Local Attractions

There are countless attractions in and around Torquay to keep the whole family entertained for weeks!

We’ve included a selection of the most popular on this page including weblinks to help with the planning of your stay. Of course, one of the joys of a holiday is just taking each day as it comes – but if you want to plan ahead or see what is going on while you’re here, click here to view some of the events taking place in the area during your visit or click here to see some of the attractions the area has to offer.

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Paignton Zoo

This famous zoo is a great way to view animals in their natural habitat. The zoo’s emphasis is on conservation and environmental concerns and is sure to keep adults and kids alike amused and interested all day. It is quite hilly to walk around and some guests with wheelchairs have found it difficult.

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National Marine Aquarium

Located in Plymouth, around 45 minutes drive from Torquay, is the National Marine Aquarium. One of Devon’s most popular attractions, the Aquarium includes several huge tanks featuring sharks, a turtle, sea horses, jelly fish and a wide range of other marine life.

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Kents Cavern

These caves are officially the oldest recognised human dwelling in Britain. Take a stroll through the beautiful caverns and enjoy the same experience as your ancestors did, nearly half a million years ago.

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Babbacombe Theatre

The Babbacombe Theatre boasts ‘5 Star’ family shows all year around as well as a wide range of one-night acts. To see what is appearing at the popular venue situated on the beautiful Babbacombe Downs during your stay in the Bay please refer to the theatre’s website.

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Just a short walk from Rose Court, you will find the popular Victorian experience Bygones. With a range of displays and interesting exhibits, taking you back to the sights and the sounds of the Victorian age.

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Babbacombe Model Village

A short walk away, the popular attraction of the Babbacombe Model Village has a vast range of model scenes, ranging from a football stadium to central London, cricket on the village green to castles with dragons. Created with great wit, there are many special features throughout the year. It is a great place to spend a fun-filled afternoon, or a relaxing evening when the village is completely illuminated.

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Golden Hind at Brixham

This replica of Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind in Brixham harbour gives a real sense of what life at sea really used to be like, and portrays the sense of adventure to be had living in the 16th century when, with incredible bravery, people set sail with no real idea of what lay beyond the horizon.

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Crealy Adventure Park

Situated just outside of Exeter, about 30 minutes drive away from Rose Court, you will discover a theme park designed for the younger members of the family. With fun, small versions of the popular rollercoaster, pirate ship and log flume, combined with grassy picnic areas, inside and outdoor play areas, Crealy Adventure Park , makes for a fantastic family day out!

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Living Coasts

Paignton Zoo’s latest addition in the form of ‘Living Coasts’ is a unique attraction with underwater views, taking you to the coastal habitats around the world. Situated on Beacon Quay, with spectacular views across the bay, it is a short walk away from Torquay’s bustling marina.

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Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway

Journey along the beautiful Torbay coastline to the banks of the River Dart, on this full-size steam railway. Enjoy a wander around Dartmouth’s picturesque town and waterfront, then a relaxing ride back on the steam train or a gentle journey around the coastline by ferry or up the River Dart to Totnes and home.

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Quaywest Water Park

The only outdoor water park to be found in Devon, and certainly the wettest fun to be had during your holiday. Choose from 8 of the flumes, catering for a range of age groups, with a separate swimming and paddling area.

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Woodlands Adventure Park

Situated just a few minutes away from Dartmouth, you will discover the magic of Woodlands Adventure Park, a real treat for families, or the young at heart. The park has many exciting outdoor activities, enormous water slides, a toboggan run and many indoor and outdoor activity areas for all age groups.

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