The Kent Big Weekend


Kent Big Weekend 2017 takes place on 1st and 2nd April, offering Kent residents the chance to win thousands of free tickets and days out to attractions across the county. On 9th February the public ballot opens, so we have put together a toolkit and guidance for businesses participating in the Big Weekend. Included in this toolkit is a list of key dates, details of how you can check your ticket offer, guidance on how ticket allocation will work, important links and a guide to how you can promote your attraction and the Kent Big Weekend. 

KEy dates

  • 31st January -  You must ensure all your online listing – including ticket offers, your attraction information and images are up to date by this date
  • 9th February – Public ballot for tickets opens
  • 9th February - 3rd March - Publicity drive from Visit Kent and participating attractions
  • 3rd March – Public ballot closes
  • 1st - 2nd April - Big Weekend takes place 

kent Big weekend Logos and postcards

Key Information

If you wish to promote the Big Weekend on your website or blog, please ensure you include the following information:

  • Kent Big Weekend takes place 1st and 2nd April 2017
  • Register for tickets at
  • Registration opens 9th February and closes 3rd March. Two tickets per household will be allocated by ballot to the lucky winners, although some family tickets will be available as well.
  • The event is organised by Visit Kent
  • The aim of Big Weekend is to encourage local residents to discover and experience the many wonderful attractions and activities available in their home county – and to spread the word to others
  • Big Weekend takes place during national English Tourism Week
  • #kentbigweekend17 
  • If you have any PR queries around Kent Big Weekend, please  contact Visit Kent PR Manager Sinead Hanna on