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May half term in Coventry

We’ve teamed up with Coventry Rocks to give you a host of ideas for great things to do in Coventry this May half term.

Published: 16th May 2024

May half term in Coventry

Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May 2024

We’ve teamed up with Coventry Rocks to give you a host of ideas for great things to do in Coventry. We have taken the mayhem out of May half term and pulled together a list of all the marvellous fun happening around Coventry.

Green Men and Garlands at St Mary’s Guildhall

Celebrate May the Tudor way! Join the Guildhall Tudors in their Medieval Kitchen to find out all about the Tudor May Day celebrations and make your own willow crown to mark the joy of the new season. The perfect family-friendly day out, celebrating Tudor traditions for the first day of summer.

Saturday 25th May - Sunday 2nd June

Prices from £5

For more information visit the St Mary’s Guildhall website.

Dippy the dinosaur

Meet the nation's favourite dinosaur, Dippy, at Herbert Art Gallery this half term. Dippy is a 26-metre-long dinosaur that lived 155-145 million years ago. For over 100 years, Dippy has been delighting visitors of all ages at the Natural History Museum in London, and now Dippy resides in Coventry offering locals the chance to see a life-size dinosaur on their doorstep. Best of all, it’s free!

For more information visit the Dippy in Coventry website.

Play and Make Zone

Take a break from exploring the largest collection of British vehicles and relax in the Play and Make Zone at Coventry Transport Museum!

Saturday 25th May - Sunday 2nd June, 10.00am - 4.30pm

For more information visit the Coventry Rocks website.

Warwick Arts Centre

Resonate Festival

Head to the very first Resonate Festival of Arts and Culture day that will be creative, informative, and fun as we explore World Culture together.

From world music, dance, theatre, poetry, food, history, circus skills, interactive museums, textiles, art, languages, and much, much more! There is plenty to do and enjoy.

Free to attend

Sunday 2nd June 2024, 11am - 4pm

For more information visit the Coventry Rocks website.

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. 

This award-winning show is back on tour direct from the West End, from the creators of the international smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life. 

Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd June 2024 | 11am & 2pm

For more information visit the Coventry Rocks website.

Circus Cortex

Circus Cortex presents a 'Masquerade'! Come along and witness a unique performance - fun for all the family this May Half Term.

For more information visit the Coventry Rocks website.

The Belgrade Theatre

Sing-a-long-a Matilda

Calling all revolting children and their parents – come and be a little bit naughty at Sing-a-Long-a Matilda the Musical!

Wednesday 29th May, 1pm

For more information visit the Coventry Rocks website.

Spot's Birthday Party

Spot is having a very special birthday party and you’re invited! With party hats, songs, dancing and lots of interactive party games. Join Steve the Monkey, Tom the Crocodile and Helen the Hippo to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPOT!

Friday 31st May,  12pm & 2pm and Saturday 1st June 10.30am & 1pm

For more information visit the Coventry Rocks website.

The Albany Theatre

Treasure Island Pantomime

Jump aboard the Jolly Roger for a swashbuckling pantomime adventure like you’ve never seen before ‘Treasure Island.’

Sunday 26th May 1pm / 4.30pm

For more information visit the Coventry Rocks website.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show!

Friday 31st May - Sunday 2nd June 11am/2pm/4:30pm

For more information visit the Coventry Rocks website.

Blunt & Brave: Digital Academy at the Warwick Esports Centre

Unlock Your Child's Potential with these Weekend Digital Skills Workshops for 9 to 16 year olds! These workshops include interactive sessions with the most up-to-date digital tools to spark their creativity and problem-solving skills.

From podcast production, video production, virtual reality and augmented reality there are workshops to suit all digital creatives.

For more information visit the Coventry Rocks website.

MotoFest Coventry 2024

MotoFest Coventry is a weekend of non-stop cultural celebration and motoring madness. Free family fun in the UK’s Motor City. Discover how Coventry’s heritage is shaping the city’s future.

For more information visit the Coventry Rocks website.

Local Parks with Play Areas

Why not explore a new park with a play area, take in the fresh air and let your little ones run off some energy. Find a local park you’ve not tried before.

For more May half term head over to Coventry Rocks website.


During the May half term, take advantage of the food offers available at high-street restaurants and supermarkets. Kids can eat for free or for up to £1. Be sure to check your local stores.

ASDA - Kids meals for just £1 at any time of day

Morrisons - Children under 16 eat free at Morrisons café all day, every day when an adult spends £4.50 or more on a meal.

Tesco - Available from Monday to Friday during school holidays kids can eat free at Tesco cafes when an adult makes any purchase in the café. You will need your Clubcard to claim the offer.

Beefeater - Beefeater lets two kids, under the age of 16, eat free breakfast with any adult breakfast purchased for £9.99. Available 6:30 am until 10:30 am midweek and 7am until 11am at the weekend.

Bella Italia - Kids can get three courses and a drink for just £1 with every purchase of an adult meal.

Bills - Up to two kids eat free if one adult orders any main dish at breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Brewers Fayre - Two children under 16 eat for free when one adult orders the £9.99 unlimited breakfast.

Dunelm - All day, everyday, Pausa Café is offering a free kids menu for every £4 spent in their in-store cafes.

Frankie and Benny's - Children can get a free main, side, dessert and drink with every adult main ordered.

TGI Fridays - Kids eat free all day everyday with the purchase of an adult main. To claim, you have to simply download their Stripes Rewards app – their customer loyalty scheme – to be able to claim the free meal.

The Real Greek - On Sundays you can get one free kids' meal when each adult spends a minimum of £10 on their food. Available for under 12s.

YO! Sushi - Available from 27th-31st May Monday to Friday. For every adult that spends £10, one child aged 12 or under gets a free kiddo bento box. If you spend £20, two kids can eat free and so on, with a maximum of three kids per booking able to eat free.

Hungry Horse Pubs - Every Monday, children can eat for £1 at Hungry Horse pubs.

Sizzling Pub and Grill - Kids can eat for just £1 with a purchase of every adult meal Monday to Fridays from 12pm.

Rediscover Coventry and the West Midlands and take advantage of these great attraction offers when you travel by bus.

30% off admission at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

30% off admission at the National Sea Life Centre

20% off admission at the Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

50% off tours at Sarehole Mill

25% off admission at the Black Country Living Museum

Get 50% off admission at Thinktank

30% off admission at The Pen Museum

30% off Theatre Tours at The Old Rep Theatre

20% off admission at West Midlands Police Museum


Enjoy a jam packed week of fun in Coventry and don't forget to plan your journey around the city with National Express Coventry.


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