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Great Reasons to Enjoy Early Summer in Torquay

9 May 2022

The evenings have finally drawn out and the weather is warming up. What better pick-me-up than to plan a short break away – and the English Riviera must be one of the loveliest places to visit! We’ve found some great reasons why you should visit before the busy summer season.

Because the region is protected by Dartmoor to the north-west, the English Riviera enjoys a microclimate that means even the early days of summer are milder than in the rest of the country. This gives you a perfect opportunity to explore the great outdoors and our local attractions and events.

Warm Climate

Noted for its mild climate, Torquay and the neighbouring towns of Paignton and Brixham, enjoy higher than average UK temperatures. It’s even warm enough for palm trees to flourish all year  round. The Torbay Palm has become the symbol of the English Riviera and has thrived in the area since it was brought over from New Zealand in 1820.

Because of this warmer climate, temperatures can range up to 15 degrees in May and June, making the area a perfect early summer destination.

Great Outdoor Activities

The stunning landscape of Torquay and the English Riviera is the perfect playground for your adventure weekend with paddle-boarding, sea kayaking, jet-skiing and coasteering. With rugged coastlines and hidden caves and crevices, there is so much more to Torquay for the more adventurous holiday maker! FIND OUT MORE

Amazing Attractions

Devon’s English Riviera has possibly the highest concentration of top quality attractions of any British resort including renowned underground caverns, a magnificent model village, a steam train, a world-class zoo, an historic funicular railway, an 800 year old Abbey, a huge waterpark, a historic pier, Agatha Christie’s famous riverside residence and much more. FIND OUT MORE

Catch a Show

Devon’s English Riviera has a vibrant evening scene with a huge choice of glamorous shows, concerts, plays, musicals, ballets and comedies offering you top West End performances and the best of local am-dram. FIND OUT MORE

Early Summer Getaway Deals

View our special offers where our great value breaks include Dinner on Us and Super Saver Weekends. With some extra special savings and some exclusive book direct perks, our TLH offers are hard to ignore! SPECIAL OFFERS

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Whatever you choose to do during your visit, don’t forget TLH Leisure Resort has a wide range of top facilities including indoor pools, games arena, nightly entertainment, Aztec Spa and our thermal Fire & Ice Experience, plus lots more EXPLORE TLH


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