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What's on Summer Holidays in Coventry 2023

Are you looking for things to do in Coventry during the Summer Holidays? There are heaps of activities and events on the Coventry Rocks website for you to browse at your leisure - just click this link to browse the full collection!

Short of time? We have gathered together a handful of our favourites below. So start scrolling and get planning for a jam-packed Summer full of fun! We hope you find something great!

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What's On Summer Holidays in Coventry 2023


Dino Trail | West Orchards Shopping Centre

Head to West Orchards Shopping Centre this summer, grab a Dino Trail Passport and hunt the dinosaurs down for the chance to be entered into a competition to win £100. ‌You’ll also find a host FREE activities in the shopping centre every Wednesday.

  • Dates: Saturday 22nd July - Sunday 10th September 2023
  • Location: West Orchards Shopping Centre, CV1 1QX
  • Price: FREE
  • Booking: No booking needed, just turn up!
  • Find all the info here.


Wildlings Outdoor Play | Finham

Great news! Wildlings Outdoor Play are running sessions throughout the Summer Holidays! Perfect for children up to age 8 with a younger sibling.

  • Dates: Every Monday, Tuersday, Friday & Saturday thoughout the summer holidays.
  • Location: Saint Martin's Finham, 136 Green Lane, CV3 6EA
  • Suitable for: Children up to age 8 (Year 2) with a younger sibling.
  • Booking: Find all the info here.


Dippy and Friends | Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Meet Dippy’s dinosaur friends in a live experience on Saturday 5th August, provided by Dinosaur Experiences. With interactive shows and encounters, this fun filled event is guaranteed to be ROARsome!

  • Dates: Saturday 5th August 2023
  • Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, CV1 5QP
  • Prices: FREE, booking is highly recommended.
  • Booking: Find all the info here.


Summer of Playhem | Coventry Transport Museum

Head to Coventry Transport Museum for an amazing summer of drop in sessions and workshops! Since the team at the Transport Museum know everyone loves to play in one way or another, their family programme is packed full with PlayHem for all. There's something suitable for all ages.

  • Dates: 26th July - 30th August 2023
  • Location: Coventry Transport Museum, CV1 1JD
  • Suitable for: There's something for everyone!
  • Booking: Find all the info here.



The Snail and the Whale | The Albany Theatre

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book.

  • Dates: Monday 28th August - Tuesday 29th August 2023
  • Location: The Albany Theatre, Coventry
  • Suitable for: Children aged 4+
  • Booking: Find all the info here.


Blockbuster Summer | Skydome

Join in some FREE summer fun to celebrate the release of this summer's biggest family movies! With Barbie & Donatello character meet & greet, face painting, glitter tattooists & craft workshops there's sure to be something to keep your little ones entertained!

  • Dates: Friday 4th August
  • Location: Skydome, Croft Rd, Coventry, CV1 3AZ
  • Prices: FREE
  • Booking: No booking needed, just turn up!
  • Find all the info here.


Family Boom Package | Boom Battle Bar

Battle it out with family or friends with this awesome package from Boom Battle Bar Coventry! There's so much fun to be had at Boom Battle Bar Coventry! Choose 3 games, for 3 hours of fun at the battleground. Don't forget to check out the Boom Bites menu for tasty treats including wings, nachos, fries, tots and loaded hot dogs.

  • Dates: 26th July - 31st August (12pm - 7pm)
  • Location: Boom Battle Bar, Broadgate, CV1 1LL
  • Suitable for: A family of 4. Children must be aged between 9 – 17, must include 1 adult
  • Booking: Find all the info here.


Music & Merriment | St Mary's Guildhall

Head to St Mary's Guildhall for music and merriment during the school summer holidays! Experience family fun activities, including children’s Jester School*, specially created immersive Tudor experiences celebrating music, dancing and merriment.

  • Dates: 26th July - 3rd September 2023 (* Jester School workshops run on selected dates)
  • Location: St Mary's Guildhall, Bayley Lane, CV1 5RN
  • Booking: Find all the info here.



