Joining Up - A Thread For Parents/Guardians

Hi ,. Our lad almost through week.4 and really enjoying it,.seems to help cracking his kit in the first few days.

Can someone tell me after his hss hopefully passd out on the Friday and leaves HMS Raleigh, when is he expected at RNAS Culdrose ?

We are going to go down and stay for a few days around the Friday and were wondering whether to stay until the Sunday night / Monday if he is about.
He may start at his next establishment on the Monday, or he may find himself on holdover at Raleigh for a little while. Either way, he’ll be off for the weekend.
A lot of families make a weekend of it, especially if they’ve traveled a long way, there’s plenty to do down here and it’s a particularly beautiful part of the world.
A lot of families make a weekend of it, especially if they’ve traveled a long way, there’s plenty to do down here and it’s a particularly beautiful part of the world.
cheers , we've booked a cottage for the week leading up to pass out. To look around, any recommendations?
We have 5 year old boy, teenage daughter and a Grandmother with us.

Going to try and extend it through the weekend to the Monday
You have the National Marine Aquarium at the Barbican which is worth a visit, especially on a rainy day. The whole Barbican/Plymouth Hoe area is lovely on a nice day, with pleny of places to eat & drink, an outdoor swimming pool and a couple of kids play areas at West Hoe. There's a ferry that runs from the Barbican to Mount Edgecumbe in Cornwall, and from Cawsand (a pretty little village on the Rame Peninsula with a nice little beach) to Royal William Yard (an old RN victualling yard now stocked with bars/restaurants). There's shopping in the city centre if that's your thing, although I personally think Exeter is a better place for that sort of thing. And while the Hoe and Barbican are pretty, Plymouth city centre is a bit ugly to be frank.

Outside of Plymouth, in both Devon & Cornwall, there's a number of good beaches, both quiet places with just sea/sand/ice cream shack and busier places like Paignton. And of course Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, which are beautiful places with a wide choice of good country pubs to stop at.

If you're down for a week and don't mind travelling a bit further afield there's any number of pretty little towns and villages to visit, from Dartmouth & Salcombe in South Devon to Looe, Polperro & Fowey in South East Cornwall or Newquay and Padstow to the North.

There's a couple of theme parks (Woodlands near Dartmouth and Crealy near Exeter spring to mind), or Paignton zoo & Living Coasts in Torquay.

Depending on where your cottage is, pretty much everywhere I've listed above will be within 1 - 1 1/2 hours by car at most.*

*depending on holiday traffic. Grockles drive slowly.
Grockles drive slowly.
So do Tractors?

But agree, I've been on holiday here for over 30 years.
If into fishing day trips out into the sound, done that once, good day out, but no need to repeat.
also grockle boats trips around the harbour.
Famous Plymouth Gin distillery on the Barbican.
Get onto the internet and Google the area, lots to do that may even entertain your children's age span.
West Hoe has a park with crazy golf if that's your thing.
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