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Tourist attractions urged to sign up to welcome local visitors

West Oxfordshire District Council’s tourism team is calling all local tourist attractions to sign up to a Welcome Open Weekend (WOW) this April.

The special weekend, which runs from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 April, recognises and celebrates local residents’ efforts to welcome visitors, both from the UK and overseas, to the area.

WOW offers local people a range of ‘two for one’ vouchers to visit local attractions. The event has already proved to be very popular in West Oxfordshire and it promises to be even better this year as it has been extended to cover the Cotswold District.

So far some twenty local attractions have already signed up for WOW including:

· Blenhiem Palace, Woodstock

· Crocodiles of the World, near Carterton

· Rousham House & Garden, near Upper Heyford

· Fairytale Farm near Chipping Norton

· Cotswold Farm Park, near Bourton-on-the-Water

· Birdland Park & Gardens, Bourton-on-the-Water

· Bibury Trout Farm


Cllr James Mills, Cabinet Member for Leisure at the District Council, said: “Residents are, quite rightly, proud of what the area has to offer, but that doesn’t always mean that they get the chance to enjoy some of the wonderful attractions that appeal to visitors from elsewhere.

“Tourism is a major industry in the area and I hope that many people will take advantage of these great offers and share in this success story. Make sure you save the date and look out for details about the ‘two for one’ deals.”

If you are a local tourist attraction and you would like to get involved in the weekend, please call 01993 861080 or visit www.westoxon.gov.uk/wow

The deadline to register your businesses interest is Monday 29 February 2016.

Posted : 12/02/2016 12:13:11

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