Kent is the Garden of England and for one weekend in 2013 we gave local people an opportunity to enjoy all that it has to offer.

The ballot closed on Monday 24th February, and over 114,000 entries were received in total! A record breaking year!

Tickets have now been allocated and all entrants have been notified as to whether they were successful or not.

If you are taking part in the Kent Big Weekend, don't forget to enter our photo and Vine video competitions, for your chance to win English Heritage membership for two people!

Thanks to everyone that took part.

English Tourism Week Family Holiday Association
  • Bayham Old Abbey Tickets

    25th March

    Unfortunately Bayham Old Abbey will not be open for the Kent Big Weekend, but tickets holders are being offered alternative options for use of their tickets.

  • Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks Add 100 More Tickets!

    14th February

    Great news! Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks have increased their offer for this year's Big Weekend!

  • Capture the Kent Big Weekend in Pictures and Film

    8th January

    Photo and film enthusiasts visiting the scores of attractions taking part in the Kent Big Weekend are being invited to celebrate their day out in a photo and 'Vine' video competition.

  • 20,000 Free Kent Big Weekend Tickets On Offer

    7th January

    Kent people are being offered a record 20,000 free tickets to enjoy a day out during this year’s Kent Big Weekend at one of more than 110 visitor attractions and experiences across the county.

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