Category: Things to do

As spring edges ever closer there is plenty of fun to be had in Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City this March. 

Celebrate Mother's Day, the 200th anniversary of the RNLI, Easter and so much more this month.

Take a peek at some of our highlights to look forward to in Plymouth this month. 


Good Food and Craft Market 

The monthly Good Food and Craft Market returns to the Melville building and Courtyard at the Royal William Yard.

Head to the yard and check out the freshly made food on offer, as well as handmade goods from local traders at the popular market which runs throughout the day on Sunday 3 March. 


200th RNLI Anniversary Celebrations 

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the RNLI at the Royal William Yard.

Throughout Sunday 3 March several free events are taking place to commemorate the occasion, including the opportunity to go onboard an RNLI boat.

The lifeboats and their crew will welcome visitors on board throughout the day before the flotilla sets sail for a procession – accompanied by a rescue helicopter - across the Hoe to close the event.

Find out more about the RNLI 200th Anniversary Celebrations 


Mother's Day Celebrations 

Celebrate Mother's Day in Plymouth this year on Sunday March 10. With an array of upcoming events, offers and experiences, Britain's Ocean City is the perfect place to commemorate the occasion.

Take a walk by the seaside, experience wildlife for free at Dartmoor Zoo or dine out with some limited-edition offers. 

Discover Mother's Day inspiration in Plymouth. 


Popular pizza chain opens at The Barcode

Monday 11 March will see sourdough pizza pioneers Franco Manca open a new restaurant at Drake Circus, The Barcode in Plymouth city centre. Celebrating their handmade dough, the pizza place boasts a variety of pizzas to choose from, whether it be the classic margherita, to decadent truffle, smoked burrata and wild mushrooms.

The menu also includes a range of light bites, sharing platters, salads, and mouthwatering desserts such as the fan-favourite homemade tiramisù.


Planet Ocean at The Box 

Head to Plymouth's award-winning museum The Box, from Saturday 16 March for their new exhibition, in association with the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park, Planet Ocean. 

The exhibition will use the overarching themes of plankton, pollution, people and the planet to share facts, key findings, objects and stories with the ambition to inspire hope in the face of the climate crisis and empower everyone who visits to become ocean advocates.


Mount Batten Tower Open Day 

Explore the historic Mount Batten Tower this March at its open day on Sunday 17 March. Pop across the water to the Mount Batten peninsula and explore the fascinating tower which will be open from 11am until 2pm on the day. Entry to the tower is free, however visitors are warned that a maximum of 25 people are allowed in the tower at any one time, therefore the volunteer team will ensure that any queues are kept to a minimum.

Find out more about the Mount Batten Tower Open Day.


Plymouth Brick Festival

A celebration of all things Lego is coming to Plymouth Life Centre this Sunday 17 March. The Plymouth Brick Festival always proves to be a popular family occasion, with live lego building competitons, brick build displays, new and retired lego sets plus so much more making it the ultimate lego experience!

Booking tickets in advance is advised as demand is always high for the festval.


Easter Holidays

Enjoy Easter in Plymouth with plenty of exciting things to do throughout the holidays. From exciting Easter-themed trails to Easter roast dinners and attractions, there's plenty to keep the whole family entertained for the holidays. 

Check out things to do in Plymouth during the Easter Holidays. 

Easter Trail on The Barbican

Discover the full event calendar for March in Plymouth.


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  1. Chelsy
    Wow, it's very interesting!

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