8 Things to Do for Students in Coventry

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28 January 2022
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Are you looking for fun things to do in Coventry? Well, we’ve got you covered! As the City of Culture 2021, it won’t surprise you to know there’s loads of fun things to do in Coventry – particularly for students – and we’ve put some of our favourites in this handy guide for you.

 

 

If you’re looking for unusual things to do in Coventry when you’ve got a free weekend or feeling ready for a study break, this historic city has an incredible offering including museums, activities, exciting venues, shops, bars and more. Best of all, most of them are just a short walk or drive away from our student accommodation in Coventry with all four of our sites sitting in the heart of the city centre. So when you’re done exploring the best things for students to do in Coventry, you’re never too far away from the respite of your luxury accommodation, where you can carry on the good times in one of our stylish social spaces or retreat to your comfortable room.

Whether you’re looking to get lost in something cultural for a few hours, for a new shopping or lunch spot or a fun group activity to do with friends, you can use this guide to help you find the endless fun things to do in Coventry.

1. Warwick Student Cinema

Where:

University of Warwick, Science Concourse, Library Road, CV4 7AL

How far:

15 minute drive – approximate distance from your Collegiate student accommodation in Coventry.

Opening times:

Varies – check online

Price:

From £3

At nearby Warwick University, you’ll find the Warwick Student Cinema, a nationally acclaimed and entirely student-run cinema, presented by the university’s Film Society. The state-of-the-art cinema’s schedule boasts big blockbusters as well as indie gems so there’s something for all movie buffs. The space is open to the general public as well as students with tickets never being more than £4, although if you fancy volunteering for Warwick Student Cinema you can see all your favourite films for free!

2. Teezers Golf 

Where:

2 Hertford Place, CV1 3JZ

How far:

15 minute walk – approximate distance from your Collegiate student accommodation in Coventry.

Opening times:

Monday-Thursday 4pm-12am, Friday-Sunday 12pm-12am

Price:

From £5.95

How does a few rounds of crazy golf and a choice of delicious cocktails sound for a great night out? Because you’ll find these and more at the retro-themed Teezers Golf in Coventry. Just a 10-minute walk away from our Coventry University accommodation, students pay just £5.95 each for a round. You can also enjoy a bite to eat at Teezers’ street food truck serving handcrafted burgers, hot dogs, wings and sweet treats.

3. Go Ape

Where:

Coombe Country Park, Brinklow Road, CV3 2AB

How far:

20 minute drive -approximate distance from your Collegiate student accommodation in Coventry.

Opening times:

Varies – check online.

Price:

From £19 for activities

One for the thrill-seekers, Go Ape Coventry offers challenging yet fun high rope antics. From the mighty Tarzan swing to 200 metre dual zip wires, you can race your friends to see who can complete your chosen adventures the quickest. Or, you can channel your inner warrior and spend an hour axe throwing among 500 acres of lush green space in Coombe Country Park. While you’re there, why not explore the gift shop, discovery centre and cafe, or you can enjoy walking routes around the beautiful gardens, woodlands or around the lake.

4. Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Where:

Jordan Well, CV1 5QP

How far:

10 minute walk -approximate distance from your Collegiate student accommodation in Coventry.

Opening times:

Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm

Price:

Free admission

When you’re in the mood for something cultural, you’re lucky enough to have the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum practically on your doorstep. Whether you’re looking for contemporary art exhibitions, local history talks or practical workshops, you’ll find all these and more in this unique glass-fronted building. Local history buffs will enjoy the Coventry archives with artefacts and exhibits from the 1500s onwards, and just a stone’s throw away from the historical Coventry Cathedral that will really top off a cultural day out in Coventry for students.

5. FarGo Village

Where:

Far Gosford Street, CV1 5ED

How far:

20 minute walk -approximate distance from your Collegiate student accommodation in Coventry.

Opening times:

Monday-Thursday & Saturday, 10am-6pm, Friday 10am-7pm, Sunday 11am-4pm

Price:

Free admission

One of the best things to do in Coventry for students has to be FarGo Village. What was previously an industrial space in the city has now been repurposed into an independent shopping destination. Go and explore an eclectic mix of over 40 independent retailers including a craft brewery, dedicated street food hall, artisanal produce and the Sgt. Bilko Vintage Emporium – one of the best museums in Coventry in our opinion!

6. Escape Rooms

Where:

FarGo Village, CV1 2HW

How far:

20 minute walk -approximate distance from your Collegiate student accommodation in Coventry.

Opening times:

Monday-Sunday 9am-10pm

Price:

From £16 per person

Think you could pull off a prison break or maybe a casino heist? Escape Live Coventry might just be the spot for you! Escape Rooms are a great group activity particularly for people who love a good puzzle and problem solving. If you’ve never done one before, you and a group of friends are locked in a room and must solve a series of puzzles and teasers in order to achieve an ultimate goal, typically to retrieve the key to get out of the door, within a set time frame. It’s definitely one of the more unusual things to do in Coventry and is sure to be a fun day out. Best of all, students enjoy a 10% discount!

7. Wanyoo Esports Studio

Where:

Unit 12 Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre, Broadgate, CV1 1LL

How far:

 6 minute walk -approximate distance from your Collegiate student accommodation in Coventry.

Opening times:

Sunday-Thursday 12pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm-12am

Price:

From £4

Wanyoo Esports Studio is a must-visit for students in Coventry, and it’s not just for die hard gamers, it’s a welcoming space for anyone who fancies spending a few hours getting lost in computer games. With game play starting from just £4 per person and private rooms for hire from just £7, you can use the space however you like, whether you fancy a quiet hour or two to unwind after lectures or are venturing out for the day with friends. Complete with ergonomic gaming chairs and extra large monitors, you can enjoy your gaming experience with a choice of food and drink from the on-site cafe too.

8. Sky Dome

Where:

Croft Road, CV1 3AZ

How far:

10 minute walk -approximate distance from your Collegiate student accommodation in Coventry.

Opening times:

Open 24 hours

Price:

Free admission

Dance, drink, eat, relax – you can do it all at SkyDome in Coventry. One of the most popular venues for things to do in Coventry, here you’ll always be able to find something to do. For something a little different, why not venture to Planet Ice and try your hand at skating or maybe ice hockey. For drinking and dancing you can try the Wetherspoons or JJ’s, where we recommend BOOM Tuesdays, easily one of the best student nights in Coventry. For a night out with a difference, take a trip to the casino or catch the latest blockbuster at the Odeon. There’s even a PureGym if you fancy trying some classes or something different to the fitness suites at our Coventry University accommodation. Basically, if you’re looking for fun things to do in Coventry, you’re sure to find something to suit you at the SkyDome.

Student Accommodation in Coventry

If you didn’t know where to begin to find the most fun things to do in Coventry, then hopefully our guide has helped you get some plans off the ground. Of course, exploring this wonderful historic city is so much easier when you’re living in the heart of the centre – and with our student accommodation in Coventry, you can! With four different sites to choose from, we have a wide variety of rooms and studios that will suit your lifestyle and needs. With all bills and WiFi included in your weekly rent, you won’t have to worry too much about your budget either. A central location, comfortable living spaces and endless amenities are just a few ways we help students have the best time at university.