What’s on in Exeter in April

Now that the weather is better (sort of!), we’ve got some day trips and activities for you to enjoy. If you’re taking a break from revision, or you are staying in Devon over the spring break, we’ve got you covered!


1.     Head to Dartmoor for a walk

You can get the train from Exeter to Okehampton on the edge of Dartmoor and take a hike up to the tors. This national park is one of the most scenic parts of Devon!


2.    Explore nearby beaches

The days are getting longer, so it’s time to get yourself down to Exmouth, Dawlish and Teignmouth for some vitamin sea! You can easily get the train from St James’s Park, Exeter Central and Exeter St David’s to these beaches. We recommend Krispies (Exmouth) for the best fish and chips!


3.    Go to a Give it a Go event!

Take a break from revision with one of our crafty sessions– the perfect distraction!


4.    Watch some live sport.

See Exeter City Football Club take on Stevenage on 6 April, or Oxford United on 27 April, or Exeter Chiefs take on Bath on 20 April.


5.    Go on a steam train.

South Devon Railway offers a 14-mileround trip by steam train through the beautiful Devon Countryside. You can also combine it with a trip to Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, or the Otter and Butterfly sanctuary!


6.    Cycle (or walk) to Topsham.

Follow the river exe from the quay along towards the Exe estuary. This is a great cycle or walking route, and you can stop off at Double Locks for a drink or a bite to eat. There are loads of pubs and cafes in Topsham too.


7.     Try a bakery crawl.

There are plenty of great bakeries in Exeter to choose from, you could start at the quay and work your way back up towards the high street, or vice versa! Don’t miss the Lilac Bakery, Boatyard café, and the Exploding Bakery Café.


8.    Climb to new heights!

Clip ‘n’ Climb at the quay, or the Climbing Hangar in Marsh Barton are both great options if you’re looking to improve your climbing skills or try this out for the first time!


9.    Have a picnic!

Enjoy some of the nicest green spaces in Exeter, by having a picnic with friends. Some of our favourite spots are:

·      Cathedral Green(an obvious choice, but it’s always a great place to soak up the sun!)

·      Northernhay Gardens

·      Belvedere Meadows (close to campus but boasting great views)


10.  Axe Throwing!

Boom Battle Bar, or the Celtic Tossers (next to St Thomas station) offer this great stress busting activity, to unleash your inner Viking!

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