May is a month that is loved for many reasons but one of the biggest being the two bank holiday weekends it brings with it.
The first of the May bank holidays are fast approaching, so you’re probably on the hunt for things to do for all the family and that’s why we’re here to help.
We’re going to be sharing with you our top 10 things you can do over the bank holiday weekend that will keep family members of all ages entertained.
Head to the Beach
One of the most popular things to do when the sun is shining down on a British bank holiday is to head to the beach. The UK’s coastlines are stunning destinations in all weathers, so a perfect place to head during the bank holiday. Whether you go sunbathing and splashing in the sea or for a bike ride along the pier, British beaches hold so much potential for fun for all the family.
If you fancy finding your nearest beach or exploring a little further from home, websites such as Nearest Beach can help you find the perfect beach for your family adventure.
Local National Trust Properties
Another idea to get you out exploring your local area is to visit a nearby National Trust property. Whether you’re a member of the National Trust or you choose to pay the one-off entry fee, a trip to a local National Trust property has something to offer people of all ages.
From leisurely walks to exploring history, enjoying an afternoon tea to wining and dining, every property has its own features that make it ideal for all members of the family, so explore the National Trust website to find which of their 300+ properties is best for you.
There’s no better way to spend family time when the sun is shining than a picnic, so if we’re lucky enough to get some warm weather over the bank holiday, heading outdoors with a picnic rug and packed lunch is a perfect way to relax and enjoy quality time… it won’t break the bank either.
An affordable family activity that is great for all ages and gets you moving, bike rides are an ideal solution for spending time with your loved ones whatever the weather.
If the rain is coming down then it’s time to don your waterproofs and if the sun is shining then fish out your shorts and the sun cream, a bike ride is always a go-to idea for a bank holiday.
Make Some Money at a Car Boot Sale
Bank holidays are a popular time for car boot sales and a perfect time to make yourself some extra money. If you’ve got bags and boxes of things you don’t want anymore that you’ve been meaning to sell, the bank holiday weekend is the perfect time to pack up the car and get yourself some cash.
No matter where your nearest car boot or how much you’ve got to take with you, with the help of the HandiRack and HandiHoldall, you’ll be able to get everything you need in the car easily and safely and be off on your money making adventures in no time!
Arts and Crafts
An idea that can work both indoors and out depending on the weather, arts and crafts are great for keeping family members of all ages entertained.
Whether you paint pictures, build model clay structures or make collages with items you’ve found in the outdoors, children’s minds can run wild when it comes to arts and crafts and it’s bound to keep them entertained for hours.
Get the Garden Looking Great
When you’re so busy with work all week, the gardening is often a job that gets forgotten about, so the bank holiday is a great time to get your outdoor space looking great.
A perfect pastime for adults but also an ideal activity for children to get involved with, you may not think spending your bank holiday in the garden sounds like too much fun but when you see the results, you’ll be glad you did. If it’s the lugging of garden waste that is putting you off getting your hands dirty, enlist the help of our all-terrain trolley, the HandiMoova, to help you make light work of getting the garden cleared.
Bake Up a Storm
We’re familiar with bad bank holiday weather here in the UK and us Brits are well trained at preparing for the worst when it comes to the weather, so having lots of ideas up your sleeve that can be done indoors is essential.
Baking is a great idea for keeping all the family entertained when the rain is coming down, so in preparation for the upcoming bank holiday weekend, we’d recommend making sure your baking cupboard is well stocked up.
We’re big fans of camping here at HandiWorld and we know lots of our customers are too, so although you may not think a long weekend is enough time for a camping trip, we’ve found a way around that.
One extra day off may not be enough time to head off somewhere far away from home but if you’ve got a garden, you’ve got your very own campsite. Set up your tent, set up a gas stove and embrace the full camping experience in your own back garden.
Try Something New
No matter what the weather does over the bank holiday weekend, there’s always a chance to try something new and an extra day off is the perfect time to do so.
Whether you’ve always fancied trying your hand at a water sport, there’s a member of the family who wants to learn to ride a bike or you simply want to test out a new recipe in the kitchen, the upcoming three day weekend is the perfect time to take a step back from your day to day routine and have a go at whatever it is you’ve been desperate to try!
Bank holidays truly are the perfect time to get out and about with the family, whatever the weather, so if you’re stuck for ideas as to what you can get up to this bank holiday, we hope our list of the top 10 things to do has offered some inspiration.
We’d love to hear what you’re planning to do with the upcoming long weekend, so share your plans with us on Twitter or Facebook!