Aveland House
Aveland Road
Babbacombe, Torquay, TQ1 3PT

Tel: +44 (0)1803 326622    Email: avelandhouse@aol.com

 

 

Attractions


The Aveland House is ideally located in Babbacombe within Torbay, with its beautiful coast line featuring 20 beaches and coves. The 20 mile coast path is part of the South West Coast Path and is complemented by many miles of country rambles and beautiful nature reserves. The Aveland House is ideally located within easy reach of many of the local attractions.

            Babbacombe Theatre                 Palace Theatre, Paignton
            Princess Theatre, Torquay          Northcott Theatre, Exeter
            The Little Theatre, Torquay        Theatre Royal, Plymouth


English Rivera Geopark
In September 2007 the English Riviera received international recognition for its rich geological, historical and cultural heritage. It became one of only 57 areas globally, endorsed by UNESCO and is part of the European and Global Geopark Networks. The Geopark is based upon the international importance of 32 geosites covering a story of 3 geological time periods, all found within a compact area. Situated within the stunning, rolling hills of South Devon, Torbay's geology has created the beautiful coastline of today, which fundamentally links the rich diversity of landscape with wildlife, people and culture.






South West Coastal Path
The South Devon coastline is part of the South West Coastal Path, the longest National Trail in Britain. Along the coastal path there is much to discover, not only breath taking scenery but also wildlife, heritage, geology and culture.

Babbacombe Cliff Railway
Babbacombe Cliff Railway is one of only sixteen funicular (inclined) railways still functioning in the United Kingdom. The cliff railway was built in 1926 although has been recently renovated and is now owned and run by the charity "Friends of the Babbacombe Cliff Railway". The railway provides an easy, safe and convenient link to Oddicombe and Babbacombe Beaches, descending a 220m track from the picturesque Babbacombe Downs to the beaches at the base of the cliffs. More information about the cliff railway at the friends of the cliff railway website.




Kents Cavern
Kents Cavern is an internationally renowned prehistoric cave system, award winning visitor attraction and the only underground visitor centre in the UNESCO Global Geopark. The caves are a extremely accessible with concrete pathways and electric lighting with guided tours of the cave run regularly all year round. As you walk round the intimate cave system (aprox 400m in length) you will see unique cave formations, learn about the earliest cave dwellers and animals to inhabit the caves as well as the archaeology that has been carried out at the site. Above ground there is a visitor centre with restaurant/cafe serving local sourced produce, gift shop and a number of children's activities including a woodland trail, archaeological fun dig and cave drawing area. Free parking is available to all visitors.

Babbacombe Model Village
The Babbacombe Model Village set in four acres of landscaped gardens is the world as you know it recreated in miniature. Comprising around 400 miniature buildings, including houses, stately homes, shops and environmental features, along with railways, vehicles and some well known monuments and landmarks. Not to mention the 13,000 miniature people who live in the village, all brought to life by sound and animation. Indoor attractions include  the indoor model railway, circus and the 4D theatre experience.
In the evening the village magically transforms with the must see  illuminations. Tickets are valid all day so visitors can return to see the illuminations in the evening at no extra cost!



Living Coasts
Take a journey around the coasts of the world where amazing plants and animals live life on the edge. At Living Coasts, you'll see birds and mammals in specially-designed naturalistic habitats. With outdoor and indoor exhibits, there's plenty to see and do whatever the weather. During your visit you'll be able to see penguins, fur seals, auks, sea ducks and estuary birds both above and below the water, as well as the spectacular mangrove and local coasts exhibits. Visitors cal also enjoy a children's activities area, restaurant and cafe with panoramic views across Torbay, not to mention an excellent gift shop.

Paignton Zoo
Paignton Zoo is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants all housed in 80 acres of natural habitat. Visit the desert, cross the savannah, explore the forest and trek through the tropics. Use your senses to discover the wild world: look around, listen out - you’ll even need your sense of smell! It’s a great day out for everyone. Find out about conservation and the world’s endangered species.
As well as the thousands of animals, there’s a miniature train ride, a wobbly jungle bridge in Lemur Wood, indoor and outdoor play areas, keeper talks and feeding times.






Torquay Museum
Torquay Museum is Devon’s oldest established Museum still operating. The Museum holds collections that are exceptional for a Museum of this size, including objects and artefacts relating to natural history, geology, palaeontology, archaeology, social history, ethnography, Torquay pottery and pictorial records and archives relating to the Torbay area as well as from across the world.

Torre Abbey
Torre Abbey is Torquay’s oldest building and is sited in a very prominent position overlooking Torre Abbey meadows and the seafront promenades beyond. In all of its roles - as an abbey, a family home, art gallery and attraction - eight centuries of history have been absorbed into the very fabric of a building which is divided into 122 rooms, rambling over 20 different levels and with 265 steps.
Today you can experience the many lives of Torre Abbey and experience its place, still at the heart of the English Riviera. Enjoy the impressive permanent art collection and lively programme of contemporary arts events. Visit the picturesque gardens, with exotic and exciting plants and even some mysteries to be solved.





Bygones
Visit Bygones and take a step back in time. Take a walk down a life size Victorian street, a World War 1 trench or a 1940s shopping arcade. Play in an olden day amusement arcade or a real steam locomotive cab, then watch the model railway or have tea in the station the room. Lots to see, there really is something for everybody.

Splashdown@Quaywest
Quaywest is an outdoor waterpark located in Paignton, Torbay. Quaywest is great family, fun attraction whether you want the full on rush of our exciting drop slides and  flume rides, the carefree fun of tube rides or just a splash in the pool and laze in the sun, Quaywest has something for everyone.





Woodlands
Woodlands is an adventure park located within 90 action packed acres with 16 family rides, 10 powerful play zones, 300 animals and 100,000 sq ft of indoor fun. Expect amazing adventures exploring forts, assault courses and enchanting play palaces.