The Herts Big Weekend 2024 annual ticket ballot is offering residents a chance to win free tickets to attractions and activities across the county.

More than 30 businesses in Herts are offering over 200 visitor experiences, including trips to country houses, gardens, foodie events and family fun.

Residents can enter the ticket ballot and apply for as many experiences as they would like, with the winners able to redeem their tickets on either Saturday, April 20 or Sunday, April 21.

The Comet: The ballot includes a guided tour of St Albans CathedralThe ballot includes a guided tour of St Albans Cathedral (Image: Newsquest)

Experiences vary from exploring St Albans Cathedral on a guided tour, sipping a gin cocktail at Puddingstone Distillery, tasting some locally-sourced dishes at Tewinbury Farm to visiting the animals at Hertfordshire Zoo.

You could also enter for free tickets to the Making of Harry Potter experience at Warner Bros Studio Tour London, or a visit to Willows Activity Farm.

Herts residents can enter the online ballot, which closes at midnight on Monday, April 1, at . 

The Comet: Entrants can win free tickets to the Making of Harry Potter Experience at the Warner Bros. Studio TourEntrants can win free tickets to the Making of Harry Potter Experience at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour (Image: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London)

Prizes will then be allocated at random, and winners will be notified via email on Tuesday, April 2.

Deirdre Wells OBE, CEO of Visit Herts, commented: "We’re delighted to bring the Big Weekend back once again to Herts residents - a true celebration of the county, the Big Weekend is always such a great reminder for residents of what we are lucky enough to have right on our doorstep!

The Comet: Knebworth House Knebworth House (Image: Alan Davies)

"This year’s Big Weekend has an incredible variety of food and drink experiences on offer, so we’re excited to have the opportunity to showcase Hertfordshire’s brilliant hospitality, quality local produce and exquisite dining venues."

The Comet: Verulamium MuseumVerulamium Museum (Image: Google Street View)

Attractions taking part include Watersmeet Theatre, Welwyn Roman Baths, Pendley Manor Hotel, Puddingstone Distillery, Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire Zoo, Campus West, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Foodies Festival, Ashridge House, Cedars Nature Centre, Hanbury Manor, Knebworth House, St Albans Cathedral, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, Willows Activity Farm, Tewinbury Farm, The Snow Centre, Verulamium Museum, Treasure Map Trails, The Five Bells Bar & Dining by Lussmans, The Queen of Herts Vintage Tea, Celtic Harmony Camp, Historic Hertford Guided Walk, Hunton Park Hotel, Laser Quest Hemel Hampstead, Crossover Blendery, Doubletree by Hilton, The Grove, Standalone Farm and Mill Green Museum.