An Opportunity To Visit Some Of Kent's Great Tourist Attractions For Free In 2014

The Kent Big Day out is a really brilliant scheme, we expect it to get even bigger and better in 2014. We have successfully applied for tickets in 2012 and 2011. Nearly 80,000 ballot entries were received in 2012.

Kent Big Day Out 2014

The ballot website www.mykentbigweekend.co.uk goes live in January, there are over 17,000 free tickets on offer to more than 100 locations and events.t). My Kent Big Weekend takes place in March.

How Does It Work?

You simply apply for tickets by selecting where you'd like to go from the participating attractions. If you're successful in the ballot you'll be notified by email. Print off the tickets and visit the attraction for free. As far as we at Yourcounty is concerned this is a transparent attempt by local attractions to get some early season promotion and receive a bumper audience through their doors in the early part of the year. Visitors that have had a good experience are likely to spread the word. Some attractions may also be able to benefit from visitor expenditure in cafe, gift shops etc.

From the consumers point of view it is a ballot so you may not get tickets to your first choice venue or indeed any tickets if the offer is oversubscribed. We have received tickets in previous years but that's no guarantee for the future. What have you got to lose?

Which Attractions Participate?

Over 120 took part in 2012 including:

  • Historic Sites
    • The world famous Canterbury and Rochester Cathedrals, Chartwell, Chiddingstone Castle with its world class collections also the castles of Deal, Dover, Hever, Leeds, Rochester, Tonbridge and Westenhanger. You could also apply for tickets to historic houses like: Godinton House, Ightham Mote, Knole, Quebec House, Mote House. And outstanding sites like Lullingstone Roman Villa, Richborough Roman Fort and much, much more.
  • Boat trips, trains & tours
    • Canterbury Historic River Tours - Chilham Village - Grove Ferry River Trips - Kent & East Sussex Railway - Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway - Sea Searcher Boat Trips - Spa Valley Railway - Theatre Royal Margate - Visit Northern France - Visit Pas de Calais, France
  • Food & drink
    • Biddenden Vineyards - Brogdale Collections - Ramsgate Brewery - Rough Old Wife Cidery - Sandhurst Vineyards - Shepherd Neame Brewery Tours
  • Gardens
    • Beech Court Gardens - Belmont House and Gardens - Doddington Place Gardens - Emmetts Garden - Goodnestone Park Gardens - Groombridge Place Gardens - Mount Ephraim Gardens - Riverhill Himalayan Gardens - The Secret Gardens of Sandwich
  • Museums
    • Agricultural Museum, Brook - Blue Town Heritage Centre - Canterbury Heritage Museum - Canterbury Roman Museum - Crampton Tower Museum - Cranbrook Museum - Dickens World - Dover Transport Museum - Herne Bay Museum and Gallery - Kent Life - Lilford Gallery - Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery - Minster Abbey Gatehouse Museum - Powell-Cotton Museum, House and Gardens - RAF Manston Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial - RAF Manston History Museum - Sandwich Guildhall Museum - Royal Engineers Museum - The C.M. Booth Collection of Historic Vehicles - The Canterbury Tales - The Hornby Visitor Centre - Whitstable Museum and Gallery
  • Parks and outdoors
    • A Walk on the Weald Side - Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest - Bewl Water - Circular Walk around Detling - Circular walk from Penenden Heath - Hempstead Saturday Walk - Lullingstone Country Park - Marvellous Margate Walk - Natural Pathways Bushcraft Courses & Forest School - Perry Wood Circular - RSPB Dungeness Nature Reserve - Shadoxhurst Weekend Wander - Shorne Woods Country Park - Twidds Walk and Talk
  • Sports & leisure
    • Action Watersports - An evening with Tim Bentinck - Arethusa Venture Centre - Avenue Theatre - Brewer's Fayre Fun Factory - Callum Park Riding Centre - Canterbury Golf Driving Range - Central Park Stadium (Sittingbourne Greyhounds) - Dartford Football Club - Hever Castle Golf Club - Herne Bay Mini Golf - Jungle Jims Family Entertainment Centre - Leybourne Lake Watersports Centre - Open Studio (Art) - Roundwood Hall Golf Club - Princes Park Golf Course - Princes Park Stadium - Stour Centre - This Art of Mine - Yoga Breaks.
  • Wildlife parks
    • Eagle Heights, Wingham Wildlife Park, Wildwood

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