Tuesday 22 January 2019
UK short breaks experts Great Little Breaks has been confirmed as headline sponsor of the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2019.
And to mark the headline partnership, people will be able to win one of eight ‘money can’t buy’ VIP experiences at the RHS Malvern Spring Show, which takes place at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern from May 9-12.
Lucky winners will get to rub shoulders with superstar gardeners, floral experts and celebrity chefs – whose identities are still a closely guarded secret!
The highly-anticipated gardening and food festival, seen by many as the official start of spring, attracts more than 100,000 people annually. Visitors flock to see its inspirational show gardens and beautiful Floral Marquee, get top tips from the experts and enjoy the best food and drink that Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire has to offer.
Short break experts Great Little Breaks is part of the Worcestershire travel organisation hotelshopUK Ltd. With over 20 years trading and over 100,000 loyal customers, it will return to the prestigious event for the second year running after sponsoring the Festival Theatre in 2018.
Boasting over 13,000 positive reviews and specialising in breaks that celebrate what the UK has to offer, Great Little Breaks will have its team on hand at the show to chat to festival goers about the new rise of experiential breaks, to share some top tips for experiencing the UK and some inside industry secrets of where to visit in 2019.
Diana Evans, Great Little Breaks managing director, said after first experiencing the festival last year, deciding to continue the partnership had been an easy decision.
“We loved being at the RHS Malvern Spring Show last year, it really does have something for everyone so we can’t wait to return as headline sponsors,” she said.
“The show kicks off the spring for thousands of people every year and is virtually on our doorstep. Partnering at the festival is a great way for us to support our local community and to highlight the fantastic attractions that Malvern and the surrounding Three Counties have on offer.
“We specialise in giving our customers a whole host of added extras when they book a break with us, from packed lunches and guidebooks to event tickets, so we’re going to be giving away very special VIP ‘added extras’ over the coming months to celebrate the festival partnership. Full details are top secret at the minute, but it’s safe to say that our winners will be in for a ‘money can’t buy’ experience with some of the well-known faces who will be attending the festival.”
Claire Blackford, sponsorship account manager at Three Counties said they were thrilled to be working alongside Great Little Breaks for the second year running.
"Having Great Little Breaks at the festival last year was such a perfect fit. Not only does our Three Counties commercial team have over forty years’ experience in the travel industry between us, we know from visitor feedback that the Great Little Breaks team was a huge hit with the crowds too.
“The VIP giveaways we have planned for this year’s festival are really special – we can’t wait to reveal all in the run up to the event.”
The RHS Malvern Spring Festival takes place from May 9-12. Advance tickets are now on sale now, with prices starting at just £19 for RHS and Three Counties members, or £21 for the general public. Children under 16 go free.
Group tickets are also available. For further information visit www.rhsmalvern.co.uk or call 01684 584924.
To look for the perfect UK getaway, visit www.greatlittlebreaks.com
Notes to editors
For more information contact Sarah Hughes, Head of PR at Nathan Rous PR on 07483160222.
The Three Counties Showground, in Malvern, plays host to a number of major events in the horticultural and agricultural calendar every year.
The RHS Malvern Spring Festival (May 9-12) is the largest RHS show outside London and the first major RHS show of the year. The family-friendly event includes expert advice, inspirational displays, award-winning show gardens, and some of the best shopping, food and drink around.
The Royal Three Counties Show (June 14-16) is the Heart of England’s premiere celebration of the countryside and rural life. It’s a hearty feast of farming, food and family entertainment.
The Malvern Autumn Show (September 28-29) is a fun-filled weekend of home-grown family fun, with award-winning nurseries, animals galore and the incredible UK National Giant Vegetables Championship.