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Summer Holidays in Torquay

Why not enjoy the British summer and have a relaxing break in the English Riviera which is well known for wonderful beaches, beautiful coastlines and award winning attractions.

TLH Summer Breaks

Summer breaks for families

Here in South West Devon we are renowned for some of the best weather in the early and late summertime. Our TLH hotels in Torquay have full programmes which are full with loads of different activities, entertainment and leisure guaranteed to suit everyone in the family.  

Why not spend your summer in devon with us at TLH.

Things to do in Torbay

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Torbay has some of the best award winning attractions and events running right through the summer.

  • Paignton ZooWith over 2,500 different animals across 80 acres, come rain or sun shine Paignton Zoo is a guaranteed fun filled day out for all family members. Paignton Zoo is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions and allows you to get up close and personal with animals that are from different parts of the world. If you enjoyed Paignton Zoo, why not try Living Coasts, which is another popular attraction in Torquay. There is plenty to see and you get to mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals and many more. 
  • Pirate Thursdays in BrixhamPirate Thursdays are held during the Spring and Summer school holidays where the majority of shenanigans will be held under the Old Fish Market on Brixham harbour side. Piratical fun for the young and young at heart, engaging with locals and visitors alike. A great opportunity to join in the amusing antics and have a great free day out. Their naughty deeds include Soak the Pirate as well as Balloon modelling, Puppet Shows, Arts & Crafts Workshops, Fancy Dress competitions, Photo Shoots, Live Music, plus much more. Pirate Thursdays run from Thursday 26th July until Thursday 30th August.
  • See our 'Top 10 Summer Events' on our blog 

To see more events and attractions in Torbay please take a look at the English Riviera website.

Beaches in Torquay

Beaches in Torquay

If you're stuck for ideas for things to do in Torquay, our beaches always provide family fun. Devon is well known for its famous beaches and coastlines, in fact Torbay has topped the charts for a number of years with the best beaches in the country, gaining many fantastic awards. Torbay beaches always retain their Quality Coast Awards for being safe and clean. There are many different types of beaches here in Torquay, some are wide, sandy beaches, and others are smaller and more secluded. Whilst exploring Torquay beaches, you’ll find that many are linked by the South West Coast Path. Stretching from the south side of Brixham to Maidencombe. If you enjoy water sports, fishing, boating or just lazing the day away, the coastline of Torbay has a wide variety on offer.

  • Torre Abbey Sands (Sand) – If you stay with us at one of our TLH hotels, this beach is right on your door step and is in walking distance from the hotel. Torre Abbey sands is an easy access beach and has toilets and local refreshments nearby. This beach is a 10 minute walk into our local town where you can grab a bite to eat and do some shopping.
  • Maidencombe Beach (Sand/Shingle) – Access is generally easy, but is steep in places. Dogs are allowed on this beach and there are toilets & a cafe where you can have some refreshments whilst enjoying the summer sun.
  • Oddicombe Beach (Sand/ Shingle) – Access is moderate and a clift lift is usually used to get down to the beach. There are toilets and a cafe where you can grab some refreshments whilst enjoying the beach.
  • Babbacombe Beach (Sand / Shingle) – Access is moderate. This beach is most popular for fishing off the breakwater and sailing. Parking is limited near the beach and dogs are allowed on this beach. Again there is a cafe/restaurant for refreshments.
  • Meadfoot Beach (Pebble / Sand) – Access is easy to this beach. There is parking near the beach, dogs are allowed on the beach and there is toilets & a cafe for refreshments.

If you are willing to travel a little further, there are some amazing beaches in Paignton, Brixham and Dartmouth.

Summer for Families

Summer for Families

Here at our TLH hotels we have fun family breaks to keep the most energetic youngsters entertained and amused whilst on their holiday in Torquay. 

  • Toby Club 3-9s activities. Every day in the Toby Club we have competitions, craft fun, mini discos and face painting.
  • Kids’ fun & games every evening between 7.00pm-8.00pm.
  • Full daytime programme featuring activities like Aquajets, water polo, snorkelling, water volleyball, Aqua Skis, Archery, plus outdoor fun during the Summer – weather permitting
  • Summer Talent competitions – during Summer Family Fun Breaks children have the chance to show off their talent with competition rehearsals on Wednesday mornings and performance in our Starlight Lounge on Wednesday evenings. 
  • Aztec Games - 2000 square feet of wall to wall fun and games where the whole family can enjoy time out together. Includes indoor bowling, arcades and soft play areas. 

Summer for Couples

Summer for Couples

Not only does TLH hotels in Torquay cater for families, we also provide all different types of leisure and entertainment for adults, from Soul & Motown weekends to star cabaret acts. Our Albert’s bar screens football games, other sports, has karaoke and different live bands/singers in the evenings. We also have a dedicated venue exclusively for adults most evenings for ballroom, social and sequence dancing. Our TLH hotels are only a short walk from the nightlife in Torquay, where there are many bars and restaurants if you wanted to venture off site to experience some local culture.

Our entertainment midweeks and weekends include:

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Showtime Spectacular – Includes: Singers, Comedians and Comedy Vocalists
  • Top of the Bill – Includes some of the best local talent, comedians, musicians and comedy vocalists.
  • Quiz nights
  • Al fresco entertainment
  • Up to 5 entertainment venues to choose from