Festive Days out

This Christmas immerse yourself in an underwater world

The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth is the perfect place to experience the wonders of the Ocean in a safe and fun way this winter. Dive into the Ocean and meet over 4,000 marine animals throughout your tour from coastal waters to tropical seas. All tickets come with a free year pass. 

Buckland Abbey

Discovery, tranquillity and history – an ancient gem in the Tavy Valley landscape

The cider house and main abbey gardens and the estate walks at Buckland Abbey are open; you’ll need to book tickets online or by calling 0344 249 1895 by 3pm the day before your visit. 

Saltram House

A house full of treasures, stories & intrigue.

The garden at Saltram is open and you’ll need to book tickets online or by calling 0344 249 1895 by 3pm the day before your visit. 


An atmospheric Tudor house with Medieval roots

The garden at Cotehele is now open. You'll need to book your tickets online or by calling 0344 249 1895 by 3pm the day before your visit.

The Gingerbread Man

8 Dec -  9 Jan '21 Theatre Royal Plymouth

Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea! Come and see the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man who finds his feet fast and sets off on the journey of a lifetime!


£ 10.99

Antony House

18th-Century house set within a magnificent landscape garden.

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. The garden, car park and toilet facilities are open. You'll need to book your tickets by 3pm on the day before your visit.

Wonder Nights

10 Dec - 10 Jan '21 - Mount Edgcumbe

The World of Make Believe is the vision of Michael Weedon, who spent 5 years crafting intricate minature homes and Children’s author Michael Walter, who created a unique story behind each character.


For the first time ever – Wonder Nights has brought the entire collection together to be viewed in the natural context of a grade-one listed formal garden. Join us and be led on a truly unique story based adventure this Christmas!

Prices vary

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The Box 

Lots to enjoy online and in person as The Box gets ready for Christmas

Lots to enjoy from The Box this December, including; a series of online conversations involving its curators, festive activities and the relaunch of a research bursary.

12 Dec - 3 Jan '21 Theatre Royal Plymouth

Christmas at

Dartmoor Zoo

Christmas Trail

Saturday 21st December until Sunday 5th January 

During the School holidays take part in our FREE* Christmas Trail around the Zoo. *normal Zoo admission applies.  ‘Santa is delivering a new animal at Dartmoor Zoo. Head out around the park to find the hidden letter on the Christmas Trees to spell out the new arrival! Once you have found all the letters head to the restaurant to collect your prize’  

Boxing Day

Visit Dartmoor Zoo on Boxing Day to see our resident big cats receive their very special Christmas Treats. Along with other festive enrichment activities and talks.

Children's Hospice South West

11 - 13 December

We are delighted to announce that Santas on the Run is back for 2020 but not as you know it… it's going freestyle!

After a challenging year, we want to spread festive cheer in our Christmas gear and bring smiles to children and families across the South West.