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Ballroom Climbing Wall

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+44(0)24 765 253 70

The Ballroom Climbing Wall is a dedicated bouldering centre for all abilities in Coventry, a place where anyone aged 5+ can come and give bouldering a go. With over 200 bouldering routes across 700sqm of climbing surface, created by the country's best climbers and setters, this venue is constantly changing and innovating their space to bring the best experience to climbers. All U18s must be supervised during their stay, one adult can supervise up to two children.

Address: Ironmonger Row, Coventry CV1 1LZ

Centre AT7

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+44(0)24 7666 5530

Centre AT7, operated by CV Life, is located in the north-east of Coventry. The Centre provides high-quality facilities and a wide range of activities at affordable prices for adults, families, children and organisations to keep you fit, active and healthy. The facilities at Centre AT7 include a six court sports hall, 25m swimming pool, fitness suite, children’s play area and 10 5-a-side all weather pitches.

Address: 12 Bell Green Road, Bell Green, Coventry, CV6 7GP

Coventry Building Society Arena/Wasps

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+44(0)24 7693 3444

The Coventry Building Society Arena is an award-winning venue in Coventry, hosting a variety of sport, business and entertainment events, while also home to Wasps Rugby and Wasps Netball. Attracting thousands of music fans from across the country, the Coventry Building Society Arena also hosts a variety of music concerts throughout the year. Previous performers include Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Rihanna and Take That. The arena is equipped with a recently refurbished DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, two restaurants, a coffee shop, bakery and one of the largest casinos in the UK. 2,000 onsite car parking spaces are available at the venue entrances. For a full events programme and detailed sporting fixtures, please visit the website.

Address: Judds Lane, Longford, Coventry, CV6 6AQ

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.

Address: 10a St Nicholas St, Coventry CV1 4LY

Coventry City Football Club

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Coventry City Football Club is a professional association football club based in Coventry, West Midlands, England. The team compete in the Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. The club play at the 32,609 capacity Coventry Building Society Arena

Coventry Visitor Information

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+44(0)24 7697 5527

Please note, this service has now moved from the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

We are busy preparing two brand new Visitor Information facilities that will open to the public in July 2021. In the interim, Coventry has a temporary service inside the Friargate building, located next to Coventry Railway Station.

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri: 10:00 – 5:00                                                                                                                                                    Sat: 10:00 - 5:30
Sun: 11:00 – 4:00

Our Visitor Information team can provide the very best in local knowledge, history and recommendations on how to make the most of your stay in Coventry. With advice on what to see and do, the finest places to eat and sleep, a trip to the Visitor Information Centre should really be your first port of call when visiting our city.

Address: Station Square, Coventry CV1 2FL (opening w/c 10 May 2021) 


Delta Force Paintball

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+44(0)20 3869 9305

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. Delta Force have dozens of paintball centres located all over the UK, including Coventry, all superbly equipped and fully dedicated to providing you with the very highest standards of care, safety, value for money and fun!

Address: Mobbs Wood Farm Brinklow Road Coventry , CV7 9JN

Dhillon's Brewery

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+44 (0)24 7666 7413

We've been working away on our craft beer and tap room enterprise, by the Coventry Building Society Arena, since 2015. Since then, we've experimented, tweaked, refined and tested our beers to become award winners. DHILLONS BAR Our Brewhouse is open for you and your friends to enjoy some of the best craft beer and real ale in Coventry. Enjoy amazing beers in a relaxed, tasteful and quirky atmosphere. We are confident that our beautifully crafted beers will get your sip of approval. OPENING TIMES Every Friday from 5pm We also run a coach service from Dhillon's Brewery to St. Andrews for Coventry City home games where we are open before and after, and we are open for every Wasps home game at the Coventry Building Society Arena before, during and after the game. PRIVATE FUNCTIONS & BREWERY TOURS The Brewhouse is available for hire for all private events, and we supply brewery tours and tasting sessions for those who would like to know a little more about our beers. Please contact us for more information.

Address: Unit 14a Hales Industrial Estate, Rowley's Green Lane, Coventry, CV6 6AT

Escape Live

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+44(0)24 7767 4646

Located at Fargo Village, Escape Live offers a unique form of entertainment in which 2-20 people venture into a fully immersive world where they must crack codes, solve puzzles and work together in order to unlock the mystery and escape the room. Dive headfirst into a high profile Casino Heist room and not only escape but do so with as much money as you can! But what happens if you fail the mission, then you may be thrown in jail and have to escape. Venture into our Prison Break room and do just that! Or maybe you are more of the hero type? Journey deep into our secret nuclear bunker and help save the world from total annihilation in our room Armageddon! Unlock your imagination and begin your adventure with Escape Live today.

