{"LocationDetails":{"Id":77,"Name":"Torquay","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eYour guide to Torquay holidays\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis shimmering resort on the English Riviera\u0026rsquo;s appeared in the top 10 for the TripAdvisor Traveller\u0026rsquo;s Choice Awards two years running, and if you\u0026rsquo;ve already fallen in love with it you\u0026rsquo;ll understand why. Palms flutter, the sea glistens and boats make their way slowly across the bay\u0026hellip;and we can\u0026rsquo;t imagine a prettier corner of Devon for some relaxation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhether you\u0026rsquo;re content to sit beside the harbour and watch the world go by over a latte, or you\u0026rsquo;d prefer to stake your claim on a corner of sandy beach and spend a day creating castles, there\u0026rsquo;s something for everyone on a Torquay holiday. Thanks to Torbay\u0026rsquo;s special microclimate, the weather tends to be mild too, and that\u0026rsquo;s why the streets are lined with palms that give the whole town a rather continental feel.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTorbay\u0026rsquo;s home to Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, so you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to explore the beaches of Paignton or the fishing history of Brixham with one of the boat trips that ferries visitors across the bay \u0026ndash; and if you keep your eyes peeled you might even spot a dolphin or two following the boat!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eThings to do in Torquay\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen it comes to things to do in Torquay we have to start with the annual Agatha Christie Festival. If you didn\u0026rsquo;t know, Agatha Christie was born in Torquay and Greenway House in nearby Kingswear was her family\u0026rsquo;s private retreat from it all. These days it\u0026rsquo;s owned by the National Trust, but it\u0026rsquo;s open to the public and it plays host to many events associated with the annual festival. The festival takes place for two weeks every September, and it sees fans from all over the world dig out their 20s costume and celebrate all things Agatha in the town she called home. During the festival, it\u0026rsquo;s not uncommon to bump into Poirot wandering his way along the seafront, or to see ladies in their flapper dresses strolling along the pier just as Agatha back in the day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith its setting on the coast of South Devon, Torquay\u0026rsquo;s also a popular destination with walkers. The South West Coast Path winds its way gently around the town, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great way to take in the panoramic views out to sea during your Torquay holiday. With Dartmoor only 15 minutes away by car, you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to take in the countryside too, so it\u0026rsquo;s just a question of where you fancy a yomp.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Princess Theatre sits at the end of the Princess Pier on the seafront, and it hosts some of the biggest names and shows on the showbiz scene throughout the year. If you fancy a night of comedy or a good old singalong during your stay, you\u0026rsquo;ll find a show that\u0026rsquo;ll have you clapping along if not dancing in the aisle (which my nan genuinely did once).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003ePlaces to visit in Torquay\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow for a few of our favourite places to visit in Torquay, and get ready because there are plenty of days out to choose from no matter what the season. You can\u0026rsquo;t miss Torre Abbey, the gorgeously elegant mansion that sits just behind the seafront and hides centuries of the area\u0026rsquo;s history behind its walls. Torre Abbey\u0026rsquo;s the kind of attraction that sits at the heart of the town, and it\u0026rsquo;s connected to everyone from the Cary family, to the Singers (of sewing machine fame) and even Agatha Christie (she used to visit the gardens for inspiration on poisons to use in her plots).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTucked behind the harbourside you\u0026rsquo;ll find Living Coasts coastal zoo, and it\u0026rsquo;s home to a colony of penguins that\u0026rsquo;ll have you wishing you could take them all home. You\u0026rsquo;ll be able to watch the keepers feeding them their fish, and they even wander around amongst the visitors when they fancy a waddle\u0026hellip;there\u0026rsquo;s a penguin crossing to enable them to get through the crowds safely too \u0026ndash; and trust us, it\u0026rsquo;s the most adorable thing you\u0026rsquo;ll ever see!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBabbacombe Model Village is one of those attractions that should just be for children but\u0026rsquo;s actually great fun for adults too. Discover the whole world (and some local Torquay landmarks come to that) in miniature, and it\u0026rsquo;s the cheeky puns you\u0026rsquo;ll spot as you make your way around that make a visit so hilarious.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eRestaurants in Torquay\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a continental feel to Torquay, and that means it\u0026rsquo;s home to the kind of restaurants and cafes where you can just take your time over a good meal while you enjoy the views. For the foodies, there\u0026rsquo;s The Elephant. The home of fine dining in the bay, The Elephant has a Michelin Star to its name, and most of its ingredients are grown on their own dedicated farm over in Brixham. The Orange Tree is another favourite with foodies in Torquay, and there\u0026rsquo;s a relaxed atmosphere at this restaurant that makes it a cosy place to experience fine dining.