7 ‘alternative’ things for YFCers to do in Torquay

The National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs’ AGM takes place from 21-23 April in Torquay, Devon.

Members will be able to enjoy a packed programme of events that will keep them busy all day – and some of the night.

But if you find yourself with an hour or so spare (unlikely, but you never know) and fancy exploring one of the local attractions, here are seven ideas for sightseeing, eating and even a bit of culture!

1. See the bay by boat, bus and rail 

The Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company runs a Round Robin tour from Torquay, taking in Paignton, Dartmouth and Totnes. You’ll travel by riverboat, steam train and bus – just sit back and enjoy those palm trees and postcard views.

2. Sustainable seafood session

Head to Rockfish for a wide range of tasty dishes. Fish is caught locally and sustainably every day. Find it by the inner harbour on Victoria Parade.

3. Perusing Princess Pier

After you have filled up on fish, you might want a walk on the waterfront, so head along to Princess Pier and take in another great view. There are lots of benches, so you can take a pew, snap a picture and send it to your friends back home!

4. Catch a match

Sport and cider are a great combo, so football fans might want to check out The Cider Press. Show up on Saturday afternoon to keep up to date with all the fixtures. Navigate your way there by googling TQ1 1BG.

5. Living Coasts zoo and aquarium

From seals to starfish, you’ll find all kinds of sea creatures to ogle at in this zoo and aquarium experience. The website says you can “mingle with the playful penguins”. Which sounds interesting! 

6. Babbacombe Model Village

OK, so this one might not be to everyone’s taste, but hop across town to Babbacombe and you’ll find a model village. With its 413 miniature buildings, it portrays English life and culture over the past six decades so is sure to bring back few childhood memories.

7. The goodbye breakfast 

The end is nigh, you’re packed and fancy grabbing something to eat (maybe the breakfast you missed at your hotel). One of the many choices is The Singing Kettle

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