Outdoor cinemas and zoos reopening near Coventry

Some of our favourite outdoor venues and events gearing up to reopen near Coventry as coronavirus measures relax.

Outdoor cinemas, safari parks and zoos can reopen across the UK from 15 June, Boris Johnson has announced, allowing families to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

Venues are implementing social distancing measures so you can enjoy a film or ponder zoo enclosures stress-free.

Here are four of our favourite outdoor venues and events gearing up to reopen near Coventry.

The Luna Drive-In Cinema, Warwick Castle

Situated next to one of England’s oldest castles, The Luna Cinema are bringing their retro American-style drive-in cinema experience just a stone’s throw away from the medieval walls, offering the best socially distanced cinema experience imaginable.

Movies showing including Jurassic Park, Romeo + Juliet, The Goonies, The Devil Wears Prada, Back To The Future, Rocketman, The Little Mermaid and many more, starting from as early as 7 July.

Visit lunadriveincinema.com/warwick-castle for more.

Twycross Zoo

The region’s top zoo is set to reopen from 15 June, but will only be accepting online bookings so that it can regulate visitor numbers.

The zoo has also introduced allocated arrival time slots, one-way routes and hand washing facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Indoor animal viewing areas have been closed, too.

Visit twycrosszoo.org for more.

@TheDriveIn, Birmingham

If you’re willing to venture a little further, @TheDriveIn is embarking on a nationwide tour, bringing a drive-in cinema Birmingham this summer.

The pop-up screen arrives in Birmingham from 15 July, with showings varying from family-friendly afternoons to late-night blockbusters.

Back To The Future, Jaws, Cars, Grease, Toy Story and A Star Is Born are just a few of the movies on offer.

Visit atthedrive.in for more.

West Midlands Safari Park

West Midlands Safari Park will be reopening their drive-through safari only from 15 June – but tickets must be booked in advance online.

Walk-through areas of the Park, including their Adventure Theme Park, will remain closed temporarily. 

The Safari Park has introduced enhanced cleaning measures, hand washing stations and discontinued the feeding or touching of animals by the public.

Visit wmsp.co.uk/tickets for more.