Top 5 day trips in and around Coventry

Top 5 day trips in and around Coventry

Being a new student you might not be familiar with Coventry and as such don’t know where to go or what to do in your spare time. Below we have compiled a list of top 5 day trips in and around Coventry.

1. War Memorial Park, Coventry
If there is anywhere in Coventry that you absolutely MUST visit it is War Memorial Park. No matter what interests you there really will be something to capture your attention and keep drawing you back. Whether you are a runner, history buff, skater or just want some nice scenery for a walk, War Memorial Park is the place.

First opened as a tribute to the fallen World War One soldiers, the park has many sporting facilities. These include tennis courts, football pitches, bowling greens, and a small golf course and more. The park is also home to Godiva Festival as well as weekly park runs.

2. Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa
If you are looking for a more scenic day out perhaps Jephson Gardens is the place for you. And FYI fellas, it’s the perfect date spot! Now don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just a typical garden with not much to offer because you will be wrong. Not only is it beautiful but it has plenty to offer; there is a stunning glasshouse filled with a variety of tropical plants, the local Aviary café as well as the opportunity to hire a boat along the river Leam just to name a few.

3. Birmingham Bullring, Birmingham
For those of you who think the weekends are meant for shopping and nothing else then the Bullring will be a game changer. With every shop you could ever ask for and only 20 minutes train journey from Cov you really can’t go wrong. And I don’t mean 20 minutes on the train then 30 minutes walking to the destination, the Bullring and Birmingham New Street Station are actually linked, so you really don’t have justifiable reasons not to go.

The perfect place for a girly shopping trip or perfect place to meet up with friends, the Bullring has more than just clothing shops to offer. Along with big brands like Apple, the Bullring also has a food court with a huge variety on available no matter what your taste.

4. Stratford upon Avon
If you are looking for a bit of culture or simply something that will impress your parents, William Shakespeare’s birthplace is the place to go. Not only can you see visit the house Shakespeare was born in but you can also take a walk into Anne Hathaway’s cottage, and even visit Shakespeare’s gravesite. Along with all of Shakespeare’s history, there is so much culture to soak in. Simply take a walk along the streets of Stratford to take in all the historical buildings it has to offer. It really is another world.

5. Coombe Abbey, Coventry
This one might not be as easily accessible for those of you who don’t have access to a car, however it’s definitely worth a trip if you do. It is the place to visit if one fancies a spot of afternoon tea or simply an enjoyable afternoon out. Home to many a wedding, Coombe Abbey is definitely for those of you who enjoy the finer things in life.