What's on this Half Term in Exeter


With half term just around the corner, we wanted to show you all of the amazing things that are happening in Exeter. From spooky Underground Passages to musical theatre workshops, Exeter has so much to offer you and the family this half term.

Here are our favourites for the week;


Exetreme Imagination Festival
Let your imagination run wild this October with the Exetreme Imagination Festival – the festival that aspires to develop and share young people’s passion for writing. Taking place between 20th – 27th October, Exeter University and other Exeter based arts and culture organisations have collaborated to bring yet another exciting programme of events aimed at young people, age 2 to 25.


There are lots of fun, family events happening over at the RAMM this October half term, with something for all the family to enjoy. Here are some of the highlights:

A Night time RAMMble – Museums at Night – For one night only experience the magic and mystery of RAMM after hours. Explore the museum by torchlight, discover hidden gems and learn about some of the fascinating objects in their collection.

Ancient Egyptian Activities – Help with the mummification of Shep en-Mut. Have a go at the addictive game of Senet. Join the Scribe School and learn how to write hieroglyphs.

Half term gallery handling sessions – Volunteer guides will help you to explore and handle authentic and replica objects. Handling sessions include the Second World War (Tue 23 Oct), World Cultures (Wed 24 Oct) and Explore Roman Devon (Thu 25 Oct).


Underground Passages
Celebrate Halloween this October half-term at Exeter’s spooky Underground Passages. Between 20th -28th October there will be special ‘Witches & Wizards Tours’ where children are invited to explore under the city’s streets on special guided tours and discover ingredients for magic spells.

Using the ingredients found, the young adventurers are challenged to concoct their own magic spell and enter it in a competition with the opportunity to win one of many fantastic prizes.


Exeter Library
On Monday 22nd October recreate George’s magic medicine for his ‘grizzly old grunion of a Grandma’ and other marvellous chemistry experiments with Sciencedipity at Exeter Library. This event is part of Exetreme Imagination, Exeter’s festival of writing and stories.


Exeter Cathedral
On Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th October, Exeter Cathedral will be hosting two drop-in arts and crafts workshops. On Tuesday, children will have the opportunity to make traditional Japanese fish kites that can be hung in the Cathedral Nave, and on Wednesday, children can take part in a tie-dye session where they will create a technicolour t-shirt design to take home.


Exeter Phoenix
On Thursday 25th October, delve into the depths of your toy box and salvage those unloved, broken bits and pieces of toys that have seen better days. Take them to the Phoenix’s toy revival expert, Izzy Wild, between 11am -12pm, to transform them into spooky re-imaginings of their former selves!

Animate your creepy characters into a short sequence that is sure to scare the family this Halloween.



Exeter Library
Calling all mini-book worms, meet author Emer Stamp and learn more about Pig and his friends at Exeter Library on Friday 26th October at 11am. Emer grew up in Devon and is the author and illustrator of The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig, and The Super Amazing Adventures of me, Pig.

This event is part of Exetreme Imagination, Exeter’s festival of writing and stories.

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