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7 Things to do in Torquay during June

Its nearly June!  In our 13 years running our bed and breakfast in Torquay we have found June to be a really good month in which to visit this area, the weather is normally beautiful and there are events happening which can be enjoyed without the crowds that July and August brings.

There's always something happening on the  English Riviera and with that in mind I have handpicked 7 activities to enjoy during June here in Torquay and further afield.

1. Torbay Air Show 1st and 2nd June
Back for its third year in Torbay, the airshow has certainly grown in popularity bringing in excess of 165,000 spectators to the Bay of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.

The event is free, just grab a picnic and a spot either on the beach or along the seafront to take advantage of all the different aircraft demonstrations. Including the Red Arrows.  Or sit in one of the many cafes and bars to watch the live show! We have a couple of rooms still available and as we are only an 8 minute walk from the seafront you wont need to go far to see the display.  

2.  Babbacombe Cliff Railway (John Ayres Ukulele Proms)
Take a trip back in time and ride the quaint Babbacombe Cliff Railway down to Oddicombe beach and enjoy The John Ayres Ukulele Proms on the 8th June.  Sit and enjoy the views from one of my favourite cafes 3 Degrees West and listen to over 100 Ukuleles playing.

More info here

3.  Western Ferry Service
Every day from Torquay to Brixham £2 single or £3.50 return.  See the Bay from a different angle with the possibility of spotting dolphins in the Bay.  Trip takes approx 30 minutes. Explore Brixham then hop back on for your return journey across the Bay.

4.  Babbacombe Model Village
55 years open. 413 miniature buildings. 4 acres of award winning gardens. 3d cinema.  A great day out for all the family.  Not just for kids!

5.  Princess Theatre
After a hard day exploring why not sit back and enjoy one of the many shows taking place at Princess Theatre a mere 15 min walk from our guest house.  We love to take advantage of the early theatre menu at Pierre Bistro restaurant and then head over to the theatre opposite.

6.  Beaches
From the 1st of May most of the beaches in Torbay will be closed to dogs, to be honest having the maddest dog on the planet means I would not take my dog anywhere near the beach where families are a) having a picnic b) are throwing stones into the water and c) are playing ball games..... its just not worth the hassle!  This means our beautiful beaches will be peaceful for all visitors to just chillax.... This is Torre Abbey Sands an 8 minute walk from our guest house.

7.  Marina Day at Torquay Marina 8th June 2019
This is a free event with lots of activities and attractions planned in and around Torquay Marina,
This event is set to be 'A Brilliant Family Fun Day Out'. Something for everyone.
- DJ and Live Music
- Jet Ski Safari rides
- Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons
- Sea Safety stands
- Beer & Wine Bar
- Exclusive Members Gin Bar - 777 Yacht
- Come and meet the water sports schools
- Food & Drinks Court
- RNLI Lifejacket inspections
- Boat Brokerages
- Marine & Market stalls
- Airboats
- Face Painting
- South West's Inflatable Theme Park
- Kids Fun Zone
- Carousel and English Riviera Wheel Rides
- RNLI Lifeboat Display (subject to availability)
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