August Bank Holiday is fast approaching, offering a real excuse to rush out and enjoy the best events in London. Bank holidays differ in each region of the UK. You can find difference in official bank holidays in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. August bank holiday this year has come in association with a weekend making it the most popular time to grab the sun before it sets in winter. The popularity is because it offers time to bask in the sun and enjoy a sun soaked family fun. The sunshine is guaranteed and gives an opportunity to spend a glorious peaceful holiday. You can also find excellent bargains, if you make it a bit earlier. Enjoy the best weekend, else, you have to wait up to Christmas for another celebration weekend. Here are some of the activities that you can look upon for the coming bank holiday.
You can enjoy a family getaway that ensures a well deserved break. The swimming pools, kids clubs, games, spa treatments and night time entertainment and stay in one of the dedicated cottages.
Attend a local event
The UK at this bank holiday weekend is satiated with local events and the advantage is many may not cost a penny. The Festival of Neighborhood runs up to September 8. You can enjoy an artificial sandy beach, family-friendly areas ‘Beanotown’ and community art installations. Bournemouth hosts Family Fiesta Fridays throughout August, enjoy your holiday weekend in the Lower Gardens at 7pm. You can have fun with fire shows, fireworks displays, stilt walkers, circus workshops, and children’s entertainers.
Explore the outdoors
There are plenty of things to do outdoors during the August weekend such as spending quality time at the beaches, countryside, mountains and forests. Exploring outdoors has abundant benefits, physically and mentally. Pack a picnic and set off to breath fresh air, jump or hike. Please your little ones by escorting them to ‘Nature Detectives’, a website for children run by the Woodland Trust that offers free games, activities and downloads to the outdoors such as bug hunting, tree spotting and boat making.
Discover a new city
Use this extra holiday for a European city break and visit your most preferred places such as Rome, Paris, Venice and Dublin, within few hours. You can fly from Luton or Liverpool airport and stay in some three-star hotel in Paris or Barcelona for amazingly affordable prices within £275.
Enjoy a Carnival or a Festival
Carnivals or festivals offer you lots to involve this summer. The Notting Hill Carnival on 25 &26 August to enjoy parades, dancing, steel bands and colorful floats or head to the Liverpool Music Festival between August 23 & 26. Cheer the World Bog snorkelers on August 25, Sunday in Llanwrtyd Wells or celebrate at Newlyn Fish Festival, the sea on August 26.
You can spend time near the seaside destinations, watch outdoor films for free. There will be balloon modelers, hair braiders and face painters, to make a real day. Check for discounts or vouchers, there is 20% off to Bristol Aquarium, Liverpool Wheel and 30% off at Pleasure Island admissions. There are plenty out there, do not leave too late.