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22 Feb 2018
Buying a megarider is your ticket to a week full of adventure – forget lazing about because during this week, you can make the most of your weekly bus pass to get out and explore.
In this city guide we'll be exploring Exeter...
You’ve got no excuse to not visit every inch of the city with your non-stop schedule. Here are our suggestions:
Start your week off with something out of the ordinary that few dare to take part in! Discover the Underground Passages in Exeter which date back to the 14th century — these medieval passages are unlike any underground system in the UK. Exeter was once protected by a wall, and the passageway was used to bring water inside of the city. Remember to wrap up warm — it can get cold down there. Helmets are provided.
If you fancy doing something unconventional with your week, why not book a trip with Virgin Balloon Flights and take a trip to the sky? With amazing views, enjoy your hour’s flight in the Virgin Balloon and have a champagne toast on landing. You will even get a signed certificate from your pilot, which is endorsed by Sir Richard Branson. This trip is one worth taking, and is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so take the chance while in Exeter!
Ready for adventure?. Take a trip to Go Ape! in Haldon Forest Park for an adrenaline-fueled day. If you love a challenge, this adventure park will see you zip-lining, crossing rope ladders and using Tarzan swings to navigate your treetops. It’s a thrilling experience that will show you views like no other. If heights are not your thing, hire a bike and use the cycle trail, take the little ones to the children’s play area or enjoy a forest stroll with the pooch.
Split the week up by going to Crealy theme park for a day full of soft plays, merry-go-rounds, parks and waterslides! With over 60 rides to choose from, it makes one of the best family attractions in the UK. The park is also home to some of the cutest animals! Indulge yourself in a day full of adventure with your family and friends and, once you’re feeling a bit peckish, head to one of the ten food and drink locations within the theme park.
Turn your Friday night in into a Friday night out. Head to Board, pick a board game to play and compete the night away with your friends. When you owe the banker money in Monopoly or have fallen down the snakes, get your energy going again with a bite to eat and a cold drink. You’ll love it so much, you’ll put a date in your diary for every Friday!
There’s no better way to spend your Saturday afternoon than to visit a vineyard with the most gorgeous views of the countryside. Visit Pebblebed where you will enjoy a one-hour tour, learning how the grapes are grown and which wine is made in the area. You will then be taken to the winery — every wine lover's paradise. You will be able to taste samples of five different wines, with a chance to purchase additional bottles at the end. Topshams Cellar is a five minutes’ drive and serves food, even if you don’t have a reservation.
End your week on a relaxing note - you’ve had a week of non-stop activities so we recommend doing something that us Brits do best: touring cathedrals and going to a pub for a beautiful Sunday roast. Take a trip to Exeter Cathedral, which is one of the oldest cathedrals in England — situated on the current site for over 1,000 years. With immense detail in its architecture, and stained-glass windows that reflect heavenly on the ground, it will be a breathtaking visit. We recommend heading to The Ship Inn for that British pub menu we’re all so fond of.