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Summer in Coventry City Centre

There’s so much going on in Coventry City Centre this summer! From Dinosaurs to crafting, and pop-up golf to ice skating look no further for fun for the family.

Whilst you’re at it, check out some of our fantastic eateries with great ‘kids eat’ Summer offers, and an array of retailers to tide you over.

Dino Trail – West Orchards Shopping Centre
23rd July to 11th September

The Dinosaurs have escaped in West Orchards Shopping Centre, they need your help to find them all.

FREE Activity – Pick up an activity sheet, find the dinosaurs, answer the questions, and enter the competition to win £100 in shopping vouchers. *T&C’s apply

It’s going to be ROARSOME! More information HERE

Sports Fest 2022 – Broadgate
Tuesday 26th – Sunday 31st July

The free, six-day event will be back in Broadgate!

Sports Fest will be back for its 10th anniversary, celebrating by featuring a wide range of sports and wellbeing activities that are suitable for all ages and abilities.

You can visit the free event every day from Tuesday 26 July – Sunday 31 July, 10am-4pm.

Follow Coventry Sport social channels for up to date information.

Time for a Sustainable Summer – Lower Precinct Shopping Centre

Join the Lower Precinct team for a series of Cubs Club events throughout the summer holidays that put the planet first. 

Educational rock climbing
Saturday 30th July

Pop-up golf – green style!
Saturday 6th August

Say ‘no’ to plastic bags and design your own reusable bag
Saturday 13th August

Bloom with us at our sunflower workshop
Saturday 20th August

Click HERE for full details

Eco Craft Workshops – Belgrade Plaza
Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd August

Unleash your creativity with FREE summer holiday family fun!

There’ll be fun to be had at Belgrade Plaza over the summer when they’ll be putting on some Eco Children’s Craft Workshops. These will be running on 2nd and 3rd August, between 11am – 4pm, so why not drop by to join in!

Families can come along to our summer HQ, located in the marquee on the grass area outside the theatre, to join in with some free crafting sessions!

PLUS, pick up a colouring sheet from them on the day to enter the competition for a chance to win a tasty food voucher for one of their restaurants.

For full details click HERE

Family Summer Craft Sessions – Coventry Retail Market
Every Friday 29th July – 26th August

Pop along and get creative every Friday from 11am to 3pm at Coventry Retail Market with the team from Sitting Rooms of Culture who can be found under the umbrellas.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
From Monday 1st August to Saturday 3rd September

Various activities are available over the Summer. From spray painting murals in the Summer Art Masterclass, to designing your own plate or mug in our Ceramic Art Masterclass.

Find out what’s on HERE

Summer Art Club 2022 – FarGo Village market hall
Every Thursday for 6 weeks throughout the Summer holidays

Summer Craft Club is running for 6 weeks during the Summer Holidays. Sessions are held at 9am-11am, 12am-2pm & 3pm-5pm. Sessions must be booked online.

• 6 themed weeks – Week 1 Under the Sea, Week 2 Summer, Week 3 Wild Animals, Week 4 Dinosaurs, Week 5 Space, Week 6 Pirates

• Perfect for ages 3+

• 2 hour workshops

• 7 different themed activities per workshop

• Price per child £20 and must be accompanied by an adult

• Book early to avoid disappointment and secure you place

Find out more and book Summer Craft Clubs HERE

Coventry Cathedral Quarter Walking Tours
Every Wednesday and Saturday

Ideal introductory walk of Coventry’s historic heart for visitors to the city, looking at the sites of Coventry’s 3 cathedrals and how the city has evolved from a medieval centre for the wool trade through a variety of different trades and industries.

Tours start at £12.00 and can be booked HERE

Planet Ice – Skydome

Get your skates on and join Planet Ice over the summer Holidays and enjoy ice skating fun for all the family! With Public skating, Learn to Skate course, 3 or 5-day camps, Beano Birthday Parties and much more!⁠⁠

Double Discounts are back, for the summer holidays! Saving you £4.40 OFF every public skate with the Ice Card Membership! ⁠⁠

The Ice Card Membership also gives you £5 OFF every Ice Skating & Ice Hockey Course, along with £2.20 OFF public ice skating all year round and Double Discounts on selected dates!

Find out more HERE

Family Summer Saver – The Odeon

Tickets for just £5 per ticket*
The perfect ticket bundle for all the family to enjoy at great value this Summer. Each Family Summer Saver ticket bundle includes:

4 standard Adult tickets
4 standard Child tickets 

Tickets can be used across UK cinemas (excluding Luxe cinemas).
*Available for a limited time only and requires a myOdeon membership!
Find out more HERE

Coventry Transport Museum

From open play sessions for under 5s to STEM-based workshops for 11-16s, there’s lots to keep kids of all ages busy at Coventry Transport Museum during the summer holidays.

Get stuck in to family junk modelling, try your hand at stop motion or computer programming, or follow our activity trail around the museum at your own pace.

Find out more HERE

The Reel Store – Telegraph Hotel

The UK’s first permanent immersive digital art gallery.

Expect a 360-degree experience, suitable for the whole family 

Coventry City of Culture Trust opened the UK’s first permanent immersive digital art gallery, The Reel Store, in May 2022.

Following on from the huge popularity of immersive art spaces around the world, the space now features innovative art commissions and is a permanent new visitor attraction in the heart of the city.

Housed in the old reel store at the former home of the Coventry Evening Telegraph newspaper, a space that once held the rolls of paper that the city’s stories were printed on is now hosting world renowned artists at a whole new scale.

There is an excellent café to enjoy with some great gifts to share as souvenirs and presents. 

The main 800m2 exhibition space houses a large projection mapping canvas with multiple high quality video projectors and an immersive sound system.

Book tickets HERE

The Wave

Have a ‘splashing time’ this Summer!

Something for thrill, spill and chill seekers at The Wave Waterpark, Coventry.

Ride 6 high-speed slides, get soaked in The Reef, make a splash in the Wave Pool and wind around the Lazy River.

Book your tickets HERE today

Eat out with the kids Summer offers

School’s out! The Summer Holiday’s in! Listed below are city centre venues with kids meal offer over the Summer holidays.

The Litten Tree – Kids Eat for £1

Kids eat for £1 all Summer with any full paying adult meal. T&C’s apply.

Bella Italia – Kids eat for £1
Monday – Thursday, 4-6pm

Kids can enjoy three delicious courses & a Cawston Pressed Fruit Water for just £1 with the purchase of every adult main! Meals are suitable for 2-11 year olds.

Looking to add some food and drink options to your summer, make sure you check out or food and drink guides HERE.

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