation list this summer for the family.Something for everyone, especially love the aquarium.
  2. Maddie
    National Marine Aquarium

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