Places to find Conkers in CoventryPublished:
Nothing says "Autumn" like collecting conkers - they ripen and fall from the trees around September and October. See the smile on your little one's face when they find the biggest, shinest one! If you are looking for places to find conkers in Coventry, then look no further! We have gathered together all of our favourites
The fun doesn't stop when you've finished collecting them either, scroll to the bottom for ideas on what to do with your conkers when you get them home.
Places to Find Conkers in Coventry
War Memorial Park is Coventry's premier park, it is hugely popular with locals and visitors, and there is lots to see and do. There's a fantastic play area, a splash park in the summer, formal gardens, and two fantastic cafés. It's also a great spot for conker collecting! Read all about War Memorial Park and it's facilities here.
Allesley Park is a picturesque outdoor space with rolling landscape and established trees. Visitors can marvel at the unspoilt expanse of green space while walking around the park on the tarmac footpaths, which is also a well used dog walking venue. There's plenty of autumn treasure to be found, including conkers! Find horse chestnut trees along the main drive heading up to the park. Why not pop into the walled garden or visit the Fairy Village whilst you're there? Read all about Allesley Park and it's facilities here.
Coombe Abbey Park offers 500 acres of beautiful gardens, woodland, and lakeside walks, and it's perfect for a family day out, a long walk, or a quiet picnic. There are also loads of horse chestnut trees, especially near the play area and the lake bridge. If you fancy a hot coffee or other refreshments, then head to the café in the Park. Why not make a proper trip of it and let the kids loose at Hermit's Hollow? Find all the details about Coombe Abbey Park here.
The horsechestnut trees that line Binley Road offer a great supply of conkers year on year. You'll need to supervise your little ones closely, the trees are not far from a busy road. Whilst you're there, check out the 'Tick Tock' park or kick a ball around Stoke Green. There's a conker tree on Stoke Green too if you keep your eyes peeled! There's street parking available on Bulls Head Lane and Stoke Green.
Address: Binley Rd, Coventry CV2 4DR
If you're happy to go a little further afield, try Riversley Park in Nuneaton. There's plenty to explore at Riversley Park - from the child-friendly museum, to the great play area, open spaces and the River Anker for duck spotting. There's a few horse chestnut trees for conker picking - have a look near the bandstand or by the bridge. To find out more about Riversley Park and it's facilities, click here.
Charlecote Park, near Wellesbourne is a great choice if you're looking for a day out in nature. You'll find plenty of horse chestnut trees for conker collecting and you might even spot some deer too! Grab a hot chocolate and a treat from the Wood Yard Café and explore what the parkland has to offer. Please note, you'll need to pay for admission or be a member of the National Trust to access Charlecote Park. Find out more about Charlecote Park and it's facilities here.
More Places to Collect Conkers in Coventry
- Brownshill Green Road
- St Martins Road
- McDonalds car park, Abbey Park
- London Road, by Chace Hotel
Activities To Do With Conkers
Are you now faced with a huge amount of conkers you have no idea what to do with?! The fantastic Woodland Trust has all sorts of ideas to keep your little ones entertained once you're home. Feel like a traditional game of conkers? Check out their tips for knowing when conkers are ready and how to harden conkers for the ultimate game of conkers!
- Make a conker worm - thread conkers together and add eyes!
- Make a conker necklace - thread conkers together and tie together to make conker jewellery
- Do conker painting - unleash your creative side with some brightly coloured conkers
- Make a conker model - the limit is your imagination! What can you make with conkers?
- Learn maths with conkers - order them by size, use them in counting exercises or in imaginative play as money or treasure
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We hope you have enjoyed reading about places to find conkers in Coventry, and you find somewhere new to explore! Coventry Rocks has a fantastic collection of Parks, Walks and Nature Reserves, all in or around Coventry. Click here to browse the collection!