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There is an abundance of things to do, here are a few ideas to start you off!

Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo

With over 2,000 animals and countless amazing plants across 80 acres of beautiful, botanical gardens, you are in for a fantastic day out at Paignton Zoo! It is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions and one of Britain’s top zoos.

Discover your favourite species, big and small, including gorillas, orangutans, giraffes, tigers, crocodiles, red pandas and rhinos, and be ready for a few surprises along the way.

As well as being a fun day out come rain or shine, Paignton Zoo is part of Wild Planet Trust, a conservation charity that aims to help halt species decline. By visiting Paignton Zoo, you’ll be supporting vital wildlife conservation work both in the UK and around the world.

Save money and book in advance at  www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village

Step into a miniature world that captures the imagination of all ages. Set in 4 acres of award-winning gardens, Babbacombe Model Village showcases British life past and present, often in a quirky and humorous way through hundreds of model scenes, vehicles and miniature people. It’s the perfect place to explore, take your time and see what you can discover in our world of miniature marvels.

DON'T MISS - Our new 9-hole crazy golf course will add an exciting extra dimension of fun for the whole family. The course is great fun for adults & children and is FREE with admission tickets.   www.model-village.co.uk

Cockington Court

Cockington Court

Set in an award-winning country park, Cockington Court is an historic manor house, combining history with present day.  With over twenty craft studios, café, Tudor rose garden, contemporary art galleries and a popular events calendar.   www.cockingtoncourt.org

Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey

 Welcoming visitors for over 800 years.  Visit Torbay’s most historic building, set within 18 acres of stunning gardens and parkland.   Discover the Abbey’s fascinating story, enjoy over 600 works of art and take part in family-friendly trails events and exhibitions throughout the year.   www.torre-abbey.org.uk


Steam Train and Boat Trips

Steam Train and Boat Trips

Steam Train & Boat Trips

The award winning and best day excursions in South Devon.  One of the finest steam train trips in the country along the coast and overlooking the River Dart, linking Paignton with Dartmouth.  Travel alongside the beach, through the beautiful woods and along the River Dart to Kingswear.   You can combine this trip with a river cruise along the River Dart, taking in the sights along the way, viewing castles, the Britannia Royal Naval College and up towards Agatha Christie’s Greenway Estate.  www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk

Boat trips from Torquay

The Western Lady Ferry links Torquay and Brixham, the 30-minute cruise provides panoramic views of the English Riviera.  Multiple sailings are available throughout the day, tickets available from the kiosks on the harbourside.   www.westernladyferry.com

National Trust - Coleton Fishacre & Greenway Estate

National Trust - Coleton Fishacre & Greenway Estate

Coleton Fishacre

Travel back to the Jazz Age at the holiday home of the D’Oyly Carte family.  An Arts and Crafts style home with Art Deco interior, it sits elegantly in the RHS accredited garden by the sea, with breath-taking coast view.  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleton-fishacre

 

Greenway Estate

Step back to the 1950’s with a visit to the holiday home of the famous author Agatha Christie and her family.  Explore the atmospheric house nestled in tranquil gardens on the edge of the River Dart.   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway

Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Babbacombe Cliff Railway provides a fun and unique way to travel from the top of Babbacombe Downs, the highest clifftop promenade in England, down to Oddiscombe Beach.  Built in 1926, Babbacombe Cliff Railway is one of the few original working funicular railways in existence today.     Arrive at Oddiscombe Beach, complete with striking red sandstone cliffs, a beach café, seasonal watersports and deckchair hire.   www.babbacombecliffrailway.co.uk

Kents Cavern - Prehistoric Caves

Kents Cavern - Prehistoric Caves

Award-winning Kents Cavern is one of Europe’s top and most exciting Stone Age caves, with an extensive labyrinth of spectacular and easily accessible caverns open daily all year.  Entertaining guides lead you on an underground adventure into this remarkable prehistoric site, the earliest known hoe of ancient humans in Britain.  Trips around the caves explore fascinating passageways and stunning naturally decorated chambers where you can get up close with cave formations that are thousands of years old.   www.kents-cavern.co.uk

Museums

Museums

Bygones Museum

Bygones is a heritage family attraction packed with over 100 years of British History, Authentic Curiosities and Quirky Memorabilia.  Visitors can walk freely through a wide variety of interactive displays and genuine artifacts from yesteryear!  www.bygones.co.uk

Torquay Museum

 Discover 400 million years of Torbay's heritage. Don't miss the Ancient Egyptian mummified boy, the only gallery dedicated to Agatha Christie and exciting new exhibitions and events.   www.torquaymuseum.org


Beaches Galore!

Beaches Galore!

Throughout Torbay there are many stunning beaches and coves, walk along the coastal paths and discover hidden gems nestled along the coastline.    There is an abundance of Water Sports available from Kayaking to Paddleboarding.

Top 10 Beaches as listed by English Riviera

1. Oddiscombe Beach

2. Anstey’s Cove

3. Meadfoot Beach

4. Torre Abbey Sands

5. Preston Sands

6. Paignton Sands

7. Goodrington Sands

8. Broadsands Beach

9. Breakwater Beach

10. Maidencombe Beach

Torquay Watersports

Torquay Watersports

Enjoy the unique English Riviera with Torquay Watersports. See the amazing coastline, wonderful wildlife and escape the crowds in the many secluded and hidden coves.

Torquay Watersports is a specialist in providing high performance RIB rides and charters. Let them show you the joys of the beautiful South Devon coast with one of their highly experienced skippers at the helm.

They are a WiSe accredited organisation – all their skippers are trained to find the best places to see wildlife whilst minimising disturbance.

Their fleet of RIBs including the Raptor are fast, safe and perfectly suited to allow you to see everything that Torbay has to offer including dolphins, seals and other wildlife like basking sharks on a regular basis – keep your eyes peeled !  www.torquaywatersports.co.uk


 
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