Another Bank Holiday weekend is fast approaching – but if you’re not going away then perhaps you’re looking for ideas for bank holiday activities. Hopefully, the weather will be just as fabulous as the last one. But are you one of those families who fail to plan any activities and consequently spent the weekend mooching around the house and garden, much to the chagrin of your children who were hoping for something a little more exciting?
Five Bank Holiday Activities For Families
If you are stuck for some bank holiday activity ideas, you could begin to think about it now and you might just have a wildly exciting time together! Here are some suggestions to help you get started…
Head to the Seaside
A seaside trip makes a great bank holiday activity for children of all ages. Of course, you want a nice beach, with safe bathing to get the best from your time there. You also want somewhere with rock pools and sand dunes that can be safely explored with wildlife and other interesting features. Here in the UK, we are lucky to have so many beautiful coastline and beaches. Some of our favourites are in Sussex and Kent – including Whitstable and West Wittering. Make sure you pack towels, swimming costumes and plenty of sun cream – you’d be surprised how many times I’ve forgotten these essential beach accessories.
Attend a local event
There is a lot to be said for attending an event within 15-20 minutes from your front door. There are always some fantastic events and festivals in the local area – and just by joining local social media groups or searching the What’s On pages in local magazines, as well as internet searches, you’ll be sure to find something fun. May Bank Holiday is a favourite time for galas, parades, fairs, Morris Dancers, bands and all kinds of other family-friendly attractions.
Hit the road
If you have a child who just can’t wait to get behind a steering wheel, like Monkey, a junior driving experience could be something out of the ordinary and a real treat! Children from 12 years up, will have an opportunity to drive some of the world’s most expensive and fastest cars which have been modified for younger drivers. Search out a reputable company, and children will be under the tutelage of highly-trained instructors.
Thrill and spills
Most people live within easy travelling distance of one of the country’s major theme parks. The closest to us is Chessington World of Adventures Resort. If you feel like splashing out it makes a great day out, for children of all ages. Many sites have accommodation and offer tickets that cover more than one day – