5 Great Activities in Torquay for your Toddlers!
Before you know it, your baby is a toddler then a pre-schooler. But how do you make the most of the time with your children before they start school in September? We’ve thought of a 5 great things to do in Torquay with your under 5’s in the sunshine and for those showery days.
Visit the Geopark in Paignton
The park is designed around the English Riviera’s geological history. The toddler area represents the Devonian Period when the area was south of the equator and under tropical coral seas. Toddlers will be able to ride on a trilobite and swing over a wetpour sea. This area also has a seesaw, climbing hut, trampoline and spinner bowls.
The sand and water play area represents the Permian Period when we were just north of the equator and all of our red sandstones and breccia rocks were formed. Flash floods occurred after violent storms in the distant mountains and giant millipedes crawled around! This area has a purpose built water channel for children to pump and dam water and digging equipment and tables for sand play.
Tots Go Wild! at Occombe Farm
Occombe Farm gives parents and toddlers to experience the great outdoors together. We will explore the different colours of the countryside and get crafty with natural treasures from our woodland and meadows. On Tuesday 20th June the theme is ‘Trees glorious trees!’ The woods at Occombe Farm will come alive in an exciting morning for tots! Meet us between 9.30-11.00. It is suitable for Toddlers-5 yrs old (charged at £5) and babies can come at no charge. Children must be accompanied by an adult and ensure they are dressed for outdoor weather. Book online here.
Play on our outstanding beaches
Along the 22 miles of English Riviera coastline are 20 beaches and coves. Some are wide, sandy beaches, others are smaller and more secluded. Many of the beaches hold coveted awards for cleanliness and quality. You little ones will love playing in the sand or taking a look in the rockpools to find seashore residents. You will find beach cafes and watering holes for the thirsty and a wide variety of ice creams for the youngsters.
Don’t forget their Scooters
Torquay seafront is great for exploring on a scooter. From Torre Abbey along to the harbour, the flat surface is perfect for young ones to ride along. The views of the coastline are especially great and you can travel up Princess Pier. Dating back to the 1890s, the pier was a favourite with Agatha Christie for roller skating! There are lots of places to grab an ice cream before scooting back.
Aztec Games and Soft Play
Within the TLH Leisure Resort, you’ll find our fabulous indoor play area with slides, shutes, ball pool and toddlers’ area. This is free for guests of the hotel and includes a 10 pin bowling area plus games arcade machines.
Whatever your plans when you visit Torquay, there are so many activities and things to do. You’ll be spoilt for choice!