Thursday, 14 March 2019

10 things to do in Coventry with children.

Hey readers,

I live in Coventry so felt inspired to do a post all about things to do in Coventry. There is a mixture of free or paid, outdoor or indoors that make perfect family days out.




1.War Memorial Park. 

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The War Memorial Park is a large and beautiful park in Coventry that showcases formal gardens. The children will love it as it has a sand park plus in the summer has a water park. 

2. Odean cinema. 

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If you're looking for something to do with children indoors then Odean maybe the one. They have a kids club where a film shows once a day where it is discounted at the weekends and every day during the summer holiday.

3. Coventry Transport Museum. 

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This is a motor museum for all and it is perfectly situated in the city centre. It showcases a collection of British road transport from bikes, cars, cars and cycles for you to explore and learn about the history of British transport. It is free entry for all and is open every day from 10am till 5pm. Also, check out the website as they do have activity sessions however they do charge you for them.


4. Coombe Abbey Park. 
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Situated on the outskirts of Coventry is a beautiful park that has over 500 beautiful gardens, woodlands, lakes etc. Perfect for a family day out and even has picnic benches to eat al fresco. 


5. Herbert Art Gallery.

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This is ideally located in the city centre where it has a wide selection of art displays from the natural world to the Old Masters and even interactive pieces to your little ones interested. It is free as well so makes a cheap day out for the family. 

6. Lady Herbert's Gardens.

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Just a little further up the road from Coventry Transport Museum is Lady Herberts Gardens. Great if you want to have a sit down as plenty of benches, also lots of lovely flowers and greeny to see if you want a wander around. Also, in the summer great for having a picnic outdoors. 


7. Coventry central library.

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Has plenty of books to loan out, free events such as open mic poetry and book tours, plus there is also rhyme time and coding club to take the children too. In the summer you can participate in the reading challenge where every other week you get a stamp for reading books and at the end if you read six books you get a certificate and medal. Great way of getting children into reading and doing some free over the summer holidays. 

8. Coventry cathedral.

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Opposite Coventry Herbert art gallery is the Coventry cathedral with the old ruins that are still intact after the wall. Also, there is the new cathedral that is build to represent the old cathedral.  you can view the beautiful architecture and the history of Coventry. 

9. Coventry spy mission treasure trial.

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Pick up the spy mission themed walking treasure trail around Coventry. Then why not explore Coventry on this self-guided Spy Mission themed Treasure Trail. As you follow the Trail route, can you solve the sneaky clues set on existing buildings, permanent features and monuments to crack the code and complete the mission just like a true secret agent?

10. Coventry Canal Basin. 

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Coventry Canal Basin is in the heart of Coventry (Bishop Street) there are shops, boat hires, small businesses and a range of historical canal artefacts for you to explore.  on the canal trail are 15 artwork commissions and it makes a great walk for the family to check them out. 

Cheers for reading X 

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