Things to do with the kids | Easter in Brixham
With the Easter break being later this year the holidays are set to be great! Warmer air, lighter nights, sunnier days; perfect for taking some well-earned time out with family and friends.
But, if you're wondering what you can do whilst you're here, we've put together a few ideas that you might like.
Oooh arrrr! Experience the adventure of Pirates Bay Adventure Golf. Situated on Paignton seafront this crazy golf course is a fun way to spend a couple of hours. The course has been lanscaped and includes water fountains, bridges and pirate ships.
The coastline around Brixham is studded with amazing rockpools packed with crabs, prawns, limpets, small fish and many other wonderful rock pool creatures. The beach at Shoalstone is a good place to start - just check the tide times so you make sure the tide is on its way out. Grab your net and bucket and head to the coast for a fun day of discovery; it doesn't even need to be sunny!
Step into the stone age! Kents Cavern is one of the most important Stone Age sites in Europe and one of Britain’s best show-caves. You’ll be transported back to a time when the cave was home to ancient humans, sheltering from extreme weather, making fires, shaping tools and hunting Ice Age animals.
As you walk through the extensive labyrinth of caverns, you’ll be surrounded by 400 million year old rocks and spectacular stalagmites and stalactites. This really is an exciting day out and one not to be missed!
Who wants to waddle with penguins? We all do surely! What better way to spend the day than learning more about these fabulous creatures and their friends. Torquay’s coastal zoo and aquarium is home to a variety of marine species from around the world including seals, penguins, otters, and fish. Their animal experiences also let you get up close and personal with the animals and take you behind the scenes to meet the animals and keepers.
Captained by Sir Francis Drake, The Golden Hind was the first English ship to sail around the world between 1577 and 1580.
The Golden Hind is a full sized replica ship that sits in Brixham Harbour where it is impossible to miss. The original ship sailed over 36,000 miles around the globe where after many years at sea, Sir Frances Drake then sailed into Plymouth Harbour in 1580 unsure if Queen Elizabeth I was still alive.
After being tasked with intercepting gold and jewels from the Spanish, the total value of the items on board was 160,000 Elizabethan pounds!
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park has over 2,500 animals across 80 acres of grounds for you to explore.
Get up close to some of the animal wonders of the world across their specially designed habitats - from the savannah to the wetlands and the tropical forest. Run wild in their play areas or hop aboard their unique Jungle Express train to get even closer to the action.
A great day out for the whole family!
Holiday homes around Brixham harbour:
- Bay View – 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
- Sea Nook – 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6
- Sandpiper 3 – 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
- 64 Moorings Reach – 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5
For booking advice call 01803 855102