There's lots of great attractions and activities in Exeter, that won't break the bank, and will keep the kids entertained this February half-term.

From indoor activities at the RAMM to getting out and about in the wild at Haldon Forest Park, we've put together some ideas that are small on cost, some are even free, but big on fun, fun, fun!

LEGO Club at Exeter Library

If sorting an enormous pile of LEGO by type and colour sound like a fun, relaxing activity to you then come along to Exeter Library on Monday 12th February. You'll not only be getting hands on with the LEGO but also playing an important part in helping the library prepare for the return of its popular LEGO Club in April. There'll be music, some biscuits to munch on, and also some Duplo for younger budding builders.


Free to enter and perfect for those inevitable wet weather days, there's never a dull moment at RAMM with all their fantastic, fun activities this half-term. Bringing RAMM’s insect collections to life, Project Buzz is a creative arts project involving twelve different community groups of children and young people around Exeter. It's on display until 25th February and joined by other events including:

13th February - 'What do you heart?' (£3.50 per child)

14th February - 'West African Drumming Workshop' (£5.50 per person)

15th February - 'The Story Explorers Show' (£5 per person)

16th February - 'Blast from the past' (Free)

Red Coat Guided Tours

Exeter's Red Coat Guided Tours take you on a journey of discovery around the city and make for a great way to learn about Exeter's history, for free. Tours include 'Medieval Exeter', 'Ghosts and Legends', 'Exeter's Historic Quayside' and many more to choose from. Taking place daily, children are welcome although under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookworms at Devon and Exeter Institution

The Devon and Exeter Institution hosts a monthly 'Bookworms Juniors Members' Club' and this month's event takes place on Saturday 17th February (10:30am to 12pm) with a theme of 'Spectacular Science'. Aimed at 5 - 8 year olds, taster sessions are free and annual membership is only £12. Open to all, free tours and a drop in of the Institution also take place every Wednesday, from 1pm to 4pm. 

St Nicholas Priory

Exeter's oldest building, St Nicholas Priory, is hosting their half-term craft sessions on the 12th and 13th February. Be inspired by their wonderful building and kitchen, learn how to bake “soul cakes” and design a frieze to be displayed in the Great Hall. Fun for children aged 6 - 12 years (and parents), this is a pay what you think activity.

Haldon Forest Park

Haldon Forest Park is a wonderful place for simply exploring and running a little wild in the great outdoors this half-term. With miles of different trails, there's adventure around every corner and this year there's even more fun to be had by celebrating the Gruffalo's 25th birthday with a brand new Gruffalo Party Trail. The interactive family trail features all sorts of party-themed activities and games, along with fun facts to teach you about life in the forest for the Gruffalo and other creatures. 

Check out what's going on in and around Exeter this half-term and our blog on wet weather activities.


Exeter Library
Arts & Heritage
Exeter Library Building

Exeter Library is the largest Library in Devon and is looked after by the charity Libraries Unlimited. We believe in the unlimited potential of library services across the UK to make a positive difference to people's lives and communities through a shared love of reading and access to a wide array of information and facilities.

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.

Devon & Exeter Institution
Arts & Heritage
The Library of Devon & Exeter Institution

The Institution occupies historic premises at the heart of Exeter in the Cathedral Close. Adapted from what was once a house belonging to the Courtenay family, the library of the Institution is housed in two elegant Georgian rooms which provide space for research and reading, educational activities, cultural events and lectures.

Haldon Forest Park - Forestry England
Country Park/Nature Reserve
Strolling through Haldon Forest Park and enjoying the stunning views

Whether you want a gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for everyone at Haldon Forest Park. Open 364 days of the year, there is something for every interest to connect you with the great outdoors.

St Nicholas Priory
St Nicholas Priory, exterior

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.

Exeter Red Coat Guided Tours
Walking Tour
Exeter Red Coat Guided Tours

Find out more about the city’s turbulent history on a free guided walking tour with the Red Coat Guides, running daily throughout the year.



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