5 Awesome Half Term Activities, Exeter Summer 2017

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If you are looking for some fun this Summer half term in Exeter our 5 Awesome Half Term Activities is perfect. We have lots of ideas for fun days out, from trips to the beach to animal handling at local farms.

We love lots of lazy days over the holidays but it’s always good to have a few awesome half term activities tucked up your sleeve for a fun day out.  I’ve talked about some of our favourite family days out in earlier posts:

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If you are looking for a special day out or a really fun activity to keep the kids engaged, try one of our

5 Awesome Half Term Activities

Exeter Summer 2017

Royal Albert Memorial Museum

As ever, RAMM will be holding a range of events suitable for the whole family.

The Wonderful World of Seaweed

Wednesday 31 May
10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 3.30pm
£2.50 per child, drop-in
Courtyard

Meet the experts from Devon Wildlife Trust who will help you to classify and identify local live seaweeds and consider seaweed through time: its use in food, beauty products, heart surgery, dentistry and… t-shirt making! Take part in The Seaweed Supermarket Challenge and a seaweed jelly activity.

The Good the Bad and the Slimy

Thursday 1 June
10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 3.30pm
£2.50 per child, drop-in
Courtyard

Handle, smell and look closely at seaweeds and their slime! Learn how vital they are for all marine life and their importance in our lives. Seaweeds are used in food, medicines and cosmetics. How important might they be for sustainable fuel in the future? Take part in a seaweed experiment.


Pennywell Farm

I love Pennywell Farm – there are so many opportunities to get close (and touch) the animals, there is always something new to see and there is so much space to run around in too.

This half term, Pennywell Farm has a full schedule including bottle feeding, goat milking, ferret racing and piggy cuddles. Additional entertainment from top class performers like Mr Phil, Poco Drom and Spangles the clown provide our two big shows every day.

Plus book tickets online now and receive a £5 gift voucher to spend in the Pennywell shop with every child ticket purchased!

£14.95 adult, £10.95 child (over 3).


Pirate Week at Crealy

As well as all the swashbuckling fun at Crealy’s annual Pirate Week, half term will see the maiden voyage of the second new ride of the year, The Jolly Roger.  This new giddy galleon will have the whole family in a spin.

Special events include:

Captain Crealy and his shipmates performing in the ever popular pirate show

Jungle Jim returning with Rumble in the Jungle ventriloquism show

Pop in the Park tribute band show

Full times and details and ticket booking on the Crealy website.  Prices vary but expect to pay around £70 for a family of 4 if you book online.


Pirates & Mermaids Week at Powderham Castle

Join Captain Jack and his crew to see if they have managed to capture a mermaid.

A good excuse for children to dress up! There’s always a trail to follow or a quest to solve.

Sessions take place at set times each day they run for approximately 45 to 60 minutes and are aimed for children between 5 -11yrs but enjoyed by everyone. Tickets are issued on the day only and spaces are limited.

Find out more on their website.


Holiday Activities at Exeter University

For the more active kids, from age 3 upwards, the University Sports offers a range of activities for all levels and ages.

On offer are tennis, cricket and swimming as well as multi-sports run by Kings Camps.  The facilitates are state of the and the sessions are great fun.

You can pick and mix the sessions most suited to your child and needs, giving total flexibility for a few half days of fun or full wraparound care.

More details and online  booking on the University Sport website.

 

If you are looking for some fun this Summer half term in Exeter our 5 Awesome Half Term Activities is perfect. We have lots of ideas for fun days out, from trips to the beach to animal handling at local farms.
I hope you enjoy these as much as we will – do let us know in the comments below if you have a favourite half term activity too.

Arabella Greatorex, Editor of Exeter Baby Activities. The ultimate guide to family life in Exeter

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