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Things To Do

Things To Do

Things to Do

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Things to Do

Paignton is the perfect place to head for a traditional family seaside break or a relaxing weekend away for two, and the wide range of activities on offer means there are plenty of things to do in Paignton for all ages.

A Grand Day Out

Families will enjoy a day taking in the sights and sounds at Paignton Zoo – with more than 2,000 animals here you won’t be able to decide which to see first! Pirates Bay 18 hole adventure golf on Paignton seafront will shiver your timbers and leave your little ones delighted, or why not cool off on a hot English summer day at Splashdown Waterpark at Quaywest? Featuring the UK’s most thrilling log flume rides, the park is just a short walk from Goodrington Beach, where you can refuel with some delicious local fish and chips or an ice cream after all the excitement.

Adrenaline Junkies

Paignton isn’t just for families though, and there’s plenty here to delight outdoors enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies of all ages, whether you’ve escaped the city for a weekend break for two or are travelling as part of a larger group. You’ll find a range of watersports on offer including kayaking, waterskiing and paddleboarding, or why not don your captain’s hat and charter your very own boat for the afternoon? Off the water, Parkfield on Paignton seafront has a climbing wall and international BMX track.

A Touch of Romance

Couples looking for a more relaxed day out should head for the harbour, where you can set sail on a range of wildlife sightseeing and fishing boat trips. Why not get your hiking boots on and head off on a walk along the South West Coast Path, which takes in Brixham to the south and Maidencombe to the north. Some of the most stunning stretches of coastline in the country can be found right here on the English Riviera.

English Seaside Fun

No holiday in Paignton would be complete without a day at Paignton Pier, where there are fun attractions for all ages. Try your luck in the amusement arcades, or get competitive on the Orbiter Dodgems. Afterwards, take a stroll along the pier at dusk with some fresh seafood or a tempting taste of local home-made fudge, or check out the free Geoplay Park, where the kids will have great fun, and learn about the English Riviera Global Geopark at the same time!

There really is something for all ages in Paignton, so what are you waiting for? Book your holiday today and come and see all that Paignton has to offer for yourself!

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