Coombe is a lovely massive park on the outskirts of Coventry. It has a carpark and a forest and you can walk round the grounds.
The grounds are lovely and it is quite large, it's great on a summers day for taking the kids or the animals for a play. It's very popular and in the summer there are many people up there.
Coombe abbey country park is a great place for a number of things. You can to see the herons and birds from the hide, take binoculars so you can see everything close up including chics.
You can go on a picnic which could be anywhere within the fileds, or on one of the provided benches.
Take the dog for a really long walk
You can take kids to the adventure playground area which is massive.
You can even have a arbeque as toward the rear of the car park is a bbq ready for use.
Its a great place to visit.
We live quite close to Coombe so visit regularly. Make sure that you take change for the car park which is quite pricey at £3.50 but you can stay for the whole day.
At the beginning of the park there is a large grassed area which is ideal for picnics/bbq's and next to it is a great playground for kids of all ages. My kids usually spend a good hour here so it is a chance for the parents to sit and chill out and enjoy watching your kids play.
Take a short walk to the lake to see the ducks and swans (take your bread to feed them). The house, which is now a hotel, dominates the park, and is beautiful especially on a sunny day.
Deeper into the park is another play area for the bigger kids (and adults). A big wooden strucure to climb - a little bit like go ape on a smaller scale.
You can spend the day with the family at Coombe walking, playing football or just sitting watching the world go by. It is a really lovely place to go on a summers day or for a winter stroll.
Great park to walk around. Good to see the herons at the hide!
Worth going with the dog or with frineds. A really good walk.
Check it out.
Its good to see the amount of birds that are nesting here over the water. Bring binoulars and you might even see some chics.
Coombe Country Park is a really beautiful space, a calm oasis of countryside surrounded by built-up Coventry. I can't think of a better place to spend a lazy afternoon wondering around, whatever the season.
The park is built around the old Coombe Abbey, which is now a hotel, but the fact that the hotel is there doesn't detract from the park at all.
The park is mainly woodland, with two lakes at the top end. One of these lakes is a fishing lake, which is owned by a syndicate but day fishing is available - it's a carp lake with some 40lb-plus specimens.
There is a visitor centre with restaurant and cafe, gift shops, and well-staffed information centres. The staff that work here generally know the park extremely well, and no request for information is too much trouble. On our last visit we were foraging and the manager was able to show us on a map where the best trees for this were, as well as suggesting we might also like to pick some rowan to make jam with, and showing us what they looked like and even roughly how to make it! The rangers also organise guided foraging and mushrooming trips from time to time, as well as wildlife spotting ones and childrens' activities. They also hold craft fairs and the like on bank holiday weekends.
As well as the main visitor centre there are also food stands available at peak times, we always stop off for dinky donuts at the end of our walk, and the coffee shop near the lake offers free lollipops. I have even seen donkey rides there sometimes at weekends!
I have never reviewed a place more deserving of five stars. Everytime I want to have a grumble about council tax I remind myself that at least we have this beautiful park from it.
Parking is £3.50 for the day, and you have to enter your registration at the machines.
Coombe is a lovely place to spend the day with family and friends. Enjoy walking through the fields, taking in nature and the scenery. There is a fantastic play area for the kids in the woods as well as a lake where you can feed the ducks and the fishes.
Parking is £3.50 for the day, there are plenty places to eat and buy gifts and there is another play-area near the cafes. Coombe also has a Manor where medieval parties can be held.
It is generally a lovely place to spend the day either in the summer of winter.
Coombe Park is a beautiful place to take a walk on a summer or winters day! My husband and I stayed in the hotel after our wedding and had a fab picnic in the park with lots of friends the next day, its gorgeous. There was also an NSPCC Big Bike Ride there a couple of years back which was great. There is something for everyone there, with a play place for the kids, rambling wooded areas, and formal Japanese gardens and the like. There is ample parking at a reasonable price, and there are café and toilet facilities near the entrance of the park. Its well located about 7 or so miles from the town centre and a great place for families to spend some time together.
Coombe Country Park (or Coombe Abbey as it is better known) is a great day out for a quiet walk or picnic. The country park is the grounds of the abbey which is now a lovely hotel. The country park has lots of walks you can take and even on a busy summers day you can find a quiet spot for a picnic. There is a visitors centre on site and also a cafe/shop. The childrens play area is well equipped and a good size. Best part is it is free to get in you just need to pay for parking which is pretty reasonable. Highly recommended for a day out.
Coombe abbey is lovely for all ages, all groups (friends, family, couple) at all times of the year.
The grounds are fabulous and it is nice to have a place like this not far from the city centre to escape to.
It is centred about the old abbey which is now a hotel. When I have been there have always been weddings held there so havent had chance to see inside or enjoy the restaurant but have heard nothing but good things about these aspects of it.
It is enjoyable for relaxing strolls, jogging and for the nature. There are lakes to walk around and great carved statues to spot as you explore. There is also a adventure playground with ropes and tyres if you do hapen to be there with children - I just hope they aren't scared of heights!
There is a visitors centre with cafe and git shop. The staff are very helpful and will tell you exactly what you want to know and even suggest things as they seem to know every inch of the park. I especially enjoy the mini donughut van outside on the path!
Parking is £3.50 for the whole day and it helps to read the instructions of the order to sort it all out in!
This is an amazing country park just outside Coventry, it's an amazing place to go for walks in summer or even the winter. There are many fields you can walk through and take the dog for a walk. There are also a lot of gift places and food places to have some lunch and in the summer the lovely walk and fields enable you to take a picnic with you.
went to coombe abbey country park this summer gone on a day out with the kids. I just loved it and the kids had so much fun. We had a bbq there. The kids just enjoyed the lots of space and freedom. The grounds were well maintained and the greenery was marvellous. Used the toilet facilities nad even though they were not constantly tended to during the time we were there, they did look failry looked after. I think more could be done though, as in have constant cleaners available. I would however recommend people to go there as it is a very friendly place.
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