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow, you\u0026rsquo;ve got to try a cream tea at least once during your stay, and there\u0026rsquo;s only one place to do it in true Torquay style \u0026ndash; at the Angels tearoom in Babbacombe. This tearoom may be small, but it\u0026rsquo;s the little things they do that make it such a popular place for a chat and a scone. From the mismatched tea cups and saucers to the angels that dot the room, Angels Tearoom is one of our faves.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eTorquay beaches\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find 20 beaches and coves along the coastline of the English Riviera, and that means that there\u0026rsquo;s a sandy spot to suit every kind of beachgoer. Torre Abbey Sands is the main beach in Torquay, and this long stretch of sand is close to shops, cafes and the amenities of the seafront. There are lifeguards on hand during the summer, and if you time your visit on a Sunday there\u0026rsquo;s a man with a rake who draws huge pictures in the sand \u0026ndash; and even the odd marriage proposal! For quieter days, there\u0026rsquo;s Meadfoot beach in Wellswood. This shingle beach is a pictuyresque spot for a quiet walk along the shore, and there\u0026rsquo;s something peaceful about it because it\u0026rsquo;s further from the town centre than some of the other beaches.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"torquay","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364560169.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Central Cinema Torquay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you prefer a cinema with a bit of character than one of the bigger multiplexes Central Cinema in Torquay is probably right up your street. Close to Torquay\u0026rsquo;s town centre, this Merlin cinema has three screens and one of its big draws is that it\u0026rsquo;s a cheaper option than the neighbouring multiplex in Paignton. You\u0026rsquo;ll be able to walk if you\u0026rsquo;re staying in Torquay, or if you need to drive there\u0026rsquo;s a car park on Abbey Road just a minute or two from Central Cinema.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCentral Cinema shows all the latest films to hit the silver screen, and it\u0026rsquo;s just a minute or two from the town centre on foot, so if you like to make a night of it you can visit one of the restaurants for a meal before you go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis cinema closed down temporarily a few years ago and was reopened due to popular demand, so many residents visit it instead of the larger Apollo in Paignton as a rule. You\u0026rsquo;ll find the usual snacks on offer at the main foyer, and it\u0026rsquo;s worth nothing that two of the screen are reached via a flight of stairs.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4654,"LocationLongitude":-3.5285,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/cinema-film.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/torquay/central-cinema-torquay","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/cinema-film.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Agatha Christie’s Greenway","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCome and see the family holiday home of Devon\u0026rsquo;s very own Agatha Christie and enjoy a rare view into the private life of the queen of crime. Agatha Christie and her family loved Greenway, and as soon as you reach this large white house peering down onto the River Dart you\u0026rsquo;ll understand why. One of the first things you\u0026rsquo;ll notice about the house is how relaxed it feels, and it\u0026rsquo;s a happy find to all fans of the author that her son donated all of its furniture and items to the National Trust with the property.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors can see the very desk where some of the world\u0026rsquo;s biggest mysteries were penned, peer into the wardrobe of the woman behind the novels and admire the family collections \u0026ndash; all left just as they would have been when the house was in use. Set in the 1950s, the house remains home to an extensive archaeology collection, hundreds of books (unsurprisingly!) and botanical china. A visit to Greenway is about so much more than just the items you\u0026rsquo;ll see though, you\u0026rsquo;ll love the warm atmosphere of a property filled with family memories, and the grounds are simply stunning.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eRoam the romantic woodland garden that\u0026rsquo;s beautiful enough to inspire any writer, and note the rare plants that reflect Agatha\u0026rsquo;s interest in flora and fauna. In fact, she visited Torre Abbey in Torquay to find out about the poisonous uses for plants when writing her murder mysteries. 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This country park is easy to reach (less than a mile from the seafront) and is so old that it even featured in the Domesday Book.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNot much has changed over the years, and the manor house is surrounded by 460 acres of parkland. Apart from the occasional game of cricket the area is a great place to let your dog stretch his legs or sit and enjoy a drink outside the cafe while the children enjoy the open grounds. If you veer off the main path and explore the water meadows you\u0026rsquo;ll often see ducklings between the lily pads, and the deserted gamekeeper\u0026rsquo;s cottage tells of days gone by when the land was a Devon manor house\u0026rsquo;s hunting ground.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eCockington village is the place to get that perfect holiday snapshot, as the thatched cottages, rose gardens and tea rooms huddle around the village square while horse and carts make plod between the seafront and the park. The Drum Inn has outside seating, an infamous Sunday roast and drinks outside for the four legged visitors \u0026ndash; and look out for the water wheel on the way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eCockington comes into its own each October when it hosts Apple Day, and visitors can see apple pressing demonstrations and pick up local foods and drinks. 