Things to do in Torquay for Teenagers

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Calendar iconPosted 20th Jan 2022

If you are visiting South Devon on holiday with older children you can relax in the knowledge that there are lots of things to do in Torquay for teenagers. From a whole host of water based activities to theme parks and arcades, the English Riviera won’t disappoint. Here we take a look at some of the great activities in and around Torquay for teenagers. They are sure to keep them occupied and create great holiday memories.

AMF Bowling

Strike it lucky at the brilliant 10 pin bowling alleys in Torquay. Family members of all ages can enjoy a game of bowling linked up with a meal in the near by restaurant and a go on all the latest arcade games.

You can also choose to upgrade to a VIP bowling experience. Enjoy comfy lounge seating and extra little touches like pool style bowling balls and funky coloured pins.

If you’re still looking for more activities here you can get involved in a game Quasar too. Battle it out against your buddies in this laser tag experience and let your teenage family members burn off some energy on your holiday.

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AMF Bowling

Splashdown Quaywest

For the ultimate water park adventure in Devon head to Splashdown. Located close to our holiday parks in Paignton, the water flume park provides a fantastic day out for teenagers.

There are 8 flumes to zoom down making it the UK’s biggest outdoor waterpark. Hop on a matt or rubber ring and slip and slide down the heart racing rides.

As this is an outdoor water park, Splashdown is open in the summer months only. Check their website for opening times.

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splashdown quaywest water park

Torquay Museum

If you’re searching for things to do in Torquay for teenagers, a visit to the local museum might not be top of their list. However if you pay a visit to Torquay Museum you might be surprised by all the fun activities suitable for young adults which are on offer.

There are lots of exhibitions, activities, events, lectures and outdoor activities to discover. The Museum holds more than 350,000 items, of which only about 1% is on permanent display. There have over 400 artefacts from Ancient Egypt, the core of which form the permanent Egyptology exhibition in the Explorers Gallery. For youngsters interested in geology, the Museum’s palaeontology stores hold over 34,000 specimens collected from local caves.

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Torquay Museum Butterflies


iBounce Trampoline Park

Although based just outside Torquay in Newton Abbot, this one is well bouncing along to.

Open all year round, this modern trampoline park is a great indoor activity for teens come rain or shine. The space is full interlinked trampolines in the free bounce zone. Next to this is the dodgeball zone which is brilliant as a team game area. There is also a giant airbag perfect for a group bounce session. They have also recently opened a new 1.5m launch platform.

Vue Cinema Torbay

Catch a big screen blockbuster at the Vue Cinema Torbay which is located just down the coast from Torquay in Paignton. A visit to the cinema has always been a firm favourite with teenagers. Drop them off for a few hours to watch the latest teen smash hit movie. There’s plenty of leg room in the comfy seats and the friendly staff will make you feel welcome. Another great reason to visit is that tickets are just £5 if you buy them online or £6 on the door.

Paignton Cinema

Amusement Arcades

For the screen addicts in your family there are lots of options for them to get their fix at the local arcades. Where its air hockey, driving simulators or penny nudgers, teenagers will love spending some of their holiday time in the glow of an amusement arcade.

Paignton Pier

Paddleboarding / Kayaking

Go on an unforgettable adventure around the beautiful south Devon coastline with Reach Outdoors. Sign up to one of their guided tours and you can head off from the heart of the English Riviera and explore sea caves and spot the amazing wildlife which lives here.

Ansteys Cove Kayak Hire


Go Ape

Get your teenage tribe to unleash their inner primate and take to the trees at Go Ape in Haldon Forest near Exeter. After a safety briefing anyone with a head for heights can explore the forest canopy on the tree top rope course.

For those who prefer to keep closer to ground level there are segway tours available to do.  You can also hire bikes here which is great as they have some awesome free trails to explore at Haldon.

And don’t forget about the great facilities, activities and entertainment we have here at Beverley Holidays.

The Beverley Experience

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