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Things to do

Things to do

on the English Riviera

Things to Do

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Babbacombe Model Village village green

Babbacombe Model Village Torquay

A Big Day Out at Britain’s Largest Model Village! AS FEATURED ON BBC TV Visit this famous Torquay attraction to take time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and feel on top of the world as you see it recreated in miniature. Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles,...

Babbacombe Model Village village green

Babbacombe Model Village Torquay

A Big Day Out at Britain’s Largest Model...

Devon's Top Attractions

Devon's Top Attractions

Everything you need for a great day out in Devon...

Living Coasts Torquay

Living Coasts Torquay

Living Coasts, Torquay's award-winning coastal...

Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Theatre

A valuable asset to the English Riviera for...

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Paignton Zoo is one of Britain’s top zoos, home...

Bygones Torquay

Bygones Torquay

Find the unexpected at Bygones with three floors...

Things to Do

If you’re a parent, then you’ll understand the benefits of having things to do on holiday. The English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, is a popular destination with families holidaying in the UK. In addition to safe, secure beaches and rolling countryside that's just begging to be explored, the area is jam-packed with things to see and do for visitors of all ages.

Plenty to See

The English Riviera has more attractions than any other seaside resort in the UK!
For families looking for things to do, Torquay is a hive of activity throughout the year. There are loads of beaches to choose from, Kents Cavern to explore and the brilliant Living Coasts coastal zoo to visit, where you can walk with penguins. There are also plenty of sightseeing excursions, and boat and fishing trips out into the bay. You’ll also find that it’s the HQ for a host of maritime events and regattas – but don’t worry if you don’t own a boat; there’s plenty of spectator points around the coast and each event brings its own festivals and celebrations.

Plenty to Do

Paignton is most famous for its wonderful zoo, whilst Babbacombe plays host to a world in miniature in the form of its acclaimed Model Village. In Brixham, you can find a replica of Sir Francis Drake’s ship, the Golden Hind.

For the more adventurous, there are some fantastic Geopark Discovery Packages to enjoy.

And your holiday doesn’t have to break the budget – you’ll find free and great value attractions wherever you go.

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