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Over 50 Attractions Sign Up for Herts Big Weekend

Jim Dawson
31st January 2019

The 4th Herts Big Weekend will take place on 6th & 7th April 2019, when over 50 attractions will open their doors for free to thousands of lucky Hertfordshire residents.

This celebration of tourism, run by Visit Herts, is aimed entirely at Hertfordshire residents, inviting them to celebrate the best attractions and activities that Herts has to offer.

For one weekend during England’s Tourism Week 2019, Herts residents will have the chance to enjoy a day out in the county, discovering and rediscovering the amazing things to see and do in their home county.

Families across Herts will soon be able to enter for the chance to win tickets to a host of top attractions and fun-filled activities across the county when the Herts Big Weekend 2019 ballot opens on Thursday 21 February 2019.

Residents can get their hands on the tickets by pre-registering for tickets NOW and then entering the ballot when it opens in February. When the ballot closes, hundreds of pairs of free tickets will then be dished out to the lucky winners.

Herts Big Weekend 2019 will see a huge variety of exceptional tourist attractions and related businesses across the county donating free tickets or experiences for residents.

Some of the county’s biggest attractions have signed up to this year’s event giving residents plenty to choose from - with a select number of pairs or family tickets available for each. Experiences on offer this year include magical studio tours, close-up animal encounters, rounds of golf, family activities, stunning stately homes, relaxing afternoon teas, historic houses and fascinating museums.

Attractions confirmed to take part in the Herts Big Weekend for 2019 include Paradise Wildlife Park, Knebworth House and Gardens, Henry Moore Studio and Gardens, Hatfield House, the Natural History Museum at Tring, Alpaca Adventures, Hotel Cromwell, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, and Ventura Wildlife Park and many, many more!

Chief executive of Visit Herts, Deirdre Wells OBE said: “Tourism is an incredibly important part of Hertfordshire’s economy and whilst we strive to attract new visitors to our county from London, the rest of the UK and abroad, we must never forget that our own residents are our greatest ambassadors who support our industry week in, week out. This is essentially why we created the Big Weekend– to give residents a free day out to say thank you, and to create positivity and enthusiasm for their wonderful home county.”

“It is also about delivering the message to residents that there is so much to see and do right here on their doorstep. 2019 looks set to be the biggest Big Weekend yet, with so many of our partners signed up to be involved – it really is a wonderful opportunity for discovering and rediscovering a whole host of superb attractions and activities - with the added bonus of everything being so close to home.”

To register and to see the full list of attractions taking part, visit

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