Go CV Summer Special

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Go CV Special Summer 2021

This extra edition of Go CV news shares some great activities during the school holidays. Some are free, others are discounted, but all are great family fun and entertainment during the summer break for you to enjoy.

In this issue:

Coventry UK City of Culture - discount for Go CV+

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Terry Hall presents Home Sessions

More events and extra tickets are released tomorrow as part of the Terry Hall Present Home Sessions.

Go CV+ members receive an exclusive discount of up to 50% off on tickets - a max of four Go CV+ tickets per event applies on a first come first served basis, so you need to be quick!

Register or login to your UK City of Culture account or download the 'app' on Apple and Android to see what’s on, book tickets, and unlock priority booking and exclusive experiences by earning Cov Points when booking tickets, attending events and taking part in activities. Remember to link your Go CV card number into your UK City of Culture account.  You can find your card number under 'My card' when logged in to your Go CV account.

The full listing of artists, dates and prices of the HOME SESSIONS can be found on the UK City of Culture website.

There are also loads of free events taking place across the city all summer.  Check out What's On as new events are being added on a regular basis. 

Also open now, Assembly Festival Garden is home to a mouth-watering selection of local food makers, four extraordinary performance spaces and will serve as a social hub for those wishing to make the most of their visit to the UK’s City of Culture.  Full details can be found on City of Culture website. 

Go CV+ ticket prices coming soon for Assembly Festival Garden events.

Go CV free tennis weekend


Did you enjoy watching Wimbledon and fancy a game of tennis?

There's another free weekend of tennis at the War Memorial Park for all Go CV cardholders coming later this month, so get your racquets ready!

Sessions available to book now on a first come first served basis, so you need to be quick. Courts 1 to 4 only.

Book a tennis session online


Sports Fest 2021


Once again, Go CV will be supporting Sports Fest this summer. 

The annual event will take place in Coventry city centre from 27 July to 1 August from 10am to 4pm each day. 

The event will have free activities and will feature a wide range of sport and wellbeing activities that are suitable for all ages and abilities. You’ll be in for six full days of sport and physical activity from a range of Coventry’s fantastic clubs and groups, plus a few special appearances that will be announced soon. 

More information on Sports Fest.

West Midlands Police Museum


West Midlands Police have opened a pop-up museum to celebrate Coventry’s policing history.  The museum, at new premises in Hertford Street, houses some of the historical artefacts from West Midlands Police. Items on display include an old uniform and kit such as handcuffs, radios and truncheons.

It tells some of the incredible stories of the officers and staff who have served in Coventry over the years - inspiring accounts of trailblazing people, acts of bravery and innovation.  

The museum is now open from 10am to 3pm, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

It's free admission and you can find more details on the West Midlands Police Museum website

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens


The 'Unplug and Play' events feature Wild Wednesdays to immerse yourself in nature, and Crafty Thursdays packed full with arts and crafts.  Finally there are all-day workshops with different artists to unlock your imagination.  All perfect for family fun this summer. 

They are open Wednesdays to Sundays only from 10.30am to 3.30pm

Discounts on admission fees for ALL Go CV cardholders and under 5s go free.

Where are Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens? 

Check the website for more information and Book in advance - Day Tickets 2021 Concession

The Wave - book in person or by telephone


The Wave, a UK award-winning, indoor waterpark making a splash in the heart of Coventry!

From high-speed slides and a fun-packed splash zone to the exhilarating Wave Pool and relaxing Lazy River…There’s something for thrill, spill and chill seekers of all ages to enjoy.

Get ready to ‘Ride the Wave’!  Make sure to secure your tickets early and don’t miss out on  'Riding The Wave’ this summer!

Go to The Wave’s website for further information, and if you are looking to book either visit in person or telephone 024 7625 2500 quoting your Go CV card number. Unfortunately online bookings are not available at this time for Go CV+ and any card numbers starting with 0880.  

Check if you qualify for Go CV+ the highest level of discounts available.

