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Lots to do in Exeter over the half term holidays

Published: 9 February 2024

Lots to do in Exeter over the half term holidays Exeter’s Underground Passages

There’s plenty to do in Exeter over the February half term holidays, come rain or shine.

And with fair weather far from guaranteed in February it makes sense to have somewhere to go with a roof over your head.

Exeter’s Underground Passages are the perfect place to head for shelter. In fact, the unique attraction was used to escape the bombing raids of the Exeter Blitz in the Second World War!

The Passages, which were built during the 14th Century, will be open for an extra hour in the morning during the school holidays and also for an extra Wednesday over half term.

Originally designed to transport clean drinking water from natural springs into the heart of the city, the vaulted tunnels today help bring history to life.

Stretching beneath Exeter High Street, the labyrinth of passages echo stories of wars, sieges, and pestilence over the centuries, holding visitors captive with their raw and profound history.

The Underground Passages Heritage Centre allows visitors to engage with interactive exhibits that put the city's rich history at their fingertips, enhancing the overall experience. Opening hours from Saturday 10 until Sunday 18 February will be 10am - first tour 10:30am - until 4pm, including the extra Wed 14 February opening 10am to 4pm.

Across the city at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) and Art Gallery, there’s also a warm welcome for those coming inside out of the elements.

In fact, RAMM will be getting all romantic ahead of Valentine’s Day, with the chance to drop in a weave a paper heart on Tuesday 13 February. What do you heart? is a drop-in session and costs just £3.50.

On Wednesday 14 February, Kwame Bakoji-Hume from African Activities joins RAMM to lead a West African drumming session! This session must be booked in advance on the RAMM website at

On Thursday 15 February the Story Explorers are at RAMM, bringing fabulous and fantastic tales to life with their interactive show. Again, booking is essential on the RAMM website at

And on 16 February, there’s the chance to drop in and meet time travellers from the past as they wander around RAMM. Ever wanted to ask a Roman centurion what he ate for breakfast? Now you can! Anyone can drop in for this free event.

Visit Exeter have compiled a top 5 wet weather things to do for half term. Head to the Visit Exeter website to find out more

And for those wanting to get active over the school holidays, there’s swim clubs and half-term splash sessions at Exeter Leisure centres. Find out more by heading to the Exeter Leisure website

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