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If it’s fun in the sun you’re looking for, there’s no need to head abroad this summer when Paignton has everything you need. One of the jewels in the English Riviera’s crown, Paignton welcomes everyone, from seaside family holiday makers to those looking for romantic and activity breaks.
With all the ingredients for a great holiday, Paignton is not only a family-friendly destination, but thanks to its award-winning accommodation and world class attractions, it’s a hot spot for couples and outdoors enthusiasts too. 

If you haven’t quite got your sea legs and just fancy a paddle, Paignton’s gorgeous sandy beaches are family-friendly, safe and clean, with many of them holding the coveted Blue Flag award for cleanliness. You may have to dust the sand out of your sandwiches, but it’s perfect for building sandcastles with the little ones! Paignton has a small tidal harbour and a magnificent pier on the main beach for you to enjoy.

When the sun goes down, Paignton bursts into life. You can choose from award-winning restaurants, bars and cafés with stunning sea views or take in a live show. No matter what your preference you’ll find plenty of things to do in Paignton at night. There are always lots of events in Paignton to keep everyone entertained, with a year round calendar of great festivals.

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The Great Big Brick Safari - Saturday 28 March 2020 to Tuesday 01 September 2020

For 5 months from the end of March 2020, Paignton Zoo will be home to over 80 giant wild animal models made from over 1 million LEGO® bricks! From a giant gorilla, a jumbo-size elephant and a majestic lion, to marvellous macaws, beautiful butterflies and a cool crocodile, these stunning LEGO® brick animals will form The Great Big Brick Safari Trail for visitors to follow around the zoo.

The Great Big Brick Safari runs from Saturday 28th March until Tuesday 1st September 2020 and is included with zoo admission.