Polar Bear Explorer

Polar Bears need our help and they’re bringing an important message to Plymouth this winter.

Polar Bear Explorer


Polar Bears need our help and they’re bringing an important message to Plymouth this winter.

From 25 November through until 3 March 2019, 20 Polar Bear cubs will be let loose across Plymouth’s Waterfront. The cubs will be hiding in Sutton Harbour, The Barbican, Hoe, Millbay and Royal William Yard.

Each cub will have a Bear Fact with them, telling us about the Arctic and the oceans, how plastic is affecting their home and how we can all help.

Your task is to become a Polar Bear Explorer and find each of the Polar Bear cubs with their Bear Facts.

Download the Polar Bear Explorer brochure here [PDF] and using the Explorer form on page 11, write down the key word from each of the cubs’ Bear Facts. WWF, Greenpeace and the National Marine Aquarium have each helped to inform the Bear Facts. You can also download the map here [PDF]

Once you’ve found all 20, complete the Explorer form with your details and make your pledge to help Polar Bears by reducing single-use plastics at home, at school and in the workplace.

Deliver your Explorer form to one of the Arctic Post Boxes at either the National Marine Aquarium, the Barbican Tourist Information Centre or Bistrot Pierre.

You can also mail it to: Polar Bear Explorer, Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, Ballard House, West Hoe, Plymouth PL1 3BJ or enter online here.

Your completed form will then be entered into a draw to win one of the great prizes on offer to include:

  • 10 x Family tickets for the National Marine Aquarium
  • 5 x Blue Planet The Collection boxsets
  • 3 x Polar Bear Adoption Packs with WWF
  • A family ticket to Dartmoor Zoo
  • Lunch for 4 people at The Lookout (at the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre)
  • 4 x Create Your Own Sundaes at Valenti’s Gelato Venue
  • A £40 Voucher to spend at Steve’s Brasserie
  • A viewing of the Mount Batten Tower for up to 12 people
  • A 3-course Sunday lunch for 2 people at The Fig Tree @ 36
  • A dinner for 2 voucher (up to £45) at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel
  • 2 x B-Bar Comedy Night tickets
  • A 6 Months Club Continental Gym Membership


For  Terms and Conditions please visit the website.


Email events@plymouth.gov.uk or call 01752 668000

Cost: Free

Venue: Barbican and Sutton Harbour | Millbay | Royal William Yard | The Hoe

Categories: Children | Christmas | Holiday activity | Major event

  • Sunday, 25 November 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 3 March 2019 (All day)