Address: FarGo Village, Coventry CV1 2HW

Escape Reality

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+44(0)24 7655 3929

Escape Reality is a game played in real life. You and your team have just 60 minutes to escape one of our uber-real rooms. You’ll come as friends but leave as heroes as you battle against time to solve puzzles, overcome challenges and defeat your doubts. Escape Reality has the largest selection of escape rooms in Coventry and the West Midlands. So if you are after the latest immersive entertainment in town, this is the place for you. Located in the Grade II listed Broadgate House in Broadgate, we are right in the City Centre with some amazing restaurants in the nearby Cathedral Lanes such as Cosy Club, Las Iguanas and Wagamama. Grab a bite to eat then escape Coventry for an hour inside one of our six rooms! Are you ready to take on the challenge?

Address: 2nd Floor, East Entrance, Broadgate House, CV1 1NG

FarGo Village

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+44(0)24 7625 2434

FarGo Village is an artistically repurposed industrial space designed exclusively for creative, independent businesses. This recently regenerated area of the city has a rich heritage and a wealth of beautifully restored historical buildings. FarGo is home to independent coffee shops and restaurants, and to artists, crafters and designers who are making jewellery, upcycling furniture and restoring antiques. FarGo also hosts unique events and a creative arts programme, featuring live music, exhibitions, craft markets, and food festivals.

Address: Far Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5ED

FSM Flight Simulator Midlands

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+44(0)800 999 7370

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.

Address: Coventry Aeroplane Club, Rowley Road, Baginton, Coventry, CV3 4FR

Go Ape

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+44(0)1603 895500

The 500-acres of Coombe Country Park set a beautiful backdrop to your treetop experience with stunning gardens, woodland and lake. Opened in Spring 2019, Go Ape Coventry offers the best of high rope and ground-based excitement for all. With a Treetop Challenge, Treetop Adventure+ and Treetop Adventure, this location has something for thrill-seeking adults and fun-seeking children. This is a challenging but sociable course that packs a punch featuring the Plummet – a stomach-churning 12-metre vertical drop and an exclusive Alpine zip-to-zip.

Not only this but now a dual-lane Axe Throwing range for the adults, provides an exciting new addition to the Go Ape Coventry site. Hone your skills and aim downrange as you let fly, to see who will become Axe King or Queen. Exciting new products hopefully launching soon in 2021, watch this space ……

Jam Jam Boomerang

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+44(0)24 7630 3893

Jam Jam Boomerang have a 3-floor play frame for children aged 4-12 years with bridges, rollers, aerial glides, ‘bish bags’, 4-lane wavy slide and the ‘depth drop’ covered slide. With a separate area for the younger children, Jam Jam’s have a 2-floor play frame and a great car track! Lots of ‘gentle’ things for preschoolers to do! There is a café on-site serving an array of tasty food for parents and children, with plenty of tables and space for pushchairs.

Address: Unit 3a Middlemarch Business Park, Woodhams Road, Coventry CV3 4FX

Laser Quest

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+44(0)24 7663 2730

Enter the futuristic world of Laser Quest, a game that almost seems like the real thing. At the award-winning site in Coventry, you must do battle as a team or as an individual to accomplish your mission and become the victor. Laser Quest will challenge your skills, tactics and fitness; available for ages seven years and upwards. Be prepared for the ultimate Laser Tag experience taking you to a new generation of sport and fun!

Address: Watch Close, CV1 3LN

Odeon Cinema

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+44(0)333 014 4501

State-of-the-art chain cinema for blockbusters in 2-D or 3-D format, plus family and student deals with on-site parking available. Coventry’s Oden has 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.

Address: Skydome, Croft Rd, Coventry CV1 3AZ

Planet Ice

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+44(0)24 7663 0693

Planet Ice at the Skydome Arena offers a host of activities to allow everyone to participate in ice sports. Daily public ice skating sessions, learn to skate/play ice hockey courses, great value birthday parties and private hire slots means there’s really something for everyone. The venue has an internal Papa John’s pizza restaurant, large bar and a cafe area with the ice surface on TV screens so you can spectate from a warm place! For those who prefer to be entertained, add in the Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey team and a multitude of world-class events such as WWE Wrestling, international combat sports, concerts and more and it’s clear why the Arena is considered a jewel in the crown of Coventry city centre.

