Bank holiday weekends are the best – there are so many things to do with that extra day! And with 3 days to spare (if you’ve managed to clear the calendar of any unwanted relative visits and adult admin tasks) it’s the perfect time to hit the open road and head out on an exciting adventure!
If you’re looking for a little inspiration for your long weekend we’ve pulled together some of our favourite activities. Just have a little scroll down to check them out!
For the Foodies out there…
Nothing pleases us more than a field (and belly) full of food.
The Great British Food Festival -Harewood House, Leeds. Saturday, May 25th to Monday, May 27th 2019.
Blenheim Palace Food Festival, Oxfordshire. Saturday, May 25th to Monday, May 27th 2019.
River Cottage Food Fair, Axminster. Saturday, May 25th to Sunday, May 26th 2019.
For those who like to live a little on the wild side…
Fancy yourself an animal lover? Enter an adventure where tigers stalk, monkeys swing and lions roam by visiting one of England’s awesome safari parks (note – you don’t need to have a kid with you, they don’t check).
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Knowsley Safari Park
West Midland Safari Park
Longleat Safari Park
For the Treasure Hunters…
If you get excited at the thought of discovering a hidden gem amidst hustle and bustle, then antiques fairs could be right up your street.
Whether you’re searching for a piece to finish off your room, or simply want the opportunity to shout “Cheap as chips” at the top of your voice, this weekend activity will not disappoint!
‘Antiques on the Meadows’, Stamford Meadows, Lincolnshire. Friday 24th – Sunday 26th May, 2019.
The Great Wetherby Racecourse Antiques Fair, Wetherby. Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th May 2019
For those who can put some away…
Now you may think beer and gin festivals simply provide a day filled with booze… and you wouldn’t be wrong! However, if you need an excuse (we don’t think for a minute that you do) events like the ones listed below offer you the opportunity to taste new innovations, support local businesses and enjoy a wonderful ambience!
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival – Friday May 24th to Saturday May 25th 2019
Birmingham Prosecco and Gin Festival, Sat 25th May 2019
Cambridge Beer Festival – Monday 20th May to Saturday 25th May 2019
For those who want to snuggle under the stars…
Is there anything better than getting cosy with a bowl of popcorn and watching your favourite film? How about doing it under the stars?!
Outdoor cinemas are a unique and fun way to enjoy the best Hollywood has to offer. You could go to one of the locations we’ve suggested below or create your own in your garden… just make sure to use headphones so the neighbours don’t think they’re in Jurassic Park with you!
Mamma Mia 2 Here We Go Again King George V Playing Field, Rayleigh. Friday 24th May 2019
Bohemian Rhapsody Lake Meadows, Billericay. Saturday 25th May 2019.
Bohemian Rhapsody – Newbury Racecourse, Sunday 26th May 2019.
Back To The Future – Thorpe Park, Saturday 25th May 2019.
Rooftop screenings, London. Two showings a day across various locations.
For the big kids, Dulwich Park. 3 showings a day of all the family favourites.
For something a little different…
Why not use your extra day this weekend to give a little back to your local community?
It may not sound as fun as the other suggestions we’ve given you, but you may enjoy it more than you think!
There are various volunteering opportunities up and down the country. Here’s a website that could help you locate an opportunity close to you: https://do-it.org/
So that’s it folks, we hope we’ve given you plenty of Bank Holiday inspiration! And if you’re looking for the perfect outfit to match your plans, head over to the site here.