If you are bored of the same local parks near you, then here’s a new one to try; Caludon Castle Park in Coventry.
We headed here on Sunday, and despite no rain forecast, it absolutely thrashed it down as soon as we arrived.
Kids being kids though, they still wanted to have a play, albeit a short one!
This park is actually really great though, and one we will definitely revisit when we have better weather for a trip to the park.
Located around three miles to the east of Coventry city centre, it’s really easy to access from the motorway direction as well as local traffic.
What’s at Caludon Castle Park?
The site contains two scheduled ancient monuments by English Heritage, including the remains of Caludon Castle which is Grade 1 listed.
The Historical and Archaeological Study of Caludon Castle states that the first house was erected on this site at around the end of the 12th century. There were then further buildings added or rebuilt, with the main building location moving further north from its original position. Today, the only part that is left is the banqueting hall wall, and an area that once was a fish pool.
Caludon Castle Park has been awarded a Green Flag for the last three years.
Caludon Castle Park is free to enter, and more importantly there’s free ample parking right by the play area too.
Maintained by Coventry City Council, it has
– an expanse of green space
– free car parking
– a children’s play area
– a teen’s area with youth shelter
– a multi-use games area that caters for five-a-side football, basketball, netball and tennis
– walking or jogging trails
At a glance
- Family park with playing fields and play areas
- Includes Grade 1 listed remains
- Farren Road, Coventry, CV2 5EH