In Family

Exeter’s flagship leisure centre St Sidwell's Point is located in the heart of the city, which means it is the perfect start to a family day out in Exeter.

The kids can burn some energy in the outstanding swimming pools – the state of the art filtration system means you won’t need to worry about an overpowering smell of chlorine and stinging eyes!

Swimming at St Sidwell's Point, Exeter

Both the traditional 25 metre pool and the 20 metre learner pool feature a fully moveable floor, which means that the depth of the water can be adjusted for serious swimming or family fun! The confidence splash pool is the perfect place for your little ones to have their first swimming experience. It has a small slide, interactive feature lighting and bubble seating area for happy splashing!

You’ll also find the centre is nice and warm. St Sidwell’s Point is built to Passivhaus standards, so draughts are almost completely eliminated… to the extent where air loss is less than the surface area of a swimming float for the whole building!

The pool at St Sidwell's Point, Exeter

After your swim, take a moment to chill out in the café with a smoothie while the kids burn off some more energy in the soft play area, a fun and safe space with soft building bricks, rope bridge, slide, activity boards, log steps and much more. The soft play area is free for Exeter Leisure members or £2 for non-members.

Soft Play at St Sidwell's Point, Exeter

After all this activity everyone should have built up a good appetite. It’s a 10 minute walk to Queen Street, where there is plenty of choice for lunch, from pizza to world foods at Guildhall Shopping & Dining, delicious pies at Pieminister, healthy and vegan delights at the Daily Bowl and sweet treats at Big Bakes.

Franco Manca, Exeter

Once you’re refreshed and recharged, visit the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, where 16 galleries of displays will take you on a voyage of discovery from pre-history to the present day and from Exeter all around the world, completely free of charge!

RAMM, Exeter


St Sidwell's Point Leisure Centre
Leisure/Swimming Pool
External shot of St Sidwell's Point

Welcome to St Sidwell’s Point, Exeter’s brand new, state-of-the-art leisure centre, in the heart of the city centre. St Sidwell’s Point is the first leisure facility in the UK to be built to the ultra-energy efficient Passivhaus standard, meaning energy consumption is reduced by 70% when compared with industry best practice standards. Visitors can also enjoy improved air quality, optimal air temperatures, and natural lighting due to the unique design and materials used to build our city’s new leisure complex. Find three pools at St Sidwell’s Point - 25 metre, 8 lane competition pool, a 20 metre learner pool, all of which has a moveable floor to suit various activities. Enjoy an exceptional swimming experience thanks to ultra-filtration an

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

Exeter’s world-class museum has stunning displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities. The displays reveal Devon and Exeter’s rich history and global connections. Exotic animals, birds and insects delight children and the World Cultures galleries display stunning items from all over the world.

The Guildhall Shopping Centre
Outdoor Market
The Guildhall Shopping Centre - high street entrance

Guildhall Shopping & Dining is Exeter City Centre's largest concentration of shops, eating destinations and leisure operators and even a medieval church, St Pancras Church. This quaint church in a most unlikely setting, makes Guildhall Shopping Centre the only Shopping Centre in the world to home a 12th Century Church at its heart! From fashion to food, axe throwing to spa treatments, everything you need can be found at Guildhall Shopping Centre.

Daily Bowl
Daily Bowl

DAILY BOWL is a plant friendly community cafe at Exeter Central Station offering healthy lunchtime bowls and light bites, tasty in-house baked muffins and sweet treats, delicious coffee, organic loose leaf teas, a kombucha refill station, and an on-site mini-market with plants, gifts, and Daily Bowl products.

Big Bakes Bakery
Till at Big Bakes Bakery

Delicious handmade cakes, cookies and traybakes.



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