There are lots of things to see and do in beautiful Torquay with beaches and model villages, farms and abbeys. Our travel guide will help you this season.

Things To Do In Torquay

Torquay is a seaside town in the county of Devon and is in an area that is well known for its beaches. There are a lot of things to see and do in this seaside resort. There is a good selection of shopping areas and historical attractions, which makes this the ideal location for couples and families.  Although Torquay is a busy town there is still plenty of places to kick back and relax.

Things To Do In Torquay When It’s Raining

Torquay has a vast array of things that you can choose from when it comes to finding things to do when it is raining,

Living Coasts Torquay

Living Coasts Torquay is an award-winning aquarium and coastal zoo which is home to a number of exhibits that are undercover. This attraction is home to a vast array of marine life from all around the world. The exhibits are housed in a state-of-the-art naturalistic environment, which takes you on a journey from the coast of South Africa through the Mangrove forest and then into a sunken wreck.

Waves Leisure Pool

Waves Leisure pool is another great way to spend a day when it is raining.  This heated swimming pool is located at the Riviera International Conference Centre and entry to the pool is via a unique sloping floor, which makes it safer for younger members of the family. The swimming pool is complete with a water activity centre, flume and a wave machine.

Days Out For Couples In Torquay

Torquay has many interesting and fun things for couples to enjoy doing and seeing.


There are many lovely little villages around this area and one of these is Babbacombe, which has been described as Torbay’s jewel in the Crown. The village of Babbacombe is adjacent to Torquay however it is entirely independent and has its own promenade, restaurants, hotels, shops, theatre and it is also home to the Babbacombe Model Village, which is a world-famous attraction. This area offers spectacular coastal views.

Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey is located in Torquay and it was established in 1196. This abbey is a museum of art and history with many interactive displays. There are also seasonal programs that operate at this attraction. As well as the attractions there is also a number of walks around this area which will enable you to take in the breath-taking views.

Places To Visit In Torquay For Free

If you are looking to curb your costs whist on holiday in Torquay, then don’t worry as there is still plenty to see and do without breaking the bank.

Torquay Beaches

Torquay is home to lovely sandy beaches which are just a short walking distance from the town centre. The beach will offer a great day out whether you just want to relax and listen to the waves or take a stroll and feel the sand between your toes or test your skills at sandcastle building. For the more adventurous why not try a bit of rock pooling and see what marine life you can find.


There are many lovely little villages around this area and one of these is Cockington. A visit to Cockington will keep the whole family entertained with the court and villages. The manor house has extensive grounds which are lovely and well preserved. The village is home to a water mill, a blacksmith, a tearoom and a vast array of thatched cottages. There is plenty of things to see and do in this village which are free of charge and suitable for people of all ages.

Occombe Farm

Occombe Farm is a family friendly attraction that is free to visit, and children can enjoy a seat on a tractor and visitors of all ages will enjoy wandering around and looking at the animals. There is a nature walk through the farm which will give you a chance to spot some of the local wildlife.

Days Out For Families in Torquay

Milky Way Adventure Park

Milky Way Adventure Park in the nearby Bideford is a great day out for people of all ages.  This attraction has three dedicated areas. The pre-schoolers area has plenty to keep the little ones busy with ball pits, jumping pillows and a padded balloon room. The Time Warp zone is ideal for the slightly older children and it is spread across three levels featuring death slides and a soft play area. This attraction offers endless activities both indoors and outdoors with five rollercoasters and family rides. The Play Café is another great attraction for children as it is a soft play area with a multi-level frame which will excite and challenge the children whilst encouraging them to work off a bit of energy. This attraction will provide children of all ages will hours of fun. The multi-level frame features tube tunnels to crawl through, stepping stones, ropes swings and much more.

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