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Torquay – 5 Things to Do on a Day Out in Torquay

Torquay is packed with weird and wonderful things to do, and it’s only a short drive or bus ride from our Dawlish Warren Holiday Park. All the family will love it – so start planning!

To help you, we’ve create a guide to the best things to do on a day trip to Torquay. Which adventure will you experience first?

Dinosaur World

Dinosaurs in the heart of Torquay – unbelievable! These amazing creatures come to life with interactive displays, scale models and life-sized beasties. The Family Fun Explorer Quiz is a great way of discovering your favourites, from the huge triceratops to the deadly dimetrodon.

Don’t forget the fascinating fossil collection and the gift shop full of terrific dinosaur souvenirs. And, if you’re brave enough you can even stick your head in a full-sized T-Rex skull – well, why wouldn’t you?

This brilliant exhibition is perfect for dinosaur fans of all ages, but be warned – there’s an awful lot of teeth…

Waves Leisure Pool

If you like your fun to be crazy and wet, this is the place for you. And with a water temperature of 30 Celsius, it’s perfect all year round.

The activity centre has water jets, slides and hand wheels. The lagoon-shaped main pool has an incredible twisty flume, water jets and fountains, and a wicked wave machine. Qualified lifeguards are always on duty, and if you need a rest there’s a cafe full of tasty treats.

You can hire armbands, inflatable rings and a variety of swimming accessories. There’s even an inflatable shark boat!

Babbacombe Model Village

Explore six decades of English culture and history in this extraordinary miniature world.  There are houses and stately homes, railways and football stadiums, fire stations and police cars. Plus, 13,000 miniature people live here!

Find the best bits with your free spotter guide. Don’t miss the Big Top Circus, a fire-breathing dragon, Stonehenge and the famous ‘Arry – a tiny resident who loves to mow the lawn. This is England after all.

As darkness falls the Village is illuminated with thousands of lights – simply magical. One visit won’t be enough, but you can come back again at no extra charge (within 7 days), so there’s no need to miss anything.

Kents Cavern

Step back to the Stone Age and explore this stupendous prehistoric cave system. Majestic stalactites and stalagmites lurk at every turn, surrounded by 400 million-year-old rocks. It’s no wonder this is one of the most of Europe’s most significant ancient sites.

Explore this huge maze with your guide and discover the Cave of Inscriptions, Ice Age animal teeth and amazing examples of early tools. Once upon a time this was home to our ancestors.

The kids are sure to enjoy the tribal face painting, and they can even leave their handprints on the Wall of Hands in true Stone Age style. For letting off steam, there’s a great woodland trail.

The Play Cafe

This brilliant indoor soft play centre has a huge, multi-level climbing frame with twisty slides and crawl tunnels, rope swings and tri-deck climbs. Toddlers and babies have their own separate area so everyone can play safely. Kids of all ages will love the adventure and it’ll improve their balance and coordination.

Head to the Activity Room for face painting, crafts, and general fun and mayhem! For a cool new look check out Frizzys, the kids-only hair salon where specialist stylists will give you a look that’s all your own.

The tasty, licensed cafe is great for when you get peckish and adults can relax in the comfy lounge, complete with flatscreen TVs.

Welcome Family’s cosy accommodation is the perfect base for these terrific Torquay adventures. Book online or call us on 03451 656265.