We have put a guide together with some amazing things for you to do, to get you all out and about and active during your Exetercation!

In and around Exeter... 

Take inspiration from previous Visit Exeter blogs, for outdoor activity ideas:

  • 10 Wonderful Walks in Exeter - Even though Exeter is a compact city, we also have many wide open spaces for a peaceful stroll for a breath of fresh air or a hike along a trail!
  • Get on the water in Exeter - In Exeter, we’re blessed to be surrounded by glorious canals, rivers, estuaries and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast that are perfect for water sports! 
  • Exeter’s Glorious Gardens - Exeter has it all! People may not know that our city has a selection of gorgeous gardens perfect for relaxing, picnics and gentle strolls!
  • Adventurous Cycles around Exeter - If you’re anything like us, you believe that there’s nothing better than hopping on your bike, feeling the wind blowing through your hair and experiencing magnificent views along the way to gorgeous destinations. 
  • Exeter’s Green Circle Walks - The Exeter Green Circle is a twelve mile walk that provides a great walking experience within the boundaries of Exeter - from green countryside valley parks to the pavements of quiet leafy suburbs. Here's some exciting news – we are currently in the process of rebranding the route creating new and improved information points along with the way, so watch this space!

Fitness groups, sport pitches and courts

Sport Pitches and Courts

There are many sport pitches and courts dotted around the city in some of our parks and open spaces... tennis courts, skates parks, playing fields, bowling clubs etc. To find out what we have on offer please click here!

Heavitree Park boasts a full basketball court and there are Multi Use Game Areas at Kinnerton Way, Buddle Lane, Lancelot Road, Summerway, Kings Heath, Dryden Road, and Lakeside Avenue

Exeter City Community Trust’s Summer Programme

Exeter CITY Community Trust are proud to present their Summer Sport Spectacular, five weeks of amazing holiday clubs from Tuesday to Thursday in Exeter and Exmouth! These days will run from 9:30am to 3:30pm.

The sessions are perfect for children of any ability, aged 5 – 14 years old, and include football skills sessions, multisport activities, plenty of fun competitions. All sessions are compliant with up-to-date government guidance to make sure everybody is safe. Click here for more information.


Do you want to get back into fitness? Then why not join Freemoovement? Freemoovement is run by a group of people who motivate and support each other to get fit and improve their health. They achieve this by making the most of Exeter’s local parks and open spaces with some very simple fitness kit and smiles on their faces!

Everyone is welcome to come along and take part, no matter what level you are capable of. There is no expectation for you to be a super star, just sign up, turn up and get moving.

Freemoovement aims to support and motivate you to get fit. If you want to get involved and be part of a healthier, happier and more supportive community then please register here.

Devon School of Fitness – Topsham Playing Field, Topsham

Devon School of Fitness are starting "Bootcamp Fitness" a fun outdoor fitness class at Topsham playing Fields on Thursday 7 August. Every Thursday 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Run by former military instructor, Wayne Sibthorpe of DS Fitness who has over 25 years’ experience in the fitness industry.

First two classes are free, then a cost of £20 per month paid via the website. Please bring water and suitable training attire is required. All levels welcome. Please do turn up early if its your time with us as we will need you to fill out a medical and Covid 19 form. For full details and how to register please click here.

Outdoor Yoga with Yoga in the Garden – Bell Isle Park

Wendy is a 500Hr qualified Yoga Teacher in central Exeter. She runs a small studio from her home, but have recently embraced teaching small groups of students outdoors in Exeter’s beautiful open spaces. As we move forward, she hopes to reopen her studio under government guidance, whilst still offering outdoor classes to families, groups and individuals. She is happy to discuss the needs of the group/individual and plan a yoga class accordingly, at a time and local venue to suit you both. She particularly love teaching teen, children and family yoga classes as well as more traditional holistic yoga classes for adults.

Over the Summer period, she will be updating my social media pages with pre-arranged class times and venues, and students can post questions or request to book simply. Visit Wendy's Facebook and Instagram accounts or contact her by email: herbstwendy@hotmail.com.



A fascinating and quaint historic estuary port, Topsham has some fine architecture. There are Dutch traders’ houses and fine examples of buildings from Georgian and Edwardian times.



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