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

  1. Escape the Everyday in Exeter
    Craving the freedom to explore this autumn and winter? 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.
  2. Win a 2021 City Break in Exeter
    There’s never been a more important time to escape the everyday and enjoy a little bit of luxury. That’s why we’ve put together this fabulous overnight package for one lucky couple!
  3. Know Before You Go
    We can't wait for you to visit Exeter again. Rest assured we have been doing all we can to make sure your visit is as safe as possible, and businesses across the city have been working hard to put measures in place ready for your visit. Find out more about planning your visit...
  4. Shopping in Exeter
    See what Exeter's shops have been doing to ensure the city centre is a safe and welcoming environment for visitors
  5. Exeter's Clip 'n' Climb

    Our top tips on how to entertain the family this October half term 2020.

    23 Oct 2020
  6. Exeter Dining Dome
    This autumn and winter, for the first time Exeter will host glass dining domes alongside several city restaurants. These outdoor heated ‘igloo’ domes will be situated in locations across the city, seating up to 6 people in each, so you can dine in private with your friends or family, whilst watching the world go by.
    1. 12 Oct 20204 Jan 2021
  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.
  8. Halloween Events in Exeter
    Halloween isn't cancelled in Exeter! The city still has a number of spooky events taking place, which have been planned with the government's safety guidelines in mind.

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

  1. Spookfest Logo
    The Crealy SpookFest is back for another year this October half term and is set to be more spooktacular than ever before with a range of Halloween activities and events for the whole family to enjoy! Plus, with free pumpkins for every child, you’re in for a treat, not trick, this Halloween!
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  2. The Wizard of Oz flyer
    Last Christmas, SNOW WHITE was our most popular panto ever!  The show received glowing reviews and was even nominated for an Exeter Living Award! So, this year the team returns with a brand-new pantomime: THE WIZARD OF OZ!
    1. 9 Dec 202017 Dec 2020
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    3. 19 Dec 202025 Dec 2020
    4. 27 Dec 20202 Jan 2021
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  3. Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy & Entertainment all year round

  4. 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.
  5. Treasure Island at Exeter Northcott
    It’s Christmas Eve in the The Spyglass Tavern and Jim Hawkins is serving ale to the one and only customer the pub ever has. Suddenly the door slams open and in strides Billy Bones, the infamous pirate, to change Jim’s life forever…
    1. 9 Dec 202020 Dec 2020
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    4. 27 Dec 202030 Dec 2020
    5. 31 Dec 2020
    6. 2 Jan 20219 Jan 2021
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  6. Avocet feeding
    Throughout our Guided Bird Watching Cruises you will have a commentary on the species, habitat, feeding methods and behaviours of the birds that are visible from three of our favourite ornithologists
    1. 7 Feb 20209 Feb 2020
    2. 20 Feb 202023 Feb 2020
    3. 7 Mar 20208 Mar 2020
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    6. 28 Nov 2020
    7. 29 Dec 2020
  7. Cows (c) Devon County Show Credit: Geoff & Tordis Pagotto
    Billed as Devon’s Big Day Out, the Devon County Show is a showcase for aspects of life and work in the county as well as entertainment, shopping and good food.
    1. 20 May 202122 May 2021
  8. Black History Month: Empire Strikes Back Marking Black History Month, Empire Strikes Back is a live event, looking at unsavory aspects of Britain’s past and the effect on the way we think. Drs Gajendra Singh and Gareth Curless from the History Department will argue that some people are comforted by the nostalgia of imperial notions. A recent YouGov poll found that nearly half of Brits are proud of their colonial past, while 43% think the British Empire was a “good thing”. Britain’s post-Brexit future was described in civil service documents as ‘Empire 2.0’, which was met with ridicule by some journalists in Africa and India. Covid safety measures are in place and ticket holders should wear a mask.
    1. 22 Oct 2020

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