Things To Do On Rainy Days

Things To Do On Rainy Days

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Here on the English Riviera we have some beautiful weather, and not just in the summer. But of course, this is Britain, so the occasional rainy day is not unheard of. Fortunately, there’s no reason for the rain to put a dampener on your holiday, as there’s plenty to keep you and your family occupied in the great indoors.

For starters, and for mains and desserts as well, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham and Babbacombe have some fantastic restaurants, pubs and cafés to spend an extended lunch or dinner in. We’ve also got some wonderfully traditional tea rooms, where you can sample our world-famous Devon Cream Tea.

Beat the rain with fun indoor attractions
If you want to get under shelter, but not necessarily indoors, Kents Cavern is a great place to spend a rainy afternoon. A prehistoric cave system where Stone Age man once took shelter from things with particularly sharp teeth and claws, a guided tour of this fascinating subterranean world and its surroundings lasts a couple of hours and offers the perfect mix of education and fun for the whole family.

If you fancy catching the latest 3D film or perhaps taking in a show, the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, has plenty of cinemas, theatres and other entertainment venues.

Museums are another classic hallmark of the Great British rainy day, and we’ve got plenty that old and young alike will love, including Torquay’s spellbinding Bygones Victorian Street. Or for all the fun of seaside from the comfort of indoors, head over to Paignton Pier for arcade fun, candy floss and more.

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    Kents Cavern Torquay

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    Cave

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    Torquay

    Kents Cavern is one of Europe’s top prehistory Stone Age caves with an extensive labyrinth of spectacular and easily accessible caverns open daily all year. This iconic heritage attraction has many quality tourism awards.

  2. Seashore Centre

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    Environmental Attraction

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    Goodrington, Paignton

    Explore the underwater world of the English Riviera Global Geopark at the fascinating Seashore Centre in Goodrington, where interactive technology brings the marine environment to life.

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    Bygones Torquay

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    Heritage/Visitor Centre

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    Torquay

    Life-size Victorian exhibition street with period rooms. Large Hornby railway layouts, medals and militaria. Illuminated 'fantasyland'. Open all year.

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    Palace Theatre Paignton

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    Theatre

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    Paignton

    Welcome to The Palace Theatre... the true community theatre for Torbay, in the heart of Paignton.

  5. Cockington Court Craft Centre Torquay

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    Arts Centre

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    Torquay

    At the heart of Cockington Village lies Cockington Court, a manor house with roots in medieval times, surrounded by acres of pretty country park. Today, the court is a hub for arts and crafts.

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    Woodlands Family Theme Park Dartmouth

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    Theme Park

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    Dartmouth

    Woodlands Family Theme Park Devon provides a whole day of variety for all ages. Incredible indoor centres, outdoor adventures, Zoo, Big Fun Farm, Falconry Centre and Wildlife Sanctuary. No wonder families say it’s the best day out in Devon.

  7. Aztec Spa

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    Spa

    Location

    Torquay

    Step into another world and give yourself up to the tranquil surroundings of the Aztec Spa at TLH Leisure Resort. Indulge yourself in pure pampering to relax and refresh mind, body and soul.
    We offer a range of therapies and treatments from top spa

  8. Spa Breaks at the Imperial Hotel

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    Hotel Spa

    Location

    Torquay

    Relax, unwind and let us pamper you in the tranquil surroundings of the Beauty Rooms at Torquay Imperial Hotel where Decléor therapeutic skincare is our speciality and our passion.

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    Torquay Museum

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    Museum

    Location

    Torquay

    A wide variety of exhibitions are hosted throughout the year by the Museum, from child-friendly summer blockbusters to fascinating exhibitions about South Devon’s amazing archaeology, geology and people.

  10. Temple Health and Beauty at the Palace Hotel Paignton

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    Hotel Spa

    Location

    Paignton

    Whether you are looking for total relaxation, an opportunity to burn off some calories in the gym or indulge by treating yourself to some pampering beauty treatments, our luxury health suite provides the perfect retreat.

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