As Autumn’s setting in it can be challenging trying to find things to do when the weather takes a turn for the worse. So we’ve done the hard work for you and put together a list of activities for all weathers.

1.Kents Cavern

Take shelter from the wind and rain in the caves of Kents Cavern. Explore the prehistoric caves and it’s inhabitants hundreds and thousands of years ago.

If you’re feeling brave enough why not take a ghostely evening tour through the dimly lit caves. You might meet a few ghosts along the way! Children over 8 and adults with love it.

For more information and to book online visit:

 2.Cockington Court

Cockington Court Manor House and Grounds is free admission and open all year round.

There are plenty of activities to suit all weathers from exploring the beautiful gardens and impressive grounds to the discovering the history of the Manor house while the children have fun in the all-weather play and sensory area.

There are various craft stalls and workshops to visit and after all the hard work relax and enjoy a spot of lunch in the cafe.

For more information visit:

3.Waves Leisure Pool

Get wet indoors at Waves Leisure Pool. Open everyday with a heated pool, Flume and wave machine it’s a fun day out for the whole family.

And if you’re hungry after all that fun, pick up a snack and a drink at the Bay Brasserie Coffee Shop.

For opening times and more Information visit:

4.AMF Torquay Ten Pin Bowling

As well as 21 Bowling lanes AMF Torquay also has amusements, Quasar, pool tables and a bar for the grown-up’s keeping the whole family amused.

Visit the website for more information.

5.Rainbow Fun house

With 13,000 Sq ft of Amusements including a Race Track, Slides, video room and a baby and toddler area the kids won’t want to leave!

For more information visit:

6.Play Cafe

An Indoor play area for kids of all ages featuring a multi level play frame.

The grown-up’s can relax in the cafe with a range of food and drinks to enjoy. Or chill out in the lounge area with a coffee, large flat screen TV’s and free wifi.

For more information visit:


Temporary Closure until 30th April – COVID 19 

In line with government advice about avoiding non-essential travel, and the increased risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, it is with great sadness that we must announce that Balmoral will temporarily close.

The closure will initially be until Thursday 30th April 2020 inclusive. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and take advice from the appropriate authorities, and we will only reopen when it is clear that it is safe to do so. If this means that we have to extend the closure beyond 30th April, we will ensure we update you.

What this means is that we will now have to defer all bookings for anyone who was planning to visit us during this closure period.

Rebook for a future date: We very much look forward to the day when all of this is over and we can welcome you back to the Balmoral – With this in mind, we are looking upon this as a postponement, not a cancellation. We very much hope you will want to postpone your holiday and rearrange it for a later date. You can therefore move your booking to any available date this year, we will retain your deposit to be used against this amended booking. If you elect to move your booking to a date with a different seasonal rate, we will need to charge you the new rate, which may be higher or lower, depending on which season you choose.

If you have booked with a voucher then we can move your booking to another off-peak period – which will now be the Autumn. (October onwards) 

 We appreciate that this will be disappointing news for all those who enjoy staying with us,  We would like to thank you for your patience, understanding and support in these exceptional circumstances .

If you have a another date you would like to transfer your booking to please email us at 

 We will only be taking a limited number of calls during this time. 

Please stay safe everyone and we are looking forward very much to the day, when we can throw open our doors to you all and welcome you back into the warmth and comfort of Balmoral  And when we do, we can assure you that it will be a time to remember