Go CV latest news and offers - December 2021

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Go CV latest news - December 2021

Content in this festive edition:

Win a pair of final tickets - be quick as it ends soon!


We have an exclusive prize to give away – two tickets to both sessions of the final on Sunday 19 December 2021.  It's been running for a while, but the last chance to enter is Friday 3 December.

How to enter

This social media competition is exclusive to Go CV cardholders only.  For a chance to win retweet the pinned tweet on Twitter or share our pinned Facebook post.  The winner will be chosen at random and notified by Monday 6 December.

Tickets are already on sale for the tournament, which is the first event in the 2021/22 Cazoo Series and televised live by ITV4.  Ticket prices start at just £15, incredible value for a chance to see the world’s leading players. For full details of the event and to book tickets check the website - but book fast!

Win kitchen bundle worth £250 - last few days!


To be in with a chance of winning the fantastic kitchen bundle worth £250 just in time for Christmas, all you have to do is enter your details using this unique link for Go GV cardholders (takes less than a minute). CityFibre will then let you know when full fibre is available in your area and from which service providers.

How to enter

Make sure your Go CV account is validated and up to date. Log in to your account and in the 'My Account' section, see if there's any action you need to take. If your discount level is showing as 1 or 2, you're good to go!

Read full Terms and Conditions. Please enter by Sunday 5 December 2021.

Enter the City Fibre competition

20% discount for Santa experience at West Orchards

WO santa

Additional dates and time slots released!

The brand new Santa experience at West Orchards Shopping Centre will fill you with festive cheer and if you're a GO CV cardholder you can claim a 20% discount by using the unique code GOCVXMAS21

Until Friday 24 December, Santa will welcome you to his sleigh lodge on level 3 of the shopping centre and take you on his Virtual Reality Sleigh Ride. After the ride, the children will chat with Santa for a few minutes and each child will receive a small chocolate gift. 

It is essential you take proof you are a Go CV cardholder with you on the day (either physical card or virtual card on your phone).  

For full details and booking use this link and don't forget to use the code GOCVXMAS21

Book your Santa experience tickets.

Send Love this Christmas campaign

Text Love

Coventry Food Network is a partnership of statutory, voluntary and private organisations who are working together to build a ‘A food resilient city in Coventry where nobody goes hungry’.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, additional food hubs were set up throughout the city to ensure that food was available to those who were in greatest need.

The Food Hubs offer a range of community-based support, including: HAF Summer activities for children and Foodbank.

Christmas can be a difficult time for many, now more than ever we need your support so that we can bulk purchase non-donated food items and support families over Christmas.


To donate £5 text 'LOVE' to 70560.

Also, throughout December we would appreciate your support in our Reverse Advent Calendar which is a great way to support our food hubs.

For every day in December we have selected an item for you to donate (in the below calendar).

When you are preparing for Christmas or doing your weekly shop, why not put a few items aside for those in the local community who are most in need? We will be very happy with any donations we receive. Once you have collected all of your items, put them in a bag or a box, clearly marked for the "Send your love this Christmas" and bring to one of the drop-off points below.


You can find a full list of drop-off points and details on the Reverse Advent Calendar. Thank you in advance for your support.

City Centre - Christmas light show and festive cabins


Alongside a food and drink market housed in festive cabins, Coventry BID is helping to illuminate the city centre this year, including a curtain of lights adorning the side of Cathedral Lanes displaying a free hourly light show every evening in the run up to Christmas.

You'll find a sea of lights across the city’s main streets and areas. Coventry BID lights up Upper Precinct, Smithford Way and Market Way alongside Coventry’s official Christmas lights including a glittery canopy of star-themed lights in Broadgate.


The Cathedral Lanes lights will display a show every hour, on the hour, from 4pm to 8pm every day right up to Christmas Eve (24 December) so families can enjoy the lights after work, tuck into Christmas fare at the festive food market and do some late-night shopping on Wednesdays in the run-up to Christmas.

Coventry BID’s festive cabins, which supplement the offering from traders in Hertford Street, will offer mulled wine, hot chocolate, burgers, fancy fries and other festive food, as well as fire pits to toast marshmallows. Some are also being offered to local traders and craft businesses.

Glide into Christmas: ice-skating discount for Go CV+ only

See if you qualify for Go CV+ and update your account now so you don't miss out.


Coventry Glides – the stunning ice rink that transformed Coventry Cathedral Ruins into a ‘winter wonderland’ last festive season – is back by popular demand.

The magical, festive rink – a partnership between the Coventry City of Culture Trust and Coventry City Council, with support from the Coventry Business Improvement District – is welcoming skaters of all ages until Sunday 9 January 2022.

It is open seven days a week for one-hour time slots, with prices starting from £5, which can be booked through the Coventry 2021 website. It is suitable for anyone over the age of five. 

Go CV+ card holders can claim 20% off up to four tickets for any Coventry Glides skating session until Thursday 9 December inclusive only. Subject to availability and cannot be used with any other offer. Go CV+ card number must be included in Coventry 2021 account to be able to claim offer.

