Family adventures around Exeter

The great outdoors is a haven for wildlife and is the perfect place for kids to discover creatures and get closer to nature. Here are some ideas of places to go and explore around Exeter.

A still sea perfect for paddle boarding

Jurassic Paddle

Explore the Jurassic coastline on a paddle board with our partners Exmouth Watersports. Take a two hour trip with an experienced guide and see this World Heritage Site from a different perspective.

A young boy inspecting a bug

Family fun day at Lower Halsdon Farm 1 June

It's the May school holidays and down at the farm the rangers are looking at the wildlife. Join a bug hunt, learn about animal habitats and make a home for nature. Booking essential.

Discover creepy critters in the rock pools

Beach fun sundays

Create some wild art, explore the rock pools or have a go at flying a kite. All these activities and more are being run by the East Devon rangers on Sunday afternoons on Branscombe beach.

Family filling in walking trail activity sheet

Travelling ladies family tour

Join us as we send you on a trail around the grounds to find out about where in the world the Parminter cousins went on their Grand Tour.

A group of children doing a trail in the garden at Knightshayes

Half term fun at Knightshayes

There's plenty of fun to be had at Knightshayes this half term. Find out what you can get up to.

Children bird watching

Discover nature in Devon 

The great outdoors is a haven for wildlife and is the perfect place for kids to discover creatures and get closer to nature. Here are some ideas of places to go to encourage them to become nature detectives.

Den building Killerton Devon

Places to play outdoors near you 

We’ve picked some of our favourite play areas to get outside and enjoy the outdoors.

A child by the goldfish pond at Arlington Court, Devon

May half-term adventures in Devon 

Why not make the most of this May half-term at the National Trust? With trails, outdoor play areas and activities on throughout the holidays, there's plenty to keep the little ones amused, come rain or shine.