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There’s plenty happening in Coventry this summer!

Published Wednesday, 17 July 2019

From July through to September, the city has a host of events and activities to keep every member of the family entertained and some of Coventry’s Young Ambassadors had the opportunity to try one of these activities out.

Pictured: Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport with the Young Ambassadors at the Move and Play exhibition .
Pictured: Cllr Kamran Caan and the Young Ambassadors at the Move and Play exhibition.

On Monday 15 July, a group of Coventry Young Ambassadors from eight primary schools had the opportunity to try out the recently opened Move and Play exhibition at the Coventry Transport Museum. They were joined there by Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet member for Public Health and Sport.

The Move and Play exhibition consists of 19 different physical challenges designed to put your senses to the test. These challenges encourage visitors to be active through collaborative physical activities.

Move and Play headlines a packed line-up of activities and events this summer.From fabulously free events such as “Wonder” at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and this year’s ‘Sports Fest’ in the City Centre, and from the “Coombe Weekender” at Coombe Abbey Park to the Coventry Young Explorers Trail also in the City Centre, there is something for all the family. To see the full listing of the summer activities please visit

Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet member for Public Health and Sport said:

“We want to encourage families to get out and be active this summer and having great activities on offer in the city helps us do this. That’s why I’m so thrilled to see first-hand how fantastic this new Move and Play exhibition is.

“The number of sporting activities and events that we have on offer this summer is really something to be proud of and is the perfect way to celebrate Coventry’s role as the European City of Sport. With brand new attractions like Move and Play and old favourites like Sports Fest, we’ve got something for everyone.

 “I encourage everyone to take the time to visit this fantastic new exhibition and hope you all have as much fun as the Young Ambassadors and I did!”

Cllr Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration said:

“There is plenty for local people to do in Coventry – and plenty for visitors too. We are the first place in the UK where people can experience Move and Play and I am sure it will be very popular.   

“It’s just one of many reasons people should visit Coventry this summer.”

Ruark Jon-Stevens, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Coventry Transport Museum said:

“The UK debut of Move and Play! offers an unmissable experience for visitors of all abilities. There are so many activities to have a go at and they are all designed to get you active, moving and, most importantly, smiling.”

Move and Play will run until 10 November. If you are a Coventry resident, make sure you sign up to your Go CV card to enable you to get free entry. For more information go to  

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