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Fun Things To Do While Staying at HIGH SPIRITS – On The English Riviera

The Golden Hind

In Brixham. Lovely walk down the promenade.

Cost: Adult £7, Child £5, Family ticket £20, Senior £5

Website: www.goldenhind.co.uk

Comments: The Golden Hind in Brixham Harbour, is one of only two full sized replicas in the world of 16th century explorer and privateer Sir Francis Drake’s famous ship.

 

 

Weferry Sunset Cruise With Dinner

In Brixham, stroll down the promenade to the ferry.

Cost: £22 for 2.5 hour sunset cruise with drinks and dinner included.

Website: www.weferry.co.uk/sunset-cruises-rockfish-fish-chips-supper

Comments: There are also vegan and gluten free options on the menu.

Shoalstone Pool

Shoalstone Pool

In Brixham

Cost: £0

Website: http://shoalstonepool.com/

Comments:

Shoalstone Sea Water Pool is one of only a few remaining sea water pools in the country. It is a 50m outdoor seawater pool and it is a lovely place to relax, take a dip and enjoy the fantastic views of Torbay.

Brixham Theatre

In Brixham

Cost: Approx. £10 p.p.

Website: http://www.brixhamtheatre.uk/

Comments: There are a wide variety of shows on.

Greenway House

In Brixham

Cost: Free if you are a National Trust member and approx. £13 for non members.

 

Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway

Comments: This was Agatha Christie’s holiday home, now looked after by the National Trust.

There is always a lot on here, please see https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway/whats-on

Steamtrain

In Brixham

Cost: £18

Website: https://www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk/

Comments: Step back in time to the 1950’s when steam trains were the way to travel….

At Greenway House and Garden, you can take a nostalgic trip and travel around The English Riviera the way Agatha Christie used to – by steam train. They have quite a few good events on the steam trains.

One Hour Wildlife Sea Cruise

In Brixham, stroll down the promenade to the ferry.

Cost: £7.50

Website: https://www.funfishtrips.co.uk/brixham-wildlife-sea-fari-cruise/

Comments: Enjoy a 1 hour breathtaking coastal scenery cruise of Torbay while we search for a vast array of wildlife. You are likely to spot Cormorants, Shags, Herons, Kittywakes, Gannets and perhaps the odd Peregrin Falcon; in addition to Grey Atlantic Seals or (if you are lucky) even a pod of Dolphins!

Tours From Brixham

Paddlesteamer to Kingswear Castle

Take the steamtrain from Greenway, Brixham.

Website: https://www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk/ and https://www.paddlesteamerkc.co.uk/

Comments: This is the UK’s only coal fired paddle steamer

 

Dartmouth or Torquay Day Cruises

In Brixham, stroll down the promenade to the ferry.

Cost:

Website:

https://www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk/explore

Comments:

Dartmouth Day Cruise – an exciting day adventure to the lovely historic Port of Dartmouth.

Sea Kayak Devon

In Brixham. Just by the marina and beach.

Cost: varies

Website: https://www.seakayakdevon.co.uk/

Comments:

Guided family trips… Skills courses… Overnight Kayak adventures!

This is a fabulous way to explore Devon’s stunning coastline. Individuals, groups and families are all welcome and no experience is required.

Brixham Yacht Club

In Brixham. Lovely walk down the promenade.

Cost: £TBA

Website: https://www.brixhamyachtclub.com/

Comments: Founded in 1937, the Brixham Yacht Club is recognised as one of the premier clubs on the south coast of England, as it continues to grow in both membership and stature. One and two week temporary membership available.

Global Geopark

In Brixham

Cost: Free entry for events

Website: http://www.englishrivierageopark.org.uk/
Comments: In 2007 the English Riviera was designated a UNESCO Global Geopark and is one of just 7 sites in the UK and Ireland to hold this special status and there are only 140 of these sites in the world! A Geopark is an area of globally recognised, unique geological interest, designated by UNESCO.

There are loads of opportunities to explore the stunning scenery of the Geopark – kayaking, diving, coasteering, sea-fishing and more – plus walking this beautiful stretch of the South West Coast Path is a must.

