WOW - The weekend just got longer!
Great news for 46,000 families across the District is that the WOW -
formerly known as West Oxfordshire Weekend - just got longer with free
or discount entry at many leading leisure attractions in the area
available for a full week from 17th-23rd September.
Every household has been sent a sheet of West Oxfordshire Week discount
vouchers offering 2 for 1 entry all week at Blenheim Palace and Cotswold
Wildlife Park among others.
Children can swim for free all week at the Council's leisure centres at
Witney, Carterton and Chipping Norton when accompanied by an adult
paying the full admission price. A number of other special offers are
also available at Witney and Chipping Norton.
"Following on from last year's WOW programme, we asked residents what
changes if any they would like to make for 2007 and people said they
would like see the programme last longer," says Cllr Hilary Biles,
Cabinet Member for Leisure & Tourism.
"We have acted on these comments and also made sure every household has
been sent the 2 for 1 vouchers rather than having to apply for them as
they did in the past. More people than ever before now have the chance
to get out, get active and take advantage of some of the great
attractions available locally."
Other 2 for 1 offers are at Cogges Manor Farm Museum, Witney - all week
except Monday -
Oxford Bus Museum, Long Hanborough - Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday; and
Chastleton House near Chipping Norton and the Burford Ghost Trail on
Saturday only. Witney Wool Trail - Wednesday & Saturday and Wychwood
Brewery Tour - Saturday - are completely free.
Several small museums run by volunteers elsewhere in the district,
including those at Charlbury and Filkins, will also be open at some
point during the week either free or at modest admission prices. And
there will be additional walking tours to those listed above.
Full details of West Oxfordshire Week and the offers and venues involved
are available from the Visitor Information centres at Burford (01993
823558), Witney (01993 775802), and Woodstock (01993 813276)
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