Did you know...the Dartmouth Steam Railway runs from Paignton to Kingswear?

Located in South Devon’s English Riviera, Paignton’s lengthy sandy beaches and surrounding attractions make it the perfect choice for seaside family holidays. Paignton Sands is the longest beach in the English Riviera and has achieved the Seaside Award, making it central to many holidays every year.

Holidays in Paignton have remained popular for generations, and the town’s attractions have evolved with its visitors to deliver the perfect balance of entertainment, fun and local culture for all the family. Paignton’s lively Green and promenade emit the vibrancy that is enjoyed throughout the town, and boast a cluster of restaurants, amenities and bars.

Santa Express Steam Train

There’s only one sound that marks the start of the Christmas period in South Devon, and that’s the whistle of the Santa Express Steam Train as it chugs its way between Paignton and Kingswear. The Dartmouth Steam Railway transforms some of its historic steam trains into festive Santa’s grottos, and there are usually three trains each day in the weeks...

Agatha Christie Tea Dance

Held in September every year, the Agatha Christie Tea Dance is one of the most elegant Paignton events. Torbay is the home of all events that celebrate Agatha Christie and her life and times, and this is one of many popular tributes to the famous Torquay resident. The tea dance tends to take place from 3.30pm – 6.30pm and is...
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