Helping you make the most of your stay...
Living Coasts, Torquay
Living Coasts is Torquay's award-winning Coastal Zoo and Aquarium and is home to a magnificent array of marine sea and bird life from around the world. Come along and help this conservation, reasearch and education charity protect the animals, plants and environment.
Torquay Harbourside 01803 202470
Kents Cavern, Torquay
One of Europe's top prehistoric Stone Age cave systems, easily accessible and an extensive labyrinth of spectacular caverns open all year. Educational guided tours and fun for all the family, even Ghost Tours in July & August! Souvenir shop and refreshments available.
Ilsham Road, Torquay 01803 215136
With over 2000 animals across 80 acres Paignton Zoo offers a really fun day out for the whole family and is one of the South West's most exciting visitor attractions.
Get up close to animals from all over the world in specially designed habitats and support this magnificent charity care for breeds and rare species, don't miss the Jungle Express train!
Totnes Road, Paignton 01803 697500
Torquay Museum has a fantastic collection of exhibits covering a wide range of subjects of interest to families of all ages, collections are always changing and special activities are arranged for children to enjoy. Come along and discover Torquay's past, present and perhaps take a look toward our future.
Babbacombe Road, Torquay 01803 293975
Old Walls Vineyard, Bishopsteignton
Take a tour of Old Walls Vineyard and Winery and discover how they operate, the entire wine making process will be explained from planting to bottling, then take an informative wine tasting session and perhaps conclude with sumptuous lunch. Closed Monday & Tuesdays. Call for available dates and bookings 01626 770877
Wellies of Wellswood, Torquay
Wellies is a bright and welcoming cafe bar serving meals, lunches, beverages morning, noon and night.
21 Ilsham Road
Popular Restaurant / Bistro / Tapas with great views overlooking Paignton Harbour.
44 Cliff Road Paignton
Situated within the famous Brixham Fish Market overlooking the boats as the land their catch and your restaurant food.
Brixham Fish Market
Local, Fresh and Delicious Seafood caught on the owners own Boats and served in their waterside restaurant in Teignmouth
3 Queen Street, Back Beach, Teignmouth
No 7 Fish Bistro & Wine Bar, Torquay
Small family run Bistro restaurant providing fresh fish overlooking the harbour and just 5 minutes from Torquay town centre.
7 Beacon Terrace Torquay
Babbacombe Model Village
19th March 2016 - 10th April 2016
Easter Egg Trail at the Model Village, Babbacombe, Torquay.
10am to 4pm
Bring your own pen or pencil to fill the spotter sheet
A chocolate treat for all successful young explorers!
The Elephant, Torquay
The Elephant offers fine dining in its Michelin Starred Restaurant or more informal dining in the Brasserie all situated on the harbourside in Torquay.
3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay.
Occombe Beer Festival, Paignton
3rd June 2016 - 4th June 2016
Sample from 60+ of the region’s best beers, ciders, perry & wine, live bands and dancing in the farmyard, delicious local foods including a hog roast.
A fundraising event run in aid of local conservation charity Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust.
01803 520022 for Tickets & Information
Britannia Naval College Tours, Dartmouth
14th March 2016 - 28th November 2016
Public Tours of the world famous Naval College take place on Monday afternoons plus Wednesday afternoons in the high season. Pick up in Dartmouth town by coach for the walking tour lasting just over 2 hours.
Call to confirm arrangements 01803 677565
Agatha Christie Day
15th September 2016 - 15th September 2016
Once again the English Riviera will be awash with all things Agatha Christie on 15th September to coincide with the birthday of the famous crime writer, we will update this notification as soon as events for the day are confirmed, its sure to be a great day!
Teignmouth Jazz & Blues Festival
18th November 2016 - 20th November 2016
The Teignmouth Jazz & Blues Festival will once again take place in November, bands will play a full three days of gigs at a variety of venues in the town. Tickets and information available from Ken Dolan email@example.com
Radio 1's Big Weekend, Powderham Castle Nr Exeter
28th May 2016 - 29th May 2016
Radio 1 are bringing an amazing line up to Powderham Castle over the May Bank Holiday weekend with Coldplay headlining supported by Ellie Goulding, Craig David, Mumford & Sons plus many others, ticketing details at bbc.co.uk or twitter via @BBCR1 Hurry as tickets will sell out fast!
1st Torbay Air Show
10th June 2016 - 12th June 2016
The inaugural Torbay Air Show will certainly be an event not to be missed with a display by The Red Arrows, many civil and military aircraft, display teams, armed forces display plus lots of events on the ground. Entry is FREE and the best location to view the event will be Paignton Green. There are opportunities to purchase guaranteed seating, family tickets etc so visit www.torbayairshow.com for full details.
English Wine Week
28th May 2016 - 5th June 2016
Due to the very mild, warm climate and the fantastically furtile soil we enjoy here in the South West we are fortunate to have some fantastic local wine producers, what better time to seek them out than during English Wine Week, there are sure to be events and special offers so seek them out, you won't regret it!
We have listed the best local producers in the Days Out/Sightseeing section of our website.
Sharpham Vineyard, Nr Totnes
You will find the spectacular Shapham Estate overlooking the River Dart near to Totnes and it is an absolute must visit if you enjoy your award winning wines and locally produced cheeses. Tours are available March ~ December so visit www.sharpham.com for more information or call 01803 732203
Pebblebed Vineyard and Winery, Topsham
Pebblebed Vineyard & Winery based at Topsham near Exeter is certainly worth seeking out on a visit to Devon for all wine lovers. Tours are offered through the year from 30th April ~ 8th October (Thurs & Sats) with tastings and nibbles available, visit pebblebed.co.uk or call 07814 788348