The street of Victorian shops is fascinating; there are other historical mock-ups such as a First World War trench (no wellies required) and something for all ages... it's a family run business so the home-made scones ARE home-made.
Just the place for a rainy day.
Corner Fore St. (St Marychurch) & Hampton Ave, near Babbacombe Model Village, 01803 32610 www.bygones.co.uk
Living Coasts is a 'sea-life' zoo - the best part is that the penguins there are allowed out of their enclosure to mingle with the public.
Telephone (01803) 202470
Fax (01803) 202471
Toddlers love the farm animals, older kids run themselves ragged on the adventure playgrounds - either way, this place is a sanctuary when they're bored with the beach or when it's bucketing it down outside. And then there's the tunnel itself - a 1/2 mile-long trek in the pitch black along a disused railway tunnel that's genuinely unnerving ...
Kingsbridge, Devon (17 miles from Torquay);
tel: 01548 854078;
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