Living Coasts (< 1 mile)
Coastal Zoo and Aquarium where you can mingle with penguins, see otters, octopus and seal plus there are underwater viewing areas and a cafe.
Torquays Dinosaur World (< 1 mile)
Torquays Dinosaur World
Bringing dinosaurs and their worlds to life! See amazing life-like dinosaurs, learn about their lives, uncover incredible fossils, enjoy the family quiz and even sit on a dinosaur!
AMF Torquay (< 1 mile)
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This AMF has 21 lanes plus it's own laser tag arena: excellent!
Quasar Torquay (< 1 mile)
Inviting future warriors over 6 to battle, Quasar provide an atmospheric gaming arena and infra red laser guns, you provide the moving the target! Next generation hide and seek is a zero combat sport.
Waves Leisure Pool (< 1 mile)
Waves Leisure Pool
No matter what the weather it's great fun for all the family! With its unique sloping floor, flume and wave machine you are guaranteed an enjoyable time. The pool is available for private hire, plus lessons and parent and toddler sessions. Plus Water-Play Activity Centre and Toddler slide!
Tore Abbey (< 1 mile)
800 year old Abbey and grounds to explore, with exciting interactive exhibits, including talking statues and paintings! Special Discovery backpacks and garden trails for the kids, plus a Children’s Medieval Garden, and much more!
Torquay Museum (< 1 mile)
Family-friendly museum with games, quizzes and trails plus blockbuster exhibitions designed to engage children and adults alike.
Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery (< 1 mile)
Play Cafe (< 1 mile)
An Indoor Play Centre that's great fun for kids of all ages !! we offer a variety of fun Including a multi level frame, lounge area, children's hair salon, computer suite, and party rooms for private hire.
The Boulder Bunker (< 1 mile)
Kents Cavern (1 miles)
at over 500,000 years old these are the oldest human dwellings in the UK and offer tours, trails, underground experience and fun kids' activities! Great if you're looking for fun family days out in Devon.
Bygones Victorian Museum (2 miles)
Bygones Victorian Museum
Shopping as our grandparents used to shop. Memories of journeys on the romantic steam trains our parents knew. Escape into the magic lands of fantasy where every generation loves to go.
Cockington Court (2 miles)
Fun indoor and outdoor activities plus special family events to suit all ages. Historic manor house and church in stunning country park setting.
Sensory Play park, mystery trail, horse drawn carriage rides, working craftsmen, artists, cafÃ© and handmade gifts for sale.
Nature walks and cycling...
Babbacombe Model Village (2 miles)
Babbacombe Model Village
Feel like a giant as you explore 4 acres of award-winning gardens showcasing hundreds of model scenes, vehicles and people.
Paignton Pier (2 miles)
Victorian pier full of fun packed activities for the whole family, including dodgems, trampolines, crazy golf, mega slide, bouncy castle and loads more! There are also fresh donuts, hand made fudge, and a rock and sweet shop.
Dartmouth Steam Rail and River Boat Co (2 miles)
Dartmouth Steam Rail and River Boat Co
is the holiday line from Paignton with steam trains running in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay coast to Churston and through the wooded slopes to Kingswear for Dartmouth.
Occombe Farm (3 miles)
Working organic farm offering childrens activities, nature and themed trails, a playground and animals to meet as well.
Torquay Alpine Ski Club (3 miles)
Torquay Alpine Ski Club
Skiing, snowboarding and cool ringo tubing: truly something for everyone at all levels of development, absolute beginners totally welcome. Loads of fun, snow or no!
Devon Activities (3 miles)
Outdoor activities company offering coasteering, kayak tours, rock climbing and bush craft. Something for all ability and activity levels. Family groups welcome. All safety equipment included in price. Led by qualified instructors.
Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark (3 miles)
Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark
Choose from 8 different flumes from the gentle Surf Lagoon to the exhilarating Screamer or the wild Kamikaze. For the younger ones, there's the Submarine Splash and Tiddler's Fun Pool where they can paddle in safety.
Paignton Zoo (3 miles)
With more animals than anyone else in the South West, you're in for a really wild time - A great day out for the kids and all the family. Looking for an exciting day out in Devon? Come in and get close to over two thousand Come in and get close to over 2000 creatures at one of the South West's most...
The Golden Hind at Brixham (4 miles)
The Golden Hind at Brixham
There's so much to see and explore above and below its five decks, with many hands on exhibits giving the visitor of all ages a wonderful insight to the incredible life at sea in Tudor times.
Wizz Kidz (5 miles)
Try the 2 lane wavy slide or tube slide, score goals at the football courts, try our climbing wall or explore the specially designed play area for children between the ages of 0 and 3. If you're 3 and over use the multi level play frame.
Battlefield LIVE Torbay (5 miles)
Battlefield LIVE Torbay
An authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra red gaming guns for anyone over 8 years old! Immersive, energetic fun with zero contact.
Brixham Heritage Museum (5 miles)
Brixham Heritage Museum
Great local museum telling the complete history of this small fishing town. Family friendly, with loads of different displays and exhibits, plus dressing up, activity areas, plus quizzes and competitions. Free entry for kids under 6 years of age.
Berry Head National Nature Reserve (5 miles)
Berry Head National Nature Reserve
An impressive limestone headland with a coastal walk to follow and free visitor centre. Loads of plants, birds and insects to spot, plus the remains of two Napoleonic forts. Dogs on leads are welcome.