MiCLab Youth Club - STEM Car Science | Coventry Transport Museum

Head to Coventry Transport Museum for these amazing workshops! Enjoy unique full-day experiences of exploring the museum's collections, finding out about the wider impact of vehicle manufacturing, hands-on experience developing new concepts and designs for future technology and a social lunch in the museum café.

  • Dates: Friday 4th, 11th & 25th August 2023
  • Location: Coventry Transport Museum, Coventry, CV1 1JD
  • Suitable for: Designed for ages 11 - 16
  • Booking: Find all the info here.
  • HAF Places available for Coventry FSM eligible children.


Free Upgrade at Ash End Children's Farm | Tamworth

Ash End Children's Farm is a brilliant place to spend the day over the Summer Holidays. Ash End Children's Farm and Coventry Rocks are offering you a FREE UPGRADE this summer! Present the voucher below to receive a FREE UPGRADE to the Play Barn Soft Play (when you have a 'just farm' booking).

  • Dates: 22nd July - 3rd September 2023 (excluding bank holidays)
  • Location: Ash End Children's Farm, Tamworth, B78 2BL
  • Offer: Present the voucher below to receive a free upgrade to the Play Barn Soft Play (when you have a 'just farm' booking).
  • Booking: Find all the info here.


Funtopia | Coombe Country Park

The BIG day out for little kids is coming back to Coventry! Funtopia is designed especially for younger visitors (Up to 10 years of age) and we encourage all grown ups to play too!

  • Dates: Wednesday 26th July 2023
  • Location: Coombe Country Park, CV3 2AB
  • Price: Under 90cm Free of Charge / Over 90cm £10 / Adult £2.50
  • Booking: Booking required for Autism sessions only. There's no need to book for the main session, just turn up on the day!
  • Find all the info here.


Lunt Roman Festival | Baginton

Head to Lunt Roman Fort for the most spectacular event of the year, when the fort truly comes to life! Marvel at displays from living history re-enactment groups, take to the field as part of the interactive Battle Drill, or explore the Roman village.

  • Dates: Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th August
  • Location: Lunt Roman Fort, Baginton, CV8 3AJ
  • Suitable for: Designed for all - under 3's go free!
  • Booking: Find all the info here.


Dino Discovery | Lower Drayton Farm

Help the Lower Drayton Dino Ranger find the Mega-Dinos in this ROARsome Maize Maze! No less than eight animatronic life-size dinosaurs have arrived at the farm ready to wow visitors to its PLAY@ farm attraction this summer. In addition to finding the lost dinos, the Dino Discovery Maize Maze experience will see youngsters hunt for fossils, get creative with dino-themed crafts and learn all about modern day ‘dinosaurs’ in a special 'Meet the Reptiles' talk.

  • Dates: 26th July – 3rd Sept 2023
  • Location: Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5RE
  • Offer: Use code CRDINO for 10% off tickets - online bookings only!
  • Booking: Find all the info here.



FREE Re-Visit at Go Kids Play | Foleshill

Go Kids Play is an exciting indoor play and party centre in Coventry, and this summer they are offering a FREE RE-VISIT! There's a range of interactive games and activities such as laser arena, go-karts, three tier soft play frame, bouncy castle, toddler play area for under 5's and interactive role play.

  • Dates: Open every day during the summer holidays 10am - 6pm
  • Location: 310 Kingfield Road, Coventry, CV1 4LD
  • Booking: No booking needed, just turn up!
  • Offer: Visit Go Kids Play between 22/07/23 and 03/09/23 to receive a FREE return ticket (valid until 15/09/23) - see flyer below.
  • Find all the info here.


Summer at The Bear Grylls Adventure | Birmingham

The Bear Grylls Adventure at the NEC, Birmingham, has everything you need for an awesome day out during the Summer Holidays, with adrenaline-fuelled activities for kids, parents, and groups of friends to tackle together! Guess what! Climbing and iFLY is now open to ages 5+!

