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Things to do

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It’s a busy May as The Box celebrates the Plymouth History Festival

There’s a packed programme on offer at Plymouth’s major museum, art gallery and archive during May to coincide with the 2022 History Festival – and mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflict.


Wild Futures

Monkey Sanctuary 

Nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton, Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight to a working sanctuary and a chance to meet some of its amazing monkey residents and wildlife inhabitants.

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Barbican Theatre

Identity Parade - A Fashion Show With A Twist Friday  27 May

Barbican Theatre & The Box present Plymouth’s identity in the world of fashion, celebrating the most exciting designers, creatives and brands from the south-west.

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Get set for a WILD adventure this May Half Term! 

Who made that squeak? Whose roar can you hear? 


Visit Dartmoor Zoo from 28th May – 5th June and celebrate the music and sounds of the animal kingdom. 


Take part in our interactive ‘Sounds of the Wild’ trail, join one of our musical workshops, watch our daily falconer flying display and discover our amazing animals!   

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Family fun at the National Marine Aquarium 

To celebrate the UK’s first ever National Marine Park here in Plymouth Sound, we are opening the doors to our Aquarium for free to thousands of lucky visitors in partnership with all of partners on the project. 

Come and join us for half-term fun and connect with the Ocean...

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Plymouth Pirate Weekend

Ahoy me hearties. The award-winning Plymouth Pirates Weekend returns 

Organised by the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership Business Improvement District, Pirates Weekend Plymouth takes place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May across the Barbican and Sutton Harbour.


Lord Mayor's Festival

21st May 2022

Enjoy a great day out with the kids when the Lord Mayor's Festival returns on Saturday 21 May, welcoming our new Lord Mayor of Plymouth into the role. This year's the free family-friendly event celebrates Plymouth's blue and green spaces and there's lots of learn and explore! 



27th - 29th May 2022

Foodie fans are in for a real treat this year as Flavour Fest returns to Plymouth city centre on 27 to 29 May!

It's the South West’s largest free food and drink festival, with hundreds of local producers selling tasty treats and a chef stage with regional cookery stars showcasing their skills.

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Plymouth History Festival

The city’s popular annual event will showcase and share the wonderful community heritage work that takes place throughout the year. The overarching themes for 2022 centre on the National Marine Park and how Plymouth’s enduring connection with the water has shaped the identities of its people and communities.