|Geopark Playpark (1 Mar 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
Tel: 01803 208831
The park is designed around the English Riviera’s geological history. The toddler area represents the Devonian Period when the area was south of the equator and under tropical coral seas. Toddlers will be able to ride on a trilobite and swing over a wetpour sea. This area also has a seesaw, climbing hut, trampoline and spinner bowls.
The junior area has a giant climbing net symbolising a time during the Carboniferous Period - when two major continents collided and we were effectively caught in the middle of the collision. A major mountain range was formed as a result the size of the Himalayas - hence the mountain shaped net.
The sand and water play area represents the Permian Period when we were just north of the equator and all of our red sandstones and breccia rocks were formed. Flash floods occurred after violent storms in the distant mountains and giant millipedes crawled around! This area has a purpose built water channel for children to pump and dam water and digging equipment and tables for sand play.
Then we skip to the Quaternary period which is the teen play zone and links with Kents Cavern from a geological perspective. The Neanderthals and early humans who sheltered in the caves would have had to push themselves physically to survive and the idea here is that our young people are challenged by their environment in a similar way. This is the largest area of the park and has the zip wire, towers, play huts, a six way swing, climbing logs and stilts and climbing trees.
Famous for its long, sandy beaches, paddler-friendly waters and a colourful, bustling pier,...0 miles away
A boat trip is the perfect way to experience the English Riviera from one of its best vantage...0 miles away
Experience the adventure of Pirates Bay Adventure Golf, a new landscaped, floodlit, 18 hole...0.06 miles away
If you are visiting Greenway House and Garden, you can now arrive by steam train! Greenway Halt is...0.14 miles away
Paignton Harbour nestles on the western shores of Tor Bay, situated midway between Torquay and...0.15 miles away
Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway from Paignton is the holiday line with steam trains running...0.16 miles away
Paignton Beach offers the ultimate family day out at the seaside. With a sandy beach, safe swimming...0.2 miles away
Whether you are looking for total relaxation, an opportunity to burn off some calories in the gym...0.21 miles away
Situated at the centre of Paignton seafront. A great "All Weather" family attraction with...0.21 miles away
Awaiting copy0.37 miles away
Welcome to The Palace Theatre... the true community theatre for Torbay, in the heart of Paignton.0.46 miles away
Dartmoor Scenic Tours operates from the English Riviera. we pick you up from your hotel for a day...0.46 miles away
If you enjoy a leisurely activity then why not take to the water for a relaxing cruise around the...0.6 miles away
In 2007 the English Riviera was designated a Global Geopark and is one of just 8 sites in the UK...0.66 miles away
Enjoy the wettest and wildest fun at the UK's largest outdoor water park. Choose from 8 different...0.72 miles away
A short walk from Paignton is Preston Sands, a great family beach. On this safe, clean beach you...0.73 miles away