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Scenic town with a rich heritage in the very heart of England. Many attractions and things to do throughout the town and local area

Are you looking for things to do in Rugby? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Rugby


Did you know...

  • The M6 Motorway Rugby to Gretna is the longest motorway in Britain at just over 226 miles. Effectively the run is even longer, as the route simply becomes the A74(M) once over the border into Scotland, leading all the way to Glasgow .
  • The town is credited with being the birthplace of rugby football. The invention of the game is credited to William Webb Ellis whilst breaking the existing rules of a football match played in 1823 at Rugby School, which is near the centre of Rugby.
  • Rugby is also a birthplace of the jet engine. In April 1937 Frank Whittle built the world's first prototype jet engine at the British Thomson-Houston works in Rugby.



 

  Attractions

Rugby Art Gallery And Museum FREE

Everything you need to know.
Little Elborow Street
Rugby
CV21 3BZ

 

Saxon Fields Farm Shop And Smokery

Huge outdoor childrens play area, cafe, farm animals and farm store.
Lilbourne Road
Clifton Upon Dunsmore
CV23 0BB

01788546111

 
 

  Parks

Caldecott Park FREE

With beautiful flower beds, trees, play areas and statues, it provides an oasis of fun and relaxation for residents and visitors.
Park Road
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV21 2QN

 

GEC Recreation Ground FREE

The site has seen the addition of a brand new sports pavilion for use by football and rugby teams.
Hillmorton Road
Rugby
CV22 5JW

 

Newbold Quarry Park FREE

The large pool was a former quarry used as a canal reservoir until the late 1980's.
Newbold Road
Rugby
CV21 1AY

 

Jubilee Gardens FREE

The Gardens, in Regents Place in Rugby's Town Centre, mark the site of an ancient British fort of the Dobuni tribe.
Regents Place
Rugby
CV21 2PN

 

Avon Mill Recreation Ground FREE

Sports Pitches: Cricket, Football -Facilities for Young People- Half Court Multi -Use Games Area.
Newbold Road
Rugby
CV21 1DE

 

Rokeby Sports Ground FREE

Providing football pitches, it also offers a formal bridle link between Long Furlong and Norton Leys.
Long Furlong
Rugby
CV22 5QT

 

New Bilton Recreation Ground FREE

One of the biggest play areas in Rugby and is a site parents often travel to because of the diversity of equipment available.
Lawford Road
Rugby
CV22 7BG

 

Millennium Green FREE

Millennium Greens are a nationwide initiative of the Countryside Agency (now called Natural England).
Sandown Road
Rugby
CV21 3LG

 

Boughton Road Recreation Ground FREE

A general green area of open space adjacent to the River Avon, it is used for various sporting events, particularly Gaelic footbal.
Boughton Road/Butlers Leap
Rugby
CV21 3UY

 

Cock Robin Wood FREE

The wood is a nature reserve maintained by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and includes a pond and a sculpture trail.
Dunchurch Road
Rugby
CV22 6PP

 

Draycote Water Country Park FREE

Draycote Water is an ideal place for a family day out in Warwickshire. Whether you are planning a gentle walk, cycling or picnic.
Kites Hardwick
Warwickshire
CV23 8AB

01788811107

 

Hillmorton Recreation Ground FREE

The recreation ground was refurbished in 2005 including footpaths, signage, new fencing and the entrance gates sculpture.
Featherbed Lane
Hillmorton
Rugby
CV21 4LB

 

Dunchurch Heath FREE

The plaque on the heath is in memory of five airmen who were killed there during the second world war, when their plane crashed.
The Heath
Dunchurch
Rugby
CV22 6RJ

 

Criss Cross Park FREE

The park has been created to raise the geniality of the area and works with the local community to develop a pleasant place.
Junewood Close
Rugby
CV21 1QR

 

Freemantle Road Recreation Ground FREE

Sited opposite Addison Road Recreation Ground and Cornwallis Open Space. The play area was refurbished in 2013.
Freemantle Road
Rugby
CV22 7HY

 

Heath Way Park FREE

Heath Way Park is a small area of open space (0.2 hectares), surrounded on all sides by residential housing.
Heath Way
Rugby
CV22 5EP

 

Bilton Village Greens FREE

Bilton Greens, situated next to Assheton Recreation Ground, form the heart of this attractive Warwickshire village.
Bilton
Rugby
CV22 7LZ

 

Brindley Road Park FREE

Being close to the famous Hillmorton Locks on the Oxford Canal there are plenty of areas to investigate on foot.
Brindley Road
Hillmorton
Rugby
CV21 4BH

 

Stanford Reservoir FREE

An important and operational drinking water reservoir.
Market Harborough
Northamptonshire
LE17 6EA

 

Swift Valley Country Park FREE

The reserve includes lowland neutral grassland with pronounced ridge and furrow, hedgerows, woodland and wetland.
Brownsover Lane
Rugby
CV21 1HU

 

Avon Park FREE

Avon Park is a natural area of green space on the South East of Brownsover, adjacent to the River Avon.
Charlewelton Drive
Rugby
CV21 1TU

 
 

  Bowling

The Big Apple

Ten pin bowling, American pool and cafe.
Junction One Leisure Park
Junction One
CV21 1RW

01788550202

 
 

  Cinema

Cineworld Rugby

Multi-screen cinema.
Junction One Leisure Park
Junction One
CV21 1RW

03303334444

 
 

  Theatre

Rugby Theatre

Popular venue specializing in film and theatre.
Henry Street
Rugby
CV21 2QA

01788541234

 
 

  Golf

Rugby Golf Club

Golf Club.
Clifton Road
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV21 3RD

 
 

  Leisure centres

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre And Athletics Track

The new Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre, will open in summer 2013.
Bruce Williams Way
Rugby
CV22 5LJ

 

Virgin Active

Health and fitness club.
Junction One Leisure Park
Junction One
CV21 1RW

01788554300

 

LA Fitness

Health and fitness club.
Webb Ellis Road
Rugby
CV22 7AU

 

Ken Marriott Leisure Centre

Swimming pool, fitness centre, indoor and outdoor sports and more.
Bruce Williams Way
Rugby
CV22 5LJ

01788553565

 
 

  Water sports

On Board Surf And Sail

Watersports centre based at the picturesque Draycote resorvoir offering lessons in windsurfing, sailing and powerboating.
Kites Hardwick
Rugby
CV23 8AB

01788814418

 

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