Kiplin Hall and Gardens has created a Hollywood style film trailer to celebrate its reopening.
As the team prepares to reopen the hall this weekend, staff decided to explore new marketing methods to help promote the venue which relies on income from ticket sales.
Marketing officer Samantha Jennings said: “Since reopening the gardens in early June we’ve seen a huge increase in our family audience. We are working with local firm Proper Pizzas to offer freshly baked pizza picnics on site.
“The beautiful gardens and open spaces have proved to be a real draw as people cautiously step out of lockdown.
“As we prepare the Hall to reopen we wanted to excite our new visitors about what is inside as much as what is outside.
“Many of the stories of the past residents of Kiplin Hall centre on the theme of travel, adventure, and treasures from far flung lands. So, we created a Hollywood style movie trailer mirroring the Indiana Jones Films.
“We hope this will grab people’s attention online and encourage them to visit. By staying local in lockdown people can still explore stories from around the world by visiting Kiplin. The trailer has already had over two thousand views on our Facebook page.”
Director of Kiplin Hall and Gardens, James Etherington, added: “We are taking Covid security very seriously onsite, taking all of the precautions you’d expect.
“We hope the trailer will make people smile and help Kiplin to stand out in people’s minds as a place to visit.
“Thank you to everyone who has visited the gardens so far, and adhered to the social distancing procedures in place.”
Watch the trailer here:
Since the lifting of lockdown restrictions, Kiplin Hall and Gardens have restructured ticket prices.
All tickets are now valid in the house and gardens, so if you have visited the gardens in June you can return to visit the hall, from Saturday, for free.
The reopening is part of a phased plan, current open hours are 10am to 5pm three days per week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
This may increase in the coming months. Check www.kiplinhall.co.uk before travelling.