FREE hot drink in our Planet Cafe for National Lottery Players!

National Lottery Open Week
Saturday 5th – Sunday 13th June

It’s that time of year again, where we get to say #ThanksToYou as a national lottery player! From 5th – 13th June, we will be taking part in National Lottery Open Week by offering a FREE hot drink in our Planet Café at Jodrell Bank to all of our visitors who play the National Lottery. Simply show a recent Lottery ticket or scratch card when placing your order, sit back and enjoy on the café terrace with views of the mighty Lovell Telescope.

We were awarded £12.2m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop our ambitious new First Light Project. We’re really proud of the fantastic work that’s been done so far and so this is our chance to say thank you to National Lottery players that helped to raise the funds to make it happen. You can see how the project is coming along, and see the latest images of the new building here; we’re sure you’ll be as excited about its progress as we are!

How to claim your free hot drink…

Visit Jodrell Bank any day between Saturday 5th – Sunday 13th June, and bring along proof of having played the National Lottery -this can include a recent lottery ticket or a scratch card and it can be either a digital or paper copy, the date of purchase is not relevant. You can claim up to one free drink per person.

You can turn up on the day to visit our Planet Café and Gift Shop, but we advise booking your tickets in advance for full access to Jodrell Bank (remember, you still need to bring your lottery ticket with you). To book tickets, simply click here and choose your visiting date. You will also be asked to select a timed arrival slot to let us know what time you’ll be arriving, but once checked in you can stay for as long as you like! (up until we close of course 🙂 )


PLUS we have currently suspended all car parking charges, so FREE parking is available for your visit.

Book your admission tickets here

Click here for terms and conditions 

Events and Activities

To get the most out of your visit to Jodrell Bank take part in our popular events and activities that we’ll also be running during the week including:

Alien Hunt
24th April – 20th June
Included in your admission

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
24th April – 30th October
Included in your admission

Daily Telescope Talks
24th April – 20th June
Talk Times: various times throughout the day.
Included in your admission

Construction Talks
Thursdays, 20th May – 18th June
Talk Times: 11:30am and 3pm
Included in your admission

Space Craft Activities
29 May – 6th June
Included in your admission

See you soon!