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Coombe Abbey Park

Parks & Walks

For a family day out, long walk, or a quiet picnic, visit Coombe Abbey Park!

Coombe Abbey Park | Places to Visit in Coventry

Coombe Abbey Park offers 500 acres of beautiful gardens, woodland, lakeside walks, and bird watching and has won many awards for its quality and excellence in management, conservation, visitor experience and education.

Facilities at Coombe Abbey Park

Two purpose built play areas:

The fully enclosed  Visitor Centre Play Area is suitable for children under 12, featuring:

  • baby and toddler swings
  • 2 birds nest swings
  • Tall wooden castle-style climbing frame with slide and rope bridge
  • Stepping stones
  • A Smaller wooden castle-style climbing frame with slide and tunnel
  • Zip wire 

The Climbing Forest Play Area is suitable for children 8 years and over. A more challenging and exciting play area with cargo nets and climbing posts surrounded by Coombe's woodland. Children under 15 must have adult supervision at all times.

The Avenue at Coombe

The Avenue at Coombe is bursting with shops, eateries, flowers, gifts and fun! Find all the details here.

The Discovery Centre is a haven for history buffs. Learn all about the fascinating history and heritage of the site. You’ll also discover information about the woodlands, wetlands and grasslands of the park, with interactive exhibits for children too.

At the Information Desk you can pick up a map of the park, or a trail guide. Find out what you can see in the park today and you can ask the friendly members of staff for any information you need. 

Food and Drink at Coombe Abbey Park

  • Café in the Park - operated by Coombe Abbey Hotel, the Café in the Park is licensed to serve alcohol and has an extensive menu, serving something for everyone to enjoy. There is a small play area inside the cafe to keep the little ones entertained.
  • The Sundae Club - a gorgeous 1950's inspired dessert diner offering warm crepes, waffles and an ice cream selection the colour of the rainbow!
  • Kiosk in the Park - situated down at Top Pool Lodge.
  • Picnic Areas - there are plenty of picnic benches all around the site.
  • Ice Cream Outlet - As well as the café and kiosk in the park there is now an Ice cream outlet at the visitor centre.
  • PLEASE NOTE! Barbeques are no longer allowed in any Coventry City Council Park or Green Space.

Cycling at Coombe Abbey Park

Cycling is welcomed at Coombe Park but please be respectful to other park users, especially young families. There are bike chains, a pump and tools outside the Visitor Centre in case any repairs are needed!

Bird Hide

The accessible bird hide is a popular spot to watch birds all year round and view Warwickshire largest Heronry.

Wildflower Meadow

A sensory experience filled with the sights, smells and sounds of the flora and fauna from April to September.

Pond Dipping at Coombe Abbey Park

Bring a bucket and a fishing net to see what you can find with our identification boards

Visitor Information

Toilets - There are toilets in multiple locations at Coombe Abbey. These can be found inside The Café in the Park, on the outside of The Avenue and the Top Pool. 

Duck and Swan Feeding Area - A favourite for all ages both at the main lake and Top Pool. Duck and swan food is available from the café priced at £1 a bag.

Dog Walking at Coombe Abbey Park - Dogs are welcome at The Avenue at Coombe. Water bowls are available to keep your dog hydrated and you can treat them to a dog friendly ice-cream in The Café in the Park.

Parking at Coombe Abbey Park - There is a large car park on site which is chargeable and prices are from £1. See tariffs here.

Download the Visitor Guide and Map for more information.

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