As we look forward to another bank holiday weekend, there’s plenty of great places to visit for fabulous food or enjoyable activities. Here’s our top five to help you make the most of your bank holiday weekend.


Cinema under the stars

Saltram House, Plymouth Open-Air Cinema - 29 April to 1 May 2022

An outdoor cinema experience like no other, Saltram House is a stunning setting for the perfect night of cinematic escapism under the open sky!

Tickets are still available for West Side Story on Friday and Rocketman on Sunday. Selling fast, so don’t delay.

Picnics are welcome, but Crew Coffee will be on-site serving delicious snacks, sweet treats and indulgent hot drinks.

Click here for booking details.

Take in the sea air

Enjoy a day out at Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park, where you will find plenty of space for children to run around and explore the stunning gardens. Enjoy a family picnic by the water finished off with a delicious ice cream. Use the hop on and off ferry service, by Plymouth Boat Trips, which links the three iconic destinations on the water - The Barbican, Royal William Yard and Mount Edgcumbe.

If you’re feeling pecking after all that fresh air, why not hop over to The Hook & Line at Royal William Yard, for some freshly caught seafood or traditional fish and chips.

Shopping with refreshments

As the weather is turning warmer, why not take a leisurely shopping trip into Plymouth’s city centre and spruce up your summer wardrobe, or maybe get some holiday essentials. Drake Circus has a great choice of top brands and high street stores, whereas the Barbican and Royal William Yard offers more independent boutiques.

Enjoy some refreshments along the way, with an afternoon tea at the Treasury Lounge Bar and restaurant or Caribbean delights at Turtle Bay, finishing off with a delicious cocktail.

Enjoy some seafood delights

Make the most of Britain’s Ocean City, and enjoy some of the fruits of the sea.

Here’s a few of our favourites to try with family and friends: Kuku, set in a Grade II listed building, Kuku serves up contemporary Japanese cuisine and is a great place to enjoy fresh fish and seafood in a different way.

Platters Seafood Restaurant, inside this cosy Barbican restaurant you can enjoy great tasting crispy battered fish and chips to seafood pasta and paella.

The Boathouse Café, tucked in the fisherman’s arches near the Mayflower Steps, you can enjoy wonderful fresh fish and shellfish, caught by their own day boats.

Rockfish, situated between the Plymouth Fish Market and the National Marine Aquarium, visit their new outdoor Sardine Bar, opening on 30 April, perfect place to share great seafood, drinks and good times with friends over looking Plymouth Sound.

Get Creative!

As part of #PrintinAction2022, Real Ideas Organisation are hosting a Screen Printing workshop this Sunday at Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard!
In this workshop you will be introduced to textile screen printing using paper cut stencils and water-based textile inks. You will learn how to screen print onto cotton creating colour stencil designs. The tutor will demonstrate the technique of screen printing, colour mixing, repeat printing and how to heat seal your printed fabric using a heat press once completed. Click here to book now to avoid disappointment! 

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