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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  1. Aztec Spa

    Add Aztec Spa to your Itinerary

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    Spa

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    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

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    Babbacombe Theatre

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    Theatre

    Location

    Torquay

    Variety shows, cabaret, stand-up, and concerts - all here at the brilliant Babbacombe Theatre.

  3. Seashore Centre

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    Environmental Attraction

    Location

    Goodrington, Paignton

    The Seashore Centre is a great base from which to explore Torbay’s stunning marine environment and discover more about local wildlife and the Geopark.

  4. The Smugglers and Pirates Experience

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    Sub-Attraction

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    Brixham

    The Smugglers and Pirates Experience is a family friendly visitor attraction situated on Brixham's harbourside.
    Hidden doors, winding tunnels ,swirling fog and gentle winds await in this audio visual experience which is not to be missed.

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    Torquay Museum

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    Museum

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    Torquay

    Travel back through 400 million years of time at Torquay Museum – a hands-on family-friendly visitor attraction, with lots to see and do for children and adults alike.

  6. Temple Health and Beauty at the Palace Hotel Paignton

    Add Temple Health and Beauty at the Palace Hotel Paignton to your Itinerary

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    Hotel Spa

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    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.

  7. National Trust - Coleton Fishacre

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    Historic House/Palace

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    Kingswear, Dartmouth

    Travel back in time to the Jazz Age at the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family. You can lose yourself in the magical 12-hectare (30-acre) garden: viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds.

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    Pennywell Farm

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    Farm

    Location

    Buckfastleigh

    Come and experience the Pennywell magic at our multi award winning Farm Activity Park... the biggest in the South West! There's lots to do and see for the whole family...

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    Torquay's Dinosaur World

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    Exhibition Centre

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    Torquay

    Torquay's Dinosaur World is an exciting exhibition that brings dinosaurs and their worlds to life! We have a host of scaled and full size models set in realistic scenes each with loads of exciting information.

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    Princess Theatre Torquay

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    Theatre

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    Torquay

    Since then the Princess Theatre has seen a wide variety of entertainment including comedians, musicals and West End shows. Coming up in 2014: Dreamboats and Petticoats, Rock of Ages, Evita, The Mousetrap, Cats, Black Coffee, All Murray and Ken Dodd

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