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With the choice between the rugged coastline of north Devon and the famously pretty stretch of the south, this coasteering experience is a great idea for a day out you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eClimb your way around coastal cliffs, swim in glistening seas and enjoy plenty of jump time during this experience \u0026ndash; and trust us, you\u0026rsquo;ll want to do it all over again when you reach the end! The most liberating moment of coasteering excursions are usually the freefall leap, plunging into the waiting water below without inhibitions, and the nice thing about this company is that they make sure you get as much time as possible to take the plunge. 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Anything the staff of this restaurant don\u0026rsquo;t know about local fish isn\u0026rsquo;t worth knowing, and they\u0026rsquo;ll even bring you a tray filled with the day\u0026rsquo;s catches and explain each one before you start perusing the menu\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe family-run bistro overlooks the harbourside, and much of its fish is caught locally. There\u0026rsquo;s something exciting about waiting to see what\u0026rsquo;s available depending on how the day\u0026rsquo;s fishing went, and the specials board changes constantly to keep even the most avid fish lovers on their toes. Don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you want to dine as a family and the smaller members of the clan aren\u0026rsquo;t as keen on fish, there\u0026rsquo;s a fish-free children\u0026rsquo;s section on the menu, as well as smaller portions available for those who like to try the same as mum and dad.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eExamples of the meals to be sampled at No 7 include lobster and crab straight from the harbour suppliers, creamy curried prawns and filleted fish of the day deep fried in their restaurant\u0026rsquo;s own special batter. 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The Elephant\u0026rsquo;s chef didn\u0026rsquo;t win the Best Young Chef Award in Young Chef of the Year for nothing, and the chance to sample his talent shouldn\u0026rsquo;t be missed by any holidaying foodie, couple or food lover.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Elephant may be undeniably chic, but it makes a point of showcasing Devon\u0026rsquo;s local produce throughout the menu. The team support local businesses such as Brixham Fish Market to create unforgettable meals from what we have right on our doorsteps. Reserved your table yet or shall we go on? The Elephant has been voted one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s top 100 restaurants by Restaurant magazine for the past 3 years, and the manager is always on hand to help you select just the right wine for the meal you\u0026rsquo;ll be enjoying.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;d like to enjoy fine dining in a slightly less...formal atmosphere book a table downstairs in The Room. 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Regarded by many as Torquay\u0026rsquo;s best restaurant (check the TripAdvisor reviews for the hard evidence), The Orange Tree manages to combine food that will make your evening with a relaxed feel.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant is run by a husband and wife team, and it\u0026rsquo;s informal enough that you can let them know of any special requirements without feeling awkward. In fact, the restaurant\u0026rsquo;s own website encourages diners to mention anything that would make the meal more enjoyable when they book, so expect an old fashioned attitude to make the experience even more impressive.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Orange Tree is closed on Sundays and Mondays, and highlights from its menu include Brixham crab bisque with king scallops, orange sorbet with cranberry vodka and loin of West Country venison...yum yum. Dining vouchers are available, so why not treat someone to the gift of incredible food in a special setting? 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Don\u0026rsquo;t be put off taking the dog along though, the pub may be stylish but it has bags of character and plenty of space inside and out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Cary Arms is found at the bottom of a steep, winding cliff path and sits quietly with the waves washing its feet \u0026ndash; but the views and fine food make the amble down to it well worth it, and there\u0026rsquo;s always a bowl of water available to welcome the dogs. 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Breaking the tradition of the seaside theatre, it hosts major shows and musicals every year, bringing the biggest characters and most talked about performances to the bay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe stage was first graced by Tommy Cooper and the comedy legends Morcambe and Wise, and since then it\u0026rsquo;s gone on to present the finest faces of stage and screen. The Princess Theatre has hosted Grease, Chicago, Starlight Express, Derren Brown, That\u0026rsquo;ll Be the Day, Jimmy Carr, David Essex, Jim Davidson, Legally Blonde, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and hundreds more shows.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are no booking fees for group bookings of ten or more and all patrons can book hospitality packages in advance to make the evening even more special. Oh and how could we forget, the Princess Theatre plays host to the annual Christmas pantomime (oh yes it does...). 