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Don’t let lockdown get you down, we may be under tighter restrictions to slow the spread of Coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck at home twiddling your thumbs. We’ve pulled together a top 10 list of things that you can still do in Plymouth this November.


1. You can still enjoy the great outdoors

Lockdown means that a lot of things are off the table, but you are still able to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors for a daily dose of fresh air and exercise. With so many great parks and places to enjoy the great outdoors in Plymouth you can still enjoy some much needed relaxation time outside over the next few weeks. Find a new park or seaside spot for your next stroll and explore somewhere new.


2. You can still shop locally

Non-essential retail shops may be shut during lockdown, but you can still shop locally. Whether that’s in person for your must have items like food, toiletries or homeware or with local shops online for click and collect or delivery for those non-essential essentials! is full of great ideas and a really handy directory to help you find a local shop to provide what you need. So don’t let lockdown get you down and put a dampener on the Christmas shopping, shop locally from the comfort of your home and support your favourite Plymouth stores.


3. You can still get into the festive spirit

National lockdown doesn’t need to mean a delay on getting festive. With the darker evenings and chill in the air you can still start to get into the festive spirit. Why not spend some time thinking about the perfect gifts for your loved ones this year and drawing up a list of what you plan to buy them. And for yourself and your family start a jar filled with all the things you can’t wait to do in Plymouth once lockdown restrictions are eased, a ready-made Christmas present filled with ideas of great days out and things to do together for the year ahead.


4. You can still enjoy some great experiences

The next few weeks may mean that you can’t get out and about to experience things in person, but you can still enjoy some amazing Plymouth experiences from the comfort of your sofa. Check out what places like the National Marine Aquarium and The Box have planned and join in with some virtual fun.


5. You can still eat from some of your favourite places

Though restaurants, cafes and bars are closed right now many are offering delivery, take away and click and collect services, meaning you can still enjoy amazing locally made food and drink at home from your favourite places. Check out to find out what’s available and how to place your order.


6. You can still see the Christmas lights

There may not be a big event to mark the Christmas lights being turned on this year, but you can still see the Christmas lights in Plymouth, lending the streets a bit of festive sparkle in the city centre and along the Barbican. So you can still enjoy a bit of Christmas sparkle this winter if you’re taking an evening stroll for your daily dose of exercise during lockdown.


7. You can still support your favourite high street stores

Though your favourite fashion, accessory and non-essential stores may be closed, you can still support them by pledging to shop locally. From buying online or via click and collect to buying a gift voucher or pledging to support and shop local once stores are allowed to reopen you can still support Plymouth’s fantastic shops during November. Why not share your favourite businesses with your friends and family and help them discover some new favourite places with the help of


8. You can still have fun with your friends

Though we can’t be together as groups in person, you can still have fun with your friends. Why not organise a virtual dinner party or drink and order in from your favourite place to share a virtual meal with friends and family during lockdown. Zoom quizzes don’t need to make a come-back (unless you really want them to) but virtual Christmas buffets may be the way forward, and it means you get the best pick of the food table! If you prefer in person catch ups remember that you can only meet with one person from another household outside, so you can meet for a walk or outdoor exercise with one friend or family member, or with members of your own household.


9. You can still make a difference to people that need it

Christmas is the time for giving, and with many people facing hard times this year, you can still make a difference to people in Plymouth that need help during lockdown. Whether you choose to volunteer your time, donate or simply be kind to someone that needs it you can still make a positive difference to your fellow janners. A number of local charities are providing support and help in many different ways from foodbanks to supporting those who are isolating or are in need of help due to the pandemic or existing circumstances.


10. You can still find new places in Plymouth to enjoy

Lockdown measures may mean that you’re inside more over the coming weeks, but it means you’ll have plenty of time to research and find out about new places and experiences in Plymouth that you can plan to enjoy once restrictions are eased. From finally eating at that restaurant you’ve heard good things about, to planning a holiday at home with a stay in one of our great hotels, Stand Up Paddleboarding lessons, an adventure to Drake’s Island or booking tickets to explore The Box and its amazing exhibits, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make a plan to explore new things to enjoy.



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