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Exeter is unrivalled in the region for the choice of things to do, whatever the weather, night or day.

  1. Exeter by Train
    Travel to Exeter by train, with Great Western Railway. Get inspiration with one of our suggested rail itineraries.
  2. Escape the Everyday in Exeter
    Craving the freedom to explore? Exeter is the perfect place to ‘Escape the Everyday’, and try something new. With plenty of green and open outdoor space, it is easy to explore safely, and businesses with indoor space have put measures in place to ensure Exeter is a safe choice for reconnecting with friends and family.
  3. Free Family Summer Activities
    We know the school holidays can be an expensive time, so we have put together our top 15 ideas for things to do in Exeter this summer, completely free!
  4. Exeter in 24 Hours
    Exeter's compact size makes it easy to explore, and a great choice of accommodation and things to do make it the perfect destination for a weekend break.
  5. Football Breaks
    A visit to Exeter is a must for footie fans of all ages. Exeter City FC is located within the city centre, just a few minutes walk from Exeter's main shopping and dining areas, offering the perfect opportunity to make a day - or even a weekend of it! Check out these special offers for football fans.
  6. Paws Around Exeter Trail
    The Paws Around Exeter Trail will take you on an adventure to visit our twenty fabulous dog sculptures located all around Exeter. In the process you can discover all that this wonderful, accessible city has to offer and of course all the locations are dog friendly!
    1. 30 May 202231 Aug 2022
  7. Topsham (c) Jan Penny
    The quaint historic estuary port of Topsham, just 4 miles from Exeter, has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an eclectic cluster of specialist shops and fine restaurants, plus wonderful sunsets above the estuary. Once a thriving port and shipbuilding centre, Topsham still retains a strong maritime flavour.

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Exeter's vibrant arts scene sets it firmly on the map as the cultural centre of the South West.

  1. Exeter Respect Festival 2022
    Exeter Respect returns to Belmont Park for 2022, and is dedicated to Environment Justice.
    1. What's happening in and around Exeter
      Find out what's on Exeter and explore the best Exeter events. It's hard to beat the year-round programme of music, theatre, dance, comedy, and entertainment with live events every day of the year.
    2. Gone Wild Festival
      Nature Valley Gone Wild, the ultimate fun family festival, will return to Powderham Castle in Devon from 25th - 28th August 2022. Created in partnership with Bear Grylls, the festival promises experiences families will never forget including the chance to dance to live music including The Script, All Saints and Sophie Ellis-Bextor,  see famous explorers such as Sir Ranulph Fiennes and take part in many exciting outdoor activities.
      1. 25 Aug 202228 Aug 2022
    3. Exeter Armed Forces Day
      Exeter's Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday 18 June 2022, following the longstanding tradition of taking place 1 week before the national Armed Forces Day.
      1. Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy & Entertainment all year round

      2. Cygnet's Dream Festival 2022
        1. 1 Jul 2022
        2. 2 Jul 2022
      3. Mojito Beach Bar
        1. 30 Jun 202229 Jul 2022
      4. Jazz On the Quay 2022
        The Exeter Canal & Quay Trust, in conjunction with Exeter City Council, is delighted to present Jazz on the Quay, a fun, FREE afternoon of music starting on Sunday 26 June and then every Sunday during July until the 28 August (apart from the 31 July).
        1. 3 Jul 2022
        2. 10 Jul 2022
        3. 17 Jul 2022
        4. 24 Jul 2022
        5. 7 Aug 2022
        6. 14 Aug 2022
        7. 21 Aug 2022
        8. 28 Aug 2022
      5. Exeter Craft Festival stalls on the Cathedral Green
        This 3- day Festival of Arts and Crafts is a celebration of the very best artists & makers based in the South West is one of the major highlights of the Exeter's cultural calendar.
        1. 7 Jul 20229 Jul 2022
      6. People at a crowded concert
        The ultimate eighties festival with a bangin line-up of retro artist types.
        1. 2 Jul 2022
      7. Woman onstage holding a microphone
        1. 8 Jul 2022

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