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1) Alan Higgs Centre

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The Alan Higgs Centre was opened in 2004 as an £8million leisure centre that has been built to provide sports and leisure facilities for people living in the South East of Coventry. An extensive range of facilities for sport, exercise and recreational participation, the Alan Higgs Centre also incorporates specialist facilities such as indoor and outdoor 3G pitches, a BMX track, skate park and a natural play area.

  • Family friendly
  • Full disabled access
  • Tearoom/Coffee shop on-site
  • Leisure facilities

http://www.covsf.com

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2) Coventrian Narrow Boat

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The ‘Coventrian’ narrow boat is owned and operated by The Living Environment Trust. The 25m long ‘Coventrian’ can hold up to 24 people seated or 39 standing. The narrow boat offers something for everyone: private cruises, dinner cruises, water taxi to the Ricoh Arena and corporate cruises. The Coventrian also offers staff; a bar and catering services; lights, sound systems; and karaoke machines.

http://covsf.com/coventrian/

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3) Adventure Sports

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Adventure Sports is a 100 acre outdoor centre offering a huge range of activities for groups and individuals. From driving unique vehicles to clay pigeon shooting, paintballing, archery, Segways and Zorbing, there’s something for all ages to enjoy. Bring your family or come along with friends. Whatever your age, it is bound to be a day you won’t forget. Book online or for more information see the website.

  • Conference facilities

http://www.adventuresport.co.uk

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4) Ansty Golf Centre

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Founded in 1990, Ansty Golf Club is a well presented parkland course. Offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding areas, the golf course provides a rural golfing getaway. All aspects of the golf club are open to the public so whether you are looking for a game of golf, a social drink or a bar meal you will always be more than welcome.

  • Conference facilities

http://www.anstygolfclub.co.uk/

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5) Centre AT7

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Coventry Sports Foundation is a charitable trust registered in England, with a mission to provide a wide range of sporting, recreational, educational and social activities to under-represented and disadvantaged community groups and individuals within Coventry. With halls, clubs and courts to play on, Centre AT7 is a very successful and welcoming sports centre for all ages.

  • Family friendly
  • Tearoom/Coffee shop on-site
  • Full disabled access

http://covsf.com/csf/centres/at7

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6) Avon Boating

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Avon Boating is one of England's oldest and largest traditional boating companies, offering boats for hire on one of the finest rivers in the country, the Avon at Stratford. We operate a fleet of classic Edwardian passenger vessels on regular public cruises from the Bancroft Gardens next to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and offer a variety of private cruises for groups. Avon Boating invite you to relax and enjoy the town's riverside setting and the tranquil waters of the Avon by boat, as customers have done for well over 100 years.

http://www.avon-boating.co.uk

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7) Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey

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The Coventry Blaze play in the Elite League and are one of the most successful teams in British ice hockey.

The season runs from September until the end of March and there is a game most weekends during this period.

  • Bar and lounge
  • Full disabled access
  • Groups welcome
  • Parking on-site

http://www.coventryblaze.co.uk

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8) Fargo Village

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Fargo Village, Far Gosford St is now open and is bringing a whole new dimension to the city of Coventry, with niche and unique retailers, artists’ studios, creative workspace, crafts, cafes, markets and entertainment space.

Fargo Village is bringing a piece of the Camden and Brick Lane independent shopping vibe to Coventry. Twenty years ago these were run down areas of London but with investment into the creative industries they have now become major attractions bringing in visitors from all over the world and in turn supporting the local economy.

Visit the website for more information and details on the exciting event programme for the remainder of this year and beyond.

  • Tearoom/Coffee shop on-site
  • Children welcome
  • Family friendly
  • Free entry
  • Gift shop on-site
  • Groups welcome
  • Leisure facilities
  • Wi-Fi available

http://www.fargovillage.co.uk/

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9) Coventry City Football Club

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Founded in 1883, Coventry City Football Club currently plays in League One of English football, with home matches taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

  • Bar and lounge
  • Children welcome
  • Coach parties welcome
  • Conference facilities
  • Family friendly
  • Full disabled access
  • Gift shop on-site
  • Groups welcome
  • Leisure facilities
  • Parking on-site
  • Restaurant
  • Tours welcome

http://www.ccfc.co.uk

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10) Ace Karting

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Ace Karting offers a unique indoor go-karting experience for all thrill-seekers. Whether you’re looking for a fun activity for the family, a team building exercise, corporate event or a high adrenaline party, Ace Karting can meet any requirement. Any age, any gender, this activity always manages to bring laughter. Please call for the latest prices, opening times, information or booking enquiries.

