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Category: General
Posted by: nicky
Paignton Zoo near Torquay are celebrating the arrival of a Bactrian camel but as yet have not come up with a name for the youngster.

The baby came was born to father Oscar who is 17 years old and has been at Paignton Zoo since December 1994 and came from Chester Zoo. His mother, Carmel is 18 and came to Paignton in 1994 from Whipsnade Zoo. This is their eighth youngster and the Zoo’s first camel birth since March 2009.

Paignton Zoo has a varied amount of animals and is a fantastic way to spend a day whilst here on the English Riviera. Whilst staying at our guest house we can provide you with vouchers which entitle you to a £1 of each adult visiting the zoo and 50p per child.
Category: General
Posted by: nicky
The growing popularity of dance with the craze of programmes such as Strictly Come Dancing, So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing on Ice has resulted in an increase in amateurs taking up the activity both for social, pleasure and health reasons. Its no surprise that Torquay on the English Riviera is one of the top destinations for a dancing break and an ideal place to indulge in this pastime.

The ERDF is now in its 29th year and is a celebration of everything to do with dance, with something in the festival programme to suit everyone. The event takes place every year in the ballrooms at the Victoria Hotel which is approximately 100 metres from our guest house.

As well as social and competitve dancing there will be masterclasses with champions, lectures, practise sessions and mini workshops and two Gala evenings at Torquay Town Hall with spectacular performances from World and British Professional Champions.

Click here for a full programme and contact us direct for accommodation prices letting us know that you will be attending the English Riviera Dance Festival to benefit from our special rates.