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Five ways to cut the cost of your day out this weekend

24th March 2022

The weekend’s nearly here, hooray! With amazing National Lottery Open Week offers still happening until Sunday 27 March, there’s plenty of ways to cut the cost of your weekend activities.

Simply use your National Lottery ticket or scratchcard (digital or physical) to redeem these special offers…

RAF Museum, London

1. RAF Museum

Location: London

Offer: Exclusive early access (26 – 27 March) & 10% discount in museum shop & catering outlets (19 – 27 March)

The Royal Air Force Museum offers a fun, entertaining day out for all the family. During National Lottery Open Week, players can redeem two special offers from the RAF Museum in London.

On Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March, National Lottery ticket holders will have exclusive access to Hangar 1 at the RAF Museum London from 9am before they open to the rest of the public at 10am.

Hangar 1 houses two new interactive exhibitions that explore the first 100 years of the RAF and invites you to look to the future and imagine its continued contributions and technology. The hangar houses hundreds of objects including log books, hidden maps, survival rations and mascots alongside aircraft, vehicles and boats from the RAF’s first century.

Don’t forget to use your National Lottery ticket in the Museum shop and catering outlets to receive 10% off your purchases.

Glenfinnan Monument, National Trust Scotland

2. Glenfinnan Monument

Location: Scotland

Offer: Free entry – 19 - 27 March

Surrounded by mountains on the shores of Loch Shiel, the 18m-high monument was built on the spot where 1,200 Highlanders gathered in Glenfinnan to pledge their allegiance to Prince Charles Edward Stuart at the start of the 1745 uprising. It is a poignant reminder of the clansmen who gave their lives to the Jacobite cause.

The site is also famous as having featured as a location in the Harry Potter Movies.
Historic Royal Palaces, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

3. Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Location: Northern Ireland

Offer: 10% retail and catering discount - 19, 20, 23 - 27 March

Discover Northern Ireland's royal residence - Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. Explore 100 acres of stunning gardens from ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens. These special gardens are a delight to the senses throughout the seasons and offer countless places to unwind, contemplate, socialise and seek inspiration.

National Lottery ticket holders receive a 10% discount in the shops and catering outlets at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens during the National Lottery Open Week 2022.

Please note, catering discount is only valid from 9.30am until 12pm each day.
Penllergare Trust, Waterfall 2020 - Ian Michael

4. Penllergare

Location: Swansea, Wales

: Free hot drink – 19 - 27 March

Penllergare Valley Woods is a secret and magical place, situated near Swansea in South West Wales.

The Victorian estate was previously the home of John Dillwyn Llewelyn, the renowned horticulturist, pioneering photographer and astronomer. It consists of over a hundred hectares of mixed woodland, two lakes, seven miles of peaceful woodland walks and over 500 years of Welsh history. The site is also known for its spectacular waterfall on the River Llan, which meanders through the estate.

Remember to use your National Lottery ticket or scratchcard to redeem a free hot drink from the Penllergare Valley Woods Coffee Shop.

Tree Frog, Manchester Museum's Frogs & Friends

5. Manchester Museum

Location: Manchester (Online offer)

Offer: Free virtual visit to Frogs & Friends - 26 March

Ever wondered how many species of frogs there are in the world? What unusual behaviours set them apart from other amphibians? What do they eat?

Discover all of this and more with a behind the scenes look at Manchester Museum…

Join the museum's Live Animals team for a virtual visit to Manchester Museum’s Vivarium (live animals gallery) via Zoom!

The Vivarium is known for its large collection of Costa Rican Frogs, and the museum has established important captive breeding programmes for this critically endangered species.

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