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Things to do in Paignton

Picturesque holiday resort located on The English Riviera

Are you looking for things to do in Paignton? We've got plenty of great ideas for you and places to go in your leisure time.

Known for...   Paignton Zoo, Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway and English Riviera


Did you know...

  • The department store Rossiters was a centrepiece of the town until it closed in 2009. The store is said to have been the inspiration for the sitcom Are You Being Served?.
  • Tennis player Sue Barker was born and raised in Paignton.



 

  Attractions

Paignton And Dartmouth Steam Railway

Enjoy a nostalgic day out by steam train, river boat and bus amidst the stunning scenery and beautiful locations of South Devon.
Queens Park Station
Torbay Road
Paignton
TQ4 6AF

Recommended by Keith Francis, Wiltshire
“A really good way to spend a day out, from Totnes to Paignton and Dartmouth, the whole family really enjoyed it!”

 

Kirkham House

English Heritage - This late medieval stone house, afterwards split into three cottages was restored in the 1960s.
Paignton
Devon
TQ3 3AX

 

Paignton Zoo And Wildlife Park

Brilliant family day out and home to thousands of animals and plants.
Totnes Road
Paignton
TQ4 7EU

Recommended by Debbie Sharp, Torbay

 

Seashore Centre

Fun and informative centre looking at local seashore life.
Tanners Road
Goodrington
TQ4 6LP

 

Berry Pomeroy Castle

English Heritage - Tucked away in a steep wooded valley, Berry Pomeroy Castle is the perfect romantic ruin.
Berry Pomery
Totnes
Devon
TQ9 6LJ

 

Totnes Castle

English Heritage - A classic Norman motte and bailey castle, founded soon after the Conquest to overawe the Saxon town.
Castle Street
Totnes
Devon
TQ9 5NU

 

Splashdown Quaywest

Action packed water park with eight different flumes and a host of other top features.
Goodrington Sands
Paignton
TQ4 6LN

Recommended by William Taylor, Torquay

 

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

A family owned attraction, Totnes Rare Breeds is small enough to provide a friendly and personal service.
Totnes
Devon
TQ9 6LZ

01803840387

 

Compton Castle

National Trust - Fairy-tale castle hidden in a deep lush south Devon valley.
Devon
TQ3 1TA

 
 

  Children's Activities

Junior Browns UV Crazy Golf And Balladium

We have created a UV Golf and Balladium experience that is sure to provide your child with a truly enjoyable occasion.
58 Torbay Road
Paignton
Devon
TQ4 6AF

Recommended by Alan Robinson, Torbay

 
 

  Museums

Totnes Elizabethan House Museum

Totnes Museum is contained within an authentic Elizabethan Merchant's House, built around 1575 for the Kelland family.
70 Fore St
Totnes
TQ9 5RU

01803863821

 

Totnes Costume Museum Devonshire Collection Of Period Costume

Totnes Fashions and Textiles Museum houses the Devonshire Collection of Period Costume, from the 18th to the 21st centuries.
43 High Street
Totnes
TQ9 5NP

01803862857

 
 

  Golf

Junior Brown's UV Crazy Golf

Unique 9-hole glow in the dark crazy golf course.
Torbay Road
Paignton
TQ4 6AF

 
 

  Leisure centres

Totnes Pavilion

Fitness gym Swimming Junior sports courses Fitness classes School holiday activities Indoor and outdoor soccer Junior Activities.
Borough Park Road
Totnes
TQ9 5XW

 
 

  Water sports

Ski West

Water skiing and wakeboarding opportunities.
Tanners Road
Paignton
TQ4 6LN

01803663243

 

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