Ensure your next holiday to Torbay is an unforgettable and inexpensive one by following these simple tips and sticking to a budget without feeling limited by which activities you can take part in, attractions you can visit or venues you can eat at.

Do your research

If an important part of your holiday is keeping things cost-friendly, planning is vital. The more research you can do into the local area regarding average costs of food, drink, public transport, attractions and any other expenditure you are likely to undertake, the more probable you can create a reasonable budget that will be easy to stick to.

Day out ideas

There are plenty of days out suitable for the whole family that won’t pull on the purse strings. In fact, there are many exciting and enjoyable days out to be had in Torbay that are completely free. Stroll around Torquay’s harbour and access the Agatha Christie Mile, a stretch along the seafront that follows in the footsteps of the famed novelist.

Pay a visit to Babbacombe Downs and the highest cliff top promenade in England, making it the perfect look out point to see as far out as Portland Bill in Dorset. Take the South West Coastal Path, the UK’s longest National Trail at an astonishing 630 miles in length. There are many shortened walks to choose from, so whether you have an hour, an afternoon or a full day, there’s a fantastic scenic walk to suit you.

Take the children to the Geoplay Park in Paignton to let off some steam. The park has been designed to reflect the geological history of the English Riviera, which is endorsed by UNESCO as a English Riviera Geopark Opens in a new window, and features a giant climbing net, sand and wet play area, zip wires, climbing logs and plenty more activities to entertain them for an afternoon.

Delicious meals for less

A great way to save money is to opt to make your own meals. Self-catering accommodation is great because you very much have a home from home, with a kitchen full of appliances and tableware included. Of course, it’s a lovely treat to eat out with the family whilst on holiday, so it’s worth shopping around for any offers or promotions and check review sites for well received eateries at affordable prices.

Wander off the beaten track

Thinking outside the box and venturing to lesser-known spots that aren’t crammed with tourists will surely save you spending. Exploring by foot will always be the cheapest mode of transport and a great way to discover new terrain.

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