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. National Trust - High Cross House

    Add National Trust - High Cross House  to your Itinerary

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    Historic House/Palace

    Location

    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

  2. Temple Health and Beauty at the Palace Hotel Paignton

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

    Type

    Hotel Spa

    Location

    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.

  3. Moretonhampstead Motor Museum

    Add Moretonhampstead Motor Museum to your Itinerary

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    Museum

    Location

    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.

  4. Pennywell Farm

    Add Pennywell Farm to your Itinerary

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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...

  5. Kents Cavern Torquay

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    Cave

    Location

    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.

  6. The Smugglers and Pirates Experience

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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.

  7. Woodlands Family Theme Park Dartmouth

    Add Woodlands Family Theme Park Dartmouth to your Itinerary

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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.

  8. Babbacombe Theatre

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    Type

    Theatre

    Location

    Torquay

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

  9. Palace Theatre Paignton

    Add Palace Theatre Paignton to your Itinerary

    Type

    Theatre

    Location

    Paignton

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

  10. Princess Theatre Torquay

    Add Princess Theatre Torquay to your Itinerary

    Type

    Theatre

    Location

    Torquay

    Coming up in 2015: Oh What a Lovely War in March, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in July and Anything Goes in August along with a big variety of one night music and comedy shows.

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