Family-friendly events will be taking place across Coventry this Easter
Egg-cellent egg hunts, artisan markets and family friendly events will be taking place across Coventry this Easter.
Tourist attractions and venues throughout Coventry will be opening their doors, and public spaces will be transformed by Easter themed events – with a wide range of activities to suit the budgets of families across the city, which are all being supported by Visit Coventry.
Two of the city’s most historic and famous locations are giving children the chance to search for eggs while learning about the rich history of Coventry.
St Mary’s Guildhall, which dates back to the 13th century, will be home to a ‘Dragon Egg Quest’ where visitors can search for clues throughout the Guildhall from April 1 – April 16.
The Guildhall, which reopened last summer as a visitor attraction, will also be running St Mary’s Knight School on April 5 and April 12, giving children the chance to train with a knight and learn the traditional sword moves and skills.
A stone’s throw away at Coventry Cathedral, visitors can embark on a foraging adventure in the green spaces around the Cathedral, solving puzzles, taking part in fun crafts and seeking out Easter treats.
On Good Friday and Easter Saturday, the heart of the city centre will be transformed into a fun and educational farmyard. Broadgate Farmyard will include a range of free activities for families to get an insight into farm life.
Farmers will be on hand to share their knowledge and farm animals, including lambs, sheep, rabbits, chickens and ducks, will take up residence at the Farmyard for visitors to pet and observe.
There is plenty for those seeking some retail respite too during the Easter break.
Coombe Abbey’s Artisan Market will take place on Easter Sunday, with a mix of handmade crafts, artisan food and vintage treasures, and at Fargo Village the popular Spring Makers’ Market is set to return to shine a light on the very best local artists, makers, designers and independent businesses.
Visitors to the city can delve further into its history with a visit to Weavers House, which will be hosting an open day on April 1, and one of the cottages has been restored to show how it would have looked in 1540 when it was used by a Coventry narrow-loom weaver.
The Easter break will also be the first opportunity for visitors to experience the Grade 1 listed Charterhouse and its Heritage Park, with doors opening on April 1 after more than a decade of fundraising and restoration work.
Events at Charterhouse during the week include a chance to create a mindful land art sculpture in Charterhouse Garden on April 6 and April 7, an activity space on April 8 with street artist Katie O and an easter egg hunt in the Charterhouse Garden on April 9.
The final Easter event on April 10 at Charterhouse will see a deep dive talk into the research and theories of the Elizabethan Painting with local historian James Rose.
While world-famous dinosaur Dippy continues to attract crowds in his new home at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.
Other venues around the city are hosting special Easter events and offers, including the Boom Battle Bar in Coventry, which is putting on a special £30 offer for the whole family to enjoy three games at its battleground.
The Albany Theatre will be showing I Spy With my Little Eye on April 4 and families across the city are invited. The show features a treasure hunt and sing-along songs, including The Ants Go March, Hickory Dickory Dock and BINGO, with the chance to also play I Spy With My Little Eye.
Sports fans can enjoy Coventry Rugby v Leicester Lions for free at Butts Park Arena on April 7. The club is providing complimentary matchday tickets for people to enjoy the entertainment and action in the RFU Championship.
Paul Jones, managing director of Visit Coventry, said: “Attractions across the city are pulling out all the stops this Easter, and there is an incredible range of fun and education-filled activities for visitors to the city to enjoy.
“With the continuing challenges brought by the cost-of-living crisis, it’s vital that there’s a range of activities covering different budgets, which will ensure that every child in our city can have a wonderful Easter break.
“Coventry is a city steeped in history, and it is great to see our visitor attractions reflecting that in their offer. It’s important that children learn about the history of the city that they call home and there are plenty of opportunities to do that this Easter.”
To find out more about what’s on in Coventry this Easter visit www.visitcoventry.co.uk