Unusual things for students to do in Coventry


Coventry-based students…

Are you hunting for something a little different to do in your downtime from studying?

You’re in luck! We’ve found 4 unusual things to do in your city when you can’t face another night at the union bar.


1) Watch Harry Potter in the ruins of a Cathedral


Image credit: @summerscreens


Summer Screens are hosting a pop-up cinema in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral from 24-27th July, and it looks as magical as the film it’s showing…

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!

OK yes, you’ve seen it a thousand times, but have you ever seen it under the stars?

If musical movies are more your thing, you can also catch A Star is Born or Bohemian Rhapsody.

Book here.


2) Take on the Cyclone


Image credit: @thewavecov


If you’re chasing thrills after a lifetime in the library, ‘The Wave’ sounds like it’ll deliver.

Promising six ‘high-octane’ slides called the likes of ‘Cyclone’, ‘Riptide’ and ‘Torrent’, Coventry’s new water park will appeal to the adrenaline junkies among you.

Or maybe those impending exams are scary enough? In that case, you might want to take a break in the ‘lazy river’ or luxury spa.

The Wave is opening this summer in Coventry and you can sign up to be a slide-tester here.


3) Avoid Armageddon


Image credit: @escapeliveuk


An asteroid is headed for Earth, and more specifically, Coventry. What are the chances?

In this Escape Room adventure, your aim is to dodge disaster in 60 minutes by deciphering a series of puzzles.

Sounds like a pretty fun way to engage your brain AND bond with your flatmates.

Plus, contemplating an actual catastrophe might give you some perspective about that essay mark you got last week.

Book a slot for you and your pals here.


4) Complete the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course


Image credit: @themonsteruk


Alright, this one’s technically in Birmingham, but it’s worth the short trip if you’re after something truly ‘out there’.

For £25 each, you and your friends can bounce your way around 40 inflatable obstacles before collapsing in a ‘unicorn and flamingo ball pit’.

There’s also a Wheel of Glitter, live DJs and Drag Queen Karaoke to keep you entertained all day.

See, ‘out-there’, we told you.

‘The Monster’ is at the NEC Birmingham from 16-20 August 2019. You can book here.


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