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The Best Things to Do in Coventry

Published on: 02 /10/ 23

Former UK City of Culture, Coventry is packed with fun and adventurous things to do. Whether you’re looking for a great family day out, an outing with your friends or a couple’s trip together, there’s something for everyone.

Located just a 20-minute train journey from Birmingham and under 2 hours from London, it’s a well-connected and bustling city, which also features picturesque green-spaces.

Discover some of the best places to go and things to do in Coventry. 

Go Ape Coventry

Based in Coombe Abbey Country Park, Go Ape Coventry is a double whammy of tree top fun and a stunning destination. This Go Ape location is packed with five unique adventures available for everyone from 3 years old!

Go wild on three high-ropes adventures for thrill-seekers who love heights, wobbly crossings and zips. Test your nerve on the 12m free-fall Plummet. Unleash your inner warrior (and any stress) with an awesome Axe Throwing adventure. Little budding rally drivers can even take to four wheels on a Mini Land Rovers experience (don’t worry adult supervisors can sit in the vehicle or walk alongside the vehicle!)

What are you waiting for?

Coombe Abbey Country Park

Remember to explore the rest of Coombe Abbey Country Park after you complete your Go Ape adventure!

Steeped in history, Coombe Abbey lies on the site of a 12th Century Cistercian Abbey and was even a key location in the gunpowder plot. It is also a haven for wildlife, with one of the oldest and largest recorded heron nesting sites in Warwickshire.

Visitors will feel miles away from city-life as they explore 500-acres of grasslands, woodlands, the deer park and open lakes. Plus, there are two purpose-built play areas for the children – one for under 10s and a more challenging Climbing Forest for the over 8s with cargo nets and climbing posts.

Looking for a little luxury? Treat yourself to a stay at the historic 4-star Coombe Abbey Hotel. Coombe Abbey Hotel has housed royals and every bed chamber offers unique character and charm.

Coventry Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of Saint Michael, known as Coventry Cathedral, is the seat of the Bishop of Coventry and the Diocese of Coventry within the Church of England.

Much of the original Cathedral has been rebuilt after it was destroyed in the Coventry Blitz during WW2 and The Ruins are now recognised as an international symbol of peace. The New Cathedral features works by some of the greatest artists of the 1950s and 1960s

Coventry Cathedral has small a Blitz Museum, a Peace Trail and regularly hosts cultural and artistic events.

Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Transport Museum

Coventry Transport Museum is a must-visit attraction, showcasing some of the finest motor engineering and craftsmanship from the last two centuries. It houses the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles on the planet and tells the story of a city which changed the world through transport.

With 14 fully accessible galleries and a collection of over 300 vehicles, including pioneering bicycles, planes, motorcycles, you’ll be captivated by this journey through the past.

From family STEAM learning to interactive exhibitions. There's something for everyone.

 Belgrade Theatre

The Belgrade Theatre is the largest professional theatre in Coventry, which hosts award-winning productions and aims to entertain, inspire and shares Coventry’s stories.

Built in 1958 as part of the reconstruction of Coventry after World War II, it showcases a wide range of productions, including musicals, plays, and comedy shows.

The theatre also has a number of educational programmes and workshops for children and adults.

Belgrade Theatre

The Wave

The Wave is a family favourite indoor attraction, located in the heart of Coventry.

The largest indoor waterpark in the UK, there are high speed slides, a splash zone, wave pool - and relaxing lazy river.

Get ready to the ride the wave.

Places to Eat

What’s a great day out without some yummy food? We definitely recommend a tasty treat to refuel after a Go Ape adventure!

You’ll be spoilt for choice in Coventry. From independent restaurants to cosy pubs and high-street chains, there’s everything you could crave. And more.

Disover some of the best places to eat in Coventry.

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Young girl in blue on Go Ape Coombe Abbey Treetop Adventure