Be charmed by Paignton and its many attractions... Read more
Holidays with the family are ideal in this lovely corner of England, where there are plenty of highlights for kids both young and old.
Top five attractions
More than 2,000 animals reside at this zoo. See lions, giraffes and monkeys, and let the children giggle at the inquisitive meerkats. There are also play areas and restaurants.
Dartmouth Steam Railway
All aboard! This delightful mode of transport is the perfect way to see south Devon. Book a Round Robin ticket to do a loop from Paignton; it includes a journey on a boat along the Dartmouth River.
Undoubtedly one of the biggest draws of the Devon coastline, the fine beaches of Paignton Sands, Preston Sands, Goodrington Beach and Broadsands are ideal for building sand castles, paddling in the waves, or simply lazing under the sun.
Prepare to cave into the pressure because the kids will be begging to visit this fantastic park from the moment they clap eyes on the brilliant play areas. The park reflects the geological history of the area, so they might just learn a little something too.
Splashdown Waterpark Quaywest
For something a little more adventurous than larking about on the beach, take the family to this waterpark where there are flumes and slides for the big children and splash pools for the little ones.