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Imagine the earliest residents of the English Riviera making the caves their home and get up close to relics from the prehistoric world found right on the site of Kents Cavern. The caves have stunned geologists around the world with their secrets, and the attraction forms part of UNESCO\u0026rsquo;s English Riviera Global Geopark.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors receive guided tours through the many caves and passages, stopping to marvel at stalactites and stalagmites that have been millennia in the making. The rocks have been moulded into some uncanny formations over the years, and it\u0026rsquo;s fun to see if you can spot the face in the wall, the wedding cake or the chandelier. 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There are several galleries inside Torre Abbey thanks to the Cary family who refashioned the building into a grand country house back in the 18th century.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLuckily for art lovers who visit today, the Cary family used their collection of family portraits and art work to demonstrate their wealth, dedicated a set of rooms especially to their pictures. Although much of the family\u0026rsquo;s collection was sold at auction at the beginning of last century, there is a large collection of historic paintings on display \u0026ndash; much of which was kindly donated by local residents since 1930.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are paintings from almost every period found in the abbey, and it has many 19th century pieces. It\u0026rsquo;s easy to see that many of the paintings belonged to genteel families who owned second homes in Torquay when it was one of the most fashionable areas to retreat for the winter. 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There\u0026rsquo;s barely a postcard that doesn\u0026rsquo;t have the flower-lined gardens in the foreground, and many a summer event centres on the area. The Princess Gardens are a palm-lined promenade that frames the seafront, so a walk along its paths is pretty much compulsory during a holiday in South Devon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe gardens have changed little over the years, with a fountain at the centre, colourful flower beds, and the Princess Theatre just beside them. Recent months have seen a new arrival in the form of the Torquay Wheel, which means visitors can enjoy a view of Torbay from above and learn more about the town\u0026rsquo;s history while they enjoy the rise. 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This grassy space is the kind of space that makes you want to lie down with a book and enjoy some time out in the sun.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThat said, there\u0026rsquo;s plenty to do in the area and it\u0026rsquo;s always been one of the town\u0026rsquo;s hidden spaces to enjoy some time outside. You can work on your serve on the tennis courts, let the little ones have a go in the children\u0026rsquo;s playground or watch the action unfold on the bowling green.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe park was originally provided to mark the queen\u0026rsquo;s Diamond Jubilee in 1897, and it was named after the man who donated it \u0026ndash; Robert Cary. Cary Park is a short stroll from Babbacombe, where you\u0026rsquo;ll find cafes and restaurants that line the cliff tops. 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Found right on top of Babbacombe Downs with the sea crashing far below, the theatre not only has a great location but a welcoming, informal atmosphere too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBabbacombe Theatre has a reputation for showcasing new talent, and its variety shows have included many a rising star before they became a household name. There\u0026rsquo;s still an annual variety show at the theatre, and it also hosts a mixture of the biggest names in entertainment and nostalgic shows to sing along to. From stand up comedy from the biggest comedians of the moment, local charity events for good causes to shows that celebrate the classics, you\u0026rsquo;ll find them all at Babbacombe Theatre.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBabbacombe Downs is lined with pubs and restaurants, so you can enjoy the sea views and some dinner before heading to the theatre for your evening of entertainment. 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We mean with no rush, real china crockery and a pretty surrounding, so expect a quaint little tearoom that could have been made for Torquay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis charming little tearoom and daytime restaurant in Babbacombe will delight visitors and is a surprisingly elegant experience. With fine bone china teacups, loose leaf tea and beautiful angel themed decor a visit to Angels is like a step back in time. There\u0026#39;s always a warm welcome, and if you visit on a sunny day you can sit out in the courtyard and enjoy views across the downs.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOpposite the Babbacombe Downs, Angels serves cream teas created with fresh, local produce in its pretty courtyard all year round. Those on self-catering holidays may wish to sample the popular English breakfasts \u0026ndash; a must when eating out in Torquay before a long day exploring. 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This 12\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century manor house is like a museum, a restaurant and a pub combined \u0026ndash; and you\u0026rsquo;ll encounter suits of armour in the corridors and historic portraits peering at you from the walls.