October is upon up and the leaves are falling from the trees. With the weeks getting busier and the kids back at school, make the most of your weekends with quality family time. And with plenty of options to choose from right here in Devon and Cornwall, you’ll never have a weekend of boredom.
Devon and Cornwall are full of many amazing leisure outlets to get stuck into this October. Whether you’re looking for a chilled afternoon shopping in Drake Circus or a more exciting day out at adrenaline quarry, there is something for all the family to get involved in.
A morning shopping trip to Drake Circus can be finished off with a visit to The Barcode which is due to open at the end of October.
The new leisure complex gives you plenty to choose from with a huge 12 screen Cineworld cinema, various restaurants including Nandos, Zizzi, Five Guys, The Cosy Club and many more, as well as an enormous adventure golf course ‘Paradise Island Adventure Golf’, all ready for you to enjoy some well-deserved family time out this October.
If shopping and adventure golf doesn’t tickle your fancy then why not head to the National Marine Aquarium this October? The National Marine Aquarium is the largest Aquarium in the UK, located in our beautiful ocean city of Plymouth.
A day out to the NMA will see you connect with over 4000 ocean animals whilst immersing yourself in the underwater world that surrounds us as well as learning all about the wonders of our ocean from the interactive activities along the way and experts on hand to ensure you enjoy your visit.
Tickets start from £11.65 for a child up to £16.95 for an adult, with family tickets available to purchase. For more information on the NMA, ticket prices and how to book visit www.national-aquarium.co.uk.
One place you must visit this October is Adrenaline Quarry. An all-round fun day out for everyone with loads of exciting and thrilling activities to throw yourself into.
Only a 30 minutes drive from Plymouth, Adrenaline Quarry is perfect for a day out this October.
You’ll find people jumping off cliffs, flying down massive zip wires, riding a giant clifftop swing, throwing axes at innocent lumps of wood, bouncing off a huge inflatable blob, racing through their massive karting circuit, coasteering in a deep, dark lake & camping out in the woods in hammocks for a rest from it all.
All at an affordable cost and a short distance from Plymouth, you’d be silly not to head out for a fun-filled, thrilling seeking day out! Visit www.adrenalinquarry.co.uk for more information.
If you’re after an afternoon of fun closer to home, then Super Tramp Plymouth is perfect for you this October. The trampoline park is located in Plymstock, so only a short drive from the city centre. Bounce the afternoon away with the kids, or enjoy a coffee and cake in their cafe whilst watching the kids play. With loads of sessions to choose from you’re guaranteed a brilliant afternoon out. Head over to www.supertrampplymouth.co.uk for more information.
Have you ever wanted to try out winter sports but never had the time to do so? Well Plymouth Snowsports Centre, located just a short drive from the A38 is packed full of fun and exciting activities to delve into this October.
You can try out skiing or snowboarding with their huge selection of lessons on offer or if you’re just after an adrenaline day out then the ‘Slide, Ride and Drop’ Package is for you. Spend 30 minutes snow-tubing, enjoy 2 toboggan rides and 3 exhilarating viper drops. All of this for £15 per person, a thrilling but affordable day out right here in Plymouth is awaiting you!
And after you’ve enjoyed the activities, head on up to the Alpine Lodge where you can order from their amazing menu for some delicious food that’ll certainly feed the appetite you’ve worked up.
Fancy something different this October? Well if you love an adventure whilst getting your daily exercise in then get in touch with Puffing Billy Cycles. They hire out bikes for all ages and sizes including electric bike hire for anyone aged 12 and over.
Take on Dartmoor with a ghost mountain bike or if you’ve not got your road bike, hire one of their high-quality road bikes. They are sure to have the right size bike to fit you, so you can still enjoy taking on some of the best hills and corners around Dartmoor.
Puffing Billy Cycles are your first stop for a cycling adventure this October whether you are heading out with the family or you have a day off work and want to get out and enjoy the sun whilst getting fit – they’ll help you select a bike that suits your needs and set you up for your cycling venture.
For more information about bike hire, including prices head to www.puffingbillycycles.uk
Head on down to River Dart Country Park this October for an adventure day out, you could even turn it into a camping holiday with the family for October half term! Only a short 30-minute drive from Plymouth it is both a day trip and a holiday if you want it to be.
Set in 90 acres of parkland within Dartmoor National Park, the River Dart Country Park is one of Devon’s best-loved family tourist attractions and campsites.
The park is packed with activities, for a great day out, or you can even stay longer, and explore Devon, from their award-winning campsite and holiday park!
Voted one of the best visitor attractions in Devon, there is something for everyone at River Dart Country Club. The range of family activities are endless from their Adventure Playground, Bike Trail, High and Low Ropes Course, Zip Wire, Obstacle Course, Pirate Ship, Climbing Wall, Kayaking, Canoeing and much more for you to get involved in this summer.
Days out aren’t for all of us, and the sky-high prices of holidays during summer put some of us off going abroad. Take some time out this October to get away from home and relax.
Look no further than Alan Witt of Not Just Travel. Alan Witt is a Personal Travel Expert with over 30 years experience in the travel industry. He can plan a short break in the UK to round the world holidays and cruises. Whatever your holiday requirements are this summer, Alan Witt can help you out and organise the perfect getaway, from the beautiful setting of Cornwall to the stunning beaches in the Carribean.
This October, Alan Witt has some amazing deals for you from local retreats in Devon and Cornwall to more further afield. Alan will take care of anything you need from a holiday regardless of budget, taking the stress away from you so you can sit back, relax and have the peace of mind that your holiday is sorted. To see what offers are available, visit his website https://alanwitt.notjusttravel.com or call 01752 267231 to find out more.
The days may be getting shorter and the temperature dropping but don’t let that get you down. Make sure you get out and about with the family this October and enjoy the amazing places Devon and Cornwall have to offer you right on your doorstep!