Paignton Pier

Looking for a fun day out in Devon? Head on over to Paignton Pier for the ultimate fun-filled day! For the young and young at heart, the pier has an amazing amusement park where you can try the traditional toy grabber, be amazed by the water boats, take a ride on the helter-skelter and much more! Feeling hungry? You will be spoiled for choice when looking for somewhere to eat at the pier- from award-winning ice cream and seafood, there is something for everyone.

Why visit Paignton Pier?

Bring your friends and family and see for yourself why it's voted one of Devon's top attractions!

Located in the middle of Paignton’s popular promenade surrounded by golden sandy beaches, the pier opened in 1979 and since then has been attracting and entertaining visitors every day! Don’t leave without a photograph in one of the giant deckchairs or the traditional fun ‘head-in-the-hole’ cut-out boards. And for those looking to relax, there’s plenty of seating available to rest, relax and enjoy the views.

  • Winter
    Mon – Sun: 9am – 10pm
  • Summer
    Mon – Sun: 8am – 12am

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What's on in Devon

The Michelangelo Trail: A Delve into LGBTQ+ Histories

9 - 20 August, 2022
Explore hidden LGBTQ+ histories from Torquay Museum’s Collections by following The Michelangelo Trail around the Museum's galleries.

Treasure Trail for Young Pirates

8 - 21 August, 2022
Hey Matey! Explore our Pirates! Fact & Fiction exhibition, mark your X on the treasure map trail sheet and enter a prize draw! The Museum is open Tuesday - Thursday & Saturday. It may be open additional days during school holidays and half terms. Check website for details. This activity requires a valid Museum ticket which gives you unlimited entry to the Museum for a year.

Titanic Exhibition: Torquay Museum

8 - 21 August, 2022
In this special exhibition created by Titanic Exhibitions view artefacts from the ship, explore Torquay's connection to the Titanic, learn about the people that travelled on board, and come face to face with items from the wreck site. Using large imagery and audio, you'll get to experience the Titanic like never before. Discover items from the Titanic, including: Playing cards and handkerchief owned by first class passenger Elsie Bowerman. Titanic Stoker William James Major pocket watch Items from the wreck site, including a small piece of the Titanic's hull. Chinaware and silverware used by first class passengers. Items from the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, where the Titanic was built. A free audio guide tells the tale of the Titanic and its passengers and crew with beautiful music, sound effects and actors. It's completely free, and runs on your mobile phone. All you need is a pair of headphones and you're good to go. Please note that entry to the Titanic Exhibition also requires a valid Museum ticket.

Myth and Moor

8 - 21 August, 2022
Capturing Moments We are delighted to welcome Ashar to the gallery for a sole show of contemporary abstract works inspired by Dartmoor. The exhibition will form part of our August Exhibitions at the gallery which focuses on works in abstraction, reflecting artists individual responses to the world around them. 'Dartmoor is a part of me, or more accurately, I am a part of it. My soul sings when wandering about this mysterious place and being at one with the universe, and the moor. Winter is the most enigmatic time to be on the moor, but Autumn has the promise of Winter the colours capturing its essence. This latest body of works is about capturing moments on the moors.' 'The longer one stays here the more does the spirit of the moor sink into one's soul, its vastness, and also its grim charm.' AC Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles

Figure and Ground

8 - 21 August, 2022
An exhibition of works of Ian Watson hosted in our Garden Gallery and forming part of our August Exhibitions Programme at the gallery Exploring the qualities of figure painting During the pandemic, I found myself trawling through my sketchbooks, and so began asking myself a question I had habitually asked before: When painting, how much, or how little, paint needs to be put on the canvas in order catch The Spirit in The Mass (David Bomberg)? So, I started, once again, to look at the pictorial conundrum of Figure and Ground. I made many drawings, trying to 'essentialize' the figure, often in the merest geometrical analysis. These images were developed as rapid sparse oil sketches or reversed using monotypes. Sometimes the ground became painted surface only, or was literally cut away, leaving the figure as collage material. Often patches of prepared ground, or canvas were left untouched. Occasionally an accidentally formed second figure suggested itself in the final image, the ghost of a minotaur perhaps…

Memory and Emotion

8 - 21 August, 2022
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Chicken Run

8 - 11 August, 2022
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DC League of Super-Pets

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Minions: The Rise of Gru

7 - 11 August, 2022
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8 - 8 August, 2022
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Bullet Train

7 - 11 August, 2022
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Thor: Love and Thunder

7 - 11 August, 2022
Bring Your Own Baby - special screenings for parents and carers, so they can enjoy a trip to the cinema without having to find a babysitter!

Jurassic World: Dominion

7 - 10 August, 2022
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Jumanji

8 - 11 August, 2022
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7 - 21 August, 2022
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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

8 - 11 August, 2022
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Elvis

8 - 8 August, 2022
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Top Gun: Maverick

9 - 11 August, 2022
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Where the Crawdads Sing

7 - 11 August, 2022
Where The Crawdads SingOlivia Newman | USA | 2022 | 130m | 15Mystery drama based on the novel by Delia Owens about Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumours of the 'Marsh Girl' haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh.