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Hermit's Hollow

Coombe Abbey’s New Play Park

Slide, climb and run!

Introducing Hermit’s Hollow, Coombe Abbey’s brand-new play park in Coventry. Full of adventure, your children can freely explore the Hermit’s talking tube, clamber high amongst treetops on the Canopy Spire or whizz back to the ground on the spiralling tube.

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Access & opening times

10am – 4pm

Parking is available in Coombe Abbey Park Car Park, you can find prices here.  Disabled parking is also available next to The Avenue at Coombe.

Please note, dogs are not allowed.


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Conveniently located near Go Ape. Your children can jump from one fun activity to the next when heading over to Hermit’s Hollow.


Customer Testimonials:

“we found it completely enough to keep the children busy (and all us adults too). The person working today was wonderful – helpful, polite and went out of their way to be helpful…. Absolute value for money. We were more than happy to pay such a low amount :)”

Emily Fallen

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The perfect family attraction 



Tickets are purchased for timed slots at Hermit’s Hollow, each 2 hours long. Children’s tickets are £3.95 and can be booked online in advance or at the on-site kiosk. Adults can enter the play facility free of charge. The slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

This new facility compliments the newly refurbished play area at the Visitor Centre and the Climbing Forest which are both free to use. 

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For all ages

Toddlers have their own mini-adventure to enjoy and accompanying adults or caregivers – when not climbing and clambering in the play structures themselves – can enjoy a tasty treat and hot drink from Hermit’s Cafe, which is located within the woodland playground.

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Hermits Hollow is based on a notable period of Coombe’s nearly 900-year history when it was the residence of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King James I in the early 1600s.

During her time there, the princess was gifted an ‘island’ within the grounds where she ordered the creation of a cottage for a widow and her children, where fowls would be kept, and it was given the appearance of a type of building known as a hermitage.

We hope that Hermit’s Hollow will help to stir the imagination of children as well as offer plenty of ways to slide, climb and run around!

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Frequently asked questions

Sorry, but dogs are not permitted in any of our play areas.

Parking is not included in the ticket price.  For car park tariff please visit:

Please learn more and read our accessibility statement here:

Don’t worry, show your confirmation of booking for Hermit’s Hollow on entry to the park and our staff will allow you to drive in.

No, payment and bookings are for children only.

Parking is available in the main Coombe Abbey Park car park.

Please email, and make sure you quote your name and the date/time you have booked for. We’ll try our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Session times start at 10am, 12, 2pm and 4pm – if you arrive mid-session then you would still be expected to exit at the end of the session time.

We only accept card payments – sorry no cash.

Find us at Coombe Abbey

 The Avenue at Coombe is located to the left of our driveway, on the way into Coombe Park.
The Avenue at Coombe, Brinklow Road, Binley, Warwickshire, CV3 2AB