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Paignton Pier, Paignton

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Home to Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera in the late 19th century, Paignton Pier is a pleasure pier that provided Victorian visitors with dancing, singing, and music over the water. A fire devastated the original buildings in 1919, but the pier was restored in 1980 with an extended arcade. From the outside it appears that a series of stylish buildings make up an avenue, but these "buildings" are actually one long entertainment complex with a carousel, bumper cars, slides, and games. Enjoy plenty of snack selections and a romantic view over the water. To visit Paignton Pier and other attractions in Paignton, use our Paignton trip planning website .
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  • Went to the pier on a Wednesday morning. Online it says it opened at 9Am, which it did, but at 10am most of it was shut. The arcade was open, but the kiosks were all closed so we could play games but ...  more »
  • very nostalgic. bit of fun playing on machines. open all year round. nice end to a lovely break. very pretty.  more »
  • The arcade is the best of what's on offer in Paignton. 2p machines are kind most of the time and managed to get a few wins for the little one. Biggest gripe is the teddy machines. Very very unlikely t...  more »
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  • Great place to lose your hard earned cash. But it lets you dream of winning those £5:00's on the 2p slot machines. I have never won anything each time I visit but one day it will be payback day! Went down to Paignton front today to see the BAD bikers weekend and watch 3 riders ride the wall of death. Absolutely brilliant show well worth a visit especially if you are a bike fan. Lots of different bikes to view and a fun park thrown in, great day out.
  • Great fun playing , but the tickets you win and take to shop to buy items are pretty worthless We had 237 tickets but only a few sweets to choose from at a shop price of 20p approx.. We had 237 tickets and got just 5 sweets worth about £1. There were lots of crying & disappointed children when it came to spending the tickets. Anything worth having was 3000/4000 + Only go in if you are just looking to spend £2/£3. Better option go into a shop and buy the kids a couple of sweets be far cheaper and less addictive.
  • Great family afternoon out. Machines are low prices so many 2p and 10p as opposed to just £1 play in other places. Friendly staff and fun atmosphere.
  • Nice place to visit. Entertaining for all the family. The clearly rigged games are the only let down. The food available at the cafe on the pier is it's crowning glory. Friendly staff, nice food and good prices.
  • If you are looking for a traditional peer complete with 2p machines, arcades and the ability to exchange several thousand tickets won on random games for a small keyring then look no further... Seriously this place is a lot of fun and worth checking out, especially if the weather isn't great, which isn't unknown in the 'English riviera'!
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