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. Kents Cavern

    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. Ourglass

    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.

  3. Bygones Torquay

    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.

  4. Moretonhampstead Motor Museum

    Moretonhampstead Motor Museum

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    Museum

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    Moretonhampstead

    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.

  5. Dinosaur World

    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.

  6. National Trust - High Cross House

    National Trust - High Cross House

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    Historic House/Palace

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    Totnes

    One of the country’s greatest Modernist houses - High Cross House at Dartington in Devon – opened under National Trust management in March 2012.

    This stunning house in the International Modern style was designed by Swiss-American architect Wil

  7. Little Theatre Torquay

    The Little Theatre Torquay

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    Theatre

    Location

    Torquay

    The Little Theatre promises to be a great night out with something to entertain everyone, from well-known classics, thrillers & comedies to ground-breaking works which offer challenges to audiences & performers alike.

  8. Torquay Museum

    Torquay Museum

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    Museum

    Location

    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.

  9. Palace Theatre

    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.

  10. Hot stone massage

    Spa at the Grand Hotel

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    Hotel Spa

    Location

    Torquay

    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.

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