There's plenty to enjoy in Plymouth this weekend. 

Salute our Armed Forces at the popular family event - Plymouth Armed Forces Day. Head to a Caribbean themed family fun day at Mount Edgcumbe, or try a Plymouth Gin Tour at the famous Blackfriars Distillery. 

Check out our five suggestions for this weekend in Plymouth.

Salute our Armed Forces

Plymouth Armed Forces Day will be returning on Saturday 25 June 2022, with an exciting day for all the family to enjoy, and celebrate our military and all the great work they do. 

Head to Plymouth Hoe for a day filled with excitement and fun, all for free. 

​Starting at 9.10am with an RAF and Allied Forces memorial service, Armed Forces Day will officially open at 10am and run until 10.30pm, with plenty of activities, displays, parades and live music to enjoy. 

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Transport yourself to the tropics

Held at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park on Sunday 26 June, the Caribbean Family Fun Day hosts a variety of music and dancing, caribbean street food, children's entertainment and more. 

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Grab your friends for a Summer Garden Party

Are you ready for the ultimate Summer Garden Party?

Bring your friends along to Dartmoor Zoo on Saturday 25 June from 5.30pm to 9.30pm for an evening of fun and frolics! 

Tickets for this exclusive adults-only event cost £25 per person and include zoo entry, a welcome drink, live concert band, a sumptuous hog roast (vegetarian and vegan option available), dessert, plus the opportunity to see their amazing animals after hours as the sun sets.

As part of the event, there will also be a silent auction with some fantastic ‘one-off’ prizes and a fundraising raffle, as well as animal talks by the presentation and zoo keeper team.

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Take a Gin tour

Black Friars Distillery, the working home of Plymouth Gin since 1793, is the oldest working gin distillery in England. Take a guided tour and learn about the art of making the world-famous Plymouth Gin, enjoy a tutored tasting of the range and then relax in the Refectory cocktail lounge – the ultimate place to enjoy a cocktail and where the Pilgrims are said to have spent their last night before setting sail in the Mayflower to the New World.

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Hire a bike and see the sights

Hire a bike and see the sights of Plymouth with friends or family. Grab your bike hire from Coypool P&R  - with all the accessories you could need to get you and your family out on wheels.  You can also check out the unmanned 24/7 bike hire via the Donkey Bike App at other City locations.

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