Activities and Family Activities in Exeter

If you are looking for an activity break, Exeter is the perfect destination. Its location on the River Exe, surrounded by countryside and close to the coast, lends itself perfectly to outdoor activities, such as walking, cycling and watersports. There is also plenty to do out of season, with the south west's largest indoor climbing wall just one of many indoor activities in the city.

The city is located just a short distance from the coast as well, with wonderful sandy beaches and opportunities for sea-based watersports along the Jurassic Coast, England's first natural World Heritage Site. Home to Premiership Rugby team the Exeter Chiefs, football fixtures at Exeter City FC, and exciting competitive horse racing at Exeter Racecourse, there is plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the thrill of spectator sports in Exeter.

Watersport and competitions often take place on Exeter's Historic Quayside including the annual Dragonboat Racing and the popular Exeter Regatta. Running and cycling are very popular in and around the city. Watch out for the Great West Run and other charity marathons. The city also offers plenty of opportunities to take part in indoor and outdoor activities, with regular sporting events held throughout the year.

Golf Clubs

Golf Clubs

There are some fantastic golf courses in Exeter. The Exeter Golf & Country Club is just a short distance from the city centre, with a 120 acre 18-hole par 69 golf course renowned to be one of the best...
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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Exeter is home to the South West’s largest indoor wall, housed within the Quay Climbing Centre. The imposing venue makes use of the huge atrium space built into one of Exeter’s largest and iconic...
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Theme Parks

Theme Parks

For families, Exeter has a great choice of parks, playgrounds and green spaces to let off steam. Visit PlayMapp to find playgrounds in Exeter. Dartmoor National Park is just a short drive from Exeter...
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