If you're looking for something a little different from the customary candle lit dinner this Valentine's Day then we think you'll love these memorable ideas. From dining on a tram, boat trips and spa days to creating your own personalised gin and even some West African drumming, love is definitely all around in Exeter.

Seaton Tramway

For a truly unique and memorable romantic experience it's all aboard the Seaton Tramway. Embark on a charming tram journey from Seaton to Colyton and savour a delightful three-course dinner at Colyton Station, complete with a welcome drink of Prosecco. This promises to be an unforgettable Valentine's adventure so book your ticket now.

Create your own gin at Quayside Distillery 

Nothing says I love you more than something personal, from the heart, so how about creating your very own gin at Quayside Distillery. Choose from over 25 botanicals to make your own unique flavour profile and then produce a private-label spirit that is personal to you. From weird and whacky flavours such as Monster Munch, oyster and doughnut, to a classic strawberry and lime or signature rhubarb and ginger, there's no limit to what you can create.

Speakers from the edge at the Barnfield Theatre

Love is in the air, quite literally, at the Barnfield Theatre with Pete Whittaker taking you on a journey exploring the art of free solo climbing. An extreme sport that's not for the faint-hearted, some might say it's the perfect Valentine's Day date night to get the pulses racing and show your wild side.

A relaxing spa day 

For the ultimate relaxing experience on Valentine's Day then it's hard to beat some complete chill out time in one of Exeter's luxury spa spots. The Retreat Spa at Hotel Indigo has taken inspiration from the local landscape of sea and moors to help you completely unwind while nestled in a relaxing walled garden you'll find The REN Spa at Hotel du Vin. Just a stone’s throw from the city centre, there’s the Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel with its relaxing pool and Swedish sauna and the Wear Park Spa at Exeter’s Golf and Country Club provides the perfect retreat for pamper days and luxurious treatments. If it's an (indoor) rooftop view you fancy then The Spa at St Sidwell's Point will certainly treat you to some well deserved 'you time' and you can enjoy a magical day of pampering.

Stuart Line Cruises

If you don't mind spending your Valentine's Day in the company of others, and some wildlife, then how about a Winter River Exe Cruise? It's a great way to admire everything this beautiful river has to offer and if the weather does get a bit chilly then you can always make use of the cozy blankets. Stuart Line Cruises even have a sailing on the 14th February so it's all aboard the love boat!

West African Drumming Workshop at RAMM

Here's something to get your heart beating - a West African Drumming Workshop at RAMM. Led by Kwame Bakoji-Hume from African Activities, this fun and energetic activity is fun for all the family and it's only £5.50 to take part.  

Check out our Valentine's Day page for more ideas on how to spend the special day.


Seaton Tramway
Seaton Tramway logo

For a great day out in Devon, visit Seaton Tramway a attraction featuring a narrow gauge electric tramway running 3 miles from Seaton to Colyton via Colyford.

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.

Exeter Barnfield Theatre
Exeter Barnfield Theatre

A varied programme of events, alternative theatre and concerts. An intimate atmosphere. Bar and cafe.

Hotel Indigo Exeter
Exeter suite

The hotel takes its design inspiration from the building’s department store past and other neighbourhood sites as each of the 104 rooms are styled to honour elements of the city. Don’t forget to experience Colson’s Bar & Restaurant, The Dugout Bar, Becketts Champagne Rooftop Bar and The Retreat Spa.

Hotel Du Vin
People walking into Hotel Du Vin

Take a step inside this iconic building, formerly the West of England Eye Hospital, where historic walled gardens and striking architecture create the backdrop for a truly special experience.

Mercure Southgate Hotel
Southgate Hotel, Exterior

The Mercure Southgate Hotel is an ideal base for both the business and leisure traveller. Close to what all the city centre has to offer. An outstanding blend of traditional English style and modern living.

Wear Park Spa at Exeter Golf & Country Club
Wear Park spa: signage

Wear Park Spa is a multi-award-winning spa and beauty salon located in the Georgian manor house at Exeter Golf and Country Club. Open to everyone with a discount for members, the single and double treatment rooms enjoy stunning views of the golf course. Wear Park Spa is perfect for both spa days and beauty treatments. Luxurious, with world-class ESPA facials, massage and body treatments, yet convenient for beauty treatments such as Shellac nails, manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyebrows and lashes.

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

Stuart Line Cruises
Boat Trip
Geology Day Trip

A family owned passenger boat business operating from Exmouth. With sailings along the East & South Devon coastline & River Exe. A large variety of trips available from scenic river cruises to all day excursions. Operating all year round.



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