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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Exeter

Looking for fun things to do in Exeter? Well, we’ve got plenty of those for you to choose from, most within a walking distance of each other, which makes it a great city for a family day out.

 

One of the most iconic attractions in Exeter is The Royal Albert Memorial Museum& Art Gallery and it’s great for kids too - they offer interactive exhibits, adventure trails through the museum and explorer bags for kids (7-14). Speaking of must-do attractions in Exeter, don’t miss out on Exeter's Underground Passages - those mysterious tunnels hold plenty of secrets for you to discover.

Fancy a day out willed with thrilling stories of kings, battles and unexplored history? Take the kids on a trip to Powderham Castle, it’s been ranked one of the best castles in England!  

How about indoor fun?  Sometimes the weather can play a huge role in your plans but not when you’re visiting these great Exeter attractions! Take on the heights of Clip n Climb Exeter or jump into action at i-Bounce Trampoline Park Exeter; Bear Feet is great for soft play too.Our trusted explorer, Ali, mum of 3 boys, wrote a review of Clip n Climb Exeter - check it out before you go!

If you’re a thrill-seeker in search of your next big theme park day out, you’ll find Crealy Theme Park & Resort, one of Devon’s most popular attractions, just five miles outside of the city.  Featuring water rides, woodland adventures, indoor play and friendly animals it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser for all the family and a must visit during an Exeter family day out!

  1. Dining room at St Nicholas Priory in Exeter

    St Nicholas Priory

    Exeter

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    St Nicholas Priory, now richly furnished as an Elizabethan town house, is the 900 year old guest wing of a former Benedictine Priory, and offers a gr...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.1 miles from Exeter
  2. Outside view of The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery in Exetor

    The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

    Exeter

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Get to grips with Devon’s rich history and global connections - for free - with interactive exhibitions at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.2 miles from Exeter
  3. Exeter Codebreaking Walk

    Exeter Codebreaking Walk

    Exeter

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Enjoy a different kind of a family walk in Exeter - solve puzzles and riddles hidden all around the city to crack the code on the 75-minute Exeter Co...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.3 miles from Exeter
  4. Families exploring Exeters Underground Passages

    Exeters Underground Passages

    Exeter

    Caves and MinesCaves and Mines

    Visit a Devonshire landmark at Exeter’s Underground Passages. What will your family find in these ancient and fascinating tunnels? Believed to have b...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.3 miles from Exeter
  5. Outside view of Saddles and Paddles in Exeter

    Saddles and Paddles

    Exeter

    Sailing and KayakingSailing and Kayaking

    Saddles and Paddles is positioned on the canal at Exeter Quay and near a traffic free cycle route Exe Estuary Trail, making it an ideal location to b...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 0.3 miles from Exeter
  6. Kids on Vortex water ride at Crealy Top Pick

    Crealy Theme Park & Resort

    Exeter

    Theme Parks and FunfairsTheme Parks and Funfairs

    Hit the high notes on 60 jaw-dropping rides and attractions, including the drench-inducing Tidal Wave, The Twister or if you dare the ultimate thrill...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 5.3 miles from Exeter
  7. Exeter clocktower on Curious About Exeter trail

    Curious About Exeter

    Exeter

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Curious About Exeter gives an entertaining glimpse into what makes this fascinating Devon city what it is. Whether you're a resident or visiting for...

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 0.3 miles from Exeter
  8. Stairway to heaven challenge at Clip n Climb Exeter

    Clip n Climb Exeter

    Exeter

    ClimbingClimbing

    Clip n Climb Exeter is a brilliant introduction to climbing for children with all the challenge of proper bouldering and low level climbing but coate...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.3 miles from Exeter
  9. Start point of Exeter Woollen Trail at Exeter Guildhall

    Exeter Woollen Trail

    Exeter

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Exeter Woollen Trail is a self-guided trail that provides a great way to learn about the historic city and its most important industry of the past, t...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.4 miles from Exeter
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    Go Ape Haldon

    Exeter

    High Ropes CoursesHigh Ropes Courses

    Nestled in 3,500 acres of woodland and with Dartmoor as a backdrop, Go Ape Haldon is home to all sorts of monkey madness! Clip on, climb up and clamb...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 5.4 miles from Exeter
  11. Climbing wall at The Quay Climbing Centre in Exeter

    The Quay Climbing Centre

    Exeter

    ClimbingClimbing

    The Quay Climbing Centre There are loads of ways for young climbers to get into the sport and the fully equipped family taster sessions here are idea...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 0.4 miles from Exeter
  12. Map and booklet for The Exeter Mystery Treasure Trail

    The Exeter Mystery Treasure Trail

    Exeter

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Calling all detectives - a  mystery is brewing in Exeter and they need to know whodunnit! The case? Local florist Caroline Cudmore has disappeared so...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.4 miles from Exeter
  13. People on canoes at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre in Exeter

    Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

    Exeter

    Water SportsWater Sports

    Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Get outdoors and active. Come to Haven Banks and try paddling a canoe on the river, or climbing our 23 metre tow...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.4 miles from Exeter
  14. Tenpin Exeter

    Tenpin Exeter

    Exeter

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen Pin Bowling Alleys

    Find your balance, take aim and swing like your life depends on it, at Tenpin Exeter! It’s all the drama of bowling with added arcade games. If you p...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.5 miles from Exeter
  15. Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

    Vue Exeter

    Exeter

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Young and old alike, there's something that everyone will fall in love with here. Jump into movie magic at Vue Exeter, where you’ll find all your fav...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.5 miles from Exeter
  16. ODEON Cinema room

    ODEON Exeter

    Exeter

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    What does your brood love most about the movies? Seeing their favourite films on a supersized screen, or tucking into a bucket of popcorn? Do both at...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.6 miles from Exeter
  17. Man holding antiques at Bill Douglas Centre - History of Cinema in Exeter

    Bill Douglas Centre - History of Cinema

    Exeter

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) is a public museum and an academic research centre that contains one of the largest collections of prints, bo...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 0.8 miles from Exeter
  18. Trees at Exeter Sculpture Walk

    Exeter Sculpture Walk

    Exeter

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Exeter Sculpture Walk can be found Streatham Campus at the University of Exeter, commonly considered the most beautiful campus in England. The campus...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.9 miles from Exeter
  19. Kids playing in soft play area at Bear Feet Play Centre in Exeter

    Bear Feet Play Centre

    Exeter

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Bear Feet Play Centre is a unique and welcoming indoor children's play centre which boasts an amazing 10,000 square feet of pure fun, packed full of...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1 mile from Exeter
  20. Trampolines at i-Bounce Trampoline Park Exeter

    i-Bounce Trampoline Park Exeter

    Exeter

    Trampoline ParksTrampoline Parks

    Experience the pure joy of trampolining at i-Bounce Trampoline Park Exeter - it’s the first of its kind in the city! It doesn’t matter how old, or yo...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.1 miles from Exeter

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