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:


Re-Opening Monday 6th July 2020

We are delighted to confirm that we will be re-opening the hotel and our restaurant on Monday 6th July. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers for their patience and understanding and for all the support you have shown us over the last four months.

Although your next stay with us will be slightly different, it will still be the same calm and peaceful, relaxing and restorative place you have come to know and love. A place where you can not only unwind, but enjoy great food and hospitality.

Be confident and reassured that we are providing an environment which conforms to government guidelines and industry best practices and will be as safe and secure as we can possibly make it. The health and well-being of everyone who visit us, as well as or staff remains our overriding priority

Initially, in order to ensure we can maintain the required social distance, we will only be open to guests booked to stay here in the hotel. It has seemed a long time since we closed our doors back in late March and so it will be a great joy to see our customers returning.

Booking with us

If you have a booking that was cancelled and would like to re-book, please email us at and quote your original booking reference number with your chosen dates. 

If you would like to make a new booking we have 10% off all our rates when you stay 2 nights or more in July to get this discount book online here at and enter the code 2NIGHT10 in the promotion code field.

This offer will apply to any room type when you book online

See you soon!
All of us at The Balmoral – Torquay