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National Marine Park Big Blue Splash

Plymouth Sound
National Marine Park Big Blue Splash


Free to attend

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Coming Soon! The National Marine Park’s Big Blue Splash!! 

Here in Plymouth, we have a lot to celebrate, including our beautiful and special coast line and exciting Marine Park status! On the 23 and 24 July we will proudly mark this fantastic fact with a bumper weekend of FREE activities for all to enjoy!

Perhaps you would like to have a go at paddleboarding or kayaking? Or how about sailing or jetskiing? You could join us for a group sea swim or snorkel, take a heritage tour or art class or simply clear your mind with a yoga class looking over the sea. 

Add to this performances, music, demos, food, and much, much more happening all across the city making this a bumper weekend to remember! Our aim is to create a lasting connection between the people of Plymouth and their Marine Park through memorable and fun experiences. You don’t need to be super confident in the water in order to join in however, as you can either take advantage of one of our introductory sessions aimed at those new to it all, or enjoy one of the many activities back on dry land! There is something for everyone at The Big Blue Splash.

Get it in your diaries and, importantly, keep your eyes peeled for the announcement for when these activities go live to book, because once they're gone, they're gone! 


Taster sessions out on the water will include stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, guided snorkelling, open water swimming and even SUP yoga – the ultimate test of balance with yoga on a paddle board.

On shore activities include rock pooling, art workshops, the chance to try e-bikes and even plogging – a combination of jogging and litter picking that's beneficial for wellbeing and for the environment.

Where is it?

Activities will take place at Tinside Lido, the Hoe Foreshore, Mount Edgcumbe, Mount Batten and at Firestone Bay.

How to book

All the details about how to book will be announced soon – keep an eye on the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park (@plymsoundnmp) social channels for the latest updates.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund

The Big Blue Splash event has been funded through the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park Heritage Horizon Award, which has been made possible with a £9.5 million grant from the Heritage Fund, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.

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Season (23 July 2022 - 24 July 2022)

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