  • Dates: Open every day except Tuesday during the Summer Holidays
  • Location: The Bear Grylls Adventure, Birmingham NEC, B40 1NT
  • Suitable for: Ages 5+ (check each activity for age suitability)
  • Booking: Find all the info here.


Splash Park at War Memorial Park

During the summer school holidays, younger visitors can enjoy the Splash 'n' Play Park at War Memorial Park in Coventry!

  • Dates: Open during the summer school holidays
  • Location: War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Road, Coventry, CV3 6PT
  • Price: Free (parking charges apply)
  • Booking: No booking needed, just turn up!
  • Find all the info here.

Sports Fest 2023 | Broadgate

Sports Fest will feature a wide range of sports and wellbeing activities that are suitable for all ages and abilities. Local sports clubs and organisations will be at the event, showcasing their skills and offering opportunities to get involved.

  • Dates: Tuesday 25 July – Sunday 30 July
  • Location: Broadgate, Coventry City Centre, CV1 1FS
  • Price: Free (parking charges apply)
  • Booking: No booking needed, just turn up!
  • Find all the info here.

Cov By The Sea | Coventry Cathedral

Coventry might be the furthest city from the sea but that doesn't stop of us from trying to bring those holiday vibes a little closer to home! Head to Coventry Cathedral on 4th, 5th and 6th August for free crafts, games, activities, a vintage carousel, live music and a community seaside mural.

  • Dates: Friday 4th - Sunday 6th August 2023
  • Location: Coventry Cathedral, CV1 5AB
  • Price: FREE
  • Booking: No booking needed, just turn up!
  • Find all the info here.


Summer Reading Challenge | Coventry Libraries

Every year Coventry libraries run their free Summer Reading Challenge, calling for children aged 4 – 11 to sign up to read six books over the summer holiday. From Saturday 8th July children can come and collect their Summer Reading Challenge free fun collector pack, stickers and goodies at a Coventry Library.

  • Dates: Throughout the summer holidays
  • Location: Your local library
  • Price: FREE
  • Booking: Sign up at your local library
  • Find all the info here.

Fire Station Open Day | Coventry City Centre

West Midlands Fire Service have loads in store for you at the Coventry Fire Station Open Day!

  • Date: Saturday 29th July
  • Location: Coventry Fire Station, Radford Road, CV1 4EL
  • Price: Free.
  • Booking: No booking needed, just turn up!
  • Find all the info here.


Get Mucky, Get Making | Compton Verney

Compton Verney are rolling together the imagination of the Art gallery and the wildness of the woodland, whisking, mixing and pouring into Get Mucky, Get Making sessions!

  • Dates: Every Thursday during the school holidays (10am - 12:30pm)
  • Location: Compton Verney, CV35 9HZ
  • Price: £7.50 per child
  • Booking: Find all the info here.

Draycote Water Summer Fair | Draycote Water

Enjoy a day at Draycote Water with great food, live music, craft stalls, children's games and lots more.

  • Dates: Friday 11th August 2023 (10am - 4pm)
  • Location: Draycote Water, Warwickshire, CV23 8AB
  • Price: Free (car parking charges apply)
  • Booking: No booking needed, just turn up!
  • Find all the info here.

War Memorial Park Food Festival | War Memorial Park

Are you ready to feel the BOOM? Battle it out with family or friends with this awesome package from Boom Battle Bar Coventry. Play Crazier Golf, Augmented Reality Darts, American Pool, Shuffleboard, Beer Pong and more! Choose your 3 games, for 3 hours of fun at the battleground (excluding Axe Throwing). Children must be aged between 9 – 17.

  • Dates: Sunday 13th August 2023 (10am - 5pm)
  • Location: War Memorial Park, Coventry, CV3 6PT
  • Price: Free (car parking charges apply)
  • Booking: No booking needed, just turn up!
  • Find all the info here.

We hope you found lots of inspiration for things to do in Coventry during the Summer Holidays! Don't forget there are heaps of activities and events on the Coventry Rocks website for you to browse at your leisure - just click this link to browse the full collection!

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