  • Coach parties welcome
  • Family friendly

http://www.acekarting.co.uk

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11) Coventry Canal Basin

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Coventry Canal Basin is the ideal place to start out on several fascinating art trail treks through picturesque countryside. Look out for several informative fact boards and plaques along the routes highlighting some of Coventry’s rich industrial history and enjoy miles of traffic-free towpath walks.

  • Family friendly
  • Free entry

http://www.canalbasintrust.co.uk/


12) Coventry Sports Centre

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This unique city centre facility offers an extensive choice of opportunities to exercise, learn, keep fit and have fun and it is becoming increasingly popular for family members of all ages. Part of the Coventry Sports Trust and a ‘QUEST' accredited site that carries the UK quality kite mark standard for sports and leisure facilities.

http://www.coventrysports.co.uk

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13) FSM Flight Simulator Midlands

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The Boeing 747 400 simulator is now ready for boarding at Coventry Airport. Take the flight of your life in the cockpit of this queen of the skies or fly Boeing 737 around the Alps, Hong Kong or any destination you wish. These are real simulators and not just replica flight decks, with professional, qualified captains leading you through each experience.

  • Groups welcome
  • Family friendly
 

http://flyfsm.co.uk/

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14) Delta Force Paintball

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Delta Force Paintball is perhaps the best recognised name in the sport of paintball today. With over half a million paintball players through their doors last year alone no organisation is more experienced or better placed to host your ultimate paintball day-out. They have dozens of paintball centres located all over the UK, all superbly equipped and fully dedicated to providing you with the very highest standards of care, safety, value for money and fun!

  • Children welcome
  • Coach parties welcome
  • Event field available
  • Family friendly
  • Groups welcome
  • Parking on-site
 

http://www.paintballgames.co.uk/

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15) Camel Trekking

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Come camel trekking in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. They cater for individuals and groups of up to 16 people, corporate or private and can organise a special occasion around a trek. The three hour camel experience starts with tea and biscuits, then you help groom and tack up the camels. The trek, one person per camel led by a handler, lasts about 1 1/2 hours. You finish with a drink and strawberries. Booking is by appointment only.

  • Children welcome
  • Family friendly
  • Groups welcome

http://www.jacamels.co.uk/

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16) Hoar Park Craft Centre & Antique Village

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Set in 141 acres of beautiful North Warwickshire countryside, with a courtyard of 17th Century barns converted into retail and craft shops. Featuring an award-winning Restaurant, a Children's Farm, the Granary Antique Centre, Country Walks and Fishing Pools. The Red Barn is available to hire for Barn Dances, Weddings, Private Parties.

http://www.hoar-park.co.uk/

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17) Odeon Cinema Coventry

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An amazing, modern, nine screen multiplex cinema with on-site parking available. Customers receive four hours free parking when purchasing cinema tickets. With a licensed bar to buy refreshments and a Haagen Dazs Cafe to treat the kids or yourself whilst watching one of the latest blockbusters. See the website for current programmes.

  • Family friendly
 

http://www.odeon.co.uk/

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18) Shakespeare Walking Tour of Stratford

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Master Shakespeare has come back through time to provide tours of his beloved home town. William will guide you along beautiful streets and wonderful old buildings in Stratford-upon-Avon, whilst relating tales to his personal life and plays. Tours begin at 2pm on Saturdays from his old tavern (now Tudor World in Sheep Street) and pass his birthplace, daughter's houses, his old school, his theatre and finally, his last resting place at Holy Trinity Church.

