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Herts Big Weekend 2020 Hatfield House Competition


Enter our competition to win a family ticket for entry to Hatfield House on either the 4th or 5th April.

With over 400 years of history and just a stone’s throw from modern day London, Hatfield House invites you to escape into the past.

Enjoy a house steeped in history, with gardens that offer 40 acres of tranquillity. The Elizabethan and Jacobean style house plays home to centuries of historical treasures collected by the Cecil family.

Of course, we’ll also include your rail travel with us to get you to Hatfield.

Rules of the competition

Entering the Competition

1. The competition (the "Competition") is open to adults living in the UK aged 18+ ("You")

2. You can enter the Competition by filling in the online form. No other method of entry will be accepted

3. When submitting your Competition entry, you must provide your name, email address, postal address and telephone number. Only entries answering the qualifying question with the correct answer will be included in the prize draw

4. You have the option of selecting to receive marketing emails from Govia Thameslink Railway Limited (“GTR”) via either the Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express brands

5. You can withdraw from Marketing emails at any time by following instructions within the email

6. You may only send one entry to the Competition. We must receive your entry to the Competition by 11:59 pm on Wednesday 4th March 2020

7. Employees or agents of GTR and Gascoyne Estates, Estate Office, The Melon Ground, Hatfield Park, AL9 5NB, its group companies or their family members may not enter the Competition

Picking the winner

8. The winner will be chosen by GTR at random. There will only be one winner across the three rail operators (Thameslink, Southern & Great Northern)

9. GTR’s decision will be made on or before Friday 6th March 2020. The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into

Publishing the winning entry

10. The winning entries will be published on Southern, Thameslink or Great Northern web sites from Monday 9th March 2020 or (if GTR needs to delay this publication for any reason) at a later date

11. By submitting an entry to the Competition, You give GTR: (a). Permission for your First name and town to be published on Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern’s websites and (b). The right to use your First name and town or city of residence for the sole purpose of identifying You as the author of your entry

Consent to enter the competition

12. Sending in an entry to the Competition means that You accept these Terms and Conditions, which are the rules of the Competition

The Prizes

13. The winner will receive a Family Ticket to Hatfield House for the day of their choice on the weekend of the 4th and 5th April 2020. A Family Ticket consists of two adults and up to four children between 5 and 15 years old for entry. A Family Ticket includes entry to the House, Garden, Park and Woodland Walks. This ticket cannot be exchanged for an alternative date. In addition, the winner will receive tickets for rail travel on Southern, Great Northern or Thameslink services on the day they choose to visit Hatfield House (either the 4th or 5th April). Any travel that is taken on services outside of Thameslink, Great Northern or Southern will not be included and will be at the winner’s own cost

14. The winner will be notified by telephone on or before Monday 9th March 2020

15. The prizes cannot be exchanged or transferred by You and cannot be redeemed by You for cash or any other prizes

16. The prizes are subject to availability and GTR will substitute the prizes with other prizes of similar value in the event that the original prizes offered are not available

Additional Terms and Conditions

17. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed

18. GTR take’s no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason. Proof of delivery of the entry is not proof of receipt

19. The Promoter of the Competition is GTR whose address is 3rd Floor, 41 to 51 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6EE. Any complaints regarding the Competition should be sent to this address

20. You can withdraw from this competition at any time by emailing

21. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude the liability of GTR for death, personal injury, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of its negligence

22. GTR accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by You as a result of entering the Competition or accepting the prize. GTR further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to You or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in connection with the Competition

23. GTR reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Competition with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including, without limitation, in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud). The decision of GTR in all matters under its control is final and binding

24. GTR shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control. Such circumstances shall include, but not be limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, supervening legislation or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure

25. The competition is run by GTR. The applicable law is that of England and Wales

PRIVACY NOTICE The information you provide such as your name, home address will only be used by GTR to enter you into the competition. Your information may be shared within GTR. If you are successful, your details will be shared with Hatfield House so that you can organise receipt of your prize. GTR will securely delete your information once the competition is complete and the prize has been given to the winners, which will be no later than 4th March 2021. For more information about GTR’s privacy policy go to our Privacy Policy page.