WOW is back - Monday 21 to Sunday 27 September

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WOW is back - Monday 21 to Sunday 27 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 enjoy '2 for 1' entry to old favourites such as Blenheim Palace and Cotswold Wildlife Park. Or for something different there is a nostalgic trip down memory lane at the Oxford Bus Museum, a tour of the Wychwood Brewery, a leisurely round of gold at Witney Lakes Resort or a 'ringo' ride at Hardwick Parks.

Cllr Hilary Biles, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Tourism and Health said, “WOW is the perfect opportunity for residents to visit the top quality attractions that draw so many visitors to our district each year. There are plenty of new things to see this year such as 'The Untold Story' at Blenheim Palace or 'Madagascar' at the Cotswold Wildlife Park.”

WOW and participating attractions

Blenheim Palace
Monday 21 to Friday 25 only
2 for 1 entry on adult Palace, Park and Gardens tickets
Take along the special 'Blenheim' vouchers and explore Britain's Greatest Palace and its 2100 acres of parkland and gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
All week
2 for 1 entry
Enjoy the fascinating and varied collection of mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates from all over the world

Hardwick Parks Watersports Centre
Booking required
Ringo rides – 2 for 1 (10mins instead of 5 mins), minimum of 2 people
Try a ringo ride - thrills, spills, fun and laughter not just for the kids - adults find them irresistible too!

Witney Lakes Resort
Monday 21 to Friday 25 only
2 for 1 on green fees
Enjoy a round (or two) of this superb 6,500yd, par 71 - lakeland style course

Oxford Bus Museum
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
2 for 1 entry
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

Wychwood Brewery
Saturdays and Sundays - booking essential
2 for 1 entry on brewery tours
Guided tours (lasting about 45 mins) take you through the brewing process of Wychwood and Brakspear Beers, from seeing the raw ingredients to the finished product, taking in the Copper, Mash Tun and Brakspear's famous Double Drop system.

More information about WOW or any of the above attractions is available from www.westoxon.gov.uk or from any of the Council’s Visitor Information Centres at Burford, Witney or Woodstock.

Posted : 10/09/2009 23:20:27

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