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‘Free’ things to do in Coventry

Following on from my last blog, I thought it would be useful to suggest some ‘free’ things to do in Coventry, over the Easter holiday. As students, we haven’t always got the money to be able to afford expensive days out. However, there are still lots of things to do without tugging on the purse strings….

War Memorial Park – As mentioned in my previous blog. This is Coventry’s number one park. It’s a great place to take the kids, walk the dog, or just take a pleasant walk. And, with free admission and parking, what’s not to love! http://www.coventry.gov.uk/warmemorialpark

Coombe Country Park – Just a short bus ride from Coventry city centre you’ll find 500 acres of beautiful gardens, woodland and lakeside walks. Coombe is a great place for everyone – from families to wildlife enthusiasts. Admission is free, but car parking charges do apply. For more information, visit the website: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/136/coombe_country_park/498/coombe_country_park/1

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum – Where you can immerse yourself and your family in art, history and culture. With a selection of permanent galleries and temporary exhibition spaces. The Herbert is suitable for all ages and offers free admission. To find out what’s on, click on the following link: http://www.theherbert.org/

Coventry Transport Museum – Situated in Coventry city centre, the transport museum is a fun day out for all ages. It "houses the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles in the world, and tells the fascinating story of Coventry and its people through the rise and fall of its biggest industry." The exhibits inside are constantly changing and being renewed, so it’s a great place to visit multiple times. http://www.transport-museum.com/

Coventry Cathedral and Ruins of the Old Cathedral – It’s free for anyone to enter the ruins of the Old Cathedral. And, students from UK universities (with a valid ID), can also enter the New Cathedral for free. Both are definitely worth a visit. Located in Coventry city centre, you don’t need to go far to visit these two great attractions. For more information, visit the Coventry Cathedral website: http://www.coventrycathedral.org.uk/wpsite/

Coventry Canal Art Trail – If the weather is dry and you want to get out for a walk this Easter then this five and a half mile ‘arts stretch’, along the canal, is worth a visit. The walk starts at Coventry Canal Basin and ends at Hawkesbury Junction. On the walk you’ll pass 39 art pieces, all inspired by local history and culture. For a map of the art trail and more information, click on the following link: http://covcanalsoc.org.uk/?page_id=53

FarGo Village – Quite new to Coventry, FarGo Village is an "artistically repurposed industrial space, designed exclusively for creative, independent businesses and like-minded visitors." It’s located on Far Gosford Street. There are various shops, and places to eat and drink. It’s free to walk around, and at different times of the year it hosts events and markets. For more information about the businesses located there and to see ‘what’s on’, visit the website: http://www.fargovillage.co.uk/

If you do manage to visit any of the above places of interest during the Easter holiday, please leave a message in the comments. Also, if you have any other recommendations for ‘free’ things to do in Coventry, then I’d love to hear about them. Thanks 🙂

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