http://www.tudorworld.com/


19) Kenilworth Golf Club

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Formed in 1889 our club is famous for its friendliness and hospitality as well as having one of the finest golf courses in the area. An exciting 18 hole parkland course which favours accuracy rather than big hitting. The course is open year round with no temporary greens or tees. Active golf sections for Men, Ladies, Juniors and Seniors.

http://www.kenilworthgolfclub.co.uk/

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20) Planet Ice Arena

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Coventry’s SkyDome Arena offers a whole host of entertainment, with something for the entire family to enjoy. There’s an on-site Odeon cinema, ice rink, several restaurants, numerous bars and it is home to Coventry Blaze ice hockey team. Planet Ice offer skate
hire, dedicated student events, themed skate evenings and family orientated sporting activities.

  • Family friendly
  • Full disabled access
  • Groups welcome
  • Parking on-site

http://www.planet-ice.co.uk/

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21) Royal Pump Rooms

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This award winning cultural complex in the heart of Leamington Spa, offers visitors the chance to see the ‘Royal Pump Room and Baths’ designed by C.S.Smith of Warwick and opened in 1814. After a substantial redevelopment project in 1997-99, the building now contains a visitor information centre, art gallery, museum, library, tea room and assembly rooms.

http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms/


22) Redwings Horse Sanctuary

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Redwings Oxhill offers visitors the chance to meet and greet their four-legged friends, including adoption favourites Wensley the wily Shetland, Major the magnificent Shire cross, and the rather gorgeous Rumpel.

There are regular guided tours of the centre and demonstrations of horse care given by the equine centre staff as well as the chance to cuddle the residents of course!

The centre also has a gift shop, information centre and café on site, serving delicious snacks, Fair Trade teas, coffees and cakes. There is also a children's play area and picnic areas for visitors to take their own food if they so choose.

  • Tearoom/Coffee shop on-site
  • Children welcome
  • Family friendly
  • Free entry
  • Gift shop on-site
  • Picnic area

http://www.redwings.org.uk/

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23) Shakespeare's Way

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This long-distance path runs between Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare’s Globe, London - a total distance of 146 miles. Using existing footpaths, bridleways and a few minor roads, this path has been planned to follow, as closely as possible, a route that Shakespeare may have taken on some of his journeys back and forth between his home at Stratford-upon-Avon and the city where he spent most of his productive years.

http://www.shakespearesway.org/

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24) Warwick Racecourse

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Warwick Racecourse retains its historic charm and character. Nestled next to Warwick Castle, the racecourse is one of the oldest in the country, with racing having taken place there since the 18th century. This is a course rich in tradition and heritage. The facilities at the course are renowned for comfort and luxury and are constantly being upgraded to meet the needs of our clients.

http://www.warwickracecourse.co.uk/

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25) Tenpin Bowling

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A large bowling centre with a bar, cafe and amusements. Family friendly venue with corporate hospitality facilities. Bowling leagues are available here. Come along and have a family day, competing against one another in a range of activities from bowling, laser quest and arcade games which are available in the venue, or come down with your friends and have a friendly competition to find out who is the bowling champion.

  • Family friendly
  • Full disabled access

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26) Jam Jam Boomerang

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Jam Jam Boomerang have a 3 floor play frame for the 4-12s with bridges, rollers, aerial glides, bish bags, 4 lane wavy slide and the "DEPTH DROP" covered slide! A Football and Basketball zone! A separate area for the 0-4s with a 2 floor play frame and a great car track! Lots of "gentle" things for the pre-schooler to do! Children's Parties, they have three fantastic party packages for your child's special day be it a birthday or anything else you'd like to celebrate!

  • Bar and lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Tearoom/Coffee shop on-site
  • Children welcome
  • Family friendly
  • Parking on-site

http://www.jamjamboomerang.co.uk/

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27) Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse

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Steeplechasing has taken place at Stratford Racecourse since 1755. Nowadays, we have sixteen meetings a year, most of which take place within the summer months. We have a large picnic area, bars and eateries. All enclosures have access to bookmakers, Tote betting units, undercover viewing, bars, and catering. Dress Code for the Club is smart casual (no jeans or trainers please).

http://www.stratfordracecourse.net/

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28) Upton House and Gardens

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Join the guests of Lord and Lady Bearsted for a weekend in the country and discover more about the life of a 1930s millionaire. Discover how the family made their fortune in the Squash Court Gallery exhibition, Shell and the Art of Advertising. Stepping inside the house you'll find yourself surrounded by Lord Bearsted’s internationally important art and porcelain collections, with works by/ artists such as Canaletto, Stubbs and Hogarth. Delve deeper and you’ll discover what life was like at Upton in 1938 – read about Lord Bearsted’s passion for art as well as his support for the local community and Jewish causes in Europe.

Lady Bearsted was passionate about developing the gardens with designed Kitty Lloyd Jones. The sweeping lawn gives way to a series of terraces and herbaceous borders leading to a mirror pool. There is a kitchen garden, a tranquil bog garden, spring bulb displays and National Collection of Aster, flowering in late September.

  • Bar and lounge
  • Tearoom/Coffee shop on-site
  • Children welcome
  • Coach parties welcome
  • Family friendly
  • Full disabled access
  • Garden on-site
  • Gift shop on-site
  • Groups welcome
  • Leisure facilities
  • Parking on-site
  • Partial disabled access
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Tours welcome
  • Wedding venue
 

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/upton-house

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29) Xcel Leisure Centre

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Hailed as the flagship project for the Canley Regeneration Scheme, the Xcel Leisure Centre has been designed with the needs of the local community in mind. The Xcel Leisure Centre boasts some of the most modern access adaptations for people with a range of disabilities including innovations such as a moveable floor and independent access lift into the swimming pool for participants with mobility difficulties.

  • Full disabled access
  • Family friendly
  • Tearoom/Coffee shop on-site

http://www.covsf.com/

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30) Valley Cruises

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Placed in the Heart of the Midlands and with a wealth of routes available, guests are able to enjoy a range of attractions such as famous canal landmarks, museums, sports and concert facilities, castles and historic buildings, parks, theme parks, zoos and gardens, shopping and lots and lots of fantastic canal side pubs (many of which are child and dog friendly), restaurants, bistros and cafes in venues ranging from pretty hamlets and villages to the second largest city in England. You may prefer to spend most of your time aboard your canal boat, negotiating locks, tunnels, aqueducts and taking in the scenery, historic sights, wildlife and the nuances of other waterway and tow-path users, enjoying a rare chance to spend uninterrupted time with friends and family. The canal system is renowned for its camaraderie and many people build up friendships with other boaters that spill over into the local pub or restaurant and last long after the holiday is over. Some boats are based at the Coventry Canal Basin at the terminus of the Coventry Canal in the very Heart of England (Photo right). It is easily accessible from the the M40, M6, M69 and is well signposted from the Coventry ring road; a short taxi ride from Coventry railway station and about 20 minutes by taxi from Birmingham International Airport. Please email if you require directions. Boats also leave from our Stratford-upon-Avon base at Valley Wharf, Western Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 0AH. The wharf is just outside of the city centre, Shakespeare's birthplace, on the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal in lovely South Warwickshire. It is next to the Stratford Railway station and about 40 minutes from the nearest Airport, which is Birmingham International Airport. For more details, or to book your trip, please visit the Valley Cruises website.

http://www.valleycruises.co.uk/

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31) Ricoh Arena

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With its state-of-the-art conference, banqueting, exhibition, hotel and sports facilities, the multi-purpose complex has already won awards for its design.

Based within a two hour drive for 75 per cent of the population of England, it is yards from junction three of the M6 and is near an international airport and major railway stations.

A 2012 Olympic Games venue, that has acted as a catalyst for regeneration in the north of the city and forms an important part of the city council's bigger plan to rejuvenate the entire area.

As well as delivering a unique package, the Ricoh Arena is also distinctive in the way it works with numerous partners such as Coventry City Council, the Alan Edward Higgs Charity and the European Regional Development Fund. In addition to this the Ricoh Arena partners with some of the UK's leading companies such as Ricoh, Lloyds Pharmacy, Jaguar and E.ON as well as tenants G Casino.

http://www.ricoharena.com/

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