Blossom Together in Coventry

Mon 1 May 2023

Join the National Trust for a day of free family fun at Charterhouse’s soon-to-be blossom and natural play space!

Try your hand at welly wanging, create your own masterpiece at the crafting table, take part in a big bug hunt with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and listen to tales from our fabulous storytellers as they take you on an interactive, musical journey called 'Sally The Witch'.

Make a day of it and bring along a picnic, or be amongst the first to try the mouth-watering menu on offer at Purnell’s Café & Bistro at Charterhouse.

FREE | Drop in

Made possible thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Please note, this event takes place 11am - 3pm at the playground within the Charterhouse Heritage Park. If you wish to visit Charterhouse, a ticket will be required and can be booked further down this page. Images: ©National Trust Images/ Annapurna Mellor/James Dobson

Sally the Witch

Windswept Workshops and Daz Dolczech present: ‘Sally the Witch’ 

An interactive, musical storytelling session inspired by a West Midlands folktale. Alison’s family discover that all is not as it seems in the ancient forest on the edge of their farm. Help us to recreate the sounds of the forest, learn about who and what is living there, and find out why the forest needs to be protected…

 

Each workshop will last approx. 30 minutes and take place every hour on the half hour; 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30.

Blossom Together

The blossom and natural play space is being developed in partnership between the National Trust and Historic Coventry Trust and is funded by players of the Peoples Postcode Lottery. The National Trust will be working with local landscapers Beechwood Trees and Landscapes to develop the existing area into a place to explore and play, surrounded by the much-loved Charterhouse Heritage Park. The team working on the project will be there on the day to tell you more about the plans for the space.

Blossom Together in Coventry forms part of the National Trust’s wider Blossom project, which aims to get people across the country celebrating blossom each spring as part of their Festival of Blossom.

Useful information

  • Suitable for all ages
  • Assistance dogs are welcome in the house
  • Free Blue Badge parking within the car park

Find us

By foot
You can find us on foot less than one mile from the city centre, either by walking through London Road Cemetery: Paxton’s Arboretum and across London Road, or by using the back entrance through the alleyway between 229 and 231 Humber Avenue, CV1 2AQ.

By train
We’re just a 20 minute (1 mile walk) or a short taxi ride from Coventry train station.

By bus
You can jump on the X18 (Stagecoach bus) to Stratford from Stop TS2 near Sainsbury’s in Coventry city centre, arriving on London Road right by the entrance to Charterhouse in just 10 minutes. The X18 runs every 30 minutes.

Alternatively, you can catch the 3 (National Express Coventry bus) towards Warwickshire Shopping Park from Cross Cheaping (Stop BS6) in Coventry city centre, arriving at Humber Avenue on London Road right by the back entrance to Charterhouse in just 7 minutes. The 3 runs every 15 minutes.

By car
We have a large car park available for Charterhouse visitors just off London Road (A4114)

Sat Nav destination: CV1 2JR

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Tickets for Charterhouse

Adult ticket

GoCV ticket

Must present GoCV card on arrival

Child ticket

(ages 5 - 17)

Child ticket

(ages 4 and under)

Group rate ticket

(for over 12 people, price per person)

Essential carer ticket

GoCV child

GoCV+

Tickets give visitors readmission for 12 months, so you can keep coming back again and again to enjoy this special space.

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