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe pub is less than a mile from the South Devon fishing town of Brixham and the Grade I listed building is as welcoming to new arrivals today as it\u0026rsquo;s been for centuries. This is a pub packed with cosy corners and ingle nook fires, grandfather\u0026rsquo;s clocks and candelabras \u0026ndash; and a romantic meal by candlelight in its restaurant is one of the most popular choices for a special meal in South Devon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant\u0026rsquo;s A La Carte menu includes traditional, home cooked food made with produce and ingredients from the local area. 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If you\u0026rsquo;ve ever spent a sunny summer\u0026rsquo;s evening sunning yourself on the patio area of this friendly pub and restaurant you\u0026rsquo;ll still be able to picture the sight of the sun going down behind the water, Coombe Cellars is renowned for its stunning setting and a warm welcome for all.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu includes all those family favourites that make a welcome sight during a holiday, and there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of room to enjoy meals inside and out. There\u0026rsquo;s a laidback feel to the pub, so this is the place to bring the children and tuck in somewhere special. Food is serves every day of the week, and as the pub is found in the little village of Combeinteignhead this is one for those of you who have the car with you in Devon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAsk for the seasonal wine list when you arrive as there\u0026rsquo;s a cellar beneath the bar that\u0026rsquo;s crammed with undulgent wines from around the world, and if you were looking forward to sampling a Real Ale you won\u0026rsquo;t be disappointed. 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Wander the mock Victorian street and peer into shop windows, experience the sounds and darkness of an air raid and rediscover long-forgotten childhood memories with a visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBygones is packed with memories and memorabilia from the 40s, 50s and earlier, and even if you\u0026rsquo;ve visited before you\u0026rsquo;ll spot something you haven\u0026rsquo;t before. Play the games that entertained our grandparents in the old fashioned arcade and feel transported back through time as you explore the displays and experiences. There\u0026rsquo;s a model railway, a World War I trench, a Queen Victoria display and a whole selection of period display rooms. The tea shop serves homemade cakes and snacks, and it\u0026rsquo;s the only area of the attraction that doesn\u0026rsquo;t allow dogs inside.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBygones makes for a quirky place to visit, and as the whole attraction\u0026rsquo;s indoors it\u0026rsquo;s perfect for a wet day during your holiday. Described by one visitor as \u0026ldquo;like stepping into a tardis\u0026rdquo;, Bygones is all about reminiscing on days gone by and giving in to nostalgia for a few hours. We guarantee you\u0026rsquo;ll see at least one item that you\u0026rsquo;d long forgotten from your childhood!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4815,"LocationLongitude":-3.52169,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/11/model-railway.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/torquay/bygones","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/11/model-railway.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Splashdown Waterparks","Body":"\u003cp\u003eFor a unique day out in South Devon pack your swimming costumes and head to Splashdown Waterpark in Goodrington. The attraction\u0026rsquo;s winding flumes and shutes tower high above Goodrington Beach (between Paignton and Brixham) and the park is home to some of the most exhilarating water flumes in the whole of the UK.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s something for every height and age, and not only is a visit great fun but it\u0026rsquo;s also a chance to see the Torbay coastline from a whole new perspective. The Devil\u0026rsquo;s Drop flushes those who brave it down into the water from an eye-watering height, and the tyre rides are all about holding on tight as their riders are washed here there and everywhere by the current. Don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you\u0026rsquo;d rather just enjoy Torbay\u0026rsquo;s mild climate and a more tranquil dip, you can just make use of the swimming pools and lie back on a sun longer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTiddler\u0026rsquo;s Fun Pool and Submarine Splash are ideal for younger children, so they can have fun and get wet without getting out of their depth. Splashdown Waterpark is an outdoor attraction so it opens seasonally, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find changing areas and lockers onsite. Thinking of taking the children? 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The casino games available include all the usual favourites such as American Roulette, Blackjack and Three Card Poker and there are all kinds of events throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe casino has recently welcomed more new games than you could possibly play in one visit, including Sabre electronic roulette terminals, IGT slot machines and Dominators which aren\u0026rsquo;t only new to Torquay but also to the whole of the UK. There\u0026rsquo;s a late bar that\u0026rsquo;s open until 5am every morning, so whether you just enjoy some time out to socialise or make the most of the many games you\u0026rsquo;ll have your pick of the cocktails and other drinks available throughout your visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant\u0026rsquo;s so good that it\u0026rsquo;s almost as popular as the games! The newly updated Fahrenheit menu serves up imaginative, fresh meals until 11.30pm. 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It\u0026rsquo;s only right that Torquay Museum pays homage to the life and works of its most famous daughter, and a huge collection of photographs relay the life story of the best-selling queen of crime. Better yet, when filming finished on the Poirot series David Suchet presented the museum with the entire set from the detective\u0026#39;s Whitehave Mansions study.