Need to get out the house? Got kids or teens in tow? WONDERING WHAT'S ON BEYOND EGG HUNTS? Make the most of artsy and creative things to do this spring in Torbay. Here are our picks of the bunch to inspire your next day out together:            

  

  	

			 

  			 

  				 
               
  					 

  					 
             

  				 

  			 

        
         
           

            
               #1 DAD DANCING   
            

            
               No self-respecting kid would ever bust some moves with their old man. Right? Well, maybe it’s time to give it a go. Dad Dancing at  Paignton’s Palace Theatre  on  30th and 31st March  sees three brave dads take to the stage with their daughters to slip and slide their way through their similarities, differences, hopes and regrets. The event is part of the  Doorstep Arts Festival  and you can  book tickets to the show here .   
            

            

           
         
        

  		 

  	

  


      

  

  	

			 

  			 

  				 
               
  					 

  					 
             

  				 

  			 

        
         
           

            
               #2 SPONGE SHOW   
            

            
               Toddlers and young children will be amazed by this squishy squashy show, heading to  Brixham's   Scala Hall  on the  29th, 30th and 31st March . Sponge is a soft, bouncy adventure through playtime set to a funky 1970s soundtrack. This is all about texture, shapes and touch for 4 months to 4 years. The event is part of the wonderfully creative  Doorstep Arts Festival .  Book your tickets    
            

            

           
         
        

  		 

  	

  


        

  

  	

			 

  			 

  				 
               
  					 

  					 
             

  				 

  			 

        
         
           

            
               #3 POP UP ARTS   
            

            
               Squircle Arts will be popping up at Torquay Museum on  Friday 30th March and Monday 9th April  for some family-friendly Art Pop fun. Design your own screen-printed bag, print your own cards with lino and foam stamps, and get your face-painted. We're loving the work of this new Community Interest Company - more please!!   
            

            

           
         
        

  		 

  	

  


      

  

  	

			 

  			 

  				 
               
  					 

  					 
             

  				 

  			 

        
         
           

            
               #4 JUNGLE BOOK   
            

            
               Immersion Theatre bring their trademark energy to their wildest show yet, with a brand new musical adaptation of family favourite, The Jungle Book on the  1st April  at the  Palace Theatre . Filled with catchy songs, laugh out loud character performances and audience interaction - this is a great family theatre show.  Book tickets    
            

            

           
         
        

  		 

  	

  


        

  

  	

			 

  			 

  				 
               
  					 

  					 
             

  				 

  			 

        
         
           

            
               #5 STARRY NIGHT   
            

            
               Gaze in wonder at the night sky during an astronomical event at  Kents Cavern , Torquay on the  2nd April . Starry-eyed older kids will love the Caves and Cosmos-themed evening, where Rob from astronomy charity Dartmoor Skies will host an insightful, fun and interactive talk looking back thousands of years.  Book tickets    
            

            

           
         
        

  		 

  	

  


      

  

  	

			 

  			 

  				 
               
  					 

  					 
             

  				 

  			 

        
         
           

            
               #6 FARM LIFE   
            

            
               Get up close with life on Occombe Farm as part of local conservation charity  Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust . Older kids can take part in the Farm 2 Fork Day on the  3rd April / 31st May  and spring Bake Off on the  11th April . The Tots Go Wild events on the  23rd April / 21st May  are popular with little explorers.  Find out more    
            

            

           
         
        

  		 

  	

  


        

  

  	

			 

  			 

  				 
               
  					 

  					 
             

  				 

  			 

        
         
           

            
               #7 BE BRILLIANT   
            

            
               The Be Brilliant Family Workshop on the  10th April  at  Torre Abbey  explores mindfulness, fun crafts and simple relaxation exercises. As well at this, there are after-school craft sessions for kids and adults to experiment with a wide variety of art and design processes. The classes run on Wednesdays from the 18th April to 23rd May.  Book your place     
            

            

           
         
        

  		 

  	

  


      

  

  	

			 

  			 

  				 
               
  					 

  					 
             

  				 

  			 

        
         
           

            
               #8 GO GRINAGOG!   
            

            
               Torquay's family friendly Grinagog Festival is back on the 21st and 22nd April at Torre Abbey. Discover indoor live music and shows (feat. Paka the Uncredible), kids raves (Big Fish Little Fish), and activities from junk jams to graffiti. Outside, don't miss the carnival, street theatre and trails. Kids under 5 go free!  Book tickets    
            

            

           
         
        

  		 

  	

  


        

  

  	

			 

  			 

  				 
               
  					 

  					 
             

  				 

  			 

        
         
           

            
               #9 IS IT ART?   
            

            
               Spark a conversation about all things art by taking the kids to see the ground-breaking  Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed  exhibition at Torre Abbey from now until 3 June and the incredible  murals painted in Brixham  by graffiti artist Sketch 86 - on the wall of the Strand Art Gallery in the harbour and side of Doble Jewellers. Both projects aim to get people of all ages talking about art.  Torre Abbey  is free for kids and teens - perfect for a day out with the family!    
            

