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Things to do this summer whatever the weather

Summer is set to return this weekend and when the sun shines, there’s endless places to visit and enjoy in Devon. But if the weather doesn’t quite go to plan, here are some ideas of things to do on a rainy day:


Great for groups and good deals to be had in both Exeter and Torquay.


Torquay – AMF, Torwood Street (near Torquay Harbour)

Exeter – Tenpin, Water Lane (near Exeter Quay)

How much?

Torquay – £5.79 per game

Offer: Bowling & Bar (two games and a drink for £10.39 available sunday 4pm to friday 6pm)

Exeter – £7.55 per game

Offer: Tenpin Tuesday (half price bowling and drinks every Tuesday!)


Exeter Quay is home to the South West’s largest indoor climbing wall and Clip ‘n’ Climb offers a great variety of fun challenges that don’t require any previous experience.


Quay Climbing Centre, Exeter Quay

How much?

Sessions from £10


There are a number of cinemas across South Devon, including Paignton, Torquay, Newton Abbot & Exeter – Vue Cinemas offer 1/3 off on Super Tuesdays


Torbay: Vue Cinema Paignton, Esplanade Road

Exeter: Vue Cinema Exeter, Summerland Gate (opposite bus station)

How much?

£8.99 (1/3 off all tickets ever Tuesday)


Based in St Marychurch, Bygones is a 3 floor British history museum complete with an indoor replica Victorian Street!


Bygones, Fore St, Torquay

How much?


Exeter Museum

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum is a large, varied museum based in Exeter City Centre. Admission is free and there are often many temporary exhibitions and events.


Exeter RAMM, Queen St, Exeter (near Exeter Central Train Station)

How much?

Free admission