Go CV latest news and offers - August 2021

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Go CV latest offers - August 2021

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Win a £50 Amazon voucher


Tell us your views to be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher by completing a five minute survey.

As a resident and Go CV cardholder we are continually looking at how we can offer additional benefits to you.  One of the major benefits of being a Go CV member is receiving discounted access to a wide range of events in the city.

We want to understand what other events you would be interested in attending in Coventry and will use this information to develop future offers and opportunities for Go CV members.

Survey closes Sunday 8 August. The winner will be notified by email and will be published in the next newsletter.

Take the survey.

The Wave - book in person or by telephone


If you are looking to book a trip to The Wave you need to 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+ or any card numbers starting with 0880.  

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

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.

Roundabout - 50% off for Go CV+ only


Something special is happening in Wood End..…

As part of Coventry being UK City of Culture 2021, the Belgrade Theatre has partnered with the acclaimed theatre company Paines Plough to present Roundabout – a festival of exciting new plays performed in the world’s first pop-up-and-play theatre.

This very special venue is located in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre in the Wood End area of Coventry until Sunday 8 August.

Don’t miss your chance to watch world-class theatre in your city.

Check to see if you qualify for Go CV+  

To celebrate this very special event we are offering Go CV+ members only 50% off any Roundabout show.  To take advantage of this offer, use promo code GOCV50 when prompted during the booking process.

Follow this link to find details of the four fantastic shows on offer.

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


Open 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 eight 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 eight 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.   

Escape Live Coventry - FREE child place


Escape Live is offering one free child place per booking for those aged up to 15 years old in any escape room experiences during the summer holidays. Whether travelling through time to fix a time machine, entering a world of Witchcraft and Wizardry, breaking out of prison or saving the world from an inbound meteor, Escape Live has something to capture everyone’s imagination.

If the summer holidays are a daunting time, especially when it comes to sorting childcare, juggling work and also making sure the children don’t get bored, then Escape Live has the answer.

Spend some quality time with family and friends this summer. Teams of two to eight can battle against the clock to solve clues, riddles and find keys to try and escape in 60 minutes. Officially the most ‘Fun Thing To Do’ on TripAdvisor, the escape rooms encourage team work, lateral thinking, problem solving and some good old-fashioned fun!

To redeem this amazing offer simply use discount code SUMMERVIP2021 when making a booking. Booking must be made and used before 30 August 2021.  Full terms and conditions.

Book now.

Starley Sportive returns - book early!


Save the date and save money - Sunday 19 September 2021

Registration is now open for the 2021 event, with places going fast so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

One of the things that has always made the Starley Sportive different is the way it brings together the cycling community and local artists. This year will be no different and being UK City of Culture the organisers are working on some great features for this year’s event.

There are three different route options that take you into Warwickshire countryside, plus a short route for under 16s. 100% of all proceeds goes to charity. 

Early Bird ticket prices are now available. No tickets available on the day - book in advance only.

Enter now.

Free cycling lessons for adults and children

Adult Cycle training

Free cycle training for adults (16+) is now available to book for weekdays and weekends up to the end of August.  Learn to ride and develop your skills away from traffic or build your confidence riding on the road. 

The three types of available sessions are:

Learn to Ride – I have little or no cycling experience   

Cycle skills - I can ride but want to learn away from traffic  

On road training - I want to develop confidence in traffic

Book a session now.

For information on learning to rideroutesbike shops visit www.coventry.gov.uk/cycling.

Allotment rental discounts for Go CV+


Did you know 9 to 15 August is National Allotments Week

The popularity of gardening and growing your own produce has increased since lockdown and is a great form of outdoor exercise.

Go CV+ cardholders get discounted rental on Coventry City Council owned allotments which can cost anything from £15 - £35 a year, depending on location and facilities.

If you would like to apply for a plot or wish to go on the waiting list for a site, details can be found on the Council's website.

Adult Education - Autumn Term Courses


Why not book an Adult Education course and improve your skills?

The Adult Education Service in Coventry offers a choice of courses in a wide range of subjects.  Each year thousands of people take the opportunity to learn a new skill, gain a qualification, find out more about something they are interested in, or simply make new friends.

Don't forget if you receive qualifying benefits you can pay the heavily reduced Go CV+ price.

Online enrolments start Monday 23 August, but you can start browsing what courses are available now.

Download course listing.

Sports Fest 2021 - hope you enjoyed it.


Thank you to everyone who came along to Sports Fest 2021 either to take part, volunteer, visit us at the Go CV stall or simply enjoy the free family activities.

We had a great week in Broadgate, despite the rain at times, with wheelchair basketball, tennis, archery, cheerleading plus lots more.

Go CV had over 900 new cardholders sign-up during the week, so remember to tell your family and friends in Coventry about Go CV and Go CV+ so they too can enjoy discounts and offers on events, museums and attractions across the city.  

Send this link to your family and friends.



On Friday we also saw colleagues from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games for their takeover day to mark 'one year to go'.

The city was delighted to welcome home from Tokyo the bronze medal winner Chelsie Giles from Coventry Judo Club. Here is our Olympian alongside Perry the Commonwealth Games mascot, Councillor George Duggins the Leader of the City Council and Councillor Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport.

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 free Bands in the Park series of events take place in some of Coventry’s beautiful parks during the summer months. Bring the family and enjoy some great music in fabulous surroundings. As an added bonus a ticketed outdoor cinema follows some events.

This is part of UK City of Culture 2021 Summer of Surprises, supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

The Sunday events will be held until September following government guidance applicable at the time of the events.

Full details of dates, parks and bands can be found on the website.

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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