When it comes to things to do in Exeter – our city has plenty to do all year round! In Exeter you’ll find fantastic family attractions, historic points of interests and endless opportunities for activity! We hope you’ll soon be able to visit Exeter once again and experience what there is to offer…

Of course, Exeter's list of attractions is a pretty hefty one! Take a look even more impressive attractions located in our city and beyond!

The Donkey Sanctuary

Eventually The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth will open its doors once again, so visitors can catch up with the herd and learn about how these lovely animals are taken care of! Not to mention we’ll be able to tuck into their delicious food at their on-site restaurant, The Kitchen!

Crealy Adventure Park

We hope that this is all-weather theme park will welcome visitors again later this year! Crealy Adventure Park has over 60 exciting rides including waterslides and rollercoasters, over 75,000 square feet of indoor play and over 100 animals for you to meet! 

Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Soon we'll be reunited with Gerald the giraffe! Budding historians will be able to visit Exeter’s award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum later on this year, with 16 spectacular galleries waiting for them including local history, world cultures, geology and zoology!

Exeter Underground Passages

The Exeter Underground Passages’ tours will start again, giving tourists the chance to travel back in time and allowing them to discover how clean drinking water made its way into Medieval Exeter!

Quay Climbing Centre

The adventurous visitors will eventually get their gear back on and embark on their first climb at the Quay Climbing Centre. Families will also book their spaces next door at Clip 'N Climb and enjoy an active, colourful experience!

Go Ape! at Haldon Forest

We hope that soon you’ll be able to fly through the trees with Go Ape at Haldon Forest! Soon you’ll be leaping off the Tarzan swing, travelling across the zip wires and enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the forest and further afield!

Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle will welcome visitors back to its spectacular grounds and once again start their tours of the stunning castle. Visitors will get the opportunity to learn about the fascinating Courtenay family, who once lived at the site, from experienced guides! In the future, Powderham Castle will also return as host of a number of outdoor events including lifestyle festivals and music events each summer...

World of Country Life

Soon the World of Country Life will welcome us back to walk the pygmy goats, bottle-feed the lambs and greet the friendly llamas! The Hall of Transport will eventually open for visitors to see the vintage vehicles and walk down the Victorian street, plus families will be able to enjoy the indoor and outdoor play areas once again!

St Nicholas Priory

St Nicholas Priory, which was previously a religious institution but renovated into a luxurious Elizabethan mansion in 1575, will open its doors again for guided tours. This living history museum is Exeter's oldest building!

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral is famous for its Norman towers and stunning gothic architecture, one day we’ll be able to walk through the main doors into the Nave and be guided around to view St James' Chapel and the astronomical clock! We’ll once again make our way up to the Cathedral roof, for spectacular views across Exeter…


Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral West Front

Medieval cathedral. Fine example of Gothic Decorated style. Longest unbroken stretch of Gothic vaulting in the world. Image screen on West Front, Minstrels' Gallery and tombs. Expert guided tours, trails and activities for the family

The Donkey Sanctuary
Animal Collection
Family enjoys meeting donkey

Bring out the best in your herd and make memories that last a lifetime at The Donkey Sanctuary. Meet hundreds of adorable rescue donkeys for FREE and discover so much more besides.

St Nicholas Priory
St Nicholas Priory

Exeter’s oldest building, the original priory was turned into Tudor home and is now a performance and community venue. Come and experience 900 years of Exeter’s history and join us in discovering the secrets of our wonderful building.

World of Country Life
Adventure Park/Playground
World of Country Life

World of Country Life is Devon’s GOLD award winning family day out, whatever the weather!

Exeter's Underground Passages
Historic Site
Family image in the passages

The Passages were built to house the pipes that brought clean drinking water into medieval Exeter. A guided tour of Exeter's Underground Passages is a memorable event - narrow, dark, interesting and exciting.

Crealy Theme Park & Resort
Theme Park / Waterpark
£15 tickets. Tickets must be purchased online and in advance.

Voted Devon's best family attraction, don't miss the fun and excitement of Devon's Great Adventure Park!

Powderham Castle
Powderham Castle

A visit to Powderham Castle is an enchanting day out for all its visitors. Fascinating guided tours of this magnificent 600 year old Castle.

Go Ape! Haldon
Adventure Park/Playground
Go Ape!

Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure.

Quay Climbing Centre
Adventure Park/Playground
Quay Climbing Centre

Enjoy climbing with your family or friends at the South West’s largest indoor climbing wall. The Quay Climbing Centre is located in the heart of Exeter’s Quayside in the Old Electricity Building.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery - RAMM
Royal Albert Memorial Museum Queen Street Exeter

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) is one of Exeter City Council’s flagship services. RAMM is also supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Stunning displays reveal Devon and Exeter’s rich history and global connections. Exotic animals, birds and insects delight children and a changing programme of exhibitions and events means there is likely to be something different to see on every visit. Free entry gives everyone the freedom to visit many times and to stay any length of time.



Nobody has commented on this post yet, why not send us your thoughts and be the first?

Leave a Reply