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Top 5 Kids and Families

Exeter is a great location for family holidays.

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There are plenty of wide open spaces (like our historic and beautiful Quayside) and lots of outdoor sports facilities. And if the weather lets you down, there are lots of indoor sports venues where you can play your favourite sport or try something new. Young history buffs will enjoy exploring the Roman City Wall, Exeter's Underground Passages or one of the host of other historic gems.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

RAMM in Queen Street is a wonderful gem and 'Home To A Million Thoughts'.  The building has undergone a major refurbishment and modernisation. This multimillion pound redevelopment earned RAMM the Art Fund's Museum of the Year 2012 award and critical acclaim. Enjoy stunning displays and prestigious loans and exhibitions from national partners. Experience the splendour of the original Victorian spaces, see newly-revealed architectural features and discover new spaces, enter from Rougemont Gardens and enjoy panoramic views of the city from the Roman Wall. Visit RAMM Museum to find out what's on, including special unusual events and current museum opening times.

Exeter's Underground Passages

Visit Exeter's exciting Exeter's Underground Passages, some of which date from the Medieval period. The passages were built to house pipes bringing fresh water into the city. Experience what it must have been like to carry out repairs to the pipes and learn more about their fascinating history. The trip begins with a visit to the new heritage centre with fantastic interactive displays for hands on fun and an informative DVD presentation. The underground part of the tour is suitable for people aged over five.

St Nicholas Priory -  A Tudor Home

Experience Tudor life in the heart of the city at St Nicholas Priory. Adorned with quality replica furniture and painted in the bright colours of the period, this former Benedictine priory is now presented as the 1602 home of the wealthy Hurst family. A city treasure full of atmosphere.

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Get outdoors and active with Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre. Activities include kayaking, canoeing, sailing, coasteering, climbing, caving, raft building, archery, expeditions and camping trips. As well as offering an activities programme during the school holidays, we also run courses and activities for individuals, families and groups throughout the year. Based in the heart of Exeter on Exeter's historic canal and quayside, the purpose built outdoor activity and training centre is in one of the most picturesque areas of Devon's County City. Tel: 01392 400150.

Clip N Climb

Challenge yourself, challenge your friends at Europe's first Clip N Climb and the South West's largest, dedicated indoor climbing wall!.  A stunning series of climbing based activities that provide healthy, challenging fun for everyone. Test your resolve and determination on Inflated, climb commando style on the Jungle Gym, reach new heights on the Skyscraper, take the Speed Climbing challenge or light up the board on the Checkerplate.


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