The days are getting shorter and there’s a chill in the air, but there’s still plenty to do in Britain’s Ocean City this weekend– including a very big bonfire to keep you warm! Here’s our top five suggestions.

Remember, remember the fifth of November

It’s Bonfire Night tonight so make sure you don’t miss the huge free event taking place on Plymouth Hoe this evening. There’s a fairground and food & drink stalls to enjoy, before the incredible bonfire is lit at 7.30pm. Then at 8pm, look into the skies as a stunning firework display is fired from the Royal Citadel.

Dine with a view

Check out the newest addition to Plymouth’s foodie scene, Ocean View Bar & Dining in the Dome building on Plymouth Hoe. With stunning panoramic views of the waterfront, sumptuous Art Deco interiors and a menu filled with fresh, seasonal produce it’s a treat for your eyes and your tastebuds!

Stretch your legs

Wrap up warm and head out to enjoy the fresh winter air! Download the free Plymouth Trails App and choose one of the many fascinating guided walks – why not investigate Plymouth’s Powerful Women with a stroll past 13 sites connecting amazing women, including a scientist and suffragist?

Child-friendly theatre trip

Little ones will love the delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man, which is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves. Its on at Theatre Royal Plymouth on Saturday 6 November with limited tickets available for the showings at 10.30am and 1.30pm.

Shop for good food and gorgeous homewares

Head to Royal William Yard for this month’s Good Food and Craft Market, taking place on Sunday 7 November from 10am to 3pm. Browse what’s on offer from some of the region’s best artisan traders, artists and makers.

Plymouth is easily accessible by train with a wide range of services running from a variety of locations within England. Although some services may require a change or two.

Travelling from London takes around 3 hours with Great Western Railway, if you're coming from the north, the trip from Manchester can take 5 hours 15 minutes. 

Alternatively, the recently renovated Night Riviera Sleeper service runs Monday – Friday and Sunday evenings. Visit for more details on times and how to book.

We recommend using to search for the fastest and best route for your journey, and book in advance for the best price. 




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