If you’re coming into Exeter specially for your child’s tuition, you might be wondering to yourself what you can do while you’re in town. Here are a few suggestions – in order of distance from the Centre. If you need directions, just ask one of us!
1. Stay put and relax!
You are always very welcome to wait in the Reception room at ETC, and if you’ve got work to do and we aren’t using the Boardroom you are welcome to use the table in that room. There are toys, jigsaws and books to keep little ones occupied.
2. The Farmer’s Union Pub
The Farmer’s Union is three doors down from us, and serves good and reasonably priced food. We have a menu on our noticeboard.
3. Bury Meadow Park
Bury Meadow is a lovely little park with two play areas, one for toddlers and another for bigger children. It’s just across the road from us.
4. The Real Food Store
Exeter’s primary organic food shop has moved right next to Exeter Central train station, which is about a three minute walk from ETC.
5. Northernhay Gardens
Northernhay Gardens is not only a beautiful park, which is beautifully maintained, but it has been a park for over 400 years, which makes it one of the oldest public recreation gardens in England! It connects through to Princesshay if you go straight through the park, or to the library and castle if you go to the right through the gap in the Roman town wall. The entrance to the park is just after Exeter Central Station (and the Real Food Store), and it’s about a five minute walk from ETC.
6. Exeter RAMM Museum
The RAMM is very well-renowned, and is a wonderfully Victorian-style museum with all sorts of fascinating displays to explore. They also hold regular art exhibitions, both from their own collection and visiting works. Admission is free and it’s about a five minute walk from ETC.
7. Gandy Street
If you’re in the mood for browsing some unique and boutique shops, then Gandy Street isn’t to be missed. It’s just after the museum, and less than a ten minute walk from ETC.
8. Exeter Library
Exeter Library is calm and welcoming, and has a recently renovated cafe with a large outside seating area which opens onto Northernhay Gardens and the Castle. The library is just behind Gandy street, and about a ten minute walk from ETC.
9. Exeter Cathedral & the Cathedral Green
Exeter’s cathedral really is stunning, and it’s all too easy to walk past and not take the time to go inside. If you’re a resident you can get a pass so that admission is free, but even if you don’t live in Exeter you only have to pay once and then you can visit as much as you like for a year. The cathedral is about a ten minute walk from ETC.
If you’re in need of a bit of brand name retail therapy, then Princesshay is the answer. It’s a ten to fifteen minute walk from ETC.