rib ride torquay
The original and best boat company in the most sheltered and yet
challenging coastal environments in the UK. Our knowledgeable Skippers
and new RIBs guarantee a great time for all. Departing from the historic Torquay harbour we turn seawards along a
coast strewn with history and intrigue. Passing London Bridge, a
spectacular sea arch, we then head to Daddyhole! View millions of years
of history in hundreds of layers of rock on this 1 hour guided tour. A Blue
Flag Award, Sustainable Boat Tour Operator. Call 0333 1234 303 or book on-line and use code TBG2020 for a 5% discount for Bridge Group members and their guests. Watch video here
Welcome to Living Coasts, an all weather attraction, located on Torquay seafront in South Devon, where there’s plenty to see and do: mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more. Visit Penguin Beach to walk with the African and macaroni penguins and catch our entertaining feeding time talks.
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Situated on the gorgeous seafront at Goodrington Sands, we boast some of the English Riviera's most spectacular views! Splashdown Quaywest is the UK's BIGGEST outdoor waterpark, and we couldn't think of anywhere better for it!
Agatha Christie was known locally by her married name, Mrs Mallowan, and her time spent at her holiday home, Greenway, was all about quality time with the family, away from the public eye.
In the Library you can’t miss Greenway’s unexpected treasure; a frieze painted during World War Two by Lt Marshall Lee, a member of the US.. Coast Guard stationed at the house in the run up to the D Day landings.
With over 2,500 animals across 80 acres – you’re in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo.
Located in Devon, Paignton Zoo is one of the South West's most exciting visitor attractions. It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal.Paignton zoo website
As you wander through these large caves, you'll be following in the footsteps of early adventurers who unearthed a vast array of bones and artefacts. Explore the incredible geological story of Kents Cavern and witness spectucular stalactites and stalagmites, which adorn the cave walls.
Rupert D'Oyly Carte and Lady Dorothy chose the location for their
country home while they were sailing. Find out about the the people who
built and shaped Coleton Fishacre house and garden.
babbacombe model village
Adults love the humorous representation of British life over the last six decades and the award-winning gardens.
Children love all the miniature characters and enjoy following the spotter sheet to see what they can find.babbacombe model village website
Back in the 1980s, Ken Cuming's obsession with railwayana started to out-grow his house. The ﬁnal straw for wife, Patricia Cuming, came in 1986 when Ken purchased a huge 27-ton railway engine from Falmouth Docks. As good fortune would have it, the couple spotted that the old cinema had become available in St. Marychurch and they bravely took the plunge to turn their hobby into a family business. Bygones was born. bygones website
jet set go
Bringing the opportunity to experience the exhilarating sport of jet skiing to a wide audience in a safe environment. This is a unique way to explore the stunning surroundings of the English Riviera.
Suitable for: anyone over the age of 18 (or 14 if accompanied by an adult). jet set go website
dartmouth steam railway & river boat
Based on the glorious South Devon coastline in South West England, enjoy your days out in Devon on our steam trains, boat trips and paddle steamer - the only attraction in Devon that lets you enjoy the delights of Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth and the River Dart, Kingswear and Totnes on your day out! steam railway website
cockington country park
Cockington Country Park is a beautiful mix of picturesque well-ordered garden landscapes, open parkland, rural countryside and substantial woodland. Tucked in amongst this 450 acre park are three pretty ornamental lakes, a historic Manor House with craft centre and studios, a chocolate box village, delightful thatched cottages and a quaint church. cockington country park website
south west coastal path
Come to the beach anywhere in the South West of England, turn left or
right and you’ll be on the South West Coast Path and on the edge of an
amazing experience. Where else can you walk along 630 miles of such
superb coastline which makes up the longest National Trail in the UK?
The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly
inspirational and every day walking it brings stunning new experiences.
south west coastal path website
The story of Torre Abbey began on 25 March 1196 with the arrival of an abbot and six canons at Torre (the area from which the later names of Torquay and Torbay are derived). They had been sent from Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire, following a gift of land from the lord of the manor of Torre, William Brewer.
golden hind museum ship
There's so much to see and explore above and below the five decks of the Golden Hind Museum Ship in Brixham, with many hands on-exhibits, giving visitors of all ages a wonderful insight into life aboard Sir Francis Drake's Tudor galleon. The Ship is open from spring to autumn come rain or shine and is an all-weather attraction with indoor displays as well as wide open decks.
torquays dinosaur world
Torquay’s Dinosaur World is a fun interactive indoor exhibition that brings the world of dinosaurs to life. See amazing full size & scaled dinosaurs, discover incredible fossils, learn about these awesome beasts, enjoy our fun Family Explorer Quiz and even sit on a deadly dinosaur.dinosaur world website
sea kayak torbay
Our half-day tours are perfect for beginners, novices and those with
some skills already, you can expect to see Seals and several remote
coves where we will stop at a beach to toast marshmallows and create
rock art. Our full day Geopark Safaris are even more relaxed
than our half days. With more time we can catch our lunch and cook it on
the beach. We will visit more coves and take multiple beach
visits traveling at a snails pace. Our taster tours are great for those
with less time and want an introduction to kayaking, or a quick blast
around the beach. 10% discount for Bridge Group members and their guests.
Buckfast Abbey forms part of an active Benedictine monastery at Buckfast, near Buckfastleigh, Devon, England. Buckfast first became home to an abbey in 1018. The first Benedictine abbey was followed by a Savignac abbey constructed on the site of the current abbey in 1134.
The historic places in our care span six millennia and include palaces, houses, hill figures, castles, abbeys, industrial sites, Roman forts and even deserted medieval villages.
Caring for these places and their collections for the benefit of this and future generations is a cornerstone of everything we do. The generous support of many donors enables us to do this.
western lady ferry
"Western Lady" have been operating a fine ferry service between Brixham & Torquay for over 70 years.
The 30 minute ferry ride across the Bay to Brixham and returning to Torquay is a stress-free delightful way to view Torbay from the sea, especially when the sun is shining!
We have our own dedicated Snooker Room with 8 quality full size tables to use while in our main bar area we have 5 American pool and 10 English pool tables available to hire. Torquay’s Premier Sports Bar with live Sky & BT sports shown on 2 huge HD screens. BDO darts zone and licensed bar. No membership required, just pay to play
torbay cycle hire
We can provide you with all the equipment needed to enjoy the wonderful sights with our hilly environment without the strain on your legs and wallet.
Our electric bikes are modern, easy and maintained to the highest standards by a local business, Dialled in bike and Halfords.
No visit to the English Riviera is complete without a trip to Reach Outdoors. We have the remedy to all of your adventure needs whether it be Coasteering, Kayaking or Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Our family friendly adventures are suitable for all ages 8+ Our top of the range equipment, super friendly instructors and simply stunning coastal environment create the perfect setting for a truly memorable experience. We have something for all levels of adventure seeker, from 1.5 hour tours in Paddle Boarding and Kayaking to 3 hour Coasteering tours. Book using our online booking system: reach-outdoors.com/event-booking or if you have a group of 8 participants or more, then we can arrange a private session for you. With sessions starting from just £20pp including all equipment and guiding a visit to Reach Outdoors is a must this Summer!