Take up an Olympic sport, ride on Concorde or visit Shakespeare’s home – all free during National Lottery Ticket Open Week
Many fun days out are offered across the UK. They can be free or reduced, thanks to National Lottery players, who each week raise PS30million for charitable causes.
Many National Lottery-funded venues are now open to the public, including gardens and galleries as well as workshops and trial sessions.
From Saturday, March 19, to Sunday, March 27, your National Lottery ticket unlocks exciting experiences in the area and special offers.
You won’t have to travel far, either – just enter your postcode at nationallotteryopenweek.com and search for offers near you.
National Trust for Scotland offers free entry to 20 of their sites including the breathtaking Culzean Castle & Country Park, Ayrshire, and Falkland Palace & Garden, Fife.
Shakespeare’s New Place, Stratford-Upon-Avon allows you to follow the Bard’s 19-year-old footsteps on the same site as his family home.
The futuristic biomes of Eden Project in Cornwall are home to the flora from the different climate zones of the globe.
Inverness Ice Centre offers curling lessons for free if you’re interested in trying the sport that won Team GB 2 medals at Beijing Winter Olympics.
You can learn some traditional craft building techniques during a tour at Britannia Sailing Trust, Devon. They’ll also provide tea and biscuits.
If you love planes, trains, and automobiles, why not take a ride on a Concorde at East Lothian’s National Museum of Flight?
Entry fees for the Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum are waived during this time. Get discount tickets for Warwickshire’s British Motor Museum so you can see your dream cars.
You can celebrate the industries that made Britain great at Whitchurch Silk Mill, rural Hampshire, which is the oldest in the UK, and the Leach Pottery St Ives where you can view demonstrations for free.
The Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre is located in the beautiful Derwent Valley of the North East. It offers complimentary hot drinks and tells the story of how the region’s booming steel and iron industry led to the Industrial Revolution.
Two-for-one Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Centres across the UK offer tickets to allow you to walk along trails and identify native species. Get free admission to the aquarium at London’s Horniman Museum and Gardens to see jellyfish, clown fish and poisonous Frogs.