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Family things to do with kids

For my family

You’re never too young, or too old, to make and enjoy art. Whether it’s watching, listening, playing or joining in, we’re committed to providing family-friendly performances and facilities. You’ll find plenty of fun things to do in Coventry as a family at Warwick Arts Centre.

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Man and woman playing classical music instruments for children in the audience
Classical / Family

My First Concert

Thursday 24 February - Thursday 2 June 2022
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A woman three times with different fun expressions and jazz-hands gestures
Music / Family

Mmm Ahh Whoosh

Mellow Baku and The Spark Arts for Children present in partnership with Attenborough Arts Centre and Warwick Arts Centre
Saturday 19 March - Wednesday 1 June 2022
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Family / Workshops

Family Sundays

Sunday 8 May - Sunday 26 June 2022
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An animated image of a blue hedgehog standing on top of a building in front of a full moon
Family / Film

Family Film: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (PG)

Directed by: Jeff Fowler
One date only
Saturday 21 May 2022
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Four men and two women all in suits looking up off into the distance
Family / Film

Family Film: Fantastic Beasts - The Secrets of Dumbledore (12A)

Directed by: David Yates
Friday 27 May - Thursday 2 June 2022
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Two dancers moving across a stage with their arms wide across
Dance / Family


Presented by Wriggle Dance Theatre
Sunday 29 - Tuesday 31 May 2022
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A man and a woman, both wearing very colourful clothes and hats look at one another

Errol's Garden

Based on the book by Gillian Hibbs
Sunday 12 - Monday 13 June 2022
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Lady in a green dress holds her ear to a brass instrument

Sound Symphony

Wednesday 15 - Thursday 16 June 2022
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A black and white photo of a group of young people singing
Classical / Family

University of Warwick Chamber Choir Concert

One date only
Wednesday 22 June 2022
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Woman smiling with her arms up with a yellow background
Family / Theatre

To the Streets!

Birmingham 2022 Festival presents a China Plate & Birmingham Hippodrome production
Wednesday 24 - Thursday 25 August 2022
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Stick Man runs across a snowy landscape

Stick Man - Book now for Christmas

Based on the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Saturday 3 - Saturday 31 December 2022
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Ballet dancer in a gold dress holding a pose and held by another dancer dressed as the Beast
Dance / Family

Beauty and the Beast

Presented by Ballet Theatre UK
One date only
Sunday 29 January 2023
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New experiences

From relaxed, interactive concerts designed especially for babies, to well-loved children’s books on stage. Discover indoor activities for kids that will open up young minds to new sights, new experiences and new memories.

Family Films

If you’re looking for things to do with kids on a rainy day or a fun family activity, be sure to view our Family Film cinema selection.

Enjoy the latest animated adventure, rediscover childhood classics with your children or take in something a little different with family friendly films handpicked from outside the mainstream cinema offering.  

Complete Family Days Out

If you’re visiting for a show or film, you can make a full day of it with plenty to see and do. Visit the Mead Gallery with free entry or stop off at Benugo Cafe and Restaurant for something to eat and drink.

If you’re feeling active, you can take a walk around the University of Warwick Sculpture Park and discover a diverse collection of outdoor sculptures. And to make it an even more fun thing to do with kids, you can take along a Family Sculpture Park Fabulous Beasts explorers sheet.

Open to new ideas

We’re always keen to hear ideas from parents and carers about what’s on offer. Email us with your ideas. 

Free creative activities

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Coventry, you can join us for Family Sunday sessions on select Sundays for creative, hands-on activities where the whole family can make, explore and have fun.

You can also experience free multi-arts festivals where you can simply turn up if you’re looking for things to do with kids and enjoy art, dance, poetry and more, suitable for all ages.

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