Book a holiday letting in Torquay for a family getaway to remember. Sandy beaches, amazing model villages, a unique coastal zoo and Ferris wheel await make it an ideal destination for holidays with kids.
When visiting Torquay with kids, don't miss the Babbacombe Model Village. This amazing miniature village is set within four acres of landscaped gardens and is a big hit with kids of all ages. There's even a state-of-the-art 4D theatre, complete with thrilling effects.
Living Coasts is another of Torquay’s big family attractions. It is both an outdoor and indoor coastal zoo that is home to seals, penguins, and other aquatic wildlife. In addition, Living Coasts’ expansive aviary showcases a variety of coastal birds, such as guillemots and puffins.
During late spring and summer (May to August), the English Riviera Wheel is a focal point on Torquay’s seafront. This large Ferris wheel located in Princess Gardens on Torquay Marina rises up for 60 meters and provides stunning views of the marina and the sea beyond. Aside from the wheel, Princess Gardens itself is another excellent attraction with its palm trees and manicured flower beds. This is also where you'll find the Princess Theatre, which regularly stages entertaining family-friendly and children's shows.
The highlight on most family holidays in Torquay are the beautiful sandy beaches. Travellers can enjoy the pleasant climate and build sand castles to their hearts’ contents at Torre Abbey Sands, the town's most popular beach. With lifeguards on patrol, a cafe, and all-important ice cream hut, this is ideal for a family day on the beach. Oddicome Beach is another notable Torquay beach where visitors can take a ride aboard Babbacombe Cliff Railway.