February, a.k.a the season of love, is approaching! We may not be able to celebrate this time as we would like to this year, but there are still many ways you can show someone how much you care in Exeter this 14th February! We've thought of ways to spend this special day at home and outside in your local area - so you don't have to!

Experience Valentine's Day - the Topsham way!

Check out Love Topsham's Valentine's Day page for fantastic ideas on food, drink, gifts and outdoor activities for the day! Don't forget to take a look at their blog for gift inspiration too, these gorgeous gifts are a great way to show how much you know of your special someone!

Take a romantic stroll

If you want to stretch your legs and get a breath of fresh air over the Valentine's Day weekend, we're sure you already know that Exeter isn't short of a fantastic walk or two - many with spectacular views across the city! Check out our 10 Wonderful Walks in Exeter blog for destination inspiration! Remember: please follow the current COVID-19 guidelines and only travel within your local area. 

Order an Exeter takeaway

You're not alone if you're missing dining at your favourite Exeter restaurants, especially on Valentine's Day! You'll be thrilled to discover the number of eateries offering takeaway and delivery services during lockdown - check out our recent blog for businesses in our city bringing the foodie experience for a cosy night in with your special someone.

Gift an Exeter-themed present, experience or activity

There are many ways to give an Exeter gift this Valentine's Day! Whether it's food & drink, jewellery or activity experiences to enjoy at a later date - I'm sure these gifts will put an extra big smile on your loved one's face:

  • Purchase a piece of beautiful jewellery from Erin Cox Jewellery - Join their special Valentine's Day shop event on Facebook, between 29th January - 1st February for your chance to purchase some gorgeous pieces for your special someone
  • Order Exeter Gin's new Infusions - choose from fruity or fresh aromas!
  • Buy an Exeter cultural experience to enjoy at a later date - From theatre tickets, to discovering what's underneath Exeter, to history tours... this is the perfect way to support our cultural organisations and ensure we can enjoy them in the future!
  • Order a Darts Farm treat - whether you want a steak night, a cheese & wine night or a hamper or two, Darts Farm have put together a selection of products to make your Valentine's Day extra special! Take a look here.
  • Purchase an InExeter or Princesshay voucher - let your loved one choose their own gift when shops are open again
  • Buy an Aerosaurus Balloons voucher - looking for something that extra bit special this Valentine's Day? Order a voucher from Aerosaurus Balloons, for a private hot air balloon ride for two for the future!
  • Order a Pink Moon Valentine's Day Box - These exciting boxes contain a taco making kit, fresh strawberries, a bottle of fizz plus the option to add flowers! 

Feel the wind through your hair on an Exeter cycle

If you're itching to get out and get some fresh air this Valentine's Day, why not hop on your bike and enjoy a local cycle around Exeter! Take a look at our Adventurous Cycles around Exeter blog for inspiration where to visit whilst on your daily exercise outing! Remember: please follow the current COVID-19 guidelines and only travel within your local area. 

Celebrate Valentine's Day as a family

This year, some people may want to celebrate this time of year with their entire household! Whether it's a gift for the future, spending that extra quality time with your family, or DIY takeaway recipes, Exeter has thought of everything:

  • Enjoy the Pieminister experience at home this Valentine's Day - but you prepare it! Check out their DIY Mothership at Home Kit! This kit feeds four people, perfect for your Sunday family meal
  • Looking to treat your son or daughter this Valentine's Day? Why not purchase a gift voucher for a Land Rover Young Off Roader Experience! This is their chance to practice their driving skills - this experience is available for 11-17 year olds, running in the upcoming Easter break. Give them something to look forward to!

Take a Valentine's Day 'Exetercation'

We appreciate that some people may not feel comfortable to leave their house at the moment, so make sure to check out our Exetercation Valentine's editions for inspiration for movie nights, love songs, activities, recipes and more:


Ice cream in Topsham

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.

Erin Cox Jewellery
Speciality Shop
Erin making Jewellery

Erin Cox was born and raised in Exeter and launched her Erin Cox Jewellery business from her back bedroom. Over five years and three different studios (one of which was on the other side of the world) she is now able to open her own shop and studio in Castle Street selling Gold, Platinum Fair Trade and Precious Stone jewellery. Erin’s Sterling Silver collections are now available at her Gift Shop Georgie and Flo on Upper Paul St If you can’t find the exact piece of jewellery you’re looking for, Erin’s workbench is on the shop floor and she’ll be delighted to work with you to create the perfect piece.

Pink Moon
Pink Moon Club sign

COVID-19 Update: Pink Moon Café​​​​​​ is re-opening for indoor dining on 17th May. All day dining, drinking & fun. Grab a healthy lunch to go, enjoy delicious home-made Californian food in our restaurant or party with us until the early hours in our after dark club.

Exeter Gin
Local Shop
Exeter Gin presented in a glass with ice and a lime

Winner of the award for Best Classic Gin at the Great British Food Awards 2020, Exeter's own premium gin is made in small batches and produced in a traditional copper still.

In Exeter Gift Card
Independent Shop
InExeter Gift Card

Take the decision out of gifting and buy the InExeter gift card. A great way to support local independents and discover a huge choice of retailers from boutiques, artisan producers, lifestyle and homeware shops, jewellers, makers and crafters.

Shopping Centre
Princesshay Shopping Centre - with Cathedral View

The award-winning Princesshay is in the heart of the city, with over 60 stores including big brands such as Next and Zara, as well as smaller independent and regional brands. Princesshay is seriously stylish, featuring distinctive architecture, that complements Exeter's historic buildings, and landscaped European style squares with cafes and restaurants.

Darts Farm Shopping Village
Buy Online
Darts Farm

Darts Farm is a vibrant, nationally award-winning Farm Shop based in the historic estuary town of Topsham, overlooking the beautiful Clyst Valley. A unique lifestyle shopping experience with a working farm at its heart, Darts Farm showcases the best food and drink the region has to offer and is home to a selection of handpicked specialist retailers. These include The AGA Shop, Fired Earth, Orange Tree, Cotswold, RSPB, Energy Hair and the Treatment Loft.

Aerosaurus Balloons
An Aerosaurus Balloon in the air

Aerosaurus Balloons provide champagne Hot Air Balloon Flights across the South West, with Balloon Rides over some of the most spectacular areas of the UK.



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