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Top 10 Things to do for Adults in Torbay this Summer

26 July 2018
Top 10 Things to do For Adults in Torbay
Things to do for adults

If you’re thinking of visiting the English Rivera this summer, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained. From scenic walks to jet-skiing, we’ve got you covered!

Here’s a roundup of the top 10 things to do for adults in Torbay…

1. Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens

Torre Abbey is within just a 5 minute walking distance of TLH Leisure Resort. The Abbey is a historic building and art gallery in Torquay.

Torre Abbey
Torre Abbey in Torquay

It was founded in 1196 a monastery for Premonstratensian canons, and is now the best-preserved medieval monastery in Devon and Cornwall. Today, as a museum, you will find beautifully presented heritage rooms, galleries, art exhibitions, interactive displays, talking portraits and videos which bring the colourful history and art to life.

Torre Abbey is also widely known for the formal gardens. With a wealth of exotic plants, the gardens are the perfect setting in which to relax, stroll or picnic.

2. Round Robin

The award-winning Round Robin trip is one of the best day excursions in South Devon! You will visit the quaint towns of Paignton, Dartmouth and Totnes travelling on a steam train, a river boat and a bus.

Round Robin
Round Robin Dartmouth

Enjoy a 30 minute trip on the steam train, a cruise on the river boat for 90 minutes, with a commentary of interesting facts and local history of the coastal areas, followed by a 30 minute bus ride. What better way to experience the beautiful scenic views of the South Devon Coast?

Prices are Adult £27.50, Child (3-15) £17.00, Concession (aged 60+) £26.50 and a family ticket (2 Adults & max 3 children) £74.00. Plus dogs are welcome on the trip for just £2.

3. Brixham Fish Market Tour

An early morning visit to Brixham’s famous fish market is the most authentic way to experience coastal life in the southwest of England.

This is a great chance to see behind the scenes and the hustle and bustle of the world famous Brixham Fish Market, culminating in a delicious fish breakfast at Rockfish. If your fish eating experience extends to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions.

Read more about the English Rivera and the Seafood Coast.

4. Jet Set Go Safari

Feeling adventurous? Torbay is one of the most popular venues in the UK for watercraft enthusiasts with its 22 miles of coastline to explore and easy striking distance to the three enclosed harbours of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Taking part in a Jet Ski adventure on the English Riviera is a fantastic way to get out and about on the water.

Jet Set Go Safari
Jet Ski Safari in Torbay

Jet Set Go offer Jet Ski Safaris, so you can enjoy an exhilarating ride out at sea. Plus, you might even get to see some dolphins!

Read more about the different adventure and water sport activities available in Torbay.

5. Bygones

Located in St. Marychurch and spread over 3 floors, Bygones offers pure nostalgia for all ages. You can visit an authentic, life-size Victorian street including a forge, sweet shop & apothecary plus a nursery, kitchen, parlour or the dentist! There is also 28ft model railway and magical fantasyland. You can visit the 1940s and 1950s shopping arcade and go even further back to a World War I trench. Weather isn’t an issue as the whole exhibit is located indoors.

6. Agatha Christie Mile

Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born on 15 September 1890 in Torquay, Devon. She is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. In the English Riviera, you can retrace the steps of the world’s best-selling author along Torquay’s seafront beginning just a few minutes walk from TLH Leisure Resort. The Agatha Christie Mile takes you to some of the places that were inspirational in her life and works and includes seven unique plaques to find along way.

Read more about the other fantastic walks in Torbay.

7. Aztec Leisure

Here at Aztec Leisure, Torquay, we have great leisure facilities come rain or shine!

Aztec Leisure Torquay
Aztec Leisure in Torquay

With 2000 square foot of wall-to-wall fun, Aztec Games it’s the perfect all weather entertainment venue. You’ll find indoor archery, 4 lanes of 10 pin bowling, table tennis, snooker, pool, arcade games and lots more. Plus you can enjoy a drink at the licensed bar and there’s a range of soft drinks and snacks on offer too.

The Aztec Gym provides the perfect environment for shaping up and working out. Apparatus includes the latest CV equipment, along with rowing machines, resistance equipment, free weights training and stretching area.

Come and take a dip in our Aztec Pools. Our stunning Aztec 25 metre indoor swimming pool is ideal for more serious swimmers. There’s also a warm and inviting fun pool area and we have a Jacuzzi, Sauna & Steam Room for the ultimate relaxation!

Or take a step into the calm and relaxing atmosphere here at the Aztec Spa and take time out for some sheer indulgence. We offer a wide range of beauty and massage treatments so you can enjoy some well deserved ‘me time’.

8. Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Built in 1926, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway links Babbacombe Downs with Oddicombe Beach. It has shuttled hundreds of thousands of holiday makers to and from Oddicombe Beach in over 90 years of service.

Babbacombe Cliff Railway
Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery to be found in the UK, the Cliff Railway provides a vital and non-exhausting way for everyone to soak up the peaceful atmosphere and take in the amazing views as they travel to and from the water’s edge.

9. Princess Theatre

The Princess Theatre in Torquay, England is a 1,500 seat theatre that first opened its doors on Wednesday 7 June 1961. The Theatre is owned and operated by Torbay Council, it’s the oldest working Theatre in Torbay and has recently undergone major refurbishment.

Over the years the Princess Theatre has seen a wide variety of entertainment including comedians, musicals and West End shows and of course the pantomime for all the family.

Located right outside Torquay Pier, this Theatre makes a great place to see a show or watch a fantastic performance.

10. Cockington

No visit to Torquay is complete without a visit to the thatched village of Cockington. Whatever time of year, it is the perfect setting for a walk. With its picture-postcard cottages, horse and carriage rides, a historic forge, a court and church, tea rooms, thatched pub and the lakes and woods, this really is a lovely place to visit and is so very quintessentially English.

Cockington Village Torquay

Set in an award-winning country park a mile away from the seafront, Cockington Court is an historic manor house with over twenty craft studios, tea rooms, walled art garden, tudor rose garden, contemporary art gallery and a popular children’s play area.

Discover artists and craft makers at work in their studios. Watch the glass blowers create amazing works of art, hear the blacksmith clinking at his forge, and smell the delightful aromas of the delicious chocolate being made by the chocolatier.

 There’s a huge range of attractions and activities here in Torbay and TLH Leisure Resort is the ideal place to stay while you visit. Check out our special offers page and grab yourself a great value-for-money getaway!

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