It’s another long weekend, so you might be stuck for things to do to entertain you and the family this Early May Bank Holiday weekend. With that in mind, here’s a list of 20 interesting, fun bank holiday activities to keep boredom at bay.
1. Have a BBQ
Despite our unreliable weather, there’s nothing Brits love more than a BBQ party. Crack open some drinks and enjoy a spread of BBQ treats whilst catching up or playing games. In the likely event that the weather doesn’t hold up, pop up a gazebo and keep warm with a weatherproof heater like the Solar Wave. If it all get a bit too wet, move the party indoors!
2. Go for a walk and enjoy nature
Pop on some comfy walking shoes and go for a walk in nature. If you’re in a town or city, go to your nearest pretty park or public garden. It costs nothing and really makes both body and mind feel great.
3. Visit a gallery
Enjoy some art with a walk around a gallery. Why not bring along some sketchbooks and pencils along and sketch your favourite pieces? For younger artists, pop some crayons in your bag too, or alternatively bring along a tablet and stylus to create digital art.
4. Have a movie day
Grab some snacks, duvets and cushions and put on a load of your family’s favourite films. That’s sure to wile away the hours!
5. Go on a staycation…
How about exploring a new town or city in the UK? Book a ticket for a day trip (we’ve got some great places to visit in England in this blog) or book a couple of nights so you can properly check your chosen place out!
6. …Or enjoy a last-minute trip abroad
Alternatively if you can, book a last-minute deal to go and enjoy the sun abroad. Don’t forget your sunscreen and phrasebook!
7. Have a picnic in the park
As bank holiday activites so, a picnic is one of the best. Choose a park, bring some food, drinks and games, and bask in the sunshine! In the event of you lucking out on the weather, bring a long a portable, personal fan to keep you cool.
8. Go to a museum
Learn something new at a local museum. Plenty of them have free entry and they’re an enjoyable, interesting day out for all the family.
9. Dine by the seaside
Get on your swimmers and enjoy some fish and chips and a stick of rock by the seaside – that’s if you can avoid hungry seagulls!
10. Do some arts and crafts
11. Enjoy live music
Lots of pubs around the UK showcase great live music, and it’s a fun way to support your local community.
12. Get active!
Summer is on the horizon, but taking care of our bodies should be something we do for a better life. Dust off that gym membership, join a dance class, or get in some home workouts to get fitter and stronger!
13. Read a book
Whether fiction or non-fiction, reading is an excellent way to unwind or learn something new.
14. Eat at your favourite restaurant
Support a local business by enjoying a meal out or ordering in something tasty too.
15. Do some spring cleaning
Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today! It’s not the most fun of bank holiday activities, but cleaning can make you feel great and give you a sense of accomplishment when it’s all done. Check out our range of cleaning goodies here.
16. Watch a play
Enjoy the theatre with a matinee or evening performance. Be sure to do your homework as plenty of theatres offer discounted ticket prices too!
17. Have a dinner party
Don an apron and cook up some gorgeous dishes. Stuck for recipe ideas? BBC Good Food has so many tasty recipes to try!
Make sure your kitchen equipment is up to scratch to make your dinner party as stress-free as possible.
18. Do some gardening
Get out in the garden and do some mowing, planting, watering and weeding. It’s a great way to ensure you’re in the fresh air and your little patch of green will look great in no time at all.
19. Get some DIY jobs done
Get your home looking great this weekend. If you’ve got a paint job you’ve been putting off the Paint Sprayer Elite will make that job far easier. It’s easy to use and you won’t have to worry about drips and spills!
If you’ve been super busy at work or you’re just tired of the way things are, there’s nothing wrong with taking the weekend to pause. Rest, sleep and pamper yourself to make you feel great ahead of the new month. Rest is essential for good mental health.
We hope you enjoy these bank holiday activities. Which will you be doing?
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