Less than perfect weather goes hand-in-hand with English holidays. This blog post, however, looks at fun activities you can do in the local area of Torquay when it rains. Your trip to the seaside resort town on the English Channel in Devon should not come to an end just because it rains.

If the traditional English weather has followed you to the South-West, this list is your go-to guide on what you can do to have fun even when there’s no sun!

Living Coasts

The award-winning coastal zoo, entitled Living Coasts, includes a penguin beach, a tropical mangrove swamp and even an underwater viewing area. You can get up close with the animals, go to experience days and even enjoy a bite to eat at this coastal zoo.

There is an area for under 5’s to play in a soft play area and the coastal zoo even has a crawl talk. A crawl talk allows your child to crawl underneath a tank that has creatures like a starfish inside.

Waves Leisure Pool

No matter the weather is outside you can make a splash in the 29 °C water! The Waves Leisure Pool provides exactly what it says in the name, a wave machine for you to enjoy and a pool for you to swim. There are also events occurring throughout the week for you to participate in, such as swimming lessons and Aqua Aerobics.

Don’t worry parents, this Leisure Pool always has friendly and qualified lifeguards on duty that look out for everyone in the Pool.

Torquay’s Dinosaur World

Combine learning and fun, discreetly, with a trip to see some prehistoric beasts. Take a walk back through time to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth with a trip to Torquay’s Dinosaur World! With interactive exhibitions, life-size models and fascinating fossils that you can uncover, Dinosaur World is the perfect destination for all ages.

There are events that run throughout the year and they even have dinosaur explorer quiz for you to take part in. A Parasaurolophus, T-Rex skull and even Stegosaurus make an appearance at this attraction, the only question left to ask is, are you brave enough to face these dinosaurs?

Do you know what the best thing about being able to enjoy these activities even in the rain is? You will get a better deal when you book a holiday out of season. Enjoy your holiday in Torquay any time of the year!