Family fun in Exeter

There are a number of activities and events taking place this half term in Exeter, we’ve picked out a few to give you a taster of what’s on in Exeter to keep the kids entertained right on your doorstep.

Don’t miss….

Children’s Red Coat Tours – Saturday 11th February 11:30 and Wednesday 15th February 11:30
Unearth the secrets of Exeter with a tour of the city from one the famous Red Coats. This has been orgainsied especailly for half term!

Family fun half term crafts – 13th February – Exeter Library
Come along to the library with your little ones for a whole host of craft activities to keep them entertained.

Little explorers – 14th February – RAMM
A chance for under-fives to take a journey of discovery and take part in art and craft activities inspired by the museum’s collections.

Creative Kids sessions – 14th & 16th February – Bunyip Beads, Fore Street
In both of these workshops we’ll be channelling St Valentine and creating all sorts of lovely crafts! Pop along from 10.30am to join in with making button hearts, decoupage and sewing. The class costs just £5 per person, includes all materials, and there’s no need to book but if you’d like a guaranteed space give us a ring on 01392 437377.

Family collage making workshop – 15th February – RAMM
Create a picture of your favourite view in Exeter inspired by John Piper’s collage of Exeter Quay. Artist Janet Sainsbury will help you to make a collage using mixed media, including paint, pen, ink and crayons. There will be an array of materials and photographs to provide inspiration. An Arts Award event aimed at children aged 8-12.

Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Magic Show For Kids – 15th February – Exeter Phoenix
Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. (Sadly there are no actual mountains or trucks on stage during the show, Mr West simply would not have them.)

Family activities – 16th February –  RAMM
Enjoy a number of short activities linked to RAMM’s collections and exhibitions. Dress as a Tudor, handle genuine artefacts, design your own lightbox pictures and have a go at simple origami.

Underground passages – Open all week
Have you explored the Underground Passages yet? Go and explore the medieval plumbing beneath your feet. Book yourself onto a tour, they are suitable for children aged five years and above. Don’t forget make room in your itinerary for the interpretation centre which has interactive displays, a talking medieval man, high-speed video of the passages, a full size model of the passages and artefacts discovered during a recent archaeological dig.

For more information, visit our what’s on in Exeter page and start planning a fun filled jam packed half term with the fam.

And don’t forget to hit the shops while you’re in Exeter. Make the most of the city’s many stores ranging from big name brands to indie boutiques or, why not treat the family to lunch, there are a number of places to eat in Exeter offering food for big and small appetites.

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