Attractions – English Riviera Attractions Partnership


Lots of things to do and see

With more attractions than any other seaside resort in the UK, there is something for everyone! Whether you’re on holiday, a short break or visiting the English Riviera for a day, there’s a fantastic range of things to do, attractions and events for you to enjoy.

Family Fun Days Out

Become a pirate on the replica ship the Golden Hind, try your hand at rope tying, hauling, or steering the ship’s wheel in the heart of the traditional fishing village Brixham. Feel like a giant at Babbacombe Model Village, and see if you can spot the fire-breathing dragon at one of the largest model villages in the UK. Thrill seekers can get their adrenaline pumping at Splashdown Quaywest and ride 8 flumes whilst overlooking the sea at Goodrington Sands. For a unique day out in a traditional English village, head to Cockington Court where you can watch skilled craft makers, including blacksmiths and glassblowers at work as you wander around the 17th century manor house and large country park.

Explore the Outdoors

Animal lovers can release their inner animal when they come face to face with over 2,000 animals at Paignton Zoo. Get closer to wildlife at the organic, working Occombe Farm – see how many animals you can spot as you wander around the farm, gardens, and nature trail.

Explore the spectacular grounds at Torre Abbey, complete with Agatha Christie Potent Plants Gardens! Head inside and visit the 800-year-old Abbey with interactive galleries and art exhibitions.

Visit our National Trust properties and gardens, Agatha Christie’s Greenway and Coleton Fishacre. Discover an extraordinary glimpse of the life of the Queen of Crime at Greenway and explore the magical wilderness of the gardens. Travel back in time to the Jazz Age at the magnificent house at Coleton Fishacre and lose yourself in the large gardens with spectacular sea views.

Things to Do on Rainy Days

Whatever the weather, there’s never a dull moment on the English Riviera. For all year-round indoor fun, enjoy a family day out at Waves Leisure Pool complete with wave machine, flume, and soft-play area for toddlers in the café.

Learn something new at Torquay Museum with 150,000 specimens of natural history, eight galleries and interactive exhibitions. Head underground at world-renowned caves Kents Cavern and discover more about our Stone Age ancestors in one of Europe’s most important Stone Age sites. Step back in time at Bygones, a life-size Victorian Street full of nostalgic treasures – a perfect place for grandparents to relive the past with their family.

Take a journey with a difference and discover new sights

All aboard on the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat for a nostalgic journey along the stunning South West coastline and lush woodlands. For a memorable trip to the beach, travel from the top of Babbacombe Downs to Oddicombe beach on the Babbacombe Cliff funicular Railway.

3rd February 2022

Torquay Watersports

Torquay Watersports offers various ways to get out on the water and have some fun. […]
18th November 2021

Western Lady

Western Lady have been operating a wonderful ferry service between Brixham & Torquay for over […]
23rd December 2019
Lydham Manor over Goodrington Sands

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

We run summer train services 10:00-1745 (the school summer holidays) Mid season is 1030-1730 Winter […]
12th October 2017

Babbacombe Cliff Railway

We would like to remind our customers that you will need to wear a face […]
10th October 2017

Babbacombe Model Village

Step into a world of miniature marvels Step into a world of miniature marvels! Bring […]
12th October 2017

Babbacombe Theatre

An asset to the English Riviera for nearly eighty years Babbacombe theatre is renowned for […]
12th October 2017

Bygones Victorian Street

Find the unexpected at Bygones! There were no supermarkets for our great, great grandparents. Why […]
12th October 2017

Cockington Court Craft Centre

Set in an award-winning country park a mile away from the seafront, Cockington Court is […]
12th October 2017

Golden Hind Museum Ship

Come aboard and explore the Ship that was home to Drake and his crew of […]
12th October 2017

Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves

Kents Cavern is one of Europe’s top Stone Age sites, with an extensive labyrinth of […]
12th October 2017
Borders full of orange and red flowers in front of the house.

National Trust Coleton Fishacre

Art deco Country retreat complete with garden by the sea Travel back in time to […]
13th October 2017

National Trust Greenway

Greenway house and garden: ‘the loveliest place in the world’ Nestled on the banks of […]
13th October 2017

Occombe Farm

We can’t wait to welcome you to Torbay’s newest family visitor attraction; Occombe Farm Park […]
25th October 2017

Paignton Zoo

VISIT THE ZOO FOR SOME OUTDOOR FAMILY FUN THIS SUMMER… With dozens of different animals […]
25th October 2017

Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark

Splashdown Quaywest waterpark brilliantly combines 8 fantastic flume rides and some of the English Riviera’s […]
25th October 2017

Torquay Museum

Travel back through 400 million years of Torbay’s Heritage at Torquay Museum – a family-friendly […]
25th October 2017

Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey – welcoming visitors for over 800 years Torre Abbey is Torbay’s most historic […]
25th October 2017

Waves Leisure Pool

No matter what the weather our Waves Leisure Pool offers great fun for all the […]