The Best Picnic Spots in CoventryPublished:
We all love a picnic with family and friends - it's great fun for kids, and it's much cheaper than eating out! If you are looking for the best picnic spots in Coventry, then look no further! We have gathered together all of our favourites.
Are you bored of the same old sandwiches? Why not try something new in your picnic today! Scroll to the bottom of this guide to see some suggestions.
The Best Picnic Spots in Coventry
Coundon Wedge is a stunning stretch of countryside on the north-west outskirts of Coventry. It is popular with walkers, dog walking, and families enjoying a picnic! There is plenty of open space, perfect for the grown-ups to relax on the picnic blanket, and for the kids to have a run around. Read more about Coundon Wedge here.
Canley Ford forms part of the Millennium Green Local Nature Reserve, and is a great place for all the family to explore. The main footpath is along Canley Brook, which is well worth exploring for wildlife, and it's a great paddling spot for dogs! There are three picturesque meadows... so grab the blanket and enjoy a picnic amongst the flowers and wildlife. Find out more about Canley Ford here.
Address - Canley Ford, Canley, Coventry, CV5 6BY
Wyken Pool is the largest expanse of water in Coventry, and there is plenty of open space perfect for a picnic with family and friends. There is a lot of wildlife to discover, including plenty of ducks and swans - so don't forget the duck food! Read all about Wyken Slough Nature Reserve here.
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. Why not grab a proper coffee and find a shady spot underneath one of the grand oak trees, or bag one of the many picnic benches. Read all about War Memorial Park and it's facilities here.
Spencer Park in Earlsdon is a great place for a picnic, and a family game of football or Frisbee! There is a large 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. Read all about Spencer Park here.
Caludon Castle Park is smaller in size than other parks around the city, but it's well worth a visit. The site contains two ancient monuments endorsed by English Heritage, including the remains of Caludon Castle which is Grade 1 listed. It's got a fantastic medieval themed play area, with its very own draw-bridge and shields of armour! It's a great place to enjoy a couple of hours, so why not take a picnic. Find out more here.
Ryton Pools Country Park is a brilliant place for a day out with family and friends. There are 2 fantastic play areas, a lake with ducks to feed, a miniature railway, and a lovely café for a cuppa or an ice cream. With an abundance of picnic areas dotted all around Ryton Pools, it is a perfect setting for a family picnic. Read all about Ryton Pools here.
Coundon Hall Park is one of Coventry's newer and lesser well known parks, with playing fields, well equipped play areas and an area of woodland. If you're looking for somewhere quiet with lots of space for the kids to run around, then this is ideal. Find out more about Coundon Hall Park 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 plenty of picnic benches all around the site, and designated places for BBQs. If you fancy a hot coffee with your picnic, then head to the café in the Park. Find all the details about Coombe Abbey Park here.
Just outside of Coventry...
If you are looking to travel outside of Coventry for a picnic, then here are some ideas of where to go - all within a 1 hour drive of Coventry!
- Shustoke Reservoirs
- Draycote Water
- Burton Dassett Hills Country Park
- Sheldon Country Park
- Malvern & Brueton Parks
- Elmdon Park
- Jephson Gardens
- Kingsbury Water Park
New and different picnic food ideas for kids
Are you bored of the same old sandwiches? Here's some inspiration from the fantastic My Fussy Eater - for some easy and healthy picnic food ideas, to make your picnic basket a little more exciting!
- Child Friendly Hummus with Crudites - A child friendly hummus recipe served with crudités. Perfect as a snack or for summer picnics!
- Hidden Veggie Sausage Rolls - Delicious kid friendly sausage rolls packed with carrot and courgette.
- Avocado & Brown Rice Sushi Rolls - This recipe will have you making sushi in minutes. Best of all, it stores and transports really well, making it a great addition to kids’ lunch boxes and a great share plate at a picnic.
- Salmon, Cream Cheese & Spinach Pinwheels - Really easy to make and packed with nutritious ingredients, these Salmon Pinwheels make an excellent lunch for kids either at home or packed into a lunchbox!
- Healthy Strawberry Banana Bread - A delicious and easy Strawberry Banana Bread recipe, made a little healthier with no refined sugar. The perfect afternoon snack for hungry kids!
- Healthy Strawberry & Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins - These Healthy Strawberry & Chocolate Chip Muffins are packed full of oats, banana, greek yoghurt and honey and take just a couple of minutes to whip up in a blender or food processor.
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We hope you have enjoyed reading about the best picnic spots in Coventry, and you find somewhere new to explore!