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Bucks tourist sites welcome visitors

Many are starting to reopen their doors for the first time in months.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 3:00pm 25th June 2020. 3-minute read.

Bucks tourist sites welcome visitors

Tourist attractions in Buckinghamshire are reopening. 

'Visit Bucks and The Chilterns' has confirmed that the sites Buckinghamshire residents know and love are beginning to reopen. 

Many sites like such as Waddesdon Manor, Hughenden Manor and Stowe gardens have started online booking for entrance. 

However, the reopening of attractions has been staged though with timed slots in places and a cap on visitors. 

Lucy is Tourism Development manager for VBC:

"The message we are encouraging is people is to plan ahead and pre-book. Everything is on a timed and ticketed entrance and many of our lovely places are running at reduced capacity. 

"What we are saying is it will be a different landscape but it will still be a lovely day out."

Following the governments announcement of eased lockdown restrictions earlier in the week, many more attractions are planning to open from July 4th. 

Animal parks, including Kew Little Pigs, Green Dragon Rare Breeds Eco Farm and Odds Farm Park were already preparing to open in the next few weeks.

All will have strict social distancing in place with safety guidelines for visitors and staff to follow. 

Lucy explained it is a step by step reopening and businesses are taking care before they decide to welcome visitors:

"There's been some great success stories of businesses that continued to operate but a lot have been unable to do so. So what we have seen is, as and when it is safe to do so, they are slowly reopening, with the lion share reopening next week.

"The National Tourist Board is about to launch a scheme that our tourism businesses will be able to subscribe to which will give the reassurance they are a safe place to visit and they have met the requirements of the government to be a safe place."

Visitors should check the VBTC or their destination to find out specific arrangement for that site.

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