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Award-winning sandy beaches, first class attractions and a vibrant atmosphere are the essential ingredients for a perfect family holiday, and Paignton has them all in abundance. Mixing up the nostalgic with the modern, the resort is all about fun, with life centring on the seafront the iconic pier, and the expanse of green parkland bordering the sea.

During the summer months Paignton Green hosts endless festivals and fairs, regattas and family days, including the hugely popular Children’s Festival each August. You’ll also find a large variety of attractions and distractions to keep both big kids and little kids happy.

There are also lots of other great family activities available in the area including the steam train from Paignton to Dartmouth,Paignton Zoo, a multiplex cinema and crazy golf.

Close by you can find Occombe Farm Café operated by the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust and a great place to indulge in lots of local specialities. The children can also enjoy a nature walk around the farm.

Nearby Goodrington with its wonderful Blue Flag beach and colourful beach huts is also sure to be popular with the little ones. One of the most popular summer attractions in the Bay is, without doubt, Splashdown@Quaywest, which promises a wet and wild waterpark for all the family. Goodrington Sands beach is also home to the Seashore Centre one of the Global Geopark Gateway Information sites where children can learn about the English Riviera’s underwater world, from rock pool discoveries to dolphin sightings.

All the essential ingredients for a magical family holiday, Paignton is the ideal seaside resort.

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