            

           
         
        

  		 

  	

  


      

  

  	

			 

  			 

  				 
               
  					 

  					 
             

  				 

  			 

        
         
           

            
               #10 SCULPTURE   
            

            
               The Sculpture Trail at Cockington Court launches on the  26 May  with artists selected to create sculptures that will wow, delight and lead your family around the Kitchen Gallery and grounds of  Cockington Court . Artists featured: Bridget Arnold, Jane Clift, Tony Fagan, Louise Dixon, Allan Poxton, Deborah Treliving, Zoe Singleton, Vera Stride, Nicholas Bellamy, Malcolm Curley, Rik Pitman, Phil Dixon, Marissa Wakefield, Janet Ventre, Peter Stride, Luci Coles, Jo Golesworthy and Donald Knaack.  Find out more

Need to get out the house? Got kids or teens in tow? WONDERING WHAT'S ON BEYOND EGG HUNTS? Make the most of artsy and creative things to do this spring in Torbay. Here are our picks of the bunch to inspire your next day out together:


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#1 DAD DANCING

No self-respecting kid would ever bust some moves with their old man. Right? Well, maybe it’s time to give it a go. Dad Dancing at Paignton’s Palace Theatre on 30th and 31st March sees three brave dads take to the stage with their daughters to slip and slide their way through their similarities, differences, hopes and regrets. The event is part of the Doorstep Arts Festival and you can book tickets to the show here.

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#2 SPONGE SHOW

Toddlers and young children will be amazed by this squishy squashy show, heading to Brixham's Scala Hall on the 29th, 30th and 31st March. Sponge is a soft, bouncy adventure through playtime set to a funky 1970s soundtrack. This is all about texture, shapes and touch for 4 months to 4 years. The event is part of the wonderfully creative Doorstep Arts Festival.
Book your tickets

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#3 POP UP ARTS

Squircle Arts will be popping up at Torquay Museum on Friday 30th March and Monday 9th April for some family-friendly Art Pop fun. Design your own screen-printed bag, print your own cards with lino and foam stamps, and get your face-painted. We're loving the work of this new Community Interest Company - more please!!

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#4 JUNGLE BOOK

Immersion Theatre bring their trademark energy to their wildest show yet, with a brand new musical adaptation of family favourite, The Jungle Book on the 1st April at the Palace Theatre. Filled with catchy songs, laugh out loud character performances and audience interaction - this is a great family theatre show. Book tickets

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#5 STARRY NIGHT

Gaze in wonder at the night sky during an astronomical event at Kents Cavern, Torquay on the 2nd April. Starry-eyed older kids will love the Caves and Cosmos-themed evening, where Rob from astronomy charity Dartmoor Skies will host an insightful, fun and interactive talk looking back thousands of years. Book tickets

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#6 FARM LIFE

Get up close with life on Occombe Farm as part of local conservation charity Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. Older kids can take part in the Farm 2 Fork Day on the 3rd April / 31st May and spring Bake Off on the 11th April. The Tots Go Wild events on the 23rd April / 21st May are popular with little explorers. Find out more

#7 BE BRILLIANT

The Be Brilliant Family Workshop on the 10th April at Torre Abbey explores mindfulness, fun crafts and simple relaxation exercises. As well at this, there are after-school craft sessions for kids and adults to experiment with a wide variety of art and design processes. The classes run on Wednesdays from the 18th April to 23rd May. Book your place

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#8 GO GRINAGOG!

Torquay's family friendly Grinagog Festival is back on the 21st and 22nd April at Torre Abbey. Discover indoor live music and shows (feat. Paka the Uncredible), kids raves (Big Fish Little Fish), and activities from junk jams to graffiti. Outside, don't miss the carnival, street theatre and trails. Kids under 5 go free! Book tickets

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#9 IS IT ART?

Spark a conversation about all things art by taking the kids to see the ground-breaking Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed exhibition at Torre Abbey from now until 3 June and the incredible murals painted in Brixham by graffiti artist Sketch 86 - on the wall of the Strand Art Gallery in the harbour and side of Doble Jewellers. Both projects aim to get people of all ages talking about art. Torre Abbey is free for kids and teens - perfect for a day out with the family! 

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#10 SCULPTURE

The Sculpture Trail at Cockington Court launches on the 26 May with artists selected to create sculptures that will wow, delight and lead your family around the Kitchen Gallery and grounds of Cockington Court. Artists featured: Bridget Arnold, Jane Clift, Tony Fagan, Louise Dixon, Allan Poxton, Deborah Treliving, Zoe Singleton, Vera Stride, Nicholas Bellamy, Malcolm Curley, Rik Pitman, Phil Dixon, Marissa Wakefield, Janet Ventre, Peter Stride, Luci Coles, Jo Golesworthy and Donald Knaack. Find out more

Are you ready for Dad Dancing?

Are you ready for Dad Dancing?

Changing the way Torbay thinks about music

Changing the way Torbay thinks about music