Culture Coventry (Transport Museum, Lunt Roman Fort and The Herbert)


Coventry Transport Museum

You'll find a variety of family activities to embrace your playful side and get involved in our ever-growing Family Programme around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) the best way you possibly can – by playing. Charges may apply.

Full details can be found on the website, but remember all Go CV cardholders always have free admission to this this world-class museum. 


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Lunt Roman Fort - reopens 3 August

Take the chance to play Roman ball games, board games and explore this unique, historic site as you complete a fun discovery trail.

Encounter our costumed Roman soldiers, who will share fascinating facts about the fort, and challenge your children (and their accompanying adults) to some inquisitive thinking about what they can discover as they uncover the history and hidden secrets of this 2000-year-old fortress.  

Charges apply (under 4s free) and tickets must be booked in advance.



The Herbert - Crafting Coventry's History 

Join an exciting discovery of Coventry’s diverse and inspiring past.

From Lady Godiva to Medieval Coventry, the Tudor Times, the Victorians, the Second World War and 2 Tone. Coventry is the UK City of Culture 2021, making this an even greater and exciting time to learn about the city’s thriving past and pioneering people.

These popular workshops are fantastic for encouraging creative minds and enhancing the skills of budding artists. A member of our Learning Team will be on hand to help, give advice and encourage your children during this 90-minute workshop. All creations can be taken home with you on the day.  

Fees apply, which include one free accompanying adult. Suitable for ages 5+ and book tickets in advance.  

There's load more activities over the holidays, including Art Masterclasses in oil painting and clay sculptures.  Find out more on The Herbert's website. 

Bands in the Park 2021

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The Bands in the Park series of events takes place in some of Coventry’s beautiful parks during the summer months.

These popular events for all the family will be back in 2021 after the pandemic prevented last year’s programme from taking place.

The free events will be held safely between mid-July and September following government guidance applicable at the time of the events.

The first weekend is Sunday 25 July and details of dates, parks and bands are due to be announced on the website soon.

20% discount on Jungle Boat Ride VR tickets at West Orchards


From Thursday 22 July 2021 every day until Sunday 5 September 2021.

Climb on board our boat with D.A.S.H, hold on tight and keep your eyes peeled for our gemstones!

Prepare yourself, you’ll come face to face and under fire from all manner of jungle creatures and beasts; the fate of the jungle depends on you – good luck explorers and mind out for those monkeys!

Seating up to 8 people, this virtual reality experience offers a perfect family attraction. Full User Experience time: 5 – 10 minutes. Ride Run Time: 3 minutes.

The full ride cost is £5 per person, with up to 8 riders per ride.  20% discount for all Go CV cardholders with unique promo code at checkout 'GOCV2021' 

It is essential you take proof you are a Go CV card holder with you on the day [either physical card or virtual card on your phone].  

Book now -  pre-booking only

With the recent COVID-19 concerns, they have taken extra safety measures to ensure your safety.  Full details and Terms and Conditions can be found on the West Orchards website.   

Coventry Music Museum

Ghost Town

The Coventry Music Museum is home to the original Ghost Town car (as seen in the chart-topping video for the song) and the very organ Jerry Dammers wrote and recorded the Ghost Town song on. Plus, hundreds of other unique 2-Tone items and showcases of many other musical giants that have come out of this UK City of Culture.  2021 will be the 40th anniversary of probably the most famous song to come out of the city, namely ‘Ghost Town’.

This exciting new “Ghost Town 2 Host Town” exhibition will track the city and its boom time in its post-Second World War days.  

£3 admission fee for ALL Go CV cardholders. You can find opening hours and further details on the Coventry Music Museum website

Interested in 2-Tone? There's also '2-Tone: Lives & Legacies' the first-ever major exhibition in the UK at The Herbert devoted to the 2-Tone music sensation.  Book your free tickets.

Contact us and 'frequently asked questions'

Remember to ensure your account is up to date and fully validated so you can enjoy all these Go CV benefits.  Check to see if you qualify for Go CV+  

There's lots of information on our website including the frequently asked questions.

If you still need help, please email us.

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