Posted 3rd Feb 2016 by Peter Byrne
Organised by Hertfordshire's new tourism service Visit Herts, the Herts Big Weekend will take place from 12th to 13th March 2016, encouraging local residents to rediscover all that they can see and do in their beautiful home county.
Tickets on offer include entrance to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Hatfield House, Knebworth House, The Henry Moore Studio and Gardens, The Natural History Museum at Tring, paddle boarding lessons, a glamping experience, brewery tours and tastings, St Albans Cathedral tower tours, visits to Welwyn Roman Baths, St Albans Signal Box and Railway Museum and family days out at Lee Valley Park White Water Centre.
Residents can apply for tickets to as many attractions as they wish up until 16th February, when tickets will be allocated by ballot to the winners, with two tickets awarded per household.
Attractions have also dedicated extra tickets to the Family Holiday Association, which helps struggling families enjoy a day out.
Visit Herts Joint Project Manager David Curtis-Brignell said: 'The Big Weekend is a fantastic way to kick-start the tourist season, but it’s also a great way to reward Hertfordshire’s residents with a great day out, for free.
'It really is as good it sounds – residents can bid for free tickets at www.hertsbigweekend.co.uk until 16th February. The winners are selected by ballot, so there are plenty of reasons to bid for as many different attractions and activities as possible. You never know what you might win, and how much fun you could be having on 12th and 13th March!
'We are delighted so many wonderful attractions and organisations have supported the first ever Herts Big Weekend, and look forward to a great celebration. Remember to share your stories and pictures on social media using #hertsbigweekend!'
The Big Weekend is the first in a series of campaigns organised by Visit Herts to strengthen Hertfordshire's tourism offer. Big Weekend is also a part of English Tourism Week, which highlights the importance of tourism as one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy. Visit www.hertsbigweekend.co.uk to find out more.
Image courtesy of: Hatfield House / Herts Big Weekend