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Exeter for the family: excite the senses when exploring attractions around the city

August 7, 2018     News

Exeter is a thriving city and has been named in the top 10 best cities to live in in the country, so why not take the whole family out and explore the vibrant capital city of the southwest? Whether you are lucky enough to live in this beautiful city or are taking a weekend break away, experience exciting attractions in Exeter for the family to enjoy!

Exeter Quayside


Exeter Quay

At the heart of Exeter you will find the Quay, with the meandering River Exe passing through two sides of bustling shops, bars and restaurants. What really attracts families to this area of the city, however, is the outdoor activities and watersports that are available throughout the year.

Whether you are a keen bike rider, or want to take a slow paced kayak or canoe ride up the river, there are rental companies such as Saddles and Paddles for all your adventure needs. Even better, if you are taking a holiday during the summer and have your own equipment, why not check out affordable and variable sized exeter storage units to keep your outdoor gadgets safe and secure?

Activities in the City Centre


Exeter shops

Exeter City Centre is not only known for its various historical sites, but also for the most charismatic shopping experiences in the southwest. Many of the Tudor sites and historical buildings are now home to high-street chains and stores, and with Exeter Cathedral standing tall and proud at the centre, there is something unique around every corner to explore.

The Exeter Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery is a hive of activity for the whole family. Exhibitions, as well as permanent residents such as the famous giraffe and elephant, are all available to view for free! In the summer months and school holidays, events and holiday camps are available, leaving the parents able to enjoy the shopping and eating experiences with a peace of mind.

Walking and cycling in Exeter


Dawlish Warren

Not far from the centre of Exeter are numerous walking and cycling routes to take your adventure even further. Cycle routes to Topsham, all the way through to Exmouth are easily accessible and are perfect for all ages and abilities. For bigger families, self storage is a great way to store your bikes and cycle accessories if the room for it isn’t available at home.  

Additionally, if you want to explore by foot and take in beautiful nature and scenery, then why not try Haldon Forest? After your walk, take a seat and enjoy a picnic with panoramic views across the city before heading home and planning your next day out in Exeter!

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Your Store Exeter is the best alternative to storing your outdoor equipment, with self storage solutions at any size available to rent. With peace of mind knowing your belongings are 100% secure, you can start planning your next visit to the regions favourite city! For more information, contact our team today.

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