Ticket ballot open for Kent Big weekend attractions

The WonderWorks is one of the attractions taking part

Visit Kent’s Big Weekend is back for 2024 with hundreds of free tickets on offer for popular attractions and hidden gems in the county.

The Big Weekend takes place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April

The chance to apply for tickets is open to Kent residents from now until Monday 1st April. For full terms and conditions visit www.kentbigweekend.co.uk

Venues 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.

Deirdre Wells OBE, CEO of Visit Kent, said: 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!”

Thanet venues so far

Margate Caves – adventure underground at the Margate Caves and discover a subterranean curiosity

The WonderWorks by Hornby Hobbies – an immersive experience inspired by Hornby, Scalextric, Airfix, Corgi and Pocher

Dickens House Museum – explore Charles Dickens’ relationship with Broadstairs through his letters and personal items

GADDS’ (Ramsgate Brewery) – the Gadds, modern brewers of East Kent, craft fresh, tasty local ale at their Ramsgate Brewery

Ramsgate Nordic Walking – try an enhanced walking technique that uses poles to work your upper body as well as legs

Ramsgate Tunnels – guided tours of a unique civilian wartime tunnel complex including a Victorian railway tunnel. Free browsing of museum and displays

Monkton Nature Reserve – 16 acre wildlife oasis reclaimed from a former chalk quarry. Trails, activities, museum, gift shop and cafe

Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens – explore a museum of African and Asian natural history, cultural objects, a stunning house and beautiful gardens

Drapers Mill – open noon until 4.00pm. Depending on conditions, the sweeps will be turning, we have our 104yr old auxilliary gas engine and hopefully some flour available (for a donation). Teas and coffee available.

For a full list of attractions taking part across Kent visit www.kentbigweekend.co.uk