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Things to do in Exeter this summer

July 12, 2017     Exeter Seasonal

As an Exeter based self storage company, we often write about news and events taking place in the local area. A trip to this ancient city will not disappoint, and a combination of beauty spots, entertainment and culture will keep you busy throughout the day. And if you thinking of visiting, you may want to know what is going on in Exeter this summer.

Things to do in Exeter this summer

As proud residents, we are well placed to give you the lowdown of Exeter this summer. Below, we have created a guide of things to do in this vibrant and attractive city. We hope you enjoy reading our guide – so much so that you are compelled to drive down there and enjoy this wildly popular Devon destination.

Things to do in Exeter this summer

Exeter Underground Passages

exeter underground passages

Take a trip to Exeter’s medieval Underground Passages which snake beneath the city. Explore the extremely narrow pathways as you walk and crawl your way through the labyrinth that winds around ancient aqueducts.

You will be supplied with a hard hat, and the passages are not suitable for under fives and those suffering from claustrophobia. A brief presentation about the passages will be shown to visitors – a wonderful activity for all the family to enjoy! See more about the Underground Passages here.

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

royal albert memorial museum

The Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM) is a true centrepiece of Exeter City. Discover more about its rich history and global connections – all for free! Here, you will have the opportunity to interact with exhibitions, witness life-sized examples of animals and a collection of specimens in the Case History gallery.

At present, there are a wealth of exhibitions coming up, including the Marine and Molluscs Tours, Explore Roman Devon, Paddleboat Theatre Week, and Ancient Egypt Tours, to name but a few. See more about the RAMM here.

Powderham Castle

powderham castle

The majestic Powderham Castle and grounds are open to visitors venturing down to Exminster. The whole experience is as magical and engaging for adults as it is children, with centuries of stories to be heard and much to learn about the Castle and the surrounding area. Kids can also enjoy a petting zoo with donkeys, pigs, goats, chickens, tortoises and guinea pigs. There is also an exciting play fort with plenty to get stuck into.

Explore this exciting venue and learn more about its rich history or visit during one of its prolific events – whether that’s a music concert in the summer sun, a guided story tour around the grounds, kid’s fun days, an open air cinema experience, or even take part in a yoga retreat with the beautiful castle as your backdrop. See more about the Powderham Castle here.

Crealy Adventure Park


Crealy Adventure Park has been voted ‘Family Attraction of the Year’ for five years in a row. This adventure theme park in a top day out for all the family, boasting over 60 fantastic rides and attractions to enjoy throughout the day. Set in over 100 acres of stunning countryside, Crealy offers kid and adults the chance to explore nature and get their adrenaline pumping at the same time.

With everything you could possibly want from an adventure park – epic rollercoasters, waterslides, indoor play areas and drop slides, arcade machines, log flumes and much more – Crealy really requires a whole day. What is more, you can turn your trip to Crealy into a short break with their range of accommodation options.

Topsham Swimming Pool

topsham pool exeter

Looking for a way to cool down in Exeter this summer? Why not hit up Topsham Swimming Pool? Located in the historic, picturesque town of Topsham, this pool offers a wonderful outdoor swimming experience to locals and visitors alike. If you’re brave enough, you can even join the ‘Nutter’s Club’ for a 6 am swim!

The 25-metre pool boasts crystal clear waters and almost no chlorine, meaning you can take a cool dip over the summer months with the risk of getting irritated red eyes. The pool can also be hired out for parties and private occasions. Alternatively, if the weather does take a turn for the worse (as is often the case in the UK!) you can also visit Exeter’s Riverside Leisure Centre for an indoor swim.

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral

Sitting proudly in the city centre, Exeter cathedral is quite the feat! Dating back 900 years, it is one of the finest examples of gothic and medieval architecture in the whole of England. There is a library containing some pretty famous material too.

A cafe and well-stocked shop are available to visitors and at 17:30 on most weekdays you can attend the Cathedral Choir Evensong. This service is entirely free, open to all the public and lasts around 45 minutes. And if that wasn’t enough to persuade you, the Cathedral was also voted Exeter’s number one attraction on Tripadvisor!

Contact Your Store Exeter Today

At Your Store Exeter, we specialise in offering self storage solutions to the lovely people of Exeter and the surrounding Devon area.

Whether you require storage for your business, personal needs, you are a student looking to keep your possessions safe over the summer, or you are moving away and need long-term storage for the items that you cannot take, we have units to suit any need and budget.

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