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. Ourglass

    Cockington Court Craft Centre Torquay

    Add Cockington Court Craft Centre Torquay to your Itinerary

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    Arts Centre

    Location

    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.

  2. House of Marbles

    House of Marbles

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    Shop/Shopping Centre

    Location

    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. Spa Breaks at the Imperial Hotel

    Spa Breaks at the Imperial Hotel

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    Hotel Spa

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    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.

  4. Woodlands Family Theme Park Dartmouth

    Woodlands Family Theme Park Dartmouth

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    Theme Park

    Location

    Dartmouth

    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.

  5. The Smugglers and Pirates Experience Brixham

    The Smugglers and Pirates Experience Brixham

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    Sub-Attraction

    Location

    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.

  6. Coleton Fishacre Saloon

    National Trust - Coleton Fishacre

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    Historic House/Palace

    Location

    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.

  7. Babbacombe Theatre

    Babbacombe Theatre

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    Theatre

    Location

    Torquay

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

  8. Riviera International Centre

    Waves Leisure Pool @ Riviera International Centre, Torquay

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    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    Location

    Torquay

    If you are looking for fun and exercise for the whole family, be sure to visit the Riviera International Centre, Torquay. Waves Leisure Pool for indoor family fun and Lifestyle Health and Fitness Suite. Open every day.

  9. 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.

  10. China Blue

    China Blue

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    Craft Workshop

    Location

    Totnes

    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

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