Summer What’s On in the Southwest

Summer of  Fun at the American Museum in Britain

For a great day out with the family this summer, the American Museum in Britain, Bath, will delight and excite children with hands-on exhibits, a packed programme of family friendly events and workshops, and extensive grounds for children to explore. The Museum offers fun for all ages from grandparents to toddlers as well as a cultural insight into everyday life for the Native American Indians. This July there will also be an opportunity to meet some very special visitors, a group of Native Americans.

There is plenty to keep young visitors engaged with interactive displays in the American Heritage Exhibition, which features lift-the-flap boxes containing objects of curiosity such as witch balls, an eel spear, a whirligig, and a corn cob dryer. The display reveals the tenacity of early settlers who adapted to a new life in this alien territory and transformed everyday objects into works of art. Touch screens engage children in a dialogue, asking what they would pack in their wagon for a journey to the American West. Dressing up is all part of the fun too; how will you look as a pioneer, a pilgrim, or a cowboy?

For a full list of events and prices for workshops see the museums website, 


 ‘Super Size vs. Super Mini’ The National Marine Aquarium gears up for a summer of fun

With the summer holidays on the horizon, parents will soon be looking for ways to keep the little ones entertained for the school break. The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth has the ideal solution for a fun day out for all the family, with daily ‘Super Size vs Super Mini’ themed shows and science and craft activities.

Taking place from 25th July – 31st August, visitors can look forward to a jam-packed line-up of interactive shows, talks and hands-on fun, looking at some of the ‘super size’ and ‘super mini’ inhabitants of our seas.

‘Super Size vs. Super Mini’ interactive shows will run daily from 25th July – 31st August. See below for a full schedule of activities.  National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

Snorkel the Loggerhead Turtle at the National Marine Aquarium

Summer Adventures with Pirate’s Quest Unmissable this summer!

Don’t miss a visit to Pirate’s Quest, Newquay this summer. With live interactive pirate tours running every 30 minutes during the school holidays (26 July – 31 August) you’re guaranteed a swashbucklin’ summer sensation! In the walk through experience you’ll find real pirates, based on true stories, leading you around a series of sets and scenes telling tales and sharing Cornish legends.

Families will also be given a map full of clues to solve and once completed can take a piece of gold from Calico Jack’s own treasure chest.

Children enjoy some swashbuckling storytelling at Pirates Quest Newquay

Visit Devon Summer Fun for all the Family

Devon has endless attractions to visit, places to see and things to do throughout the summer. Here is a selection of what’s on offer from Visit Devon…

Thursday 23rd July 2015 – Tuesday 1st September 2015: Butterfly Hunt at Escott Park:

Saturday 25th July 2015 -Sunday 30th August 2015: Knitshayes’ woolly garden trail:

Sunday 2nd August 2015: Fabulous Fairy and Wizard Day:

Thursday 6th August 2015 – Saturday 8th August 2015:  Plant it, grow it, eat it at Knightshayes:

Saturday 8th August 2015: Sunday 9th August 2015 Lifeboat Weekend in aid of RNLI:

Saturday 22nd August 2015: Sunday 23rd August 2015 – Honeybee Crafts Weekend at Quince Honey Farm:

Sunday 23rd August 2015: Tractor Ted at Pennywell Farm:

Go to for further information on Devon’s events, tourist attractions and parts of Devon.



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