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Heritage Open Days 2018

06 Sep 2018

Heritage Open Days in Coventry will be taking place across two sets of dates in September.

Heritage Open Days in Coventry will be taking place across two sets of dates in September. 

Venues taking part this year:

If you have or know of a venue that would like to take part in Coventry's Heritage Open Days please contact karen.aspin@coventry.gov.uk

Time: -

Location: Coventry

Cost: Free

Happening Today, 14 Aug 2018
Beautiful Butterflies

Location: Coombe Abbey Brinklow Rd, Coventry CV3 2AB

Time: 13:00 - 14:45

Cost: £4 per child

Come along and create your own buttterfly arts and crafts to take home. Booking essential.

www.coventry.gov.uk/coombeevents

Butterfly and Bug trail

Location: Coombe Country Park Brinklow Rd, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2AB

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Cost: £2

Pick up your trail sheet from the shop, collect the clues and work out the anagram to claim your prize.

www.coventry.gov.uk/coombevents  

Coventry Sports Week

Location: Broadgate Broadgate Coventry City Centre CV1 1NF

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

Coventry city centre will be transformed this summer with a variety of activity zones for a week of sport, physical activities, events and display performances for the whole family.

Sports Week will feature a wide range of activities designed to encourage more local people to take part in sport and physical activities. Free sessions aimed at children and young people will be led by a range of community organisations and professional sport clubs.

Through the week the activity zones will feature free taster sessions in a range of different activities, including family games, inflatables, sports, dance, fitness, and lots more! Additional charged activities including the climbing wall will also be in place through the week.

For full details of what activities take place on each day visit: www.coventry.gov.uk/sportsweek.

Enchanted Woodland

Location: Coombe Abbey Brinklow Rd, Coventry CV3 2AB

Time: 10:30 - 12:15

Cost: Free Entry

Unicorns, pixies and more make their home in the woods. Come along and create some Enchanted arts and crafts. Booking essential.

www.coventry.gov.uk/coombeevents

 

Escape Live

Location: Coventry - Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED.

Time:

Cost: From £15pp

Coventry’s Premier Live Escape game where you have 60 minutes to escape from a locked room before it is too late...

Use the SUMMERVIP code to claim your FREE child’s place.

www.escapelive.co.uk

 

Family Trail

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Time:

Cost: £1.50 per trail.

Explore the museum with this fun family trail, available throughout the holidays from reception.

www.transport-museum.com

Fevral: A Folklore

Location: Coventry - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry City Centre, CV1 5QP

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Cost: Free

Within this exciting exhibition artist Stewart Francis Easton explores the creation and development of folkloric tale.

Beginning with a series of creation myths Easton maps the course of a folk tale from its inception in history, with its many branches, to the tale’s role in contemporary life.

Fevral - A Folklore is an exhibition showing works in oil, fabric, stitch, pen and yarn. See the website for more details. 

Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge

Location: Libraries across Coventry

Time:

Cost: Free

Children aged 4-11 will be able to take part in Coventry Libraries Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge.

The challenge is to read any six library books during the summer holidays, and you can sign up to take part at your local library. When you sign up you’ll be given a colourful collector’s map of Beanotown to keep a record of your Summer Reading Challenge journey.  As you read you will receive special stickers, some with mysterious smells. By adding these stickers to your map, you will help Dennis, Gnasher and friends solve clues and discover the treasure, having lots of fun and adventures along the way.

www.coventry.gov.uk/whatsonlibraries

Play: An Exploration of Toys, Games and Fun

Location: Coventry - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry City Centre, CV1 5QP

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Cost: Free

Delve into the world of play in this interactive exhibition for all the family.

Discover how we have played for the last 2000 years. From marbles to Meccano and dolls to dressing up, this exhibition is packed with objects and interactives to delight and entertain all ages.

Come and join in the fun and find some treasured memories from your childhood and beyond. www.theherbert.org

Print Manufactory

Location: Coventry - Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED.

Time:

Cost: See website

Print Manufactory, Coventry's new open access Screen Printing and Darkroom space, will be running a variety of family friendly print & photography workshops during the summer.

Check out www.printmanufactory.com for more information.

Rare: From 8-Bit To Xbox One

Location: Coventry - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry City Centre, CV1 5QP

Time:

Cost: Free

Join us for a celebration of Rare, the award-winning and internationally renowned video games company based in Warwickshire

Journey through three decades of iconic games such as Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie, GoldenEye and Viva Piñata. Then set sail on the Sea of Thieves and explore how Rare’s latest release was made. This exhibition has been developed in partnership with Rare. www.theherbert.org

Rhymetimes

Location: Libraries across Coventry

Time:

Cost: Free

Free Rhymetimes for children aged 0-4 and their parents take place at libraries across the city every week. Come along with your little one and and enjoy singing along to well-known nursery rhymes.

Rhymetimes take place across all libraries in Coventry, to find out when a rhymetime takes place at your local library pop along and have a chat with our friendly staff or visit the website. www.coventry.gov.uk/whatsonlibraries

 

Square One - CineKids

Location: Square One @ The Hub 4 Jordan Well Coventry CV1 5QT

Time:

Cost: See description

Cinekids is a family fun day out for children of all ages. Join in at Square One for sweet treats and fun prizes to be won!

Cinekids:

  • Hotel Transylvania 5th August 12:00pm
  • Hotel Transylvania 6th August 10:00am
  • Boss Baby 12th August 13:00pm
  • Lego Movie 19th August 11:00am
  • Incredibles 2- 25th August 10:00am
  • Hotel Transylvania 3- 26th August 12:00pm

For general showing and Cinekids please contact squareone.ss@coventry.ac.uk or call 02477655231.

Staff/Student pricing/CineKids -£3.50

General public -£5.00

Summer Holiday: Play Makers

Location: Coventry - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry City Centre, CV1 5QP

Time:

Cost: £2.50

This summer is all about Play! and we will be offering a different craft activity each day to keep you entertained throughout the holidays.

Drop in I Suitable for age 3+ but all are welcome.

www.theherbert.org 

The Phil Silvers Archival Museum

Location: Coventry - Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED.

Time: 11:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free.

The Phil Silvers Archival Museum is located in FarGo Village, and is the only permanent exhibition dedicated to Phil Silvers.

Comedians Tim Vine, Phill Jupitus, broadcaster Danny Baker and film star Mark Hamill have all supported the Museum. The Phil Silvers Archival Museum is open six days a week, Tuesday to Sunday. All visitors who sign the Guestbook will receive a complimentary Phil Silvers badge. For more information visit www.facebook.com/philsilversarchive.  

Ticket to Ride

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Time:

Cost: Free.

Discover all things bus in this new exciting exhibition.

From our daily commute to longer excursions, drivers and passengers, vintage and futuristic, Ticket to Ride is packed with star items from the collections and features work from local enthusiasts, universities, vintage bus operators and the modern bus industry. 

www.transport-museum.com

Toys, Toys Toy Factory - Big One

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Time: 10:30 - 15:30

Cost: £2.50, cash only

Call Out! We like taking on big challenges and this summer we are going BIG. Our challenge this summer: Build a Bus!

Throughout the summer, join our team to put together lots of bus parts in the Learning Centre. We will then assemble all the created pieces inside the museum for everyone to see.Visitors may be asked to wait during busy times. Suitable for age 3+, but all welcome. 

www.transport-museum.com

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