May Bank Holiday suggestions

The second of the May Bank Holiday is only a few days away. There is mixed reports on whether the sun is going to come but as they say, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices.

Regardless, we’ve been doing some research and come up with a list of things to do if you’ve got a day off and want to have a bit of an adventure this Bank Holiday Weekend.

Get on your bike

The National Cycle Network runs the length of the UK with many beautiful journeys for all abilities and fitness levels that connect to every major town and city.

Stretching over 14,000 miles of either traffic free or quiet roads, almost 5million people use the NCN every year.

With enough picturesque stretches to dedicate an entire article to, the best advice is to visit the Sustrans website and find a route which suits your needs.

Go for a picnic

Head for the hills! Well, not quite but there are thousands of beautiful picnic spots dotted around the British Isles, often only a short trip from any city centre.

Visit Britain has a list of some hidden gems and all you need are a bag of sandwiches and a rug to enjoy a pleasant day out.

Visit a National Trust venue

Whether you want to visit a castle, a 1000 acre estate or go for afternoon tea, the National Trust will have a place for you.

Rain, hail or shine, there will be almost certainly be something which takes your fancy.

Attend a food festival

Bank Holidays are great days for foodies, with lots of little festivals taking place. Maybe you have a penchant for cheese or a particular taste for real ale.  Luckily a handy website exists showcasing the best on offer.

Go to the beach

Many of us set our sights abroad in search of white sands and golden blue waters but the UK is home to many beautiful shorelines which are excellent options for an outing.  It may be the best time of year for a dip but a trip to the seaside is still a great family day out. Check out some of highlights here

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