Top 10 – Bank Holiday Activities
Bank holidays are the highlight of any month. There’s nothing better than knowing you have an extra day off to have a good time over the weekend. Bank holiday is especially great in the summer – the hot weather offers so many things to do. Here are the top-10 bank holiday activities to try next time you have a long weekend ahead of you.
1. Book a holiday
Don’t spend your bank holiday at home but book a short trip. You don’t have to go anywhere far; a city or spa-vacation near your hometown will be sufficient to get your mind off things. If you don’t mind where you’ll go, book a bargain with last minute holiday deals.
2. Scout for deals
Bank holiday is a great weekend for shopping. Most stores run special bank holiday events and it’s super easy to find hot deals – you just need to keep your eyes open and stay vigilant. For example, shop at M and M to find deals on clothing and accessories. You can even use them on your holiday! Use the link to make your shopping even cheaper: http://www.voucherbin.co.uk/stores/m-and-m-direct/
3. Read a book
You should also use the time and finally finish that novel that’s been hiding on your nightstand. Bank holidays are perfect for catching up with the world of literature. If you didn’t get much reading done over the summer, you can pick one of the hottest books in the market and get it read over the holidays.
4. Learn to cook a new meal
You can also use the time wisely and improve your culinary skills over the extra long weekend. Shop for groceries at Tesco and learn to cook a new meal. This is a fun activity to do with the whole family – you can spend one day just to look for recipe ideas. If cooking is not your thing, then why not try baking?
5. Visit a local event
Most neighbourhoods have special events going on around bank holidays. These events range from concerts to gardening events. Whatever the occasion, visiting such an event is a great way to get to know your locals and breathe in a sense of community. You can find available local events from your council’s website.
6. Get sweaty
A bank holiday doesn’t mean you just have to sit still and relax. Indeed, it’s a good idea to use it as an opportunity to get moving. If you’re not used to exercising, use this occasion to your advantage and get moving. You could try something different like mountaineering or pick a more familiar sport in yoga.
7. Surprise a friend or family member
You want to spend your holidays with a loved one and there’s nothing better than surprising them with an unexpected kindness. If you know a family where the mom and dad have not had a lot of free time, go babysit the kids over the holidays. On the other hand, if your elderly relative has not seen much of the outside world in recent months, take them for a walk or out to the galleries. You’ll have a fun time and put a smile on their faces.
8. Binge watch the latest hit TV shows
Have you not yet watched the Handmaiden’s Tale? Perhaps you are behind the new latest season of Game of Thrones. Don’t worry! You can use bank holidays to get back on track and be able to know what everyone around you is talking about. Buy a few of your favourite treats – or try something healthier instead – and binge watch the biggest TV shows.
9. Treat yourself to a new look
There’s nothing better than returning back to work after an extended holiday looking fresh. So use the holiday wisely and change your appearance for something new. You could visit the hairdressers or try colour treating your hair at home. A quick trip to the spa for relaxation and a visit to the high street to shop for a new outfit might be just what you need to finish of the new you. You’ll suddenly feel better returning after the short break.
10. Just take it easy
On the other hand, you might just want to take it easy and stop planning for anything big. Bank holidays don’t have to be filled with activities – sometimes just staying home and getting a lot of sleep might be the thing you need. Besides, you might end up having a wild adventure on a bank holiday, even if you didn’t really plan for it. Just let the bank holidays come and see what happens! If nothing special, then don’t worry; you can always do something different next time around.
If you’re looking for something fun to do this bank holiday, check out the above top-10 bank holiday activities. You’re bound to find something fun to keep you busy!