Things To Do On Rainy Days

Things To Do On Rainy Days

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Rainy Days

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. National Trust - Coleton Fishacre

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    Historic House/Palace


    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.

  2. House of Marbles

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    Shop/Shopping Centre


    Newton Abbot

    With a nod to the past and an eye on the future.. Welcome to House of Marbles
    At House of Marbles and Teign Valley Glass we have been manufacturing our unusual range of games, toys, marbles and glassware since 1973.

  3. The Smugglers and Pirates Experience

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    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.

  4. Cockington Court Craft Centre Torquay

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    Arts Centre



    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.

  5. Babbacombe Theatre

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

  6. Moretonhampstead Motor Museum

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    Moretonhampstead Motor Museum is home to a collection of over 60 vintage vehicles, from Victorian horse-drawn carts to cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles from pre-1920s to the 1990s.

  7. The Beauty Clinic at the Grand Hotel

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    Hotel Spa



    The Beauty Clinic at The Grand offers a wide variety of treatments, in addition to cutting edge non-surgical face and body treatments. Comfort Zone Specialist facials are available, which address a number of skin issues, including deep hydration of

  8. China Blue

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    Craft Workshop



    Take a fresh look at China Blue, there is so much to entertain and excite you, with something for all the family.
    Come & discover the paint-your-own ceramic studio, large homeware store, Blue Hair Studio & conservatory café. – all under one roof

  9. Pennywell Farm

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    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...

  10. Woodlands Family Theme Park Dartmouth

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    Theme Park



    Woodlands the perfect family day out!
    Woodlands, Devon's largest Family Theme Park has all the best rides, huge indoor play areas full of fun, outdoor adventures and mesmerizing animals to keep the whole family occupied all day.

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