Recreation (5 – 16 years old)

There are many recreation opportunities available in Coventry and the surrounding areas.

These activities include things like going to the cinema, active play, exploring nature and animals and having fun around town.

Look at the list below to find an activity that you are interested in.

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View full details of Recreation - Belgrade Theatre

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The Belgrade Theatre

The Belgrade is the largest professional theatre in Coventry.

The Belgrade Theatre offers free companion tickets for theatre-goers that need to be accompanied.

They also have performances that are adapted to be accommodating to those with Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

All Belgrade productions and many visiting productions are supported by captioning or sign language interpreters and are audio-described. They also have large print, Braille and audio versions of our brochure available on request.

For more information, please visit the Belgrade Theatre website

 

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View full details of Recreation - Brandon Marsh Natural Reserve

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Brandon Marsh Nature Centre is the headquarters of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Set in 220 acres, wander the reserve to discover large pools, many bird hides, woodland walks and meadow flowers. The Visitor Centre is a great place to visit including a Tea Room and well stocked gift shop.

Around the Visitor Centre you’ll find the orchard, mouse manor, bird watching hides, the Education garden and a sensory garden.

Explore the willow-woven mouse manor with its stunning willow sculpture of a harvest mouse nest - you can even climb inside!

For younger children, try the brass rubbing trail - find the brass plaques hidden near the visitor centre to create colourful pictures on your rubbing sheet.

Then it's off to the Nature Trails which guide you around the wildlife habitats of the nature reserve. Enjoy lunch at Badgers Tearoom or picnic in the courtyard where there is also under-cover seating. 

For more information, please visit the Brandon Marsh website

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View full details of Recreation - Castle Wood Play Scheme

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The Castlewood Play Scheme is a Holiday Scheme for children with additional needs - Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, physical and sensory difficulties and children with medical needs.

They have a team of fully trained playworkers and accept any child with a disability aged 3 to 11 years in or around Coventry.

Activities will be adapted so that all children are included.

Activities include:

  • swimming in our on site hydro-therapy pool
  • soft play
  • messy play
  • rebound therapy
  • bouncy castle
  • sensory play
  • physical activities
  • cooking
  • sensory room
  • and much more

For more information, visit the Castlewood Play Scheme page 

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View full details of Recreation - Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card

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Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card

The CEA Card is a national concessionary card developed by the Cinema Exhibitors' Association for UK cinemas in order to allow people with disabilities to obtain one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema.

For more information, please see the Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card website 

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View full details of Recreation - Circles Equine

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Taking the Reins is a new and different project run by Circles Network. 

They work with and care for horses as a way to help a wide range of disabled and disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

They have a very clear understanding about what helps and does not help people’s personal development.

They focus on: 

Communication

Relationships

Self Worth

Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) - learning by helping care for horses -  provides for giant leaps of progress in all three aspects and offers further opportunities over time.

For more information please visit the Circles Equine website or the Taking the Reins leaflet

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View full details of Recreation - Coventry Transport Museum

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Want to know what it's like driving the fastest car in the world? Then come for a day out to the Coventry Transport Museum!

The Coventry Transport Museum has the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles in the world, and tells the story of Coventry through the rise and fall of its biggest industry.

The Coventry Transport Museum is a Makaton-friendly museum, their shop and museum assistants are trained in basic Makaton signing.

Weekends and school holidays are usually very busy, especially when there are activities or events on at the Museum.

During term time, school groups visit in the mornings. Someone who prefers quieter times might prefer to visit the museum after 2.30pm during the week.
 

For more information, please visit the Coventry Transport Museum website 

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View full details of Recreation - Dol y Moch

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Dol-y-Moch

At Plas Dol-y-Moch, their aim is to provide high quality education through the medium of the outdoors in a residential setting.

They strongly believe that children and young people deserve the opportunity to experience the outdoor environment as an integral part of their learning and development, complementing learning in the classroom.

For more information about how to be involved in the activities at Dol-y-Moch, please contact Alistair Cook at 01766 510200 or visit the Dol y Moch website

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View full details of Recreation - Kenilworth Castle

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From medieval fortress to Elizabethan palace, Kenilworth Castle has been at the centre of England's affairs for much of its 900 year history.

Today, you can explore the Kenilworth Castle's garden, tower and gatehouse and learn about the people and animals that lived and worked there. 

Kenilworth Castle has a variety of access arrangements available, please see the Kenilworth Castle Access Information page for more details. 

 

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View full details of Recreation - Nuneaton & North Warwickshire Equestrian Disabled Riding & Horse Therapy Centre

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Nuneaton & North Warwickshire Equestrian Disabled Riding & Horse Therapy Centre (NNWEC)

The NNWEC, a registered charity, is a purpose built disabled riding facility which offers riding therapy, learning and training opportunities for over 80 disabled adults and children from the North Warwickshire & Leicestershire area each week.

The NNWEC offer lessons for both children & adults who experience a wide range of disabilities.

Riding presents a stimulating, enjoyable challenge and helps to improve co-ordination and balance.

When newly found capabilities begin to overtake previously excepted disabilities, a greater degree of confidence and happiness is attained.

For more information, please see the NNWEC website

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View full details of Recreation - Tiny Tim's Children's Centre and Purple Planet

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Tiny Tim's Purple Planet

Tiny Tim’s Purple Planet is a place for children to have fun and exercise in a clean, safe and friendly environment. Their indoor soft play area is packed with adventure. The equipment has been specially designed to ensure children with disabilities and special needs have access and do not miss out, as they actively encourage integrated play. 

The Purple Planet offers…

  • A range of play equipment – including a ball pool and slides…
  • Café – enjoy a tasty snack as you build up a healthy appetite…
  • Secure environment – security measures ensure that your visit to the Purple Planet is a safe one…
  • Safe environment – regular safety checks ensure that playtime is always a safe time…
  • Birthday parties

Children who attend their soft-play centre not only have a fantastic time, but also have the opportunity to improve the lives of those less fortunate than themselves.

Admission is free for children with special needs for a 1½ hour session per day.

For more information, please visit the Tiny Tim website

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024 7622 8254

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Using the internet can be useful for finding information, shopping, gaming, finding a job and chatting to friends and family.

It is important for children and young people to be safe when using the internet. If you feel unsafe when you are using the internet or if you feel that someone is bullying you online, always tell an adult you trust.

Here is a list of websites that show some important things for children and young people to consider when they are interacting with others and getting information on the internet.

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