This coming weekend – 25-26 April 2009 - is Advantage Weekend in Windsor.
More information can be found on the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead website’s Advantage Weekend page. Lots of discounts on all sorts of things for Advantage Card holders!
So, what’s going on in and around Windsor and Maidenhead this weekend?
Windsor Castle is hosting an exhibition to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII coming to power and his life. There are four family activity trails, available free of charge all year round from the Admission Centre, Windsor Castle. Find out more at http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/
The Savill Garden offering ‘Two for One’ entry. In the middle of Windsor Great Park, the Savill Garden has fabulous displays of magnolia and rhododendron. Open 10am to 6pm daily. Find out more at http://www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/
Bus Tour of Windsor and Eton
A sightseeing tour of Windsor and Eton on an open-top double-decker bus – you can hop on and off wherever you want. Special prices for the Advantage Weekend – £4 for any adult/senior/student/child and £10 for family. Buy tickets from the City Sightseeing departure point at Castle Hill/High Street (outside Windsor Royal Station). Show your Advantage Card to obtain your discount. More information at http://www.city-sightseeing.com/
Stanley Spencer Gallery
The Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham, dedicated to the work of the artist, is offering a special discount offer to Advantage Cardholders. 10% off prints, books and postcards for the weekend and £2 entry fee. Find out more at http://www.stanleyspencer.org.uk/
Grab a tour of the College Chapel, Lower School, and the museum of Eton Life on 25 or 26 April at 4.30pm. You need to book in advance on 01753 671177. Spaces are limited to 25 on each tour. Tickets £3 each. Please show your Advantage Card to receive your discount. Find out more at http://www.etoncollege.com/
Boat Trip on the River Thames
French Brothers are offering Advantage Cardholders a 50% discount on a 40-minute trip or a two-hour round trip from Windsor Promenade, available from 11am until 5pm. The Windsor two-hour round trips run at 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Find out more at http://www.frenchbrothers.co.uk
Just down the road from where we live, LEGOLAND® Windsor is offering £5 off for all Advantage Cardholders this weekend. Show your Advantage Card at the booth to get your discount. Ts&Cs apply, so check out the Borough Advantage Weekend page. Find out more at http://www.legoland.co.uk/ (LEGO, LEGOLAND and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2009 The LEGO Group.)
Royal Borough Leisure Centres
You can win one of five one-month gym memberships this Advantage Weekend by answering the following question: ‘Name five Royal Borough Leisure Centre Gyms’. Write your answer on a postcard with your details, addressed to ‘Advantage Competition’, and drop it off at your local Bodyzone.
The White House at the Beaumont Estate
Where my Dad used to work in Old Windsor before it was taken over by a conference company, the White House at Beaumont Estate is offering Advantage Cradholders a 50% discount on accommodation with breakfast. Call reservations quoting “Advantage” and bring your Advantage Card along on arrival. Find out more at http://www.principal-hayley.com
Brasserie Roux, situated in the Sofitel London Heathrow Terminal 5 is offering Advantage Cardholders a 15% discount this weekend. To book your table, call 0208 757 5029 quoting BRT5 or book online at http://www.brasserierouxheathrow.co.uk/
Windsor Welcome – The Blue Badge Guides of Windsor
Book in advance. Only £2 for adult Advantage Cardholders, under-14s go free. A guided walk through Windsor with facts about Windsor Castle, St George’s Chapel, and The Copper Horse. Tours on Saturday 25 April and Sunday 26 April at 11am. More information at http://www.windsorwalks.co.uk/
Windsor Tours – With Hugh Burn
A one-hour Blue Badge guided tour. See Eton on Saturday 25 April. Take a tour of Windsor Castle on Sunday 26 April. Tours depart at 2.30pm, with 20 places available on each tour. £3 for Advantage Cardholders, £6 for non-Advantage Cardholders. See http://www.windsor-tours.co.uk/ for more information.
Spirit of England Tours – Laura Comley-Smith
Take a walk around Windsor Town on Saturday 25 April, starting at 12.30, and hear all about the history of the town. Advantage Cardholders £1 minimum donation (Non- Advantage Card £5). All profits go to Thames Valley Hospice, which is a very worthy cause. More information from http://www.spiritofengland.net/
The weather is supposed to be nice, so why not get out and about in and around Windsor and Maidenhead this weekend?