20 Best Things To Do In Coventry Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Coventry

Who says you can’t have a great family day out in Coventry? We’ve got a whole list of fun things to do in Coventry with kids!

Fancy doing some sightseeing on your next Coventry family day out? And yes, that question applies to locals too - there are loads of exciting historic attractions around the city that you could tell your kids about! From Coventry Cathedral to Lady Godiva and the historic Spon Street, you’ll find plenty to do in the heart of Coventry. If your kids love arts and crafts, check out the fun-packed events schedule at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum for lots of hands-on workshops and activities. 

Did you know Cov was home to the first British-made car? Adding roaring engines and hot wheels to your day out is easy! The brilliant Coventry Transport Museum is in a great central location and if you crave even more motor fun, check out the National Motor Museum, it’s not too far away from the city. They’re some of the top motor museums in the UK

Up for a walk? You’ve got the War Memorial Park just a stone’s throw away from the city centre! Oh, and if you want to get active too, check out Go Ape Coventry, located in the stunning grounds of Coombe Abbey, which is home to another one of Coventry’s beautiful family parks.

If you love animals and don’t mind going for a drive, we’d suggest West Midland Safari Park. Here’s a review of West Midland Safari Park, written by mum Emma, one of our trusted explorers to help you get a feel of what it’s like going there with kids.

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Little boy at Go Ape Coventry

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...

Artefact at Coventry Cathedral

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...

Kids looking at drawings at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry

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...

Kids on Spy Mission Treasure Trail

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

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...

Families swimming in pool at Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre

Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre is a unique facility which is sited in the city centre. It offers an almost inexhaustible choice of opportunities...

Kids bouldering at The Ballroom Climbing Wall in Coventry

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...

A family in the Splash Zone at The Wave in Coventry. Source - The Wave Coventry Facebook

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...

People looking at tractors at Coventry Transport Museum

Coventry Transport Museum5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Coventry
  • 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...

Abbey on Curious About Coventry walk

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...

Kids with skate training aids at Planet Ice Coventry

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 Cinema room

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...

People playing laser tag at Laser Quest Coventry

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...

Outside view of Escape Live Coventry

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...

Pond at War Memorial Park in Coventry

War Memorial Park

  • Coventry
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The titular War Memorial and formal gardens are of course treasured, but with kids you're more likely to be here for the Splash 'n' Play Park! Availa...

Walking path at Allesley Park in Coventry

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...

Ruin at Caludon Castle Park in Coventry

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...

Aerial view of aircrafts at Midland Air Museum in Baginton

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

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...

Inside soft play frame at Jam Jam Boomerang in Coventry

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...

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