Sign up now for chance to win free tickets to Royston tourist attractions

Inside the Royston cave

Inside the Royston cave - Credit: Archant

Free tickets to tourist attractions and activities in Royston are up for grabs from today in the 2018 Herts Big Weekend ballot.

Herts Big Weekend 2018

Herts Big Weekend 2018 - Credit: Visit Herts

Registration for the third Herts Big Weekend is now open, with 51 attractions across the county offering amazing tickets.

Some of Hertfordshire’s most popular destinations will be opening their doors or offering special gifts to lucky ticket holders on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, as part of Visit Herts’ annual celebration of the county’s tourism industry.

Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery and Royston Cave, which is adorned with medieval style carvings depicting saints and religious scenes, are both taking part in the Big Weekend this year.

Organised by Visit Herts, the event is part of English Tourism Week, which highlights the importance of tourism as one of the fastest growing sectors in the national economy.

Visit Herts chief executive Sandra Matthews-Marsh MBE said: “The Big Weekend marks the beginning of the tourist season and is a fantastic way to celebrate all that is on offer in Hertfordshire.

“We are very pleased to be part of the national English Tourism Week celebrations, and to use the occasion to give our local residents the chance to explore their home county and discover something new – for free!”

To be in with a chance of winning free tickets to one of the participating attractions – the full list is printed below – residents must register at by Sunday, March 11.

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Two tickets per household will then be allocated to winners by random ballot, with some family tickets also available.

Last year, there were more than 19,000 applications for tickets to the big event.

• To register, visit

• For more information about Hertfordshire tourism, visit

• The full list of participating attractions for Herts Big Weekend 2018 is:

Aldenham Country Park

Alpaca Adventure

Broadway Cinema & Theatre, Letchworth

Broadway Studio & Gallery

City and District of St Albans Tour Guides

Cream Teas & Tours at St Albans Cathedral

De Vere Theobalds Estate

ESSA Water Activities Centre

Fairlands Valley Sailing Centre

Foxholes Farm

Frogmore Paper Mill

Go Ape, Wendover

Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Hatfield Park Farm

Henry Moore Studios and Gardens

Historic Hertford - Guided Walk

Hotel Cromwell

John Warner Sports Centre

Knebworth House, Gardens & Park

Laura Trott Leisure Centre

Lee Valley Caravan Park, Dobbs Weir

Lee Valley Park Farms

Lee Valley White Water Centre

Lussmanns Fish & Grill Restaurants

Mill Green Mill and Museum

Much Hadham Forge Museum

Natural History Museum at Tring

Needham House Hotel Spa

Paradise Wildlife Park & Zoological Society of Hertfordshire

Pendley Manor Hotel

Redbourn Village Museum


Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery

Royston Cave

Rye House Crazy Golf

Rye House Kart Raceway

Rye House Laser Combat

Rye-Assic Adventure Park

St Albans Clock Tower

St Albans Museum + Gallery

St Albans Signal Box and Railway Museum

Standalone Farm

Stevenage Golf & Conference Centre

Stevenage Swimming Centre

Studios Tour of Radio Verulam 92.6FM

Tewin Bury Farm Hotel

Ventura Wildlife Park

Vertigo Adventures

Verulamium Museum

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Willows Activity Farm