Retirement Planning: Things to Do in Exeter in Retirement (or anyway)

Retired or planning your retirement in Exeter and wondering what to do with your time?

Here’s a list of things to do that will provide you with some purpose, help others and keep you interested.

Be a volunteer outdoors. The Devon Wildlife Trust, Pebblebed Heaths, RSPB are just a few organisations who would value your time and energy.

Be a volunteer indoors.

Be a Exeter Red Coat guide.

Be a National Trust property guide.

Join a University of The Third age (U3A) group.

Take an Open university course for the joy of learning.

Use your skills and expertise to help smaller organisations in a NED role.

Support your local community.

Join an art class or singing group.

Train to be a sports coach for kids.

Help others get active.

Mentor young people who need a helping hand in life.

Make clothes for local homeless people or abroad.

Drive tourists around Devon’s beauty spots.

Volunteer at the RAMM

Help maintain beauty spots

Take on a DIY challenge (for example, you could walk the SW coast path, ‘bag’ all Dartmoor’s Tors or cycle from coast to coast).

Play all the region’s top golf courses

Become a respite carer or home visitor

Teach surfing.

Visit local schools to educate children in your area of expertise.

Start a gardening business.

Learn to cook.

Make your own beer or wine.

Learn to sail.

Be a walking guide.

With some much on offer in our diverse county there is no shortage of ways to have a happy, fulfilling and successful retirement.


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