Book your Coventry Glides tickets and ensure you have added your Go CV card number to your Coventry 2021 account.

Christmas Makers' Market - FarGo Village


Saturday 4 December from 11am

Join FarGo Village this winter for your one-stop shop for fiercely independent Christmas shopping, with lovingly handcrafted gifts, amazing local designers and some fabulously festive vibes! Get the date in your diaries- Christmas is coming!

See website for further details.

Christmas Carols 'Under the Arches'


MotoFest invites you to join friends, family, neighbours and fellow Coventry residents for an evening of Christmas Carols under the Whittle Arches in the heart of Coventry City Centre.

Either wrap up warm in gloves and scarves or come along in your car for an evening of festive fun, music and entertainment with Christmas Carols Under the Arches!

Join MotoFest on either (or both) Saturday 11 or Sunday 12 December for a Christmas carol concert with a difference!  We will be joined by Rob Halligan, a regular on BBC television and radio, and his fantastic band as well as the City Church Coventry Community Choir.  Here are all the details:

  • Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December 2021
  • Millennium Place, Coventry - outside the Coventry Transport Museum
  • Gates open at 5.45pm for a 6.30pm show (on both evenings)
  • Advanced tickets* - £20 per car, £4 per standing adult and free for children

* Price includes booking fees, all vehicles attending must be pre booked.  All children (under 16s) must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

Book now to secure your space! 

Find out more 

In partnership with Jubilee Church Coventry and City Church Coventry.

Free festive activities with HAF Programme


The Coventry Activities and Food (HAF) Programme is now live. This programme offers children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals the opportunity to enjoy multi-activity holiday clubs, festive experiences and cook at home packs this school Christmas holiday, absolutely free.

Download the Festive Fun 2021 brochure to find out more about the different activities taking place across Coventry between 17 December 2021 and 3 January 2022.

If you know of anyone who could benefit from this fantastic programme, or to find out more information, please visit the HAF website where you can search and book activities. Don’t miss out!

'Quiet Time' session at The Wave


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.  

Go CV discount also applies for the next Quiet Time session at The Wave on Thursday 30 December between 1pm-3pm.

A fun-filled experience within a calm and relaxing environment with no music, sensory toys in the lazy river as well as accessible changing facilities.

West Midlands Cycle Hire eBikes launching

eBikes from West Midlands Cycle Hire are hitting the region's streets on Wednesday 8 December and they are offering 10% off minute bundles for one day only!

Just log on to the cycle hire app on launch day and the discount will apply on all purchases. 

To receive details of all cycling activities, you can sign-up for the cycling newsletter on the website.


Adult Education - Spring Term Courses 2022


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

The new Choice magazine is now available for Spring Term courses in 2022. 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.

Please ensure your Go CV+ account is fully validated before you enrol.

Browse the website to see what courses are available now.

The Wave and CV Life Centres - Christmas and New Year opening hours

Wave Christmas

Here are the details of the centre opening times during the festive season.  

You can also find full details of the opening dates and times on the website

Important: 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 any card numbers starting with 0880 or Go CV+.  

CV Christmas

Become a City Host


We’re halfway through our year as UK City of Culture 2021 and there are many exciting things coming up in the next six months. You can be part of the celebrations by becoming a City Host. There are so many reasons to get involved…

  • Si signed up to give back to the community and share his love of Cov.
  • Madison signed up to learn new skills and meet new people.
  • Dennis signed up to help people learn about the city and its story.

Join Si, Madison and Dennis and be rewarded with limited edition uniform, a range of training opportunities and exclusive ticket offers.

There’s still time to play your part in this incredible year.

Find out more.

Our recent Go CV winners

We thought you'd like to know that people really do win our competitions.  Here are the winners of our last three competitions: 

Can You Dance? 

10 lucky dancers won tickets for a dance masterclass at Coventry Building Society Arena:  Lilia from Walsgrave, Saradha from Hillfields, Pauline from Allesley, Natalia from Baginton Fields, Pamela from Upper Eastern Green, Ann-Marie from Walsgrave, Emma from Stoke, Alexander from Wyken, Lucy from Coundon and Julie from Allesley.

Firework Display 

Kindly sponsored by SmartLearner Coventry, the 10 lucky winners of the Community Sports and Firework Display tickets were: Louise from Whoberley, Joanna from Willenhall, Ravinder from Green Lane, Emma from Wyken, Becky from Holbrooks, Kirsty from, Eastern Green Owen from Lower Upper Eastern Green, Beth from Spon End, Laura from Coundon, and Michelle from Cheylesmore.

Albany Theatre - 'A Christmas Carol'

Four lucky families won tickets offered by The Albany Theatre: Suzi from Eastern Green, Georgina from Cheylesmore, Pauline from Allesley and Ian from Walsgrave.

Congratulations to all our lucky winners.

Contact the Go CV Team

If you need to contact the Go CV Team please email gocv@coventry.gov.uk

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