How to Have a Girls Day Trip in Plymouth

Thinking of going on a girly day out with your gang? If this sounds like you, there are plenty of stops you and your group of friends or your mum can make in Plymouth! To find out the top things to do on a girls day out in Plymouth, read on to discover how to have a great day with the most important people in your life.

1. Retail Therapy

Start your day with some relaxing retail therapy with Plymouth’s extensive range of shops and retail outlets. Drake’s Circus is the leading shopping destination for those looking for luxury and designer shops, with over 60 well-known high street brands to peruse. From beauty to hair supplies, there is nothing you won’t be able to find here. If you want to head further out of town and visit Hertfordshire, for example, Froxx is an independent boutique located near Hemel Hempstead which specialises in plus size Hemel Hempstead women’s clothing, allowing every woman to wear exciting, fashionable and flattering designs. If Hemel Hempstead is too far for you to travel, Froxx has a variety of pop-up shops that visit many locations in the country, including Bristol and Northampton and are usually located in hotels, allowing you to make a day and a night of it.

2. Visit the Beach

If you would like to have the opportunity to relax and get a suntan (weather dependent), then you may want to look into the large number of beaches and coves that are a short drive from Plymouth itself due to its location in the cradle of Devon. A popular beach destination is Whitsand beach, which is a renowned 3-mile strip of sand that is populated by surfers, joggers and people looking to do specialised water sports such as diving. Other popular locations include Cawsand Bay, which is a closer option to those looking for somewhere nearer the city centre.

3. Go to a Historical House

If you are looking to entertain multiple generations on your travels, then you should look into the numerous historical properties surrounding Plymouth. For instance, every generation will love Saltram House, a Georgian building with renowned architecture that is owned by the National Trust and now holds a café and multiple events for all ages. If you are looking for somewhere older, the National Trust also many properties around Plymouth including Cotehole, a medieval house that was added to extensively in the Tudor period and is situated only a short drive away in neighbouring county, Cornwall.

4. Visit the Nightlife

Plymouth and the surrounding area has great options for those seeking a fun night out, from nightclub chains such as Walkabout and Revolution to sports bars including The Roundabout. If you want to pair a night out with the theatre, the Barbican’s B-Bar is open late night for evening drinks and food pre and post theatre.

Whether you want to take a day trip, enjoy an overnight stay, or have fun in the city centre, there are many options for those looking for a fun day out in Plymouth and the surrounding area.