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5 ways to enjoy a day out with the family at Drake Circus

With a whole host of things to do at Drake Circus this summer, here are our top tips for how to get the most out of your family visit.

1. Take advantage of great dining deals for kids

Whether you’re in the mood for a quick bite to eat at Drake Circus or a more leisurely dining experience at The Barcode, there are a number of delicious food options.

If you have little ones in tow then check out Nandos’ dedicated Nandinos set menu which offers three courses for £10.

If Italian is more your style, dining with kids at Zizzi is made easier with the Bambini Menu – a selection of mini starters, mains, sides and desserts. Kids can create their own pizza or choose from mini classics such as mini pomodoro pasta, mini Bolognese or mini super green pesto pasta.

Introduce your little ones to a world of exotic flavours at YO! Sushi with its Mini Ninja menu. It’s £6.50 for a main, side and drink, plus an extra £1.50 for a dessert. Every meal comes with a portion of popping edamame beans and to keep kids entertained – and parents relaxed – the back of the menu is filled with puzzles, quizzes and stuff to draw.

2. Watch a movie on the big screen

Sit back, relax and enjoy a movie on the big screen. With 14 state-of-the-art screens including IMAX, the world’s most immersive cinema experience, and 4DX, Cineworld’s most exhilarating way to watch a film, there are plenty of options at The Barcode cinema Plymouth.

There’s a Starbucks and Baskin Robbins counter too so you can stock up on the all-important cinema treats. It’s best to book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

3. Perfect your swing at Paradise Island Adventure Golf

Looking for things to do in Plymouth with kids? We’ve been cooped up for such a long time so now it’s time to have some real family fun.

With two Adventure Golf courses, ‘swing’ by to Paradise Island Adventure Golf at The Barcode. Take on twists, turns, humps and bumps as you explore the treacherous swamps that await you and if you’re feeling like a pro, take on our 19th hole where the perfect hole-in-one will win you a free game.

With thirst quenching soft drinks for the kids and a selection of beers, ciders, wines and spirits for the adults, it’s the ultimate day out for families

4. Stock up on summer essentials

With lots of shops under one roof – there are plenty of places to choose from at Drake Circus. Whether you’re looking for a new summer wardrobe, toys and games to keep the kids entertained, or adventure kit for a summer family staycation, there’s something for everyone.

From Accessorize, Cotswold Outdoor, Foot Locker and Game to The Entertainer – the ultimate kids’ toy shop, Tiger, Paperchase and Waterstones, you’re never far from your favourite stores.

5 Make it a fuss-free journey

Whether you’re arriving by car, train or even bicycle, it is super easy for families to get here and find directions to Drake Circus.

Cycling? Take advantage of our bicycle bays, with bike racks available on Cornwall Street outside the M&S Foodcourt entrance and at Level -2 of The Barcode in the lift lobby.

If you’re travelling by train, we’re just under 15 minutes’ walk from Plymouth train station, and if you’d prefer to drive to us then we have more than 1,270 spaces at the Drake Circus car park, and 400 spaces including five electric car charging points at The Barcode.

Find a full list of our stores, restaurants and leisure operators as well as Drake Circus opening times, on our Eat Drink and Shop page.

We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable visiting us, find out more on our stay safe with us page.