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tThere\u0026rsquo;s plenty to amaze all would-be adventurers throughout the museum too, including a royal Egyptian coffin and its mummy. The coffin belonged to the son of a queen or king, making it an extremely rare piece and it graces the Museum Explorer\u0026rsquo;s Gallery.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tWith prehistoric caves Kents Cavern just up the road it\u0026rsquo;s no surprise that the piece of human jaw bone from them that it is north western Europe\u0026rsquo;s oldest anatomically modern human fossil. Now that\u0026rsquo;s something to tell your friends back at school after your holiday! If you visit on a Friday you\u0026rsquo;ll have the chance to watch some of time\u0026rsquo;s greatest movies on the big screen at Classic Film Club. Sit back and relive the greatest films of all time every two weeks at 2pm. Torquay Museum has its own 200 seat cinema so you can enjoy the film in comfort.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tThe museum dates all the way back to 1844 and it remains engaging for visitors of all ages. 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You\u0026rsquo;ll be taken on a nerve-shredding tour of the prehistoric underground caves with a Halloween-style twist, and it\u0026rsquo;s best to expect the unexpected as costumed characters with creep up on you, jump out and have you holding your breath for the whole event!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe event is designed to be scary, so it\u0026rsquo;s not recommended for children under 8 (or for the fainthearted) and booking in advance is essential. One of Europe\u0026rsquo;s oldest human fossils (a piece of jawbone that dates back an amazing 41,000 years) was discovered in the caves in 1927, and there are few attractions quite as creepy to celebrate Halloween.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDon\u0026rsquo;t worry if you do have little monsters of your own to entertain, there\u0026rsquo;s all kinds of themed fun that they can take part in during October half term. The Witch\u0026rsquo;s Hat joke trail and the Underground Pumpkin Hunt give the caves a spooky twist for the kids, and there\u0026rsquo;s also a spooky dig planned. 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The village takes on a sinister twist between 25\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e \u0026ndash; 31\u003csup\u003est\u003c/sup\u003e October, with especially spooky Halloween scenes, spooky sound effects and eerie illuminations to make an evening visit spine-tingling. Things look very different when darkness falls, and you\u0026rsquo;ll spot genius scenes in miniature to celebrate the spookiest season.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll be led into the gloomy depths of the model workshop that house the models in repair or no longer on display, and trust us \u0026ndash; it\u0026rsquo;s difficult to imagine a creepier spot to stand on a dark Halloween evening! You\u0026rsquo;ll be taken through by a guide, but be warned \u0026ndash; there are a few surprises in store to make sure you have a visit to remember.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe 3D film will be suitably spooky too, and this year\u0026rsquo;s film is called Haunted House. 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Following in the footsteps of the people who called the caves home all those thousands of years ago, Santa and his friends take to the underground caves to welcome visitors on selected days throughout December.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs well as the chance to explore the fascinating caves with a guided tour, visitors throughout the festive season can also pop into Santa\u0026rsquo;s grotto and spend some time with him and his friends. There\u0026rsquo;s a gift for each child, as well as mulled wine and a mince pie for the mums and dads.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis special event\u0026#39;s always popular with families looking for an unusual way to mark a festive day out in Torquay, and when you step inside the twinkling grotto you never quite know who\u0026rsquo;s going to greet you along with the man in red himself. 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The Living Coasts at Torquay will see the bunny himself take the plunge into the depths of the penguin\u0026rsquo;s pool to swim with the penguins and offer them enrichment, and visitors will have a great view of the action through the underwater viewing portholes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Easter bunny will dive with his helpers and entertain the penguins with enrichment, and the event\u0026rsquo;s perfect for children. Dives will take place at 11.30am and 3pm, and the Easter bingo games mean there\u0026rsquo;s a chance to win prizes during your visit too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLiving Coasts is a zoo and aquarium perched right beside Torquay\u0026rsquo;s harbour, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of South Devon\u0026rsquo;s most popular attractions. 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If you\u0026rsquo;re thinking of heading to the bay to enjoy the event, \u003ca href=\"https://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/property-search/Torbay?arrival_date=2017-06-02\u0026amp;nights=3\u0026amp;ltid=692\u0026amp;rseed=721?utm_source=facebook\u0026amp;utm_medium=social_media_paid_cpc\u0026amp;utm_campaign=torbayairshow\"\u003eclick here\u003c/a\u003e to browse our\u0026nbsp;gorgeous collection of properties in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. 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