Out and About: October

Dine at the 


If you want to celebrate or are after a special treat that you’ll never forget, then our new Dine at the Aquarium night is perfect for you! Relax and unwind in front of our huge exhibits. With a delicious four course meal and wine, this VIP experience is too good to miss.

Dates throughout October.

Click the link to find out more.

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.

Dartmoor Zoo: Home of 'We Bought A Zoo'

Fantastic family fun just 15 minutes from Plymouth

In 2006 the Mee family purchased the struggling Dartmoor Wildlife Park, reopening as Dartmoor Zoo in 2007. Zoo Director, Benjamin Mee recorded the family’s story in his book, “We Bought a Zoo” which was made into a movie of the same name starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson in 2012.

Set in 33 acres of beautiful woodland just 20 minutes from Plymouth, Dartmoor Zoo features the largest collection of Big Cats in the region including African Lions, Amur Tigers, Jaguar and Cheetah. Visitors will also find Iberian Wolves, European Brown Bears, South American Tapir, Ostrich, Meerkats, Otters, Monkeys and much more.

Mount Edgcumbe

Make Memories at Mount Edgcumbe, Britain’s Historic Park by the Sea

Explore the coastline, discover our trails, segway around the grounds and take some time out browsing in our shopping village or refresh in one of the café or restaurant.

Kents Cavern

Go Batty! at Kents Cavern this half-term

Bring your little witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls to Kents Cavern this Halloween Half Term for Batty adventures! Head into the mysterious underground world of the caves to find the hidden pumpkins.

Open The Box this half-term with a number of family-friendly events

Plymouth has a fascinating past and a dynamic present. The blend and richness of our collections tell the stories of international and local significance through immersive experiences and amazing objects.


They also give contemporary artists the opportunity to create new work that responds to The Box’s vast collection.

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.

China Fleet

PUTT your best foot forward and enjoy 18 holes of mini golf.

PUTT your best foot forward!  With 18 holes of exciting crazy golf to conquer, streams to tackle and magic trees to avoid, no BUNNY compares to China Fleet Adventure Golf, in Saltash

Becky Falls

Explore the most beautiful place in Devon

Set within a spectacular ancient valley, Dartmoor’s famous Becky Falls has been attracting visitors since 1903, and no trip to Devon would be complete without a visit. 

As always, we will be offering hands-on Animal Encounter Shows where you can get up close to some of our friendly residents. Who will you meet today? They could be furry, scaly, feathery, or even have 8 legs! No session is the same. Not forgetting the Meet the Keeper Sessions throughout the day with our Meerkats and other animals. We also have a children’s stamp trail, where every child wins a prize, and there are Explorer Backpacks available to borrow to help young explorers really discover the woodland.