Half term with Richardson Hotels

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9 Feb

Half term with Richardson Hotels

With the days getting longer, and the sunshine getting warmer by the day, a stay at one of our hotels in Devon or Cornwall during Half Term would be the perfect way to spend time with family & friends.

Need a little inspiration? Below is a short list of our top things to do during the Half Term.

To book please call Reservations on freephone 0800 005 2244 or email reservations@richardsonhotels.co.uk


Attractions in Torquay

The Grand Hotel & The John Burton-Race, Restaurant with Rooms is the perfect place for a family holiday, with so many attractions in and around the English Riviera.

There are plenty of local attractions including Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts, Babbacombe Model Village, Greenway House (once home to Agatha Christie), two steam railways and much more, in addition to the 22 miles of coastline with gloriously sandy beaches.  The nearest beach is directly opposite the hotels and is perfect for swimming, sandcastle building and rock pool exploring!

kids sandcastle torquay

Young salty sea dogs will be spoilt for choice as there are plenty of water sports on offer, including canoeing, sailing and sea kayaking.  Nature lovers will enjoy a day out at Occombe Farm and the exciting programme of walks and events run by the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. If you’d like some advice on what to do or where to go, just ask one of our Reception Team and they’ll be happy to help with suggestions.


Spa & Leisure

Indulge in the beautiful coastal setting of The Falmouth Hotel, The Grand Hotel or The Metropole Hotel and the bay immediately opposite whilst luxuriating in the many treatments or packages our Spa has to offer. Located next to our Spa, our hidden away leisure facilities are a true sanctuary offering a gym, swimming pool and hot tub.

Take some time for yourself, book with a friend or with your loved one during the half term break.


Which hotel has an outdoor heated swimming pool?

  • The Grand Hotel
  • John Burton-Race Restaurant with Rooms
  • The Metropole Hotel

Which hotel has an indoor heated swimming pool?

  • The Grand Hotel
  • John Burton-Race Restaurant with Rooms
  • The Falmouth Hotel



Afternoon Teas

Enjoy our special, renowned three-tier afternoon teas, in the elegant surrounding of either Devon or Cornwall coasts with stunning views of our perfectly manicured lawns, gardens & outdoor pools.

With a menu offering a range of sandwiches, lighter meals and snacks. You can also dine al fresco with family and friends on our terrace, or just relax with your favourite glass of chilled Gin or fresh coffee & tea.

Grand AT Fowey AT


Falmouth, Cornwall

National Maritime Museum
Sail model boats, portend to take part in search and rescue mission, see the helicopter, and learn all great maritime stories from the Vikings to Tony Bullimore. Great for all ages!

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary
The Forthcoming Events at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary for 2016 are all about having fun, making new friends and sharing a story or two. The Seal Sanctuary wants you to leave with amazing memories of your time, so they have created an exciting events calendar which is sure to get your seal of approval.

For tickets and booking information, take a peek at Seal Sanctuary

The Gweek Seal Sanctuary
Situated in 40 acres of stunning Cornish countryside, The Seal Sanctuary in Gweek is the only fully operational seal rescue centre in Cornwall. Our seal sanctuary provides a lifeline for stray, sick and injured seal pups which have been discovered around the Cornwall coast. Come and meet our residents, enjoy our wide open spaces & enjoy a relaxing drink or snack in our Seal Sanctuary Cafe.

Flambards Theme Park
Flambards, near Helston is Cornwall’s finest with thrill rides, complete with a brand new  Jurassic Journey Trail, guaranteed to keep the dinosaur hunters of the family happy! As well as an award-winning undercover exhibitions such as the Victorian Village and Ferdi’s Fun Zone, which is useful when the rain comes down.

Maritime Museum 


The Camel Estuary, Padstow

The Camel Trail is 18 miles long and a very flat multi-use trail which provides access to the beautiful Cornish countryside along a disused railway line between Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow.

The trail is popular for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders and falls into three main sections:

  • Padstow to Wadebridge – 5.5 Miles (8.8Km)
  • Wadebridge to Bodmin (Boscarne) – 5.75 Miles (9.25Km)
  • Bodmin to Wenfordbridge – 6.25 Miles (10.1 Km)

Many guests that stay at the Metropole Hotel use it as a base to explore the Camel Trails outstanding natural beauty. With access to the trail on its doorstep, there really isn’t a better place to stay in Cornwall.


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