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Can anybody give me some tips of things to do in or near paignton please ?

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travellingwilbury Fri 24-May-13 13:40:54

We are spending a week here camping over half term . I don't know the area at all which is fine and an adventure but if you could give me some ideas then that would give us a head start .

The only idea we have for now is the zoo .

Thank you

peachypips Fri 24-May-13 13:43:37

The zoo is brilliant.
If your children are under ten Pennywell Farm is the best attraction in Devon. My kids (5 and 2.8) absolutely love it.
Salcombe beach is perfect for kids.
The Plymouth Aquarium is really good too.

travellingwilbury Fri 24-May-13 13:46:56

Thank you , yrs ages would help wouldn't they ?

They are 7 & 9 .

peachypips Fri 24-May-13 13:48:16

Pennywell then. Unless they are seasoned thrill-seekers who go to theme parks- they may find it tame then!

PestoSwimissimos Fri 24-May-13 13:48:55

Woodlands theme park near Totnes - amazing!

squidgeberry Fri 24-May-13 13:50:42

Do the round robin. Steam train ride/ferry Paignton to Dartmouth followed by boat to Totnes, open topped bus back to Paignton.

Living Coasts in Torquay is ok, also Kents Cavern.

Plentyoffish Fri 24-May-13 13:50:48

Paignton pier/beach is fab for kiddies find a poundshop and buy a kite/bucket and spade hours if fun for not much £££

there is a huge cinema right on seafront I believe its an odeon? could be a life saver if bad weather.

The steam railway is another great day out as is Babicome model village, woodlands leisure park and the Kent Cavern caves.

I have great memories of spending my 6 weeks holiday with the Grandparents who live in Torquay.

Have fun! grin

PeterParkerSays Fri 24-May-13 13:51:44

Tones rare breed farm

Teain trip from Paignton to Dartmouth, if you haven't been on the steam train there before.

A day trip to Exeter to go round the shops / see the cathedral is also good.

PestoSwimissimos Fri 24-May-13 13:52:21

Splashdown Water Park - Quay West at Goodrington Sands if the weather perks up smile

travellingwilbury Fri 24-May-13 13:52:23

Thank you , all of you that is all really helpful . We are all very excited just a bit scared about the rain .

PestoSwimissimos Fri 24-May-13 13:54:39

Bygones in Torquay is worth a visit, and so is the model village which is very close by, too.

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