Taking kids into the city might feel like a real effort sometimes. The best advice to make sure you all enjoy your time is to be prepared. Making your way into the city and wandering around, hoping that something exciting and entertaining will fall into your laps is where the feet-dragging begins. It’s also normally when your day starts to get a little more expensive. Don’t worry, we’re here to help.
Family friendly things to do in Exeter are bountiful! This fantastic city is just a 20 minute train journey from our South Devon holiday park. It is also said to be one of the most picturesque cities in the UK, great for sunset wandering, eating and drinking. Unfortunately, that’s unlikely to entertain the kids for too long. Check out our family friendly things to do in Exeter, book your train tickets from Dawlish Warren and get excited!
Explore Exeter With Hunt Fun
Hunt Fun are a unique and stimulating way to explore this fantastic city. They curate scavenger or treasure hunts, tailoring the prizes, clues, locations and fun to your group. You and your team (family, friends – whoever you want to include) are sent on a goose chase around the city, working out clues and moving on to your next place of interest. This is a great one for parents or adults who know little ones don’t have the attention span to see all the sites but don’t want to go without. The excitement keeps the kids going and the routes through Roman Walk, the Cathedral and other hotspots will leave you feeling soaked in culture.
We think this is a memorable way to explore a new place or see your nearest city in a whole new light. You could pack a picnic and take things at a leisurely pace or treat the winning team to a nice meal somewhere in the city. This is perfect for special occasions; family get togethers and quality time!
Quay Climbing Centre
In the heart of Exeter’s quay, this activity is for the little and the big kids. One of the best things to do in Exeter with kids because it’s exciting, tiring and everyone can get involved. This is actually the biggest climbing wall in the south of England, but don’t worry, there are options for beginners, too. You never know, you all might find a new passion you never would have tried before!
The Quay Climbing Centre is a super short walk from one of the main train stations, so no need to worry about parking. You can enjoy an hour session, a morning or make a whole day of it, going on to wander the Quay and maybe find a fish and chips!
Explore The Underworld Of Exeter
We recently featured this in our list of things to consider for a family friendly staycation. Yet, it’s so good, it deserves a real feature here, too. RAMM is the Royal Albert Memorial Museum is one of the must-sees in Exeter, especially with kids. Exhibitions regularly change, so it never get’s boring. There is something that stimulates all age groups, with interactive and informative activities and displays for everyone! You can wander for any length of time, make it a quick visit or a whole day affair. Don’t forget to think about lunch nearby, too. What’s also great is that it’s free!
Gandy Street Exeter
Are you or your kids a fan of Harry Potter? Well, take them on a magical journey through the real-life Diagon Alley. Gandy Street in Exeter is rumoured to be the real-life inspiration for Diagon Alley, the commercial hub of the wizarding world. Although this is a great place to take kids, it doesn’t take long to wander the street. There are more family friendly things to do in Exeter that you can combine and make a great family day out in the city – on a budget!