Feb-ulous days out this half term
With half term just around the corner (that’s Monday 24th February - Friday 28th February 2020 in case you didn’t know!) It's time to start planning ways to keep the family entertained. Take a look at some of our favourite upcoming Coventry activities and make it a half term to remember with a great offer at the Transport Museum too!
Free things to do
A day out that doesn’t cost a penny.
Look no further than the traditional game of iSpy. We’ve created our own bus version which can be used as an activity on its own, visiting family or even during the weekly shopping commute.
Download your iSpy sheet here.
Coventry Central Library
Find some peace and quiet for your child with a free trip to the library this half term. Coventry Central Library features a dedicated children’s area to encourage the little ones about reading and writing. On a good day you’ll even find a giant chess board to learn all about strategy and fun.
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For a rainy day
The weather in England can be a little unpredictable in February, so why not plan a day that’s full of indoor fun?
Coventry Transport Museum
Show your kids the incredible history of British transport by getting up close and personal with amazing vehicles this half term. From the first bicycles to the world’s fastest car, you’ll find it all here. Plus, the best part is you can enjoy two for one entry into the museum with us! Visit our offers page for more.
The popular art gallery and museum is always an interesting trip for little artists in the family. Plus, this half term they have a host of events dedicated to the art of weaving! Have the kids get into a world of colourful creations, from pen pots to bracelets, this February.
Image credit: Twitter @CovTM
Popular family days out and special half-term treats!
These beautiful grounds are perfect for a family day out together. Enjoy the fresh air with a picnic and set the little ones loose in the children’s play area to let off some more steam. But that’s just the start! From the climbing forest to duck feeding and the amazing Go Ape adventure park, there’s almost too much to do at the abbey!
Get your skates on this half term with discounted family ice skating sessions at Planet Ice. Expect to get hearts racing and blood pumping with an exhilarating experience like nothing else.
Image credit: Twitter @PlanetIceUK
So these are our favourite things to do over half term. We hope whatever you do you have a great time!
Haven’t used the bus for a while or need journey help? Don’t worry, we have online tools that can help you plan your journey and track when your next bus is coming.
Travelling with up to 6 people? We have just the ticket. Or, if you already have a travelcard with us, don’t forget that you can add a child to travel with you for £1 or an Adult for £2*
*terms and conditions apply.
Top Pancake Spots in Coventry
Pancake Day 2020 is fast approaching and if covering your kitchen in eggs and flour isn’t your thing (we’re with you!) why not have some of our favourite pancake places to make them for you?
Here’s our list, all accessible by bus…
Coventry City Centre
Millsy’s - One of Coventry’s most versatile places to go, from casual drinks to lunch and dinner dates, but what we want is their breakfast delights! Millsy’s offers fantastic stacks of American style pancakes on their regular menu, but previously they have also added some Pancake Day specialty crepes for good measure too!
Image courtesy of Facebook - @millsyscafebarbistro
Sprinkles Gelato - While Sprinkles may be known for its ice cream, it also features shakes, cookie dough and, of course, beautifully thin crepe style pancakes! Enjoy a range of ice creams and topping combinations like Marshmallow Dream, a shower of marshmallows, chocolate sauce and sprinkles. It’s enough to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Cafe Royal Spa - Having only been in existence since 2017, Cafe Royal Spa quickly gained the love of Leamington locals with their incredible brunch options, including some serious pancakes. Cream? Ice cream? Sauce? Syrup? They’ve got you covered at this delightfully cozy cafe.
Image courtesy of Facebook - @caferoyallspa
Crave - Support a sweet family business this Pancake Day with a bus ride to Crave Nuneaton. Their sumptuous stacks of fluffy American pancakes are made in a classic style with lashings of maple syrup. You can even add some optional extras to have your pancakes just the way you want them.
Image courtesy of Instagram - @CraveNuneaton
Birmingham City Centre
Cherry Red’s - A lovely independent cafe tucked behind Grand Central, Cherry Red’s is our go-to for pancakes in the city. With warm, friendly staff and plenty of options for your sumptuous stack, it’s hard not to love this cute little spot.
Image courtesy of Instagram - @ilovecherryreds
Bill’s - Bill’s is the perfect place to stop for Pancake Day while shopping in the Bullring. Choose from the fruity banana, strawberry and blueberry stack or embrace a sweet and salty combo with streaky bacon and syrup. How else are you going to have enough fuel for the shops?
Looking to take the whole family or your foodie friends to get pancakes?
Don’t forget, our group mTicket is one of our cheapest ways to travel! Take up to five people (or two adults and four children) to travel all day for just £6! Find out more here.
Creature feature beyond Coventry!
Has David Attenborough got you feeling inspired? Looking for something to entertain your animal obsessed cheeky monkeys? Travel beyond Coventry on an animal adventure like no other!
See the slowest mammal on earth
Dudley Zoo, Dudley
Dudley Zoo is home to over 1300 animals, its very own vintage stair lift and one very very slow moving animal - Reggie the two toed sloth! Reggie can be seen hanging out upside down with his cohabitees Francisco and Santiago, the Goeldi monkeys.
Image courtesy of Dudley Zoo
Have you ever heard of a Night Monkey?
Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, Birmingham
Birmingham Wildlife Park is home to a unique collection of animals from across the world including a Sloth called Urmal, Red Pandas and Douroucoulis Monkeys (Night Monkeys) to name a few! These super cute night monkeys can be found monkey-ing around in the nocturnal house watching you with their super sized eyes!
Image courtesy of @bhamwildlifeconservationpark
New Arrivals - We thought you otter know!
Sea Life Centre, Birmingham
Two seriously endangered rescued Alaskan sea otters will become residents at the National Sea Life Centre. The two otters will be released into their rescue facility over the next few weeks - Keep your eyes peeled for further release information!
Don’t forget, you can save money on admission with 2for1 tickets to the National Sealife Centre when you travel by bus. Get your voucher here.
Image courtesy of @sealifebirmingham
A whole day of free animal fun!
Sheldon Country Park, Birmingham
The Old Rectory Farm in Sheldon Country Park is a fun-filled day that doesn’t cost an arm and leg. See Jersey Cows, Sheep, Pigs and Chickens for free. The Farm also has a tea room (incase you get peckish!) and also a children’s playground.
Image courtesy of getty images
Looking to take the heard on an animal adventure?
Don’t forget, our group mTicket is one of our cheapest ways to travel! Take up to five people (or two adults and four children) to travel all day for just £6! Find out more.