Address: Croft Rd, Coventry CV1 3AZ


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+44(0)24 7663 2552

Skydome is one of Coventry’s premium leisure and entertainment quarters and can be found within Coventry city centre, between medieval Spon Street and Croft Road. Skydome is home to the Odeon cinema, Planet Ice, Wetherspoons, Harvester, JJ’s nightclub, PureGym and Genting Casino. The site caters for all ages and is open 24/7. Skydome also houses a 779 space multi-storey car park - all of your needs for a great day out are catered for here!

Address: Croft Rd, Coventry CV1 3AZ

Teezers Retro Golf & Cocktails

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+44(0)24 7655 0884

Teezers is an 18-hole retro-themed, adults-only (strictly over 18s) mini-golf course, created from all your favourite memories of yesteryears in the centre of Coventry. You can putt your way through all sorts of bizarre holes from Cool Runnings, ET, or even Bullseye. Hang out at the holding bar where bar staff will guide you through an extensive range of craft beers and unique cocktails, all to a rocking ‘par-tee’ soundtrack. If you feel hungry then check out the street food wagon, parked up in the warm and explore the menu packed with delicious bites and sweet treats.

Address: 2 Hertford Place, Coventry CV1 3JZ

Tenpin Bowling

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+44(0)871 222 3675

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.

Address: Oliver Way, Crosspoint Business Park, Coventry, CV2 2SH

The Alan Higgs Centre

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+44(0)24 7630 8244

The Alan Higgs Centre, operated by CV Life, is located in the south-east of Coventry. The Centre provides high-quality facilities and a wide range of activities at affordable prices for adults, families, children and organisations to keep you fit, active and healthy. The facilities at The Alan Higgs Centre include a group exercise studio, health suite, skate park, café bar and sensory garden. Currently undergoing exciting new development, the Centre will soon feature an 8-lane, 50m pool, an extended fitness suite and an expansion to its function room and meeting space offer. Please check the website for further updates.

Address: Allard Way, Coventry CV3 1HW

The Wave

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+44(0)24 7625 2500

The Wave, operated by CV Life, is Coventry’s brand new water park, located in the city centre. The landmark complex provides high-quality facilities and a wide range of fun and relaxing activities at affordable prices for adults, families, children and organisations. Alongside six high-octane slides precision-engineered for maximum fun, other amenities at The Wave include Mana Spa, 25m Pool, squash courts, exercise studios and fitness suite.

Address: Greyfriars Ln, Coventry CV1 2GY

Twisted Barrel Ale Brewery "All Access" Tour

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+44(0)24 7610 1701

The Twisted Barrel "All Access" tours take place on the last Saturday of each month, between January and November. You will receive a full tour of the brewery, learn about the breweries history and get a tasting session led by one of the brewers themselves. The tour will take a full two hours and you will receive a free drink on arrival, snacks throughout and a guided tasting session of three of the current beers. Twisted Barrel requires a minimum of six attendees for the "All Access" tours to go ahead, and there is a maximum of 12 spaces on each tour. In the event, there are too few attendees we will make contact at the beginning of the week the tour is due to take place. To buy an "All Access" tour ticket, please see:

Address: Unit 11, FarGo Village, Far Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5ED

University of Warwick Sports Hub

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+44 (0)24 7652 3011

Opened in 2019, this brand new Sports and Wellness Hub is set in a beautiful, tranquil woodland area of the University of Warwick Campus. The moment you walk through the door, you’ll be able to see a vast range of sports taking place. This incredible facility is bursting with activities for all ages and abilities; from first timers to the world’s most elite athletes. Come along and see what this state of art sports centre can offer you!

Address: Cryfield Village, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7EU

Xcel Leisure Centre

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+44(0)24 7685 6956

Xcel Leisure Centre, operated by CV Life, is located in the south-west of Coventry. The Centre provides high-quality facilities and a wide range of activities at affordable prices for adults, families, children and organisations to keep you fit, active and healthy. The facilities at Xcel Leisure Centre include a 4 court sports hall, 25m pool, group exercise studio, children’s play area and cricket pitch, among many others.

Address: Mitchell Avenue, Coventry, CV4 8DY