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

  1. Win a Food & Garden Festival Weekend in Exeter
    What better way to celebrate the first Spring Bank Holiday of the year, than on a food and gardens themed weekend break in beautiful Exeter. We’ve teamed up with Toby Buckland's Garden Festival; the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink and Jurys Inn Exeter to give one lucky winner the chance to enjoy a fantastic weekend break for two people.
  2. Exeter Food & Drink Trail
    The Exeter Food & Drink Trail celebrates the fantastic local producers in and around Exeter.
  3. Mother's Day in Exeter

    It's Mother's Day on Sunday 31st March! Don't panic - we've put together some ideas for you, to plan your fantastic family day out!

    28 Feb 2019
  4. Guest Blog: 7 budget-friendly family attractions to visit in Exeter this spring

    Spring is right around the corner and there are lots of fun, budget famiy things to see and do in Exeter. Read on to find out some of our suggestions.

    25 Feb 2019
  5. Exeter Festival
    Exeter Festival takes places from 5 - 7 July, a fun-filled, jam packed summer extravaganza with bucket loads of family friendly activities and things to see and do over a packed weekend in the city.
  6. Culture in Exeter
    Exeter has a rich cultural heritage. Its long history has led to a strong identity as a small city with lots of character.
  7. Win a Mother's Day Treat in Exeter
    Enjoy a relaxing day in Exeter with your mum this Mother's Day. This indulgent prize package includes an Elemis massage for two at the Wear Park Spa at Exeter Golf & Country Club, lunch at The Terrace, and a bottle of Granny Garbutt's Gin from Exeter Gin!
  8. Foodie heaven: 36 hours in Exeter
    Spend 3 nights in Exeter indulging in the best this foodie city has to offer when it comes to high quality local food and drink. Visit some of the city's best restaurants and tour some of the local producers renowned nationally for the high quality of their product.

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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 Food Festival (c) Jan Penny
    The award-winning Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink returns for its 16th consecutive year on the May Day Bank Holiday, from Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May 2019.
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  2. Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy & Entertainment all year round

  3. 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.
  4. Family Events in Exeter
    There's plenty going on for all the family and activities for children of all ages in Exeter.
  5. Exeter Street Food @ Piazza Terracina
    From May to September the Exeter Street Food Market takes places in various locations across Exeter. Experience street food at its best with locally sourced fresh produce served up in some of Exeter's most beautiful locations.
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  6. New for 2019 Experience an alternative night out and delight in after-hours exploration and entertainment.
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  7. Toby's Garden Festival
    Toby's Garden Festival is back at Powderham Castle on 3rd and 4th May 2019! It's the perfect way to kick-start your gardening year with expert talks and demo's, heaps of horticultural know-how and a wealth of award-winning nurseries, offering quality plants and advice. Plus, a new festival layout for 2019 introduces a new weather-proof indoor seating and demo area in the shape of our Artisan Barn Theatre and the new Country Gardener Magazine Talks Tent hosted by some of the UK's top nursery-people. Celebrity speakers for 2019 include Gardeners' World presenters Joe Swift and Frances Tophill, along with actor John Challis, RHS judge Jim Buttress and Toby Buckland.
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  8. Exeter Chiefs v Leicester Tigers
    Come along and enjoy superb rugby at Sandy Park for the Gallagher Premiership Rugby 2018/19 season, with one of the top clubs in the country and Aviva Premiership champions in 2017. The Exeter Chiefs are committed to providing supporters with a complete match day experience starting when the gates open. The Chiefs have invested heavily in state of the art technology to add to the match day experience and each internal bar area is provided with large drop-down screens to view previous Chiefs matches, Sky matches and internationals.
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  9. Major Events in Exeter
    An overview of confirmed major events in Exeter for 2019.

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