local Parks and Gardens in Coventry

Getting fresh air and walking in beautiful parks and gardens in Coventry, great for relaxing and taking in the views

When we reach our later years it is important to keep active walking is good for our health, our emotional wellbeing and will help you to feel and sleep better.

Coventry has plenty of places to visit, so we’ve selected a list of our recommended local parks to take your clients .

Allesley Park Coventry

Allesley Park is a park near Coventry, It is also the name of the residential suburb adjacent to the park, which is approximately 2.5 miles northwest of Coventry city centre, just east of the A45 Coventry bypass.

There is unspoilt expanse of green space while walking around the park on the tarmacked footpaths. 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 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.

Wheelchair user accessible. Dedicated disable parking bays in the car park and plenty of seats to rest and take in the views.

Coombe Abbey Park

You will find Coombe Abbey Park on Brinklow Rd, Coventry CV3 2AB, there are travel options to get to the park by road on the B4027, by bus from the city centre NO 585 National express Coventry

The park is a large 500 Acre site with lots of things going on.

Information Centre- Open 10am – 3pm daily. Here you can pick up a map of the park, or one of the trail guides. Find out what you can see in the park today and you can ask one of the friendly members of staff for any information you need.

The causeway, where you first meet the ducks and swans, is great, however walk a bit further and there is so much more of the park to discover.

Kiosk in the Park is situated at Top Pool Lodge. We welcome picnics at Coombe Abbey Park. There are picnic benches throughout the park for your convenience, including two accessible benches near the blue badge car park.

Public Toilets – Visitor Centre Toilets will close approx 30 minutes before park closes and Top Pool Toilets at approx 3:30pm daily. Accessible Toilet Please ask for the key at the information centre, Cafe in the Park .

Duck and Swan Feeding Area – A favourite for all ages both at the main lake and Top Pool. The feed is available to buy at the Information Centre priced at £1 a bag.

Lady Herbert’s Garden

This is a garden in Coventry city centre, named as a memorial to Alfred Herbert’s second wife Florence. Construction and initial laying out began in 1930 and the last section was completed in 1939.  Lady Herbert’s Garden is situated c 0.25km north of the centre of the city of Coventry, to the north of Hales Street and north-west of Priory Gate.

There is no car parking directly on the site. However, the nearest car park is Bishop Street / Tower Street car park (CV1 1JN), located just four minutes’ walk away

Lady Herbert’s Garden is a Grade II Registered Park and Garden. It contains the most complete surviving remains of the medieval city defences, including the only gates which survive from the original twelve and a 150 metre length of the city wall that connects them. The city wall and gates are listed buildings and scheduled monuments. The west garden retains many features of the original design of 1935-38 including the gates, gate piers and surrounding sandstone wall, and the Lady Herbert’s Homes and the Summer House which form a major feature at the northern end, all of which are Grade II Listed.The Old Grammar School at the corner of Hales Street and Bishop Street is the former chapel of the 12th century Hospital of St. John the Baptist and is a Grade I Listed Building.

Nos. 1-19 Chauntry Place incorporate many stylistic features of the ‘Arts and Crafts’ movement and complement the Lady Herbert’s Homes which lie opposite. They are attributed to Albert Herbert, the designer of the gardens and almshouses.

Lady Herbert’s Garden provides a tranquil, attractive green space amongst the bustling areas of Millennium Place, Hales Street and the ring road.

War Memorial Park

You will find this park on Kenilworth Road Coventry CV3 6PT, it is easy to get to from  Coventry Ring Road, exit at Junction 6. Follow Warwick Road (A429). Bus routes are also good via Kenilworth Road – 16, 49, 18A, 87, Park & Ride south, U17, X17. via Warwick Road – 9, 9A, 49, 539.

The park is wheelchair user accessible.

Disabled parking bays are available at Kenilworth Road and Leamington Road car parks.

The War Memorial Park was opened in July 1921 as a tribute to the 2,587 Coventrians who died between 1914 and 1918 fighting in the First World War.  The Park continues to be a place of remembrance with a memorial and formal gardens, but it has also been developed to support sporting and family activities and is enjoyed throughout the year by a large variety of people.

There is over 100 acres of well-kept land. Paths or grass, so suitable for all kinds of mobility. There is a  little aviary and peace garden, café which caters for snacks and afternoon tea and coffee and cake. Toilets cater for disabled people.

At Home Instead, we can connect you with vetted and experienced Care Professionals in Coventry, to meet your care requirements and needs. Get in touch to find out more about home care services available in your area.