Skip to main content

A Typical Torquay Weekend Break

15 October 2021

Just how much can you squeeze into a weekend in Torquay? There’s so much to do, so we thought we’d give you an idea of how a typical weekend break in Torquay may unfold.

Friday – Arrival day

You can check into your hotel from 3.00pm, so relax, unpack and take some time to explore the TLH Resort before your evening meal. Dinner is served in the hotel restaurants from 6.00pm. You can choose from our delicious table d’hote menu selection and a hot choice from the buffet. After dinner, go along to the Starlight Lounge for a bit of bingo and some great evening entertainment. Alberts Bar also has live music from 9pm each Friday evening and during the week in the summer holidays.

Derwent Reception

Saturday – Enjoy a full day of activities in Torquay

After a good night’s sleep, enjoy a tasty buffet style breakfast with both Continental or full English selections. Breakfast is served from 8.00am in all four hotels. After breakfast, why not explore our leisure facilities with a swim in our stunning Aztec Indoor Pools including the 25 metre swimming pool or our fabulous Med Pool which is heated upto a warm 28ºC. You can also enjoy the sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi which are located at the pool’s edge, what’s more, these facilities are included for free. If relaxation is more your thing, book a treatment in our Aztec Spa… go ahead and treat yourself to a massage, manicure or mini-facial! You can see our treatments and prices on our website.

Aztec Spa Relaxation Area

As lunchtime approaches, you can visit our Aztec Bistro for a range of snacks, light lunches plus wine, beer & spirits and there’s a fantastic south-facing pool terrace for al fresco drinking & dining when the weather is fine. With Torquay seafront just a 5-minute walk from TLH, Abbey Sands gives the opportunity for some food from fine dining to much more casual environments including some of the best restaurants in Torquay.

You may decide to take a walk into Torquay town centre itself for a wider range of food outlets including cafés, bars and takeaway restaurants. After you’ve had lunch and a quick rest, explore Fleet Walk Shopping Centre which is home to some of the best high street names together with a mix of specialist and independent shops.

Time again for your evening meal and how about following it with an evening stroll along the seafront or a walk along the beach. The level walk along to the harbour and marina offers an abundance of alfresco bars and pubs, so grab a table and enjoy the atmosphere. Whilst you’re in Torquay, the Princess Theatre have a full programme throughout the year so why not take in a show whilst you’re visiting.

Sunday – Time to check out but don’t go home just yet!

Sunday will come around all too quickly so after you’ve had breakfast its time to pack and vacate your room. But don’t be in a rush to leave the area as Torquay still has lots more to offer. We suggest a visit to the thatched village of Cockington. It is the perfect setting for a walk – no matter what time of year it is. It has picture-postcard cottages, a historic forge, horse and carriage rides, a court and church, tea rooms, a thatched pub and the lakes and woods. Of course, you can’t be in Devon and not have a Devon Cream Tea – but don’t forget… it’s cream first then jam!

Why not have a weekend getaway?

Come enjoy a packed weekend with the perfect blend of food, relaxation, shopping and great entertainment all located in a wonderful area. There’s no better way to spend a weekend at TLH with great rooms, delightful dining and not to mention The English Riviera on your doorstep. Give us a call on 01803 400500 or email [email protected] with any questions, or click to find out more about our hotel breaks.

Latest posts

Tiny Escapes in Torquay

An exciting new holiday experience exclusively for pre-school age children. It offers a fun and enticing adventure with a busy programme of entertainment and activities every day and early evening.
Read more


Reflexology is a technique that applies gentle pressure to your feet or hands. It aims to bring about a state of relaxation and help the body's own healing process.
Read more

Easter Holidays – Celebrate With Our Easter Recipe

Some of the traditions which have evolved over the years seem to have very tenuous links to the original Christian celebration and the exact origins of the Easter bunny are clouded in mystery.
Read more