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What to do on a Rainy Day in Brixham…

We all know that the British weather can bring plenty of wet and windy days, but this does not mean the fun has to stop.  There is plenty to do on a rainy day in Brixham, especially if you want to stay warm and dry.  Even if your outdoor plans get cancelled, there is plenty of fun things to do on a rainy day in Brixham.  Check out our recommendations below!


Located next to the Battery Gardens, this museum aims to provide the public with information regarding the Battery’s history.  Run by a group of volunteers, they are hoping, with education and support, to restore the coastal defence battery to its former glory.  Handle World War Two rifles and machine guns, check out the models of how it looked in 1940, and learn about what it was like to live during the war.  Alongside their usual opening hours, the museum holds Special Event Days, with tours, period dress and living history displays.  Head to their website to find out more and check it out on Your Devon Escape.


The rare opportunity to get insight into behind-the-scenes operations at England’s largest fish market.  The tour starts at 6:20am and finishes with a seafood breakfast in Rockfish at 8:00am.  Get a look into the entire operation.  From the daily fish auction process, learn everything there is to know about the trawlers and discover how the fish get from the sea to our plates.  With a handful of tour dates throughout the season, check out their website and book today.


Discover Brixham’s maritime heritage in this free museum.  It is a great spot to learn about the town’s history and view key objects from over the years.  The museum was opened to show the people of Brixham and its visitors the town’s past and place in world history.  Step inside and learn all about the story of Brixham on Your Devon Escape.


Visiting Brixham and not eating fish and chips is against the rules, and luckily there are lots of places to eat inside.  Don’t miss the Rockfish which is located above the fish market.  Serving traditional fish and chips, and daily freshly caught specials, there is a reason it’s a popular spot.  Simply Fish is another fab choice, located along the harbour.


A Grade II building on the outskirts of Brixham.  Once an empty school with gardens and woods, it is now open to the public to enjoy.  A group of local people vowed to breathe life back into the building and they have succeeded.   Admire the architecture and Italian gardens and stop in the coach house café for refreshments.  It is the perfect place to escape the rain and soak up a little English history.


If you fancy a stomp in the rain, the coast path is your place.  With walks of varying lengths to choose from, check out our journal for recommendations.  Watch the waves crash into the cliffs and see a different side of the coast path.  Be sure to check out Berry Head Nature Reserve and truly expose yourself to the elements.  There is so much to explore along the South West Coast Path, pack your waterproofs and go for a stomp on Your Devon Escape.  Discover all that the English Riviera coastline has to offer.


Located in the heart of Brixham’s harbourside, the Strand Art Gallery is a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours sheltering from the miserable weather.  Specialising in fine art paintings focussing on marine art and Devon landscapes, step inside and admire the local landscape in art form.


This is the main family attraction in Brixham and combines living history with plenty of pirate fun.  Step back in time and explore the five decks of the full-sized replica of Sir Francis Drake’s Tudor galleon.  Drake was a brilliant navigator and on his first ship, The Golden Hind, he became the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe in an epic expedition.  Take a trip to the harbour and step abroad, exploring the history in modern day.  This is the perfect all-weather activity for Your Devon Escape, with indoor and outdoor areas to explore.


Wizz Kidz is a soft play and party centre of pure fun.  With football pitch, rock climbing wall, toddler zone and more, it is the perfect day out for young children.  The venue has been carefully designed for parents to have visibility of their children from absolutely any point of the centre will excite both you and their little friends.  They have also designed the play area in age groups so that children can enjoy themselves, interacting which children of similar age and develop those necessary social skills.  This venue is the perfect activity for all weathers in Brixham.

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