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Hestercombe is taking part in Lottery Open Week 2021
Hestercombe is proud to be taking part in National Lottery Open Week 2021 to help say thank you for support received from the Lottery

To say thank you for the £30million raised for good causes every week by its players, The National Lottery is offering a ‘Ticket to Your Happy Place’, with special offers and free entry at participating venues.

  • Offers and discounts available to anyone with a valid National Lottery ticket or scratchcard
  • The National Lottery Open Week runs 5-13 June
  • National Lottery ticket holders can enjoy a complimentary visit to Hestercombe from 2pm on any date from Monday 7th – Friday 11th June (pre-booking online essential)

To say thank you for the £30million raised for good causes every week by players and to welcome people back to their happy places, The National Lottery is unlocking free entry and special offers at a range of participating venues, as part of The National Lottery Open Week.

From Saturday 5 to Sunday 13 June, The National Lottery Open Week line-up includes free entry as well as exclusive discounts and offers from incredible attractions and experiences across the UK, including Hestercombe Gardens. From galleries and museums to historic castles and gardens as well as sports stadiums and venues, offers are open to anyone with a valid National Lottery ticket or scratchcard and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

From 2pm daily, from Monday 7th until Friday 11th June, National Lottery ticket-holders are able to pre-book a visit to Hestercombe for free, ensuring that they present their ticket upon arrival at Visitor Reception.

One National Lottery ticket or scratchcard will give access to one adult and any accompanying children under 16.

Book your free admission

We’re delighted to be taking part in The National Lottery Open Week. The emergency funding Hestercombe has received from the Heritage Fund has enabled the charity to survive the storm of Covid-19 and be able to continue to maintain its unique historic gardens for the benefit of the local communities on whose support we depend. This is our way of saying thank you to everyone who has bought a National Lottery ticket and, perhaps without realising it, helped save this precious heritage as well as making a vital contribution to supporting thousands of other good causes. We’re excited, happy and relieved to be welcoming you back!

~ Philip White MBE, Chief Executive and Founder, Hestercombe Gardens Trust


To search for special offers at participating venues which your National Lottery ticket or scratchcard will unlock, head to www.NationalLotteryOpenWeek.com

Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Chair of the National Lottery Forum, said:

“The National Lottery Open Week is a really exciting moment in the year for us, where an amazing variety of venues and projects across the UK give thanks to National Lottery players for the £30 million they raise each week for Good Causes. Now, more than ever, people are excited to rediscover their happy place, or find a new one close to home, and we’re proud that so many incredible spaces across the sport, arts, heritage and community sectors have signed up to offer their thanks.”

~ Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Chair of the National Lottery Forum

National Lottery Cinema Weekend, 19 & 20 June

As another thank you for supporting good causes, The National Lottery Cinema Weekend will take place the following weekend, 19 and 20 June, where players can also register for a pair of free cinema tickets at participating cinemas.

To explore the full selection of offers available to players for both The National Lottery Open Week and Cinema Weekend, including offers taking place online, please visit www.NationalLotteryUnlocked.com

Terms and conditions and booking instructions across special offers will vary, check the individual offer listing for details.

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