- Visit the Golden Hind replica
- Beaches and an outdoor seawater pool for sunny days
- Lots to explore in the area
If you are looking for ways to entertain children on holiday in Brixham, there are few attractions in the town and much more in the surrounding area.
In the centre of the town the inner harbour is known for it’s life-size replica of The Golden Hind. There is a small fee to go onto the ship which has five floors offering an insight into the life of Francis Drake and life in Tudor times. Pirates play a notorious part in Brixham’s history which is now celebrated on the Pirate weekend (May Day bank holiday).
Shoalstone outdoor seawater pool is a 20 minute walk from the inner harbour. It’s free to use and attended by lifeguards in the summer. The water can be cold and on a sunny, warm it can be busy too, so the less brave may choose Brixham’s indoor pool. Also free to visit is the Heritage Museum in Battery Gardens on the other side of the harbour has an interesting collection of military memorabilia.
For younger children there is an indoor soft play area called Wizz Kidz with a large play area and cafe with plenty of seating adults.
Beaches in Brixham
The Breakwater Beach is the easiest to access with parking on the shoreline. Other beaches are harder to access and have less amenities, so are therefore quieter. These include St. Marys Bay, Fishcombe Cove and Churston Cove. For sandy beaches, nearby Paignton has a good choice (Broadsands, Goodrington, Paignton and Preston) with easy parking and good facilities.
There are many family attractions within an hour’s drive including:
- Paignton Zoo (5 miles away)
- Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway (5 miles away)
- Paignton Pier (5 miles away)
- Splashdown at QuayWest (5 miles away)
- Living Coasts in Torquay (8 miles away)
- Babbacombe Model Village (8 miles away)
- Woodland Adventure Park (15 miles via a ferry)
- Pennywell Farm (20 miles away)
- Crealy Adventure Park (35 miles)