South West Rib Rides

In Brixham just by the marina and beach.

Cost: £ various

Website: https://www.southwestribrides.co.uk/

Comments: Southwest Rib Rides is Torbay’s only speed boat ride, offering a range of trips for the whole family. Explore the beautiful Torbay coastline from the comfort and safety of their fantastic rib ‘Go Ballistic’.

 

 

Tennis

Like to play tennis? There is a public tennis court so playing tennis is free if you go out of South Bay caravan park and turn left and follow the road along St Mary’s Road until you reach the park on your right. In that park you will see the tennis courts. The gates are unlocked and you can go and play. The courts and nets are in good condition.

 

Churston Golf Club

In Brixham, a short drive though as you may have your golf clubs.

Cost: £ various

Website: https://www.churstongolf.com/
Comments: An idyllic location and in super condition, this golf club sits overlooking Torbay running east to west from Churston to Brixham. They have a lot of events on that you would be welcome to attend too.

Battery Gardens Museum

In Brixham

Cost: £0

Website: http://www.brixhambattery.net/
Comments: Not only does Battery Gardens boast one of the most panoramic views in the bay, it is also a Scheduled Monument and World War II Coastal Defence Battery.

 

 

Brixham Buccaneers

Brixham

Cost: £0

Website: https://www.torbay.gov.uk/media/7363/buccaneer.pdf

Comments: Blackbeard’s Trail is described as a lovely, moderate, circular walk of about 2.5 miles, overlooking the town, harbour and sea from the northern side. Buccaneers Way is a moderate circular walk of about two miles, offering wonderful views.

Brixham Art and Craft Market

Brixham

Cost: Free entry

Website: https://www.facebook.com/BrixhamPannierMarket/

Comments: Brixham Art and Craft Market is held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at The Scala Hall open 09:30 – 15:00 or under the Old Fish Market right on the harbour side in the centre of Brixham, transforming the beautiful harbour area into a shoppers’ haven. There are a few different markets in Brixham including The Brixham Sunday Market, which takes place on the second and fourth Sunday of every month from 10 am -4 pm along Fore Street.

Folk Nights

In Brixham. Lovely walk down the promenade.

Cost: £3

Website: The programme is organised by Anne and Steve Gill – further information and can be reached on 01803 290427.

The Old Coaching Inn on Fore Street.

Comments: Folk Nights are held on the first Friday of each month at 8pm.

Share an evening of Folk Music, in all its wonderful varieties. The evening starts and ends with music from regular performers, with an open floor slot for all comers to show their folk music talents – song or instrumental. There are also some special guest nights every few months. Occasionally the Theatre is used to showcase artistes.

Brixham Comedy Grove

In Brixham. Lovely walk down the promenade.

Cost: £10 Advance (£13 on the door if available) Strictly over 18 years.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Comedian/Brixham-Comedy-Grove-804547586325499/

Comments: Classic professional comedy.

Jet Ski-ing

In Brixham. Just by the marina and beach.

Cost: varies

Website: https://jetsetgo.club/

Comments: You can go on a jetski-ing safari!

Gym

In Brixham.

Cost: £20 for one week’s membership

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Platinumgymbrixham/photos/a.256840504826676/259833291194064/?type=3&theater

 

 

 

Festivals

Please click here to see the Festivals in Brixham with the 2019 dates. This will be updated for 2021 shortly. There are many annual events throughout The English Riviera and more information on this will be uploaded to this site soon.

 

Escape Room – Paignton

Cost: £12.50 p.p

Website: https://www.escape-paignton.co.uk/

Comments: This is good fun.

Vue – Paignton

Cost: £5 per ticket.

Website:

https://www.myvue.com/cinema/torbay/whats-on

0345 308 4620

Comments: There is also an early bird price, so if you see a show in the morning and then go to the beach for example. The shows before around 10:00 are £3!
Comments: Have a go?!! Take the no 12 bus and it is 3 stops on from the marina.

And there is a lot more…

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