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WOW is back - 13 to 19 September

The popular West Oxfordshire Week (WOW) is back this September with local attractions throwing open their doors to give free or discounted entry to the district's residents.

WOW vouchers have been posted out to every household in West Oxfordshire so residents can try out something new or return to a trusted favourite.

New for this year: a FREE wilderness taster day at Cornbury Park; 2 for 1 on a special series of themed tours at Blenheim Palace; 2 for 1 entry to the beautiful gardens of Rousham House; 2 for 1 on golf or selected spa treatments at Heythrop Park; discounted entry to Heythrop Zoological Gardens; guided tours of Burford and Charlbury.

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Local Economy and Communities, said, “Tourism is a major industry in West Oxfordshire bringing £232 million pounds into the local economy each year. There is a lot to see on our doorsteps and the WOW week with its discount offers is an excellent opportunity to do this. This year there are many new offers and I'd like to thank the tourism industry for their support.”

WOW and participating attractions

Amazing Animals
Saturday 18 only – booking advisable
One child free with full paying adult.
An exclusive look around Heythrop Zoological Gardens, informative seminars, animal demonstrations & camel rides. This is a chance to take a look behind the scenes of Europe's largest supplier of animals to the film and television industry

Blenheim Palace – Themed Tours
All week – booking essential
2 for 1 on a series of special themed tours for WOW: The Ladies of Blenheim Palace; The Unknown Winston Churchill; A Palace at War; The Gentlemen of Blenheim Palace; Behind the Scenes at Blenheim Palace; Garden Tours
The fascinating themed tours look at some of the personalities, periods and significant developments at Blenheim Palace in more detail

Blenheim Palace
All week
2 for 1 on adult Palace, Park & Garden Tickets
Take along the special Blenheim vouchers and explore Britain's Greatest Palace and its 2100 acres of parkland and gardens

Guided Tours of Burford
Friday 17 only
2 for 1 on tickets
Discover the medieval market town of Burford with its ancient houses, 12th century church and stories of well known former residents and visitors

Charlbury Offers
Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 only
2 for 1 on museum entry, guided tours and 'Charlbury lunches'
Explore Charlbury with guided tours of the town, visits to Charlbury Museum and special 'Charlbury lunches' at the Bell Hotel – all at 2 for 1

Chipping Norton Museum of Local History
Monday 13 to Saturday 18
2 for 1 entry
Visit this enchanting local museum charting the town's development from Saxon Manor to prosperous wool town and on to the modern day

Combe Mill
Wednesday 15 & Sunday 19 only
2 for 1 entry
On Wednesday you can see the working watermill but on Sunday you can experience Combe Mill in steam and enjoy the sounds and smells of a working Victorian workshop and blacksmiths' forge

Cornbury Park
Tuesday 14 only
FREE
Vouchers allow free entry to a Wilderness Survival taster day and an opportunity to find out about Cornbury Park, its freshly quarried building stone and the joys of Cornbury as a venue for parties and wedding receptions

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
All week
One child free with full paying adult (one voucher per car)
Use the special Cotswold Wildlife Park voucher to enjoy the fascinating and varied collection of mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates from all over the world, including the newly arrived giraffes

Heythrop Park Resort - Golf
All week (except Saturday 18) – booking essential
2 for 1 on Green Fees
Enjoy the stunning new 7,008 yard par 72 golf course, which meanders through ancient woodland, lakes and streams

Heythrop Park Resort - Spa
Monday 13 to Thursday 16 – booking essential
2 for 1 on selected spa treatments
Relax and unwind with a Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage, an Express Manicure or an Express Pedicure

Oxford Bus Museum
Wednesday 15, Saturday 18 & Sunday 19
2 for 1 entry
Visit two museums for the price of one! Take a trip down memory lane - as well as over 40 buses and other exhibits to see, from fire engines to bicycles, there is also the Morris Motors Museum, telling the story of how cars and commercial vehicles were produced at Cowley

Rousham House & Garden
All week
2 for 1 entry to the garden
One of the few 18th century gardens to have escaped alteration, with many features still in situ. Please note that no children under 15 and no dogs are allowed in the gardens

Witney & District Museum
Sunday 19 only
A special 'Crime & Punishment' exhibition, with extended opening, to launch their new exhibition

Witney Lakes Resort
All week – booking essential
2 for 1 on Elemis Skin Specific Facials
Experience your local Elemis Spa and pamper yourself and a friend with two one hour Elemis Skin Specific facials for the price of one

Wychwood Brewery
Saturdays & Sundays - booking essential
2 for 1 entry on brewery tours
The tour experience lasts approximately 2 hours and takes you through the brewing process of Wychwood & Brakspear Beers, from seeing the raw ingredients to the finished product, taking in the Copper, Mash Tun and Brakspear's famous Double Drop system.

Posted : 01/09/2010 12:48:07

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