3 Reasons why Group Holidays in Devon are a Great Idea
Exeter provides everything needed for an amazing group holiday that doesn’t have to cost the earth. The city is a leafy, yet vibrant holiday destination where great food, excellent retail therapy, and fantastic pubs, restaurants and entertainment venues are all on your doorstep. It’s also a gateway to other stunning sites in Devon and the West Country – perfect for beach-lovers, hikers, cyclists, kayakers and just about everyone else with a love of the great outdoors.
Here are three reasons why group holidays in Devon are a good idea.
Group Holidays – Minimise Costs, Maximise Fun
First of all, coming to Exeter as a group can save you a lot of money – particularly if you come by car and share the cost of petrol. Even hiring a luxury car becomes quite reasonable when you split the cost four or five ways, so you can travel down in style without blowing the budget. Don’t forget you can also get a GroupSave discount if between three and nine of you travel together by train. Participating train operators, including First Great Western and South West Trains, will give you a discount of one third off your off-peak journey.
Whichever way you get here, you’ll find that one of the joys of choosing a group holiday in Exeter is the glorious countryside you’ll pass by. Your holiday will start before you even arrive. Once you’re here, you can make the most of your GroupSave discount by taking the train south for a day drip to the nearby beaches at Dawlish and Teignmouth. The Telegraph website gave this glorious stretch of track the top spot in its top 10 list of the UK’s most beautiful railway journeys.
Holiday Activities for Groups in Exeter
Almost all of the attractions that make the city so popular are best enjoyed along with friends. Exeter combines the buzz of a city with the spacious, laid-back vibe of the countryside. Whatever your group is into, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained.
As you’d expect from a dynamic, growing city, Exeter is particularly good for foodies. As well as having dozens of excellent restaurants, the city has a thriving Street Food event every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Guildhall Shopping Centre.
There’s plenty for culture vultures, too. Exeter’s arts venues boast packed programmes of live music, theatre, comedy, poetry – you name it. Look out for live shows at Exeter Phoenix, the Northcott Theatre, the Barnfield Theatre, and the Exeter Corn Exchange.
Getting back to the budget, if you’re used to London prices, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you see how cheaply you can enjoy yourself in Exeter. You’ll also enjoy the friendly atmosphere as you wander the city’s historic streets.
Cheap Accommodation in Devon
If you’re coming to Exeter for a group holiday, you’ll want to find accommodation suitable for every member. To avoid the hassle of splitting up the group, choose a bed and breakfast that can accommodate everyone – for a price all of you can afford. It avoids awkwardness and frees up money for the really enjoyable stuff.
Event Exeter’s budget accommodation is in the heart of the city, amongst the University of Exeter’s 300-acre grounds of greenery and woodland.
Looking for cheap accommodation in Exeter? Take a look at the great value rooms Event Exeter have available.