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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Paignton

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 255 fun things to do in Paignton for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, tourist attractions and indoor and soft play areas. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 140 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Paignton day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Paignton with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Dartmouth Steam Rail and River Boat Co

  • Paignton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

How will you choose to travel along the Devonshire coast? Why don’t you set sail on a river boat trip or jump aboard the nostalgic steam railway? Dar...

The Children's Play Square & Party Rooms

  • Paignton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Children’s Play Square is a soft play centre for younger kids, conveniently based at the heart of Paignton Town. With 3 large rooms full of fun,...

Vue Torbay

  • Torbay
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Find your new family favourite film at Vue, where there's endless possibilities of places to go. Jump into movie magic at Vue Torbay, where you’ll fi...

Paignton Pier4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Paignton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Paignton Pier has been a great place to have family fun since it opened way back in 1879, and it is set in one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in...

Reach Outdoors

  • Paignton
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Devon Activities is located in the heart of the South West and offers a variety of activities for different ages. The staff are energetic, flexible a...

Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Paignton
  • Outdoor
  • Water Parks

What do you do when you are lucky enough to get a really warm and sunny day? You grab your towel and costume and go to Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark!...

Paignton Zoo5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Paignton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

With over 2,000 animals there is plenty to see and do at Paignton Zoo. See them all: giraffes, lions, gorillas, cheetahs and thrilling crocodiles, pl...

Occombe Farm

  • Paignton
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Come and discover a location bustling with wildlife at Occombe Farm. Visit a working farm with your family that won't even cost you a penny. This far...



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Cockington Court

  • Torquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

There's always something to do for kids (and grown-ups) at Cockington Court and lots of it is actually free! An all-weather play area open all year h...

Torre Abbey

  • Torquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Torre Abbey, in the heart of the English Riviera, is over 800 years old and has witnessed some epic moments in history. There is so much to discover...

Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery

  • Torquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery offers visitors Medieval Abbey Ruins to explore, a Historic House and Gardens, Interactive Galleries and Art C...

Waves Leisure Pool

  • Torquay
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Whatever the weather, Waves Leisure Pool is fun for all the family! With a water temp of 30 Celsius you won’t be shivering in your costume as you wat...

The Torquay Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Torquay
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

There's plenty to discover for all the family on the Torquay self-guided mystery themed Treasure Trail. Clear directions will lead you around a fixed...

The Boulder Bunker

  • Torquay
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

The Boulder Bunker Bouldering is a lower height form of climbing typically limited to a height of 4.5m. There are no ropes, just deep foam matting be...

AMF Bowling Torquay

  • Torquay
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Take bowling up a gear at AMF Bowling Torquay, with Quasar, speed racing and Pacman - more than enough to keep your littluns busy. Bowling doesn’t ca...

Play Cafe

  • Torquay
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Play Cafe indoor play centre offers lots of fun to be had by all ages. They have multi-level play frames, toddler and baby area, shoot out, computer...

Torquay Museum

  • Torquay
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Torquay Museum is a family-friendly museum with games, quizzes and trails plus blockbuster summer exhibitions designed to engage children and adults...

Battlefield LIVE Torbay

  • Brixham
  • Outdoor
  • Laser Tag

Battlefield Live Torbay is an authentic styled combat play experience using cool military grade infra red gaming guns! Their custom built 3 acre outd...

Berry Pomeroy Castle

  • Totnes
  • Indoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Berry Pomeroy Castle is tucked away in a deep wooded valley, and is the perfect romantic ruin with a colourful and intriguing history to discover! A...

Wizz Kidz

  • Brixham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wizz Kidz is certain that the massive 5,000 sq feet venue full of light and carefully designed for parents to have visibility of their children from...

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