Torquay, situated right in the heart of the English Riviera is the perfect family holiday destination. It is a delightful settlement in Devon located on the South West coast of England, and boasts many picturesque moorlands, country gardens, beaches and cliffs and much more. Here are a few places you must visit on your coach holiday in Torquay.
Babbacombe Model Village
This is a miniature village and railway which infuses life into the historical legacy of England via miniature landscapes, buildings and vehicles. Spanning four acres of award winning gardens, this is a must – see for all. Discover many fun and animated characters and features and bring back wonderful childhood memories as you explore England’s history in a quaint and quirky manner. In addition to the gardens and miniature effects, there are several extra special features including a 4D theatre! There are special events included throughout the year such as Evening Illuminations, Halloween Horrors and Winter Wonderland, so there is always something fresh to explore here.
These prehistoric ruins are famous as they are the site of the earliest evidence of humans in England! Find out more about the Stone Age days here. Step back 400 million years at Britain’s oldest home in the English Riviera. Kents Caverns is open all year long and has extra activities for kids including “The Fun Dig”, “Cave Painting”, “The Wall of Hands”, “Brass Rubbing” and “Tribal Face Marking”. For a complete visitor experience, allow about 2.5 hours to explore the caves and extra features. The tour of the caves lasts just under an hour.
This is Torquay’s very own coastal zoo and conservational charity. Located just above the harbour, this attraction focuses on birds and mammals in specially designed naturalistic habitats. It highlights the importance of conservation of coastal and marine life around the world, and features sea otters, fur seals, sea ducks and penguins in outdoor habitats and an octopus odyssey and mangroves featured in indoor habitats. One of the highlights of Living Coasts is the ability to walk around freely with animals such as penguins. Living Coasts is open from 10am everyday and is an excellent way for the entire family to enjoy!
Torquay is synonymous with the queen of murder and mystery writing – Agatha Christie, who was this town’s most famous resident. To commemorate her birthday in September, there are lots of Agatha Christie related events, activities and tours to enjoy in Torquay. The Torquay Museum also features a section on her, showcasing her interesting personal photographs and memorabilia.