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National Lottery Open Week 2024 from March 9 to 17 offers free family days out to players





Free attraction tickets are available to National Lottery players this month to say thank you for the money those who play raise for good causes.

National Lottery Open Week takes place between Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 17.

Free attraction tickets are available next month for great days out. Picture: English Heritage.
Free attraction tickets are available next month for great days out. Picture: English Heritage.

It encourages heritage sites, tourist attractions, galleries and other places of interest, which have benefited from National Lottery cash, to give something back to the players who make it possible.

National Lottery players raise £30 million for good causes every week – with more than £1 billion of that funding since 2020 having focused on getting popular places to visit back on their feet following the pandemic.

The scheme says thank you to players for the money they raise for good causes. Image: Stock photo.
The scheme says thank you to players for the money they raise for good causes. Image: Stock photo.

Lottery-funded organisations and attractions are offering free entry, 2-for-1 ticket promotions and other deals to visitors who can show a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard.

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In most instances this can be either a paper or digital copy of a lottery game – those wishing to enjoy one of the deals on offer simply need to prove they have been or are a National Lottery player.

And with hundreds of venues to choose from across the UK – those behind the scheme say there are plenty of free and low-cost days out to enjoy wherever you live.

Families can enjoy a day out for the price of a lottery ticket or scratchcard. Picture: National Trust Images / John Miller.
Families can enjoy a day out for the price of a lottery ticket or scratchcard. Picture: National Trust Images / John Miller.

From the chance to delve into the past at historic castles and museums to the opportunity to relive iconic moments at famous sporting venues – there is also the promise of a promotion to tempt everyone regardless of their hobbies or interests.

National Lottery Open Week also allows ticket holders to visit one of hundreds of National Trust properties for free as well.

While in the capital – the Tower of London, HMS Belfast and Wembley Stadium are among the big-name attractions also taking part.

National Lottery funded venues are offering free entry, discounts and special offers throughout Open Week. Picture: English Heritage.
National Lottery funded venues are offering free entry, discounts and special offers throughout Open Week. Picture: English Heritage.

How to claim

Players can use any retail or online National Lottery ticket, Scratchcard or Instant Win Games, for special offers at selected attractions for a visit between March 9 and 17.

The date of the draw or time that you purchased the ticket, in most cases, won’t be relevant.

To find deals and offers near you or a place you're planning to visit head to the National Lottery's dedicated Open Week website here where you can also find more detailed terms and conditions.

You can search by region or enter your postcode to find attractions close to you taking part – or by category if you’re looking for attractions under a specific theme.

When you have found the deal you'd like to claim click through to find its individual terms and conditions, which may include particular dates the offer is available.



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