There are always things to do for families in Torbay whether it be local attractions or great outdoor events. We’ve listed our favourite 5 activities this summer in Torquay and the surrounding areas which are great for families visiting the area and local families alike.
Paignton Festival 2023
This year’s event will take place from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th July. Paignton Festival is run by a small team of dedicated volunteers, who rely solely off donations from the public and local businesses and traders. Without financial support from them they would be unable to put on this successful event every year.
Previous programmes have included Anderton and Rowlands Fun Fair, Party on the Green, Torbay Old Wheels Classic Car Show, Family entertainment on stage from majorettes, local bands, holiday park entertainment, plus more. find out more
Welcome to a free week of fun for all kids both young & old from Tuesday 15 August 2023. Children’s Week really is part of Paignton’s History. Funded entirely by local businesses, local residents and visitors alike always enjoy this week of free entertainment on Paignton seafront. FIND OUT MORE
Yes it’s back by popular demand – Cockington Court Sculpture Trail starts in July when various insects of all shapes, sizes (and materials!) will descend on Cockington Court! Art and culture enthusiasts, families and children all love exploring the trail, hunting for the 30+ diverse sculptures dotted around the Manor House and grounds. Many local artists get involved in the trail as it offers excellent exposure and a fantastic showcase for their work. The Sculpture Trail leads around the grounds of Cockington Court as well as involving some of our favourite hidden treasures, such as the Walled Art Garden, our Kitchen Gallery and inside the Manor House.
The Trail runs every year throughout the summer until mid-September. Make sure you collect a trail map from the Visitor Centre. FIND OUT MORE
Torbay Steam Fair is now one of the biggest events on the English Riviera events calendar and attracts visitors from far and wide. It takes place on the 4th, 5th and 6th of August 2023. Situated just outside Brixham on the main A3022, this 3 day event is a must for all the family. Children’s Entertainment, Craft and Model Tent, Awning Displays and Charity Stalls, Catering Facilities, Beer and Tea Tents. A truly special day out, one not to be missed! FIND OUT MORE
Marldon Apple Pie Fayre
This event takes place on Saturday 2 September 2023. The Marldon Apple Pie Fair has been going since 1888 in memory of local farmer, George Hill, who would use his windfall apples to bake an enormous apple pie for the village. Nowadays, locals and visitors alike join in the celebrations. Events throughout the afternoon include local arts, crafts and food stands, falconry displays, games and even a novelty dog show! FIND OUT MORE
Whatever your plans are this summer, Torquay has lots of things to do this Summer!