Eat, Swim, Putt! Things to do in Exeter in August…

Swim in the river at Brampford Speke.

After a hot summer’s day (hopefully!) all you’ll be thinking about is some method of cooling yourself down. We know the perfect way to chill out at any time of day: by taking a dip in the river at Brampford Speke, duh! It’s a short walk from the village down to the river, where you’ll find rope swings, a ruined bridge to jump from, and loads of great places for inflatable dinghies.

Brampford Speke

Pop-Up Mini-Golf at the Boat Shed

From 2 August to 2 September an Exeter-themed mini-golf course will pop up at the quay, so make sure you come down to putt your way around Fore Street and the ruins of the city wall.

Go on a Red Coat Tour

There are free tours around Exeter most evenings about lots of different things. Some are about ghosts and legends, some about the general history, and lots more. And it’s all free! You can see more on the website

Outdoor swimming

Spend the afternoon at one of Exeter’s outdoor pools. Either on the university campus – – or at Topsham –

 Solve a Red House Mystery

Red House Mysteries is a place in Exeter  that homes “Exeter’s most exciting Escape the Room game and running large scale theme events and treasure hunts around the South West, Red House Mysteries are here to intrigue, inspire and thrill.” It has 5 star reviews on trip advisor. See more at

Visit the FabLab

“An evolving array of flexible, computer-controlled machines that allow you to invent, make and share. You could print T-shirts, produce electronic circuit boards, program a computer or CNC machine or an electric guitar.” And all at Exeter Library…

Walk to the Double Locks pub

This fun-for-all walk starts at the Quay and finishes at one of Devon’s finest pubs. Enjoy the stroll along the River Exe by yourself, or with family and friends, or race ahead of the others on that new “badass” board of yours, fuelled with the promise of a quality coke and chips at the end of your trek.

Eat Street!

Eat your way through Exeter’s street food market ­– follow it around Southernhay, Guildhall and the Quay.





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