Father's Day in CoventryPublished:
Sunday 20th June 2021
Now restrictions are lifting, we can finally make plans for treating our fantastic Partners, Dads and Grandads! To help inspire you, here are some ideas for how to spend Father's Day in Coventry - including ideas for family days out, perfect picnic spots, and some special and unique gift ideas.
Father's Day in Coventry
Day Trip Ideas
There are some great day trip ideas on our website for you to explore - find them all here. Here are some of our favourites:
The Midland Air Museum in Coventry offers a friendly welcome and an opportunity to experience first hand, the fascinating appeal of historic aircraft. It has a unique aeronautical collection, including over 45 aircraft on display, a guided tour of a Vulcan, and you can even sit in a Meteor Cockpit! Find out more here!
There is so much to see and do at Stoneleigh Abbey, the main house is only accessed via guided tours, however feel free to explore the history of the Abbey outside with its extensive grounds and woodlands. Tickets must be booked in advance. Find out more here.
The Arboretum is an evolving, maturing woodland landscape featuring 30,000 trees and a vast collection of memorials. The 150-acre site is a living, growing tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country. Tickets must be booked in advance. Find out more here.
Picnic, play and wander through the parkland, inspired by ‘Capability’ Brown, with views across the river Avon. Herds of Jacob sheep and fallow deer roam freely here and you can see them at close quarters all year round. Tickets must be booked in advance. Find out more here.
Discover the unique delights of Compton Verney, where there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 120 acres of stunning parkland and lake surround an award-winning art gallery. Tickets must be booked in advance. Find out more here.
Perfect Picnic Spots
There are heaps of fantastic local places to take Dad for his special day - find them all here. Here we have chosen our favourite spots for a lovely Father's Day picnic:
Coundon Wedge is an attractive stretch of countryside on the north-west outskirts of Coventry. Predominantly grassland with mature trees and hedgerows, it is criss-crossed by footpaths, making it readily accessible to all. It's a popular area for walks, and there's plenty of open space for a picnic and to let the kids run around. Find out more here.
Spencer Park in Earlsdon is a great place for a picnic, and a family game of football or frisbee! There is a large triangular open grassed area, bordered by a beautiful avenue of trees, and overlooking the rear of King Henry VIII School. Plenty of shady spots and a fun playground area make it a perfect spot for a family day out. Find out more here.
Wyken Pool is the largest expanse of water in Coventry. The rough grassland, scrub and marsh near the pool support a rich variety of wildlife and is an area of natural beauty. It's a beautiful spot to sit amongst the wildlife and enjoy a picnic. Don't forget to bring food for the swans! Find out more here.
Family Friendly Walks
For a detailed guide to family friendly walks in Coventry, read our article here. Here are our favourites for a special Daddy's Day Out:
Pack a picnic and head out for the day on one of these scenic walks. This series of circular walks range from 2.5 to 12 miles in length, all contained within a 6.5 mile radius from the centre of Coventry. All routes are off-road in the countryside with regular stiles to pass through. Find out more here.
This is a 6 mile gentle circular route along Millennium Way, starting and ending opposite the Queen & Castle in Kenilworth. There are no stiles and the walk is dog friendly apart from some farm livestock. Why not pack some lunch and make a day of it! Find out more here.
Father's Day Gift Ideas
Dads and Grandads are notoriously difficult to buy for, but don't worry! We have gathered together a collection of local businesses who are offering some lovely Father's Day gifts. You can read our article here!
We hope this gives you some inspiration!
We hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating with your Dad, and you have found plenty of ideas for ways to spend Father's Day in Coventry!