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Family Days Out near to Torquay
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Living Coasts (< 1 mile)
Torquay
Living Coasts 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)
Torquay
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)
Torquay
AMF Torquay 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)
Torquay
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)
Torquay
Torquay Museum Family-friendly museum with games, quizzes and trails plus blockbuster exhibitions designed to engage children and adults alike.
Tore Abbey (< 1 mile)
Torquay
Tore Abbey 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)
Torquay
Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery Medieval Abbey Ruins plus a Historic House and Gardens, Interactive Galleries and Art Collections plus Childrens Trails, Events and Activities.
Rainbow Funhouse (< 1 mile)
Torquay
Rainbow Funhouse 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)
Torquay
Play Cafe 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)
Torquay
The Boulder Bunker Dedicated bouldering and climbing facility for all ages and abilities.
Kents Cavern (1 miles)
Torquay
Kents Cavern 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)
Torquay
Cockington Court 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, café and handmade gifts for sale. Nature walks and cycling...
Bygones Victorian Museum (2 miles)
Torquay
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)
Torquay
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)
Paignton
Paignton Pier '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
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)
Paignton
Occombe Farm Working organic farm offering childrens activities, nature and themed trails, a playground and animals to meet as well.
Torquay Alpine Ski Club (3 miles)
Kingskerswell Road
Torquay Alpine Ski Club Skiing, snowboarding and ringo tubing: truly something for everyone at all levels of development, absolute beginners welcome too.
Devon Activities (3 miles)
Paignton
Devon Activities 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)
Paignton
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)
Paignton
Paignton Zoo 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)
Brixham
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)
Brixham
Wizz Kidz 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)
Brixham
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)
Brixham
Brixham Heritage Museum A fascinating museum promoting and revealing the complete history of Brixham.
Berry Head National Nature Reserve (5 miles)
Brixham
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)
Totnes
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)
Newton Abbot
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)
Newton Abbot
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)
Teignmouth
The Den 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)
Newton Abbot
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)
Newton Abbot
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)
Teignmouth
Jacks Patch Nursery and Garden Centre Soft play at this Garden Centre for under 8s with a 2 level play frame for over 2s and space for under 2s to explore.
Shaldon Zoo (6 miles)
Teignmouth
Shaldon Zoo 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)
Teignmouth
Teignmouth Lido Heated and welcoming outdoor pool with some kids' fun sessions offered. Usual season May through September.
Totnes Treasure Trail (7 miles)
Totnes
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
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)
Totnes
Totnes Castle 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
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
Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool Child friendly heated outdoor swim facility open May to September for a nice family splash about! Lifeguards on duty.
Dartmouth Museum (8 miles)
Dartmouth
Dartmouth Museum 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)
Dartmouth
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)
Dartmouth
River Link Pleasure boat cruises and trips up and down the River Dart, from Dartmouth to Totnes in Devon, UK.
Dartmouth Castle (8 miles)
Dartmouth
Dartmouth Castle 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)
Dawlish
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)
Dartmouth
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)
Chudleigh
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)
Nerton Abbot
Chudleigh Lido Heated Lido with lifeguards, all weather shelter, BBQ, heated pool and reasonable rates.
Dawlish Warren Beach (10 miles)
South Devon
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)
Axminster
Burrow Farm Gardens 'East Devon’s secret garden. Ten acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.'

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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