Berry Pomeroy Castle (5 miles)
Berry Pomeroy Castle
Visit the most haunted castle in Devon! A historic site with a tale of love, deadly deeds and horror! Ruins for the kids to explore, and a great audio tour included in entry price.
Decoy Country Park (5 miles)
Decoy Country Park
Large play area with water play features, plus BMX race track and dirt jumps! Other popular amenities include a lake supporting water sports activities and a deliciously deciduous woodland with a trim trail incorporated into it too for you big jobs.
Prickly Ball Farm (6 miles)
Prickly Ball Farm
Hedgehog hospital and farm with lots of animals to meet plus daily activities, talks and hands-on fun.
The Den (6 miles)
Green Flag Awarded park close to the seafront at Teignmouth with a large, award winning childrens play area that combines dry and wet play, a multi use games area, adventure golf course facility and football pitches.
Tumbling Teds Playhouse (6 miles)
Tumbling Teds Playhouse
Great indoor play centre just for the 6s and under containing slides, ball pool, playhouses, climbing equipment, treehouse and funbus.
Bear Feet Playcentre (6 miles)
Bear Feet Playcentre
8,000 sq ft of multi level adventure play facility, watched over in friendly fashion by Newton The Bear. Not only great equipment and range but also offering music and movement classes and more, this is a great local resource.
Shaldon Zoo (6 miles)
A compact yet hugely diverse conservation park, offering observation of rare and endangered species of primate, small mammal, bird and reptile. Loads of information if you want to take it educational, plus keeper talks and bonus experiences.
Teignmouth Lido (6 miles)
Heated and welcoming outdoor pool with some kids' fun sessions offered. Usual season May through September.
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm (7 miles)
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
More than just a petting farm, this is a non-profit-making organisation, which relies on the work of volunteers and the great support of its customers. It aims to preserve endangered species of farm animals and the diversity of British wildlife. It is also a fantastic day out!
The Playstation Totnes (7 miles)
The Playstation Totnes
is an outdoor and indoor soft play centre. Swings, slides, sandpits, scooters, trike’s, bicycles and push a-longs. 2 tier play frame and a large ball pool. Role play area. Children are safe and secure. Free parking and wi-fi. Cafe serving healthy food.
Totnes Castle (7 miles)
A classic Norman motte and bailey castle, founded soon after the Conquest to overawe the Saxon town. A later stone shell-keep crowns its steep mound, giving sweeping views across the town rooftops to the River Dart.
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool (7 miles)
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor pools, main and toddler. Plus fully equipped to cater for disabled swimmers, changing and shower facilities plus hoist and special steps for entry into pool.
Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool (8 miles)
Dartmouth Museum (8 miles)
Local museum with hands on exhibits for big kids and the grownups they turn into! Hands on science, learn to tie knots, put your Granny in the stocks! Amazing model ships; things about Dartmouth in the two world wars, quizzes, not stuffy at all!
Sea Kayak Devon (8 miles)
Sea Kayak Devon
is a Kayaking Centre in Dartmouth, they run guided trips for kids and families. There are plenty of sheltered bays and coves for novices, no experience is required and all equipment is provided. They have single kayaks and big stable double canoes. Kids as young as 5 are very welcome!
Dartmouth Castle (8 miles)
Visiting Dartmouth? Complete your day out with a picturesque river boat trip to the castle from the town quay, landing you a minutes walk from the castle.
One of the most picturesquely- sited fortresses in England. For over six hundred years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart...
The Monkey House (9 miles)
The Monkey House
Indoor play centre and cafe with a cool 2 tier play frame and features including balls, slides and climbing frames!
Woodlands Leisure Park (9 miles)
Woodlands Leisure Park
is an all weather attraction, theres something for everyone nestled in 90 acres with various adventure play zones, perfect for entertaining children of all ages! Let off steam in massive Fun Factories, indoor rides, 2 Master Blaster Arenas and Soft Play Centres.
Rock Garden Caves and Nursery (10 miles)
Rock Garden Caves and Nursery
8 acres of wild gardens, rock walk with great views from the top, ponds, waterfalls, and a small illuminated cave to discover. Set in the picturesque old Palace Quarry. Tea Rooms open from Easter.
Chudleigh Lido (10 miles)
Solar heated Lido with lifeguards, all weather shelter, BBQ, heated pool and reasonable rates! Take lessons, get fit, or just have a family splash about.
Dawlish Warren Beach (10 miles)
Dawlish Warren Beach
Awarded the Blue Flag for over ten consecutive years, a sand and shingle beach with with arcades, karting, children's rides and cafes not far away.
Blackpool Sands (10 miles)
Blue Flag awarded beauty spot, great for swimming and water sports, many local amenities including a stunning historical garden nearby.
Dart Rock Climbing Centre (10 miles)
Dart Rock Climbing Centre
is THE home of indoor rock climbing in the South West. Built by climbers for everyone, Dart Rock provides indoor and outdoor rock climbing activities to the highest of standards in an encouraging and fun atmosphere.
Ashburton Swimming Pool (11 miles)
Ashburton Swimming Pool
21m heated outdoor pool, some fun sessions. Usually opens daily late May through Early September. Swings and lawned area for spectators, plus café serving refreshments. Aqua membership provides use of this and 4 other pools!
Thanks for all the great things to do in Torquay with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Devon can enjoy the great day out as well.
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