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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.



Rugby Art Gallery And Museum FREE

Everything you need to know.
Little Elborow Street
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




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
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
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
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
CV21 2PN


Avon Mill Recreation Ground FREE

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


Rokeby Sports Ground FREE

Providing football pitches, it also offers a formal bridle link between Long Furlong and Norton Leys.
Long Furlong
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
CV22 7BG


Millennium Green FREE

Millennium Greens are a nationwide initiative of the Countryside Agency (now called Natural England).
Sandown Road
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
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
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
CV23 8AB



Hillmorton Recreation Ground FREE

The recreation ground was refurbished in 2005 including footpaths, signage, new fencing and the entrance gates sculpture.
Featherbed Lane
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
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
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
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
CV22 5EP


Bilton Village Greens FREE

Bilton Greens, situated next to Assheton Recreation Ground, form the heart of this attractive Warwickshire village.
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
CV21 4BH


Stanford Reservoir FREE

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


Swift Valley Country Park FREE

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



The Big Apple

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




Cineworld Rugby

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




Rugby Theatre

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




Rugby Golf Club

Golf Club.
Clifton Road
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
CV22 5LJ


Virgin Active

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



LA Fitness

Health and fitness club.
Webb Ellis Road
CV22 7AU


Ken Marriott Leisure Centre

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



  Water sports

On Board Surf And Sail

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




Barby Sporting

A multi-discipline clay pigeon shooting ground catering to everyone from the novice, to the competition shooter.
Barby Ln
CV23 8UX



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