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Coventry city centre to get its own Pumpkin Patch as part of this year's Halloween celebrations

Tristan Harris 20th Oct, 2021 Updated: 20th Oct, 2021

COVENTRY city centre is getting its very own Pumpkin Patch as part of an array of Halloween celebrations taking place over half-term.

Visitors to Lady Herbert’s Garden can choose their own pumpkin and take it home in time for October 31.

Organised by Coventry BID, which represents around 470 businesses in the city centre, and supported by Historic Coventry Trust, the Pumpkin Patch will be open from 12pm to 4pm from Wednesday to Saturday, October 27 to 30.

Visitors will need to book in advance and tickets are on sale now.

Officers from Coventry Police’s St Michaels Neighbourhood Team will also be running pumpkin carving sessions at Lady Herbert’s Garden and the city centre will be decorated with a series of giant illuminated pumpkin installations complete with soundscapes to marvel and entertain shoppers.

The installations will sit on top of wooden crates fabricated by the Belgrade Theatre’s carpentry team, showcasing more of the city’s talents.

Coventry BID director Trish Willetts said: “There’s nothing we like more than showing off our fabulous city centre and all of the wonderful businesses in it.

“This is why we decided to create Coventry city centre’s very own Pumpkin Patch.”

She added the extra footfall would help businesses recover after a very difficult 18 months.

Coventry Events and Safety Lead, Dan Bennett, said: “Our amazing installations on Smithford Way and Market Way offer eye-catching displays and the perfect Instagram moment for everyone who visits the city, and is yet more reason to see the fantastic new public realm schemes that are now in place.

“This is just the start of an exciting programme of events we’ve got planned for the next few months to show what a fun, vibrant city Coventry is with so much to offer all year round.

“We can’t wait to welcome everyone.”

Click here to book tickets for Coventry BID’s Pumpkin Patch at Lady Herbert’s Garden, visit

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