Tickets for Medway attractions up for grabs as part of My Kent Big Weekend
Hundreds of tickets for Medway attractions are up for grabs
as part of My Kent Big Weekend.
Several places in the Towns
have signed up for the annual event run by Visit Kent.
On Saturday and Sunday, March
23 and 24, families can use thousands of free tickets to the
county’s attractions, hidden treasures and visitor
More than 100 venues have
signed up for 2013.
In total, 17,000 free tickets
will be up for grabs in an online ballot, which goes live on
Monday, January 28.
The website will stay open
for applications until midnight on Monday, February 18.
Two free tickets can be
applied for per Kent household.
England’s two oldest
cathedrals, theme parks, golf links, bush craft and art courses are
among the many destinations opening their doors, as well as
castles, vineyards, wildlife parks and riverboat tours.
New experiences added to the
list this year include the East Kent Railway, Terlingham Vineyard,
Gravesend’s Old Town Hall and the Joss Bay Surf School.
Here in Medway there are 500
tickets available to visit The Historic Dockyard in Chatham, where
visitors will be able to see where the hit musical Les Miserables
You can find out more about military history at the Royal
Engineers Museum in Gillingham or enjoy a family day out at
Diggerland in Strood (right).
There are 50 tickets up for
grabs to enjoy a guided visit tour of Rochester Cathedral and 500
available to explore Rochester Castle.
There are also 200 tickets
available for Dickens World (pictured below) in Chatham, always a
My Kent Big Weekend favourite.
event, now in its seventh year, has inspired other counties to run
Chief executive of Visit
Kent, Sandra Matthews-Marsh, said: "It is all about celebrating the
variety of attractions and hidden gems which make our county such a
popular destination for day visits and short breaks.
"These attractions and the
sporting and creative activities available, entertain our visitors
but they also add to our quality of life as Kent
"My Kent Big Weekend gives us
all an opportunity to get out and about and discover new days out
and entertainment on our doorstep – then we are able to recommend
those experiences to our friends and families."
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