Welcome to The English Rivera

Welcome to The English Riviera a UNESCO Global Geo Park UNESCO Global Geo parks share the story of our Planet, covering the entire area of Torbay; Naturally Inspiring sharing stories of a landscape untouched by glaciation unseen elsewhere in the world.  The Bay has been inhabited since Palaeolithic times, the sheltered natural harbours led to the growth of what, at one point, became the UK’s largest fishing port. Rich in history and heritage there is plenty to see and do in and around the bay.

Dinosaur World 

Torquay’s Dinosaur World is a fun interactive indoor exhibition that brings the world of dinosaurs to life. See amazing full size & scaled dinosaurs, discover incredible fossils, learn about these awesome beasts, enjoy our fun Family Explorer Quiz and even sit on a deadly dinosaur. Whether you are a little dinosaur fan or even a big one, there’s something for everyone to get their teeth into!

Paignton Zoo

With over 2,500 animals across 80 acres of beautiful, spacious grounds, you are in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo! Located in South Devon, it is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions and one of Britain’s top zoos. It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal. Discover all your favourite species, big and small, including gorillas, orang-utans, giraffes, lions, tigers, crocodiles, red pandas and rhinos, and be ready for a few surprises along the way too. Come rain or shine the Zoo is a fun filled day out for all of the family and you will need a whole day to explore everything it has to offer.

Waves Leisure Pool

No Matter What The Weather Waves Leisure Pool Is Great Fun For All The Family! With a unique sloping floor, water heated to 29°C, flume, wave machine and friendly, qualified lifeguards on duty at all times you are guaranteed a safe, enjoyable visit. They have activities for all ages including water-play activity centre and toddler slide, featuring water jets, fill ‘n’ spill buckets, hand wheels and water wheels. You will be spoilt for choice with the range we have on offer including our famous fun session, swimming lessons, courses and classes.

Visit the English Riviera website to find out more about the local area