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!
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 NEW Water-Play Activity Centre and Toddler slide!
Torquay Museum (< 1 mile)
Family-friendly museum with games, quizzes and trails plus blockbuster exhibitions designed to engage children and adults alike.
Tore Abbey (< 1 mile)
Welcome to the heart of Torquay – past, present and future. Imagine the silent prayers of the Abbey's medieval "White Canons". Picture the opulent lifestyle of the Cary family who transformed the Abbey into a fine country home. Today you can experience the many lives of Torre Abbey and experience its place,...
Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery (< 1 mile)
Rainbow Funhouse (< 1 mile)
13,000 sq ft of adventure including Race Track, flumes, and a drop slide, Video Room, Disco Zone, and themed Rooms for parties: Pirates, Fairies or the Circus!
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)
Take a guided tour around Britain's most important Stone Age Heritage site. These prehistoric caves, at over 500,000 years old are the oldest recognisable examples of human dwelling in the UK. Great if you're looking for fun family days out in Devon.
Cockington Court (1 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...
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.
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)
'Great Amusements with the Latest Machines, Mega Slide, Crazy Golf, Beach Shop, Orbiter Dodgems, Cafe, Takeaway, Ice Cream, Rock and Sweet Shop, Ten Pin Bowling, Trampolines, Bouncy Castle, Snack Bar, Seafood Kiosk, Fresh Donuts, Home Made Fudge Shop, Shooting Gallery, Remote Control Cars
Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway (2 miles)
Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway
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 ringo tubing: truly something for everyone at all levels of development, absolute beginners welcome too.
Seashore Centre (3 miles)
Interactive displays about the seashore, plus Rockpool Zone with seawater tanks displaying marine wildlife, a video microscope for examining the kids' finds and much more.
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 creatures at one of the South Wests most exciting visitor attractions, but...
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
Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns for anyone over 8 years old.
Brixham Heritage Museum (5 miles)
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! A castle never completed, it now stands as a ruin amongst the woods and rocky outcrops of Berry Pomeroy. Let children discover the ruins and learn of a romantic history through the audio tour.
Decoy Country Park (5 miles)
Decoy Country Park
Large play area with water play feature, plus BMX race track and dirt jumps. Other popular amenities include a lake supporting water sports activities and a deciduous woodland with a trim trail incorporated into it.
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
The play areas are sectioned into "Under 4's" and "Above 4's" and children are allowed to play up to the age of 12. There is also a small separated indoor basketball court and a ball blowing machine. Good idea if you're after things to do in Devon with kids.
Jacks Patch Nursery and Garden Centre (6 miles)
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 Treasure Trail (7 miles)
Totnes Treasure Trail
If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self guided, themed Treasure Trail: they offer an imaginative and fun way to explore and learn about the great outdoors.
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!
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!
River Link (8 miles)
Pleasure boat cruises and trips up and down the River Dart, from Dartmouth to Totnes in Devon, UK.
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 two tier play frame including balls, slides and climbing frames.
Woodlands Leisure Park (10 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
'The Rock Gardens, set in the picturesque setting of the old Palace Quarry. There are about 8 acres of wild gardens, ponds, a Rock Walk with lovely views from the top and a small, but attractive illuminated cave with interesting formations, all for you to discover.'
Chudleigh Lido (10 miles)
Lido with lifeguards, all weather shelter, BBQ, heated pool and reasonable rates.
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.
Burrow Farm Gardens (10 miles)
Blackpool Sands (10 miles)
Blue Flag awarded beauty spot, great for swimming and water sports, many local amenities including a stunning historical garden nearby.
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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