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5 Brilliant Things to do in Torquay When it's Raining


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So, you're on holiday in the sunny English Riviera, but unfortunately it's not sunny... it's raining. Well, we are in the UK after all...


But fear not! There are plenty of great things to do in Torquay when it's raining. As owners of luxury torquay self catering accommodation, here are our top recommends:


Waves Leisure Pool


This brilliant indoor waterpark offers serious fun for all the family! The water temperature is a balmy 30°C, which makes it rather pleasant for adults while the children are having a wet and wild time. Packed full of slides, flumes, and all sorts of water-based adventure, Waves is not to be missed. It also has a nostalgic wave machine and a toddler slide.


Paignton zoo


Kids AND adults love Paignton zoo! With over 2000 animals to see, including gorillas, giraffes, lions, crocodiles, meerkats and monkeys, there is a lot to keep a family busy. Many of the exhibits are indoors, and there is also an indoor play area to enjoy. There is a large indoor restaurant and plenty of areas to hang out under shelter if the weather is not so nice. Plus, they do amazing conservation work at Paignton Zoo, so it is well worth supporting them with your tourist pounds.


Kents Cavern


Kents Cavern is a prehistoric cave system full of wonders! It is one of only two places in the world to show evidence of three species of human. You can also see the remains of an ice age bear and her cub there. The history and geology of Kents Cavern is truly astounding, and by its very nature, the attraction is immune to the British weather system!



AMF Bowling Torquay


With tenpin bowling, quasar, speed racing, and Pacman, there is plenty to keep the whole family busy at AMF. It is perfect to keep kids (young and old) busy when it's raining, And there are plenty of food and drink options to enjoy.


Torre Abbey


If you want to immerse yourself in a bit of history, Torre Abbey in the heart of the English Riviera has plenty to offer. It is over 800 years old and has a dramatic story to tell - armoured knights, Spanish Armada prisoners, and one of the largest fine art collections in the region. The building itself has over 122 rooms split over 20 different levels! It's a wonderful place for the whole family to explore, with plenty of activity areas for children and beautiful exotic gardens for adults to enjoy.


There are a ton of different options of things to do when it's raining in Torquay, so we will give some more recommendations in a following post. You can always hole up in a restaurant by the harbour and watch life (and boats!) go by over a glass of local cider and a plate of locally landed seafood.


Looking for holiday lets to explore Torquay, Torbay, and the rest of Devon? Our luxury self catering holiday accommodation to rent in Torquay makes the perfect base to do so, and will provide you with a super comfy home away from home.