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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Coventry

Experience the best of history and innovation, wrapped up in a big family-friendly bow, with our list of great things to do in Coventry.

The heart of any city is the cathedral and Coventry Cathedral has that little bit extra to offer. Visitors will receive a warm and friendly welcome from the chaplains and guides there, who are on hand to give you information, tell you stories and take you around this impressive, historical building.

Wander amongst the ruins, which is now home to The Blitz Museum that contains reconstructed rooms from the 1940s. Stand inside one and imagine how it felt when the sirens went off during the war. In the summer months climb to the top of the tower for lovely views over the city.

The Coventry family days out claim-to-fame is The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, which won The Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award in 2010. Children are well catered for with workshops and events that showcase what life was like in Coventry years ago.

The nearby War Memorial Park has a special feature. During the summer months the Splash n Play Park is open in school holidays and has enough water features to keep children happy for as long as the sun is shining! The adventure playground is open all year round, as is the skate park. If you happen to have a football or tennis racket on you then the courts are free to use or partake in a friendly family game of Pitch and Putt.

For a park with a view visit Cauldon Castle Park. The playground compliments a long open stretch of green and is set against the backdrop of the castle ruins.

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Go Ape Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Bring adventure into your next family day out with an epic challenge up in the trees at Go Ape Coventry! Located on the stunning grounds for Coombe A...

Coventry Cathedral

  • Coventry
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Visitors are always welcome at Coventry Cathedral and they have a trained team of Welcomers, Guides and Chaplains to help you feel comfortable in you...

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Located in the historic centre of Coventry, next to the Cathedral ruins, the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum is the cultural hub of the city. Visit us...

Coventry Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Coventry
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The time has come to prove yourself on the Coventry Spy Mission Treasure Trail, where code busting and clue cracking is everything. If you’re not use...

Escape Reality Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Experience the thrill of escape at Escape Reality Coventry - the biggest escape room games venue in the Midlands, located right at the heart of Coven...

The Ballroom Climbing Wall

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

See how high you dare to climb at The Ballroom Climbing Wall. It’s a great way to keep fit with a fair few thrills as well! As Coventry’s first dedic...

The Wave Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Water Parks

Dive straight into a great indoor water park at The Wave in Coventry - packed full of slides, water fountains, and even a wave machine, there’s plent...

Coventry Transport Museum

  • Coventry
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Coventry Transport Museum is largest collection of British Road Transport in the world with over 230 cars and commercial vehicles, 250 cycles and 100...



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Curious About Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Coventry gives an exciting glimpse into what makes this full of surprises city what it is. Expand your knowledge, be entertained and ch...

Planet Ice Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Planet Ice Coventry is a cool ice skating rink that's great for families, offering open skate and family sessions, special children's sessions, birth...

ODEON Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Are you a blockbuster fan? Or do your kids prefer little indie animations? Share your favourites and make new movie memories at ODEON Coventry. With...

Laser Quest Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Quest Coventry is the ultimate action packed sci fi adventure for all ages in this real life video game. Stalk your doomed opponents through th...

Escape Live Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

One room, one hour and tonnes of dastardly problems to solve. You’d better have your wits about you as Escape Live Coventry is here to test them. Rea...

War Memorial Park

  • Coventry
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Looking for a day exploring some beautiful gardens? The War Memorial Gardens in Coventry is a brilliant place where you can honour Coventry’s war her...

Allesley Park

  • Coventry
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The refurbished play area has a wide range of play equipment to offer a variety of physical and interactive challenges for all ages. Leisure faciliti...

Caludon Castle Park

  • Coventry
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Caludon Castle Park The park is a special place as it houses Coventry's only castle remains, that of Caludon Castle set admist 24 acres of beautiful...

Midland Air Museum

  • Baginton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Midland Air Museums exhibits range from the magnificent Avro Vulcan bomber through more than 30 other historic aircraft, both civil and military, aer...

Wasps Rugby at the Ricoh Arena

  • Coventry
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Stadiums

Experience the unrivalled euphoria of match day at Ricoh Arena, the home of Wasps Rugby in Coventry. Put your yellow and black scarves on, get into t...

Jam Jam Boomerang

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jam Jam Boomerang is a brilliant spot for letting kids have a physical play adventure while you can watch from a safe distance and listen to the stor...

Horse Play

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Horse Play is perfect for an afternoon of family fun. Parents can relax while the kids play safely in the indoor play area. There’s also a dedicated...

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