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Thousands of free tickets to Kent tourist attractions up for grabs as the Kent Big Weekend returns for 2024


Thousands of free tickets to Kent tourist attractions up for grabs as the Kent Big Weekend returns for 2024

Images (L-R): WonderWorks Margate, Hever Castle, Gusbourne Wines

Visit Kent’s Big Weekend 2024 ticket ballot is now open! Partnered for the first time this year with luxury lifestyle publication insideKENT, Visit Kent’s annual opportunity to WIN free tickets to a host of attractions and activities across the county is back, and better than ever with over eighty Kent businesses offering over four thousand incredible, complimentary visitor experiences. Kent residents can join in the exciting weekend extravaganza by entering the ticket ballot today and applying for as many experiences as they’d like, with the winners being able to redeem their tickets on either Saturday 20th or Sunday 21st April 2024. 

Can you imagine yourself winding your way around historic Hever or Rochester Castles on a fascinating guided tour? Sipping an exquisite gin cocktail at Copper Rivet Distillery or a crisp glass of sparkling wine at Gusbourne Vineyard? Perhaps exploring the replica aircraftexperiencing the interactive Scramble Experience at the fascinating Battle of Britain Memorial sounds like your perfect afternoon? Or even riding the waves during a surfing lesson at the Kent Surf School or Scuba Diving with Nemes Diving and Water Sports Academy?


Whatever you’re into, Visit Kent’s Big Weekend has thousands of tickets and experiences on offer. From captivating Cathedrals and Castles to glorious gardens and National Trust Properties, to wonderful Wine Tasting and Restaurants, to action-packed Outdoor Activities (and absolutely everything in between!), the very best that Kent has to offer will be up for grabs in the ticket ballot.


Some of the county’s biggest attractions are taking part, including Canterbury Cathedral, the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, Elmley Nature Reserve, Godington House and Gardens, Go Ape Leeds Castle, Biddenden Vineyard, The AbBode HotelCanterbury, Shepherd Neame Brewery Tours, the Powell Cotton Museum, Diggerland, the Kent Falconry Centre, Dickens House Museum, the Kent and East Sussex Railway, Deal Castle, Criterion Blue Town, Kent Cricket, Scotney Castle and The WonderWorks Margate – and SO many more!


If you’re a Kent resident, you can apply for tickets for this year’s fantastic offers – all right on your doorstep – via the online ballot on Visit Kent’s website today, with the ballot closing at midnight on 1 April 2024. Following this, prizes will be allocated at random, and winners will be notified via email on 2nd April 2024.

Deirdre Wells OBE, CEO of Visit Kent, comments:

“We’re delighted to bring the Big Weekend back once again to Kent residents and showcase the incredible variety of visitor experiences we have to offer, from iconic heritage properties, to thrilling adventure activities, to world-class wineries – all of which do an incredible job of showcasing our unrivalled Kent hospitality. A true celebration of Kent, the Big Weekend is always such a great reminder for us residents of what we are lucky enough to have right on our doorstep!”

Samantha Ready, Editor insideKENT, comments: 

“As Kent’s largest lifestyle magazine, insideKENT is thrilled to be partnering with Visit Kent for this year’s Big Weekend to shine a spotlight on the incredible attractions and experiences on offer across our fabulous county. The Big Weekend is a unique opportunity for Kent residents, to visit a host of exciting, award-winning and memory-making experiences all for free, and of course to make plans to explore them all beyond the Big Weekend too!”

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