Exeter one of Englands Top 10 Cities for Families
Exeter is a small city that packs a big punch. It is one of the most vibrant, attractive and historically interesting cities in England dating back from Roman times. A city waiting for us to explore………
To illustrate what we’re comparing against, you might want to take a peek at our City Experiences page (read more here) or even take a look at our Top 10 Family Experiences across Europe (read more here) …. For us a city has to excite kids. Kids love to be entertained, they love to find interesting historical sites. They enjoy being surrounded by quirky history as it allows their imaginations to be activated…
- Dubrovnik – Think Games of Thrones, think Walled City, think Adriatic Coast and Croatia…. this place has endless historically significant places to explore… it certainly entertained our girls with it’s history and adventurous activities
- Porto – A European City of Culture, it’s steeped in the history of Portugal’s great ‘Age of Discovery’ yet has sights/sounds across the entire city that are magical for children… JK Rowling even used the place to dream up some Harry Potter locations
Award Winning Red Coat City Tour
There’s a vast array of family friendly opportunities to discover more about the tunnels and just how they took water to the cathedrals from outside the city… in fact it reminded us of Segovia and its ancient Roman Aquaduct… it’s just Exeter had decided to place their ‘aqueduct’ under the ground!!! But there was some fantastic opportunity for the girls to learn about engineering and how they created the tunnels… a highly informative way to spend an hour under Exeter!!!
Pizza and Pie at The Stable
our top tips to help you?
Top tip number 1 – Take time to enjoy the daily FREE award winning Red Coat Guided Tours which are provided by Exeter City Council. It is a walking tour telling the history of Exeter lasting 90 mins.
Top tip number 2 – Discover over 2000 years of Exeter’s history at the fascinating and FREE to visit Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM)
Top Tip Number 3 – Bring your adventurous spirit as Exeter is full of action from indoor climbing, kayaking, high wires, amusement parks to the Exeter Chiefs!