Last chance to bid for free tickets to over 60 Hertfordshire attractions
PUBLISHED: 09:01 12 March 2019 | UPDATED: 14:48 12 March 2019
There’s still time to bid to win free tickets to the county’s top tourist attractions.
The fourth Herts Big Weekend takes place on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, during English Tourism Week 2019.
A record-breaking 61 attractions across Hertfordshire have donated thousands of tickets and activities to the event.
Run by Visit Herts, the county’s residents are invited to celebrate tourism, discover or rediscover what’s on their doorstep, and tell their visiting friends and family.
But hurry, the free ballot closes on Sunday, March 17.
Families can put their hat in the ballot for a chance to win free pairs of tickets, and in some cases family tickets, to leading attractions and tourism businesses, including entrance to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, Knebworth House and Gardens, Hatfield House, The Natural History Museum at Tring, Alpaca Adventures, Hotel Cromwell in Old Stevenage, Shepreth Wildlife Park, Vertigo Adventures in Welwyn Garden City, and tower tours at St Albans Cathedral to name but a few.
Residents have until March 17 to visit www.hertsbigweekend.co.uk and bid for any of the 2,400 tickets up for grabs.
You can apply for as many tickets as you like.
Last year 33,000 bids were made.
Experiences on offer this year include close encounters for animal lovers, brewery and vineyard tours and tastings, high speed boat trips, rounds of golf, river tours, railway adventures, shopping experiences and family activities.
Winners will be selected by random ballot and will receive a maximum of two tickets per household.
Family tickets are also on offer for some attractions.
The ballot closes on Sunday, March 17, but there will still be chances to bid for returned tickets after this date.
This ballot is only available to people living in Hertfordshire.
Residents aged 18 and over can apply for tickets to any of the attractions listed.
Attractions that are already free to enter will be offering a range of extras such as guided tours, refreshments and special gifts.
• Attractions taking part in Herts Big Weekend 2019
Afternoon Tea at Aubrey Park Hotel
Aldenham Country Park
Alpaca Adventure - Yew Tree Alpacas
City and District of St Albans Tour Guides
Clarion Collection Hotel, St Albans
Down Hall Hotel & Spa
East Anglia Pass
Fairlands Valley Outdoor Activities Centre
Frogmore Paper Mill
Gin On The River
Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Henry Moore Studios and Gardens
Hertfordshire County Show
Historic Hertford – Guided Walk
John Warner Sports Centre
Knebworth House, Gardens & Park
Laura Trott Leisure Centre
Little Hay Golf Complex
Lussmanns Fish & Grill Restaurants
Mill Green Mill and Museum
Natural History Museum at Tring
Paradise Wildlife Park & Zoological Society of Hertfordshire
Pendley Manor Hotel
Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery
Rye House Crazy Golf
Rye House Kart Raceway
Rye House Laser Combat
Rye-Assic Adventure Park
Shepreth Wildlife Park
St Albans Clock Tower
St Albans Museum + Gallery
St Paul’s Walden Bury
Stevenage Golf & Conference Centre
Stevenage Swimming Centre
Tewin Bury Farm Hotel
The Cheshunt Marriott Hotel
The Old Town Hall
The Venue Leisure Centre
The View Bar & Kitchen
Tower Tour at St Albans Cathedral
Ventura Wildlife Park
Ware & Hertford Waterbus
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Watford Palace Theatre
Welwyn Roman Baths
Willows Activity Farm
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.