Top 5 Things to do for Families in Torbay this Summer
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 2019
This event (previously known as Torbay Carnival Week) has been running for over 100 years and was originally held on one night as a procession night. Over the years, however, it has grown to run over nine days. Free entertainment is available for all the family with the aim to raise money for local charities and organisations. The week runs from 27 July – 4 Aug 2019. Full details of the whole event is available on the Paignton Festival website.
Take a Trip by Boat, Train and Bus on the Round Robin
There is no better way to explore our wonderful part of the world than on the steam train, river boat and bus which visits the quaint towns of Paignton, Dartmouth and Totnes.
The journey on the steam train is approximately 30 minutes then jump on the river boat for just over 90 minutes. During the trip on the water, listen to the commentary with interesting facts about the wonderful coastal areas as well as lots of local history. Finish off the day with a bus trip for around half an hour. Sit back and enjoy the scenery with their award-winning ticket which is a favourite with both young and old. The Round Robin runs until 28th October in 2018. Visit their website and use the itinerary planner to organise your trip. You can choose your departure point and check sailing times. The route can be taken the other way round if you prefer to end your adventure on the steam train. 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.
Children’s Week 2019 in Paignton
Welcome to a free week of fun for all kids both young & old from 20 – 24 Aug 2019. 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. Keep up-to-date at their website.
Paignton Regatta Community Fun Week
Some things stay the same, other things change and the 172nd Paignton Regatta Community Fun Week is no different. With the mix of traditional events and an abundance of live entertainment on stage this year means it is shaping up to be bigger than ever! There is over 80 hours of FREE family fun to bring you, based on Paignton Green, Paignton Beach and Torbay Velopark.
The event is run entirely by a small but dedicated band of local volunteers and all the events are funded through sponsorship, advertising and the support of our stallholders, plus the kind donations of the public who visit us during the week. The event also supports and raises money for a number of charities and local good causes. See more on their website!
Lots of fun right here at TLH Leisure Resort
If the weather isn’t on your side, try Aztec Games for lots of wet weather ideas. Bowling, soft play or archery can be found in there plus pool & snooker tables and ping pong. And you can take a dip in our indoor pool area with two fantastic pools. Our warm and inviting fun pool area is perfect for water babies of all ages and the stunning Aztec 25 metre indoor swimming pool is ideal for more serious swimmers.
Check out our entertainment guide for a full programme of indoor and outdoor events across the resort. Try your hand at Kurling, Hoy Bingo, Aqua fun plus lots more.
Whatever your plans are this summer, Torquay has lots of things to do this Summer!