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Allesley Park

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Allesley Hall Drive,
Allesley Park,
Coventry CV5 9AD

This picturesque historic park nestles between established housing developments offering a unique parkland experience with its rolling landscape and established tree stock. Visitors can marvel at the unspoilt expanse of green space while walking around the park on the tarmaced footpaths, which is also a well used dog walking venue. Families with children can also enjoy using the recently provided equipped and natural play area while also being able to have a picnic on the grass close by.

The recent improvements in the park have had the active involvement of local people and the Friends Group who organise weekly working parties each Tuesday afternoon. The most recent improvements have seen the removal of the old paddling pool and base of the former play area and these areas have been top soiled and sown with wildflower seed mix to establish a meadow, local school children carried out the seeding.

The park has also been awarded a Green Flag Award, this is a nationally recognised award given to parks that, when assessed, meet or exceed some eight criteria set by the Awards Body.

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Allesley Park Walled Garden

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Allesley Hall Drive, Allesley, Coventry, CV5 9AD

Allesley Park Walled Garden was opened in 1997 to re-create a kitchen garden as it might have looked 200 years ago. The Walled Garden is an exquisite example of 18th Century Georgian planting at its best. With one quarter of the one-and-a-half acre site replanted with vegetable beds, fruiting trees and flower borders, it’s a popular retreat for visitors who happen to chance across it on their morning walks.

http://www.allesleyparkwalledgarden.co.uk/


Brandon Marsh Nature Centre

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Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW

Brandon Marsh Nature Centre is the headquarters of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Set in 220 acres, the Reserve, consists of large pools created by gravel extraction. The Visitor Centre is a great place to visit including a Tea Room and well stocked gift shop. Around the Centre you’ll find the orchard, mouse maze, mini-beast homes, bird watching hides, recycled garden and a newly designed sensory garden (link to sensory garden project page) as well as an under-cover picnic area. Then it's off to the Onyx Nature Trail which guides you around the wildlife habitats of the nature reserve.

http://www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/brandon-marsh-sssi-nature-reserve-and-visitor-centre


Caludon Castle Park

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Farren Road, Coventry, CV2 5EH

Caludon Castle Park is a hidden gem nestled Coventry. The park is a special place as it houses Coventry's only castle remains, that of Caludon Castle set in a beautiful park land. The park is a great place to relax and enjoy the open space as well walk around a 14th century ruin and historic site. Caludon Castle is one of only 20 Ancient Scheduled Monuments in Coventry.

http://www.coventry.gov.uk/caludoncastlepark


Coombe Country Park

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Brinklow Road, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2AB

Set in 500 acres of beautiful countryside, Coombe Country Park offers a wide variety of family activities including woodland walks, children’s play areas, formal gardens, coarse fishing, lakeside walks, a hands-on visitor centre, a restaurant and gift shop. With one of the largest heronries in the UK on site, including a large accessible bird hide, it’s great for wildlife enthusiasts.

http://www.coventry.gov.uk/coombecountrypark


Longford Park

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Longford Road,
Longford,
Coventry
CV6 6DW

This is the largest of the City's Area Parks and serves the North of the city. It is a well established green space with expanses of grass, colourful bedding schemes, picturesque tree lined river walk, ecological and wildlife areas and a range of facilities for all the family to enjoy, including a play area, skate park, and a multi use games area.

The extensive and well used footpath system is ideal as an exercise facility using the distance marked routes and as a dog walking venue. The active Friends Group and Longford CAN assist with planning new developments, volunteer opportunities and events in the park.

The play area was improved and extended in 2011, again following local consultation and the involvement of local groups. The park has been awarded with the Green Flag award, which provides a national benchmark for the best green spaces in the country.

Magic Mile

Magic Mile event happens third Sunday of every month. It starts at the Windmill Road entrance. Meet at 10am for a 10.15am start. Magic Mile is an inclusive, measured mile route that you can run, walk, skip , jump or do whatever you like to get active.

Friends of Longford Park

The Friends of Longford Park meet every first Wednesday of the month at the Longford Road end to plan their projects (no meeting in January).


Ryton Gardens

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Wolston Lane, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, CV8 3LG

Garden Organic, the UK's leading organic charity, has been at the forefront of the organic horticulture movement for 50 years and is dedicated to researching organic gardening, farming and food. The UK's national centre for organic gardening has a major tourist attraction - The Vegetable Kingdom, an interactive visitor centre telling stories of Britain's vegetables. Fun for all the family.

http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/


Ryton Pools Country Park

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Ryton Road, Bubbenhall, Coventry, CV8 3BH

The 100 acres of Ryton Pools Country Park are just waiting to be explored. The many different habitats are home to a wide range of birds and other wildlife. The excellent surfaced paths enable easy walking around the site, and provide access to an adjoining ancient woodland, Ryton Wood (by agreement with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust).

Come and have a picnic in the peace and quiet of the park, or enjoy refreshments at the Visitor Centre. We have a walks and events programme offering activities throughout the year to suit all age groups and interests. The Visitor Centre is located next to the main car park and is open every day except Christmas Day. A selection of gifts, walking and cycling leaflets, books and toys can be found in the gift shop.

Our helpful staff can also give you information about Ryton Pools and other country parks in Warwickshire. The Centre has disabled access, and two mobility scooters are available for a small charge.

Toilets with baby changing and disabled facilities. Open 9am to dusk. Not open on Christmas Day

Cash machines - There are no cash machine facilities at this park.

http://countryparks.warwickshire.gov.uk/


War Memorial Park

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Kenilworth Road, Coventry, CV3 6PT

The War Memorial Park attracts around 400,000 visitors every year, with many coming to enjoy a peaceful stroll, picnic, bike ride, round of pitch and putt or game of tennis. The park is home to the Coventry Godiva Festival, the biggest free family festival in the UK. Enjoy light refreshments at the Pavilion Café or Beechtree Cafe.

http://www.coventry.gov.uk/warmemorialpark