Things to do in Coventry and Warwickshire with Children this Summer

The summer holidays are upon us and finding things to do over the summer holidays can be a bit of a challenge. Keeping children occupied for weeks on end isn’t easy but there are plenty of things to do in Coventry and Warwickshire this summer to keep children happy and healthy.

Summer Camps
Sky Blues in the Community have football camps all throughout the summer holidays and the camps are open to boys and girls aged 5-12 years old. The camps are designed for all children regardless of ability so they have some fun and stay active. Check out their website here.
The Wave
A colossal water park right in the heart of Coventry City Centre, features the UK’s biggest wave pool, lazy river, along with six high-octane slides for the daredevils out there. There’s also a spa on-site so you if you feel like having some rest and relaxation for yourself, or to treat yourself to a facial, massage or spa experience, there’s plenty of opportunities for this.
Go Ape Coventry
Recently opened at Coombe Abbey Country Park amongst 500 acres of woodland, stunning gardens and a lake. There’s a 12 metre vertical drop, a zip line, treetop challenges, adventures and thrill seeking challenges.
Jam Jam Boomerang
If it’s a rainy day, jam jam Boomerang is the perfect place to take children. It’s a fun adventure filled indoor play area complete with bridges, rollers, slides, laser tag and a football area.
Twycross Zoo
Twycross Zoo is a full day out for all the family. There’s over 500 animals including giraffes, penguins, meerkats, flamingos, elephants, monkeys and so much more. There’s also a range of talks that go on throughout the day. You can pack up a picnic and spend the whole day there. Children under 2 years of age go free and children are just £10.
Walks
    There’s some lovely places to take a stroll to get the little ones out and about. Brandon Marsh nature reserve features acres of woodlands, pools, bird hides, wild flowers, meadows and you as you walk around the reserve you can spot a variety of rare birds.     Ryton Pools is a scenic place to go for a walk or bike ride with plenty of trails and paths to go down to discover lakes, look out hides and hills. You can hire out bicycles, karts, buggies, tandems, choppers and go off and have a day out taking in the fresh air and countryside views.  

Reasons to come to Coventry

Coventry has been awarded City of Culture 2021 and is set to host a range of events in the coming months. There’s some exciting events happening this year from festivals and music events to new restaurant and shopping complexes.
Coventry is also steeped in history with a range of fascinating stories for you to uncover. If you stay at Old Country Court hotel in the historic cathedral quarter, you’ll be perfectly placed to find out more about the history of Coventry.
Old County Court is situated next to the Slug and Lettuce opposite the cathedral ruins and is on the site of Coventry’s old courthouse and jail which opened in 1783. The Cathedral is a great place to visit to discover more about the history and culture of Coventry and its efforts in the war. Take a stroll around the cathedral ruins and understand more about what happened the night of the blitz in Coventry.
The Lady Godiva Statue is situated just a minutes’ walk from Old County Court. Discover more about the story of Lady Godiva and pop along and see the monument standing proudly in Coventry City Centre.
There’s some great music events in Coventry. We have some big name acts on at the Ricoh Arena including the Spice Girls which is perfectly located just off the M6 so it’s easy to drive there and it has its very own railway station too.
We also have a free festival - Godiva festival at Memorial Park in Coventry. It’s the Midlands biggest free festival and it spans over 3 days from Friday to Sunday. Friday is old-school 80’s, Saturday there are comedy tents, food tents, stalls and the headline act comes on later in the evening. There have been acts from Kate Nash to Ronan Keating and Coventry’s very own The Specials and The Enemy.
You don’t need to traipse to London to discover a west end show. The Belgrade Theatre has a range of shows this year including The Girl on the Train. The Belgrade Theatre is located next door to Belgrade Plaza with a range of restaurants and bars. Pop down to one of the many restaurants under the Belgrade Plaza or have a home cooked meal at The Town Wall Tavern and catch a show afterwards. Actors and actresses pop along to the pub after a show so it’s a great place to hang out and celebrity spot.
Coventry is a vibrant and diverse place that is definitely up and coming. Discover the city that has an eclectic mix of the old and the new and why it’s being put on the map as a destination city. We'll keep you up to date with the best of what Coventry and Warwickshire has to offer, as well as all of our news on our serviced apartments.

Best afternoon Teas in Coventry and Warwickshire

Coventry and Warwickshire have some amazing places for afternoon tea and it’s the perfect treat for a loved one, whether you’re celebrating a hen do, birthday or just fancy something a little bit special. Here are some of the top places in Coventry and Warwickshire for a sumptuous afternoon tea.
 

The Cosy Club

 
The Cosy Club is just a stone’s throw away from Old County Court Hotel and situated near the Cathedral Quarter. It’s the perfect place for a graduation celebration due to its location. The Cosy Club has an opulent decor and has a balcony terrace so it’s the perfect place to sip some prosecco with your afternoon tea.
 

Cafe Rouge

Cafe Rouge is a matter of seconds away from the Belgrade Plaza serviced apartments and situated directly below. You can have a choice of indulgent afternoon teas with a French twist. You can even get a cheese afternoon tea with three tiers of cheese - think gooey camembert and croque monsieur and you can complement it with a glass of French wine.
Afternoon tea is around £30 for two people and there’s even an option for children too.
 

Rising Cafe

 
The Rising Cafe is a little gem situated by the Cathedral. It feels like a cafe that’s straight out of the forties with the memorabilia and decor from yesteryear. All proceeds of the cafe go to the Betel charity which is an independent Christian charity for men, women and families affected by the hardships that lead to social exclusion, especially homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse and long-term unemployment. So you can eat cake and also know you’re doing something good! The afternoon tea’s feature scones with proper Rodda’s clotted cream, jam and a selection of sandwiches and cakes.
 

Stoneleigh Abbey

 
The afternoon tea is delivered in the Orangery at Stoneleigh Abbey overlooking the stunning grounds of the Abbey and is set in the perfect place for a lovely afternoon tea. You can also go for a walk through the grounds and sit out along the waterfront and watch the world go by. You can choose from a selection of sandwiches and cake and the scones are warm with oodles of cream and jam. The question is, which one do you put on first?
 

The Undercroft at St.Mary’s

 
Situated on Bayley Lane on the same street as Old County Court, its a quirky cafe in the Cathedral Quarter. The cafe is situated in the medieval undercroft of St.Mary’s Guildhall. The food is even prepared in medieval kitchens that have catered in the past for royalty. Sit in the courtyard area or within the atmospheric cafe and indulge on dainty sandwiches, cakes, scones and speciality teas.