Don't let the wet weather put a dampener on your Easter holiday fun, as Exeter is home to lots of egg-citing and creative indoor family activities.


As a wet weather option, that's free to enter, then Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) is hard to beat and it's a great example of how education can be lots of fun. Easter at RAMM is all about getting creative and trying your hand at one of their many print based activities. You can dot print your favourite object with 'Going Dotty' (2nd April), join the pros from Double Elephant for some paper weaving and print (3rd and 10th April), create some 'Comic Strip Capers' (4th and 11th April) and make your own printing roller (9th April).

Exeter Cathedral

Another fantastic wet weather option is Exeter Cathedral and there's plenty of Easter-themed options to keep the kids entertained over the holidays. From 2nd to 12th April you can create and colour your own origami paper bunny which can hop around Exeter Cathedral. Inspired by the design in the Lady Chapel window in Exeter Cathedral, come and make your own mini stained-glass window (8th to 12th April) to hang up or to make into a card this Easter. There's also an Easter egg hunt around the cathedral (30th March to 12th April) and if you find them all a surprise awaits!

Underground Passages

Come rain or shine, Exeter's Underground Passages are a fascinating place to explore and they're the only passages of this kind open to the public in Britain! Built to house the pipes that brought clean drinking water into medieval Exeter, brave children (and adults) will love squeezing through the optional narrow section - just watch your heads. The Underground Passages also have an average temperature of 15 degrees so you'll probably find it the warmest place to be this Easter. 

Exeter Phoenix

The stage is set at Exeter Phoenix as this city centre creative hub is putting on a show-stopping series of events and activities across the Easter holidays. From creating and performing a stage play to becoming a real life rock star (we've all dreamed of it!) and Disney Pixar films for the movie buffs, it's lights, camera, action all the way. 

Crealy Theme Park

Here in Devon we often experience all four seasons in one day but with Crealy Theme Park you've got the complete all-weather attraction. Home to over 60 rides and attractions, with spectacular entertainment, live shows, Sooty Land and animals galore, if the weather gods are kind then you can gather yer crew for a swashbuckling pirate Easter egg or hop indoors for some family fun at The Sooty Show.

St Nicholas Priory

Exeter's oldest building, and founded by William the Conqueror in 1087, step back in time with 'Kids Crafts: Drop-In Sessions' at St Nicholas Priory. Youngsters (6 to 12 years) can be inspired by the wonderful building and kitchen, enjoying the history while doing crafts and cookery.

Quay Climbing Centre

Home to the South West’s largest indoor climbing wall, if you're looking to burn off some energy and have a head for heights then the Quay Climbing Centre is a great family hang out, literally! It's the perfect wet weather destination, whether you are a committed outdoor sports enthusiast seeking shelter from the Great British spring weather or simply seeking a little adventure on your city visit.


Not all the wet stuff is bad news this Easter as Sid's Swim Club returns to St Sidwell’s Point, Riverside Leisure Centre and Northbrook Swimming pools. Junior swimmers can claim a special certificate and activity sheet plus little dippers can join an egg-citing Easter Egg trail. Fun for all the family, hop, skip or splash your way to Exeter Leisure's pools this Easter.

For a really crackin' Easter then check out our Easter guide, along with our What's On listing.


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

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.

Exeter Phoenix
Arts Centre
Exeter Phoenix - front of building

Exeter Phoenix is a vibrant, world-class multi-artform venue in the heart of Exeter's city centre. Each year we host hundreds of events and artistic activity spanning many disciplines.

Crealy Theme Park & Resort
Theme Park / Waterpark
Overhead shot of Crealy Theme Park

Discover award-winning family fun at Crealy Theme Park & Resort in Devon, home to over 60 rides and attractions, with spectacular entertainment, live shows, Sooty Land and animals galore.

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.

Clip ‘n Climb
Adventure Park/Playground
Clip n Climb

Clip N Climb is healthy & challenging climbing fun for everyone ages 4yrs & up!

Northbrook Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Northbrook Swimming Pool

A quiet indoor 19 metre swimming pool located on the outskirts of Exeter city centre, with a well-established swim school.

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



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