Half term is coming and there's plenty to do in Brixham!
After weeks of bleak, cold winter weather when we all instinctively stay indoors, the first real break of the year is looming in the shape of the February half-term! Inevitably, children have oodles of pent-up energy ready to burst forth, so parents and carers need to plan how to keep the little tearaways occupied and happy. If you're visiting Brixham with the family read on …..
Perfect for families
Brixham is the perfect base for families to explore the fabulous part of the English Riviera that is Torbay. With Torquay on one side of the bay and Brixham on the other, there's lots to see and do whether you're tiny or big. Brixham itself is a pretty fishing town consisting of a jumble of colourful cottages clinging to the cliffside above the harbour. The kids can marvel at the array of trawlers and dayboats, even high-five local fishermen as the bring back the catch for Brixham’s wonderful Fish Market, or shake hands with the famous pirate Cap'n Blackheart 'o Brixham!
Brixham's beaches are some of the cleanest in the UK. The award-winning Breakwater Beach is perfect for a ball-game or two and then a bite to eat at the child and dog-friendly Breakwater Bistro.
By contrast, rocky Shoalstone beach provides budding marine biologists with the chance to explore the salty pools left behind when the tide goes out. A fun pass-time for all the family!
Waddle with Penguins
For a closer look at sea-loving beasties a visit to Living Coasts, Torquay's coastal zoo and aquarium is a great idea. This all-weather attraction is home to an array of mammals, birds and marine life. Become a Junior Zoo Keeper, feed the otters Willy and Wilby or get a behind the scenes look at the fur seal colony under the watchful eye of one of the Keepers.
Living Coasts is open daily from 10am with last admission at 3pm. There's a café overlooking the sea, a gift shop and the complex has disabled access too.
Once you've seen all you can on land and beneath the waves, why not go deep underground at Kents Cavern.
Kents Cavern is a labyrinth of prehistoric caves and one of Britain's best showcaves. Its a great place for kids to get hands-on too. Dig through sand to find colourful gemstones, paint a cave wall or leave a handprint, cave-man style!
When you're done exploring deep underground, there's plenty of outside space to explore too. The Woodland Trail explains how Stone-Age people and animals lived above ground and Kents Cavern is set near the coast with its breath-taking scenery.
The Caves are open every day and during half-term, tours will run regularly throughout the day.
Brixham and the surrounding area really does have something for everyone and we look forward to welcoming you. Is simply check out latest availability to book your favourite holiday home.