Things to do in and around Paignton, Devon

Things to do in our local area

Visit Paignton Pier

Visit Paignton Pier

Award-winning Paignton Pier, reaching out majestically from the centre of Paignton seafront, is an unmissable destination for fun, food and relaxation. The Pier is a magnet for young visitors who enjoy a jaw-dropping choice of rides, games – including the latest video games – and amusements for all ages.

Visit Kents Cavern

Visit Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern is one of the most important Stone Age sites in Europe and one of Britain's best showcaves! On your visit you'll go back to a time when the cave was home to ancient humans, sheltering from extreme weather, making fires, shaping tools and hunting Ice Age animals.

Visit Paignton Zoo

Visit Paignton Zoo

With over 2,500 animals across 80 acres – you’re in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo. Located in Devon, Paignton Zoo is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions. It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal.

Visit Dartmouth Steam Railway

Visit Dartmouth Steam Railway

Based on the glorious South Devon coastline in South West England, enjoy your days out in Devon on our steam trains, boat trips and paddle steamer. The only attraction in Devon that lets you enjoy the delights of Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth and the River Dart, Kingswear and Totnes on your day out!

Pirate's Bay Golf

Visit Pirates Bay Golf

Great fun for all the family… Avast me Hearties! There be a place on Paignton coastline, one of skulduggery and wretched piracy. It be called Pirates Bay… A beautifully landscaped 18 hole Adventure Golf Course situated on Paignton Seafront with prices starting from just £2. Watch out for those exploding cannons!

Visit Cockinton Court Devon

Visit Cockington Court

A craft centre with a difference - Cockington Court is one of Torbay's favourite destinations, combining history with present day through a thriving craft centre and a popular programme of events. The site enjoys a growing reputation as a regional centre for quality arts and crafts.

Visit Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village is a 4 acre miniature world full of model scenes and all kinds of goings-on, there is much humour and many animated displays. The village portrays English life and culture over the last 6 decades and is sure to bring to life those childhood memories!

Splashdown Water Park, Paignton

Visit Splashdown Water Park

Splashdown Waterpark at Quaywest is perfectly situated right next to Goodrington beach, on the English Riviera, Devon's beautiful Bay. With twisting tyre rides, slippery waterslides, it is the essential addition to your seaside day out, summer staycation or family holiday.

Visit Greenway

Visit Greenway

Agatha Christie's holiday home. In the house at Greenway see Agatha Christie and her family's extensive collections, hear clips of Agatha and her grandson Mathew speaking, delve through scrapbooks and much more!

Visit Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Babbacombe Railway is a Fenicular railway taking you to Oddicombe Beach where you can join in watersports or visit the Three Degrees West Cafe with delightful views over the bay.

Escape the Seven Seas

Visit Escape the Seven Seas

Torbay's Premier Escape Room Locked in a mysterious room with 60 minutes to get out. Do you think you have what it takes to Escape the Seven Seas?

Visit Bygones Devon

Visit Bygones

Take a trip back in time and visit a re-created era: - see, smell and hear the bustle of bygones life size Victorian street. explore 15 shops and 9 period rooms packed full of authentic displays.