6 March, 2020

Kent Big Weekend 2020: last chance to enter the ballot for your FREE tickets to Thanet’s top attractions

The ballot is now open for free tickets to Visit Kent’s Big Weekend.

This is a chance to experience some of the county’s top attractions and hidden gems over the weekend of Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April.This year 17 attractions in Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate and the villages are taking part, providing Thanet residents with a golden opportunity to discover what’s on their doorstep for FREE

Experiences on offer range from top attractions such as Dreamland, Ramsgate Tunnels and the Powell-Cotton Museum at Quex Park to hidden gems such as Crampton Tower Museum, Rotten Ramsgate Tours and RAF Manston History Museum.  A new participant this year is the recently reopened Margate Caves. 

Councillor Ruth Duckworth, Cabinet Member for Corporate Governance and Coastal Development said: “The Kent Big Weekend is the perfect opportunity for local residents to experience what is on their doorstep for free, they can then share the experience with their friends and family when they visit, not just in the main summer season, but during spring, autumn and winter too.  

Around 42 million visitors come to the area each year, generating £319 million to the local economy and supporting 7,950 jobs*.  We want to further grow the visitor economy and our local residents are our greatest ambassadors.”

Dierdre Wells, Chief Executive, Visit Kent comments,  Once again, we’ve been overwhelmed by the support from attractions and businesses across the Isle of Thanet, and the wider county, with a fantastic range of visitor experiences on offer in this year’s ballot. With over 33,000 pairs of tickets up for grabs, we would encourage all of our residents to get involved and discover the amazing things to see and do right on their doorstep.” 

Find out more about Thanet venues taking part in the Kent Big Weekend and their offer at www.visitthanet.co.uk/kentbigweekend

The chance to apply for tickets is open to Kent residents now and the ballot will close on Monday 16 March.  Lucky ticket winners will hear shortly afterwards whether they have been successful. To register for tickets and full terms and conditions visit www.kentbigweekend.co.uk

*Cambridge Model Economic Impact Study 2017

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