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. Coleton Fishacre

    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. Seashore Centre

    Seashore Centre

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    Environmental Attraction


    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.

  3. Pennywell Farm

    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...

  4. Dinosaur World

    Torquay's Dinosaur World

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    Exhibition Centre



    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.

  5. Spa Breaks at the Imperial Hotel

    Spa Breaks at the Imperial Hotel

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    Hotel Spa



    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.

  6. Hot stone massage

    Spa at the Grand Hotel

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    Hotel Spa



    The Spa at the Grand offers a wide variety of natural and effective treatments and products focused on naturally improving the condition of the skin to provide outstanding instant and long term.

  7. House of Marbles

    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.

  8. Kents Cavern

    Kents Cavern Torquay

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    Kents Cavern is one of Europe’s top prehistoric 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.

  9. Palace Theatre

    Palace Theatre Paignton

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

  10. Moretonhampstead Motor Museum

    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.

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