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Explore the many attractions in South Devon

From a visit to the renowned Paignton Zoo to a trip on the Dart Valley Steam Railway, there are so many attractions in South Devon just waiting to be enjoyed!

Many of these top family attractions are just a short drive from our Torbay holiday park, with most accessible via public transport in the nearby towns of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay.

Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants. Visit the desert, cross the savannah, explore the forest and trek through the tropics at this great family attraction. There’s over 2,000 animals in 80 acres – a great place to roam and discover your inner animal!

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 Otters & Butterflies

Otters & Butterflies

Feel the rainforest atmosphere at this popular attraction as you learn about butterflies in their special habitat – a great all weather family attraction. The Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary is situated just outside the southern border of Dartmoor National Park between Exeter and Plymouth.

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Model Village

Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village is home to thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles capture England's past, present and future. Explore 4 acres of award-winning gardens showing model scenes, vehicles and people. Lots of hidden secrets are waiting to be found at this attraction!

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Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern is one of the most important Palaeolithic caves in Northern Europe. It holds beautiful and spectacular geological formations and significant prehistoric finds, some over 700,000 years old. It is just a short drive away from our holiday park and well worth a visit.

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Living Coasts

Living Coasts

Living Coasts, Torquay's Coastal Zoo, is a unique, world class aquatic visitor attraction, focusing on the conservation of coastal and marine life around the globe. Here you can get up close and personal to the penguins, otters, octopus and seals. This great all-weather attraction is the perfect day out for the whole family - and is one of the most popular South Devon attractions.

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Steam Railway

Steam Railway

Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway from Paignton is the holiday line with steam trains running for seven miles in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay coast to Churston and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart estuary to Kingswear. And you can further connect your journey across South Devon with a visit on the company’s paddle steamer.

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Plymouth Aquarium

Plymouth Aquarium

The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth was the first aquarium in the United Kingdom to be set up solely for the purpose of education, conservation and research. It remains Britain's foremost aquarium. Being the biggest in the UK, home to over 4,000 ocean animals, it has attracted over two million visitors through its doors to visit the breath taking underwater world.

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Splashdown

Splashdown

Prepare to get wet! Splashdown Waterpark is a great day out for the whole family and is one of the most popular South Devon attractions! This waterpark has eight slides, two kids’ pools, a swimming pool and many food and retail outlets. It boasts some of the English Riviera’s most spectacular views and is located next right next to Goodrington Beach.

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Cockington Village

Cockington Village

No holiday to The English Riviera would be complete without a visit to Cockington. This idyllic village is hidden in a deep valley just one mile from Torquay. Here you can explore the 460 acres of Cockington Village and Country Park, where you can step back in time in the Church of St George and Saint Mary (c.1069) and take a walk around the formal gardens. It is easily accessible from the seafront by bus or car, or alternatively by horse-drawn carriage in keeping with the history of the area.

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Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey

Visit the stunning historic house and gardens of Torre Abbey and step back in time. Here you can explore the lives of all those who have lived here for more than 800 years. The museum takes advantage of both authentic artefacts and hi-tech interpretations to create a spectacular display of history. Enjoy the impressive art collection and programme of contemporary arts events or stroll through the stunning gardens. Whatever the weather, there really is something for everyone.

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 Donkey Sanctuary

Donkey Sanctuary

An award-winning attraction, home to donkeys, mules and hinnies of all sizes. Come along and meet the donkey residents waiting to say hello. The new exhibition barn allows visitors to take part in an interactive journey of the donkey’s lifeline and their participation in communities all across the world. You can also explore the scenic farm trails, discover the nature centre and the hedge maze. We have evolved from a charity rescuing abused donkeys, to an international animal welfare organisation.

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Woodlands

Woodlands

There are so many South Devon attractions to choose from, but we've saved one of the best until last! Get ready for some wild rides and great family fun at Woodlands! The largest family theme park in the South West, Woodlands is a great day out for the whole family. This theme park near Totnes is perfect entertainment, whatever the weather. There are three exhilarating watercoasters, the awesome avalanche ride and high flying swingship, to name but a few of the rides on offer.

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