We don't like to put a curse on things but you just can't trust the British weather so it's good to have a back up plan in case rain stops play this February half-term.

Exeter is home to a great range of indoor and all-weather attractions and here's our top picks...


Come rain or shine RAMM is the place to be this half-term if you're looking for some fun, and a little educational, activities to help keep young ones entertained. On the 13th February you can come along and weave a paper heart for Valentine's Day, the 14th offers a West African drumming session (sorry parents!), the 15th sees the Story Tellers bringing fantastic tales to life and on the 16th it's your chance to meet time travellers from the past as they wander around RAMM. There's never a dull moment in the museum and of course it's free to enter.

Mars: War and Peace at Exeter Cathedral

For a half-term experience that's truly out of this world then Mars: War and Peace at Exeter Cathedral will leave children (and adults) in awe. Measuring a whopping seven metres in diameter, it's been created on a scale of 1:1 million meaning each centimetre of the installation represents 10 kilometres of the surface of Mars. The Exeter Cathedral Shop and Ten Fifty Café have also gone Mars mad with a special range of red planet drinks and souvenirs to celebrate the installation.

Underground Passages

There's one sure fire way of dodging the wet stuff this half-term, and any time of the year in fact, and that's by heading down to Exeter's Underground Passages. Originally built to house the pipes that brought clean drinking water into medieval Exeter, these are the only passages of this kind open to the public in Britain! You'll be taken on a memorable guided tour through narrow and dark passages before returning to the heritage centre which is packed with interactive exhibits and interpretation.

Quay Climbing Centre

The perfect all weather destination, The Quay Climbing Centre is great for kids who are full of energy and just love climbing. The expert instructors will guide you through the basics of climbing in their dedicated instruction zone and will soon have you scaling your first wall. There's also the Clip 'n Climb offering climbing challanges for anyone aged four years and up. The ideal venue for the active child - even better for the active family! 

Swimming pools at Exeter Leisure

Make a splash this half-term and head on down to Exeter Leisure's swimming pools for lots of aquatic fun. They've got splash sessions running throughout the week at Northbrook Swimming Pool and Sid the Dog will be appearing at St Sidwell's, Riverside and Northbrook. There's also the chance for junior dippers to claim a certificate and activity sheet.

Check out what's going on in Exeter this half-term with our events list guide.


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 Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral roof top tour

Medieval cathedral. Fine example of Gothic Decorated style. Longest unbroken stretch of Gothic vaulting in the world. Image screen on West Front, Minstrels' Gallery and tombs. Expert guided tours, trails and activities for the family

Quay Climbing Centre
Adventure Park/Playground
Two people climbing in Quay Climbing Centre

Enjoy climbing with your family or friends at the South West’s largest indoor climbing wall. The Quay Climbing Centre is located in the heart of Exeter’s Quayside in the Old Electricity Building.

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

Exeter's Underground Passages
Historic Site
Exeter's Underground Passages

The Passages were built to house the pipes that brought clean drinking water into medieval Exeter. A guided tour of Exeter's Underground Passages is a memorable event - narrow, dark, interesting and exciting.



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