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Things To Do in Paignton on a Rainy Day

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Calendar iconPosted 25th Oct 2021

Sometimes the only predictable thing when you go on holiday is the unpredictable weather! Fortunately, we are blessed with many dry days in South Devon. However, it wouldn’t be typical English weather if we didn’t get the odd spell of wet days. However, all is not lost if you find yourself on holiday with us and the weather is not sunny. Here we take a look at the best things to do in Paignton on a rainy day.

Paignton Zoo

One of the best known and loved attraction in the town is Paignton Zoo Environmental Park. It is home to a wonderful array of animal species from across the world.  If the rain does start to come down then there are a number of indoor areas which you can take shelter. These include amphibian ark, rhino house and crocodile swamp.

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Splashdown Quaywest

If you’re going to get wet from the rain why not go the whole hog and immerse yourself in water at Splashdown Quaywest waterpark?! Enjoy the 8 adrenalin-pumping flume rides. Open between May and October. Best of all it’s located just 5 minutes down the road from us!

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Torbay Golf Centre

Improve your golf swing whatever the weather. The driving range at Torbay Golf Centre has 23 undercover floodlit bays, a swing studio and a grassed area outside. It has various targets and distance markers down range. They include a unique ‘Trotters’ yellow van at 145 yards, tyres at 80 and 150 yards, a large green at 160 yards and rugby posts at 100 yards. There’s also a cafe available for refreshments after your time on the range.

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Vue Cinema

If you’re a fan of the big screen experience you can catch the latest blockbusters at Paignton’s Vue Cinema. It’s a great rainy day activity. All the latest mainstream movies are shown at this state-of-the-art chain cinema. There are also some great family deals to take advantage of.

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Paignton Pier

For a traditional seaside experience, head to Paignton Pier. There are family friendly activities to keep everyone entertained. And if the weather takes a turn for the worse head into the indoor arcade or the great cafe.

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The Palace Theatre

Experience the trill of a stage show at The Palace Theatre. It’s a true community theatre serving the whole of the English Riviera. The theatre has a seating capacity of 380. It puts on a variety of different performances. These include tribute acts, comedian stand up routines and pantomime favourites. A great way to escape the rain!

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We hope this has given you some great ideas for things to do in Paignton on a rainy day. If you are yet to book your accommodation then remember we have a great range of options. These include holiday caravans, lodges and touring pitches all available to book online.

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