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Early May bank holiday weekend – what’s on?

Things to do

This weekend will see the majority of people enjoying a three day break and with such lovely weather you may as well make the most of it!

The Met Office has also predicted that the weather will be glorious in some parts of the UK and there is a chance that temperatures could reach high 20Cs on Monday. So we thought that it would be a great idea to put together a list of different activities and events that are happening around the country to get you out and about. 

Scotland - Loch Ness

If you are in Scotland then take a wonderful trip out and visit Nessie this weekend. The perfect place for a lovely stroll and a picnic with the family, enjoying stunning views and scenery. If you want to explore something extra special then take a little look at the cruises and boat tours on offer as well as Urquhart Castle, especially if you are eager to dive into some medieval history. For more information head over to VisitScotland.

Did you know that the annual Eta Aquariids meteor shower will be visible on 6th – 7th May just after midnight? You might be luckily enough to see around 30 meteors per hour; now that will be spectacular to see!

North East - North Yorkshire

Challenge yourself and the family by exploring Newton Wood and Roseberry Topping in Cleveland this bank holiday. The walk is two miles long and takes approximately one hour to complete. If you need an even better reason to visit, other than indulging in some fresh air and stunning views, then May is the perfect time as the bluebell wood is in full bloom. For more information and to plan your adventure visit the National Trust website.

North West - Lancaster

Williamson Park in Lancaster features 54 acres of wonderful parkland as well as enchanting woodland walks and play areas, perfect for the whole family. Take a picnic, a blanket and some games and spend the day enjoying some quality time together. You can even visit the butterfly house, mini beasts and the small animal zoo for a small price. For further information and to plan your visit then take a look at Lancaster’s main website.

Midlands - Birmingham

Visit one of Birmingham’s best attractions, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, which offers stunning glasshouses, beautiful gardens, a playground and a tearoom. Increase your activity levels by spending the day exploring the wonderful gardens which are on offer and enjoy some of that hopeful sunshine. To find out more information visit Birmingham Botanical Gardens website.

Wales - Llandudno

The Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza is running for its 32nd year from 5th May – 7th May 2018. Offering fun for everyone the event features exhibit displays, an old time fairground, competitions, entertainment, bands and a daily parade. Admission is free and for more information on further things to expect then visit their website.

East - Suffolk

Kentwell Hall is hosting a wonderful Tudor event with over 100 costumed Tudors and activities taking place around the main house, gardens and grounds. The family can enjoy musical events, plays, dancing and processions throughout the day, as well as exploring a fantastic venue which has lots to do and see. For further information and ticket prices click here.

South West - St Ives

Explore and indulge in a tradition that dates back hundreds of years in the West of Cornwall and St Ives on 7th May. Celebrating the arrival of spring, the day starts off with the choosing of the ‘May Queen’, ‘King’, ‘Prince and ‘Princess’, a parade to the harbour front, maypole dancing along the beach and finally a delicious barbeque. The tradition dates back to 1573 and was revived in 2000. For more information about the day visit the Rotary Club.

South East  - Eastbourne

Enjoy a weekend at Magnificent Motors, one of the biggest free motoring spectaculars along the south coast. With a display of more than 600 vintage and classic cars, motor bikes and buses, the whole family can step back in time and feel a sense of nostalgia. The entertainment will not disappoint with a Live Music Stage featuring a range of music from jazz to indie pop. Take a look at the line up at Magnificent Motors.

London - Covent Garden

From 3rd – 7th May 2018 Covent Garden has put together a wellness weekend of indulgent with outdoor yoga classes, wellness workshops, pop-up boutiques and even aura readings, all of which are hosted by different companies including Lululemon, Psycle London and Aveda. Pop over to their website to see the whole range of exciting events.

Private Health Insurance

If perhaps you’re looking at spending your time a little more wisely this bank holiday weekend then why not take a look at the wide range of health insurance covers we have to suit every budget and lifestyle?

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