Starting this weekend, your National Lottery ticket can be used to unlock free entry or special offers at fantastic attractions near you
Try an Olympic sport, climb aboard the Concorde, or visit Shakespeare’s home for free during National Lottery Open Week.
As a big thank you to the National Lottery players who raise £30m for charity every week, fun days are being offered across the UK, many of which are free or discounted.
Hundreds of venues funded by the National Lottery, from castles and cathedrals to gardens and galleries, open their doors to offer tours, workshops, rehearsal sessions and more.
Your National Lottery ticket, from any game, online or in-store, unlocks exciting experiences and special offers near you from Saturday 19th March to Sunday 27th March.
You don’t have to travel far either – just enter your zip code below nationallotteryopenweek.com and look for deals near you.
Over 130 National Trust sites offer free entry, including the magnificent medieval Chirk Castle in Wales and Mount Stewart in County Down.
At Shakespeare’s New Place in Stratford-Upon-Avon you can walk in the Bard’s footsteps at his family’s home for 19 years.
And in Cornwall, the world-famous Eden Project’s futuristic biomes are home to flora from the world’s different temperature zones.
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If you want to try the sport that earned Team GB two medals at the Beijing Winter Olympics, try curling at the Inverness Ice Centre.
Practice some traditional shipbuilding crafts while you learn a shanty or two, and they’ll even put tea and biscuits on during a free tour at Britannia Sailing Trust in Devon!
If planes, trains and cars are your thing, then why not hop aboard a Concorde at the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian.
Meanwhile, entrance fees are being waived at the Head of Steam, Darlington Railway Museum. And get discount tickets to the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire to get up close and personal with some of your dream cars.
Celebrate industries that helped make Britain great at Whitchurch Silk Mill in rural Hampshire – the oldest in Britain – and Leach Pottery in St Ives, where you can see free demonstrations.
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Free hot drinks await visitors to the Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Center in the North East’s beautiful Derwent Valley, which documents how the region’s booming iron and steel industry spearheaded the Industrial Revolution.
Stroll trails and spot native species with two-for-one tickets at Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust centers across the UK. Plus, get free entry to get up close and personal with jellyfish, clownfish and poisonous frogs at the Aquarium at London’s Horniman Museum and Gardens.
Wherever you are during National Lottery Open House week, you’re sure to appreciate the offers and savings. Just don’t forget to take your lottery ticket or scratch card with you and double check the booking details before you go as all offers vary.
By playing The National Lottery you’ll raise £30 million for charity every week*.
visit nationallotteryopenweek.com to enter your zip code and search for fun things to do near you.
*Based on figures from April 2020 to March 2021.
Full T&Cs apply. See individual venues for details. Players must be at least 18 years old.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/family/cut-cost-day-out-attractions-26477405 Reduce the cost of a day trip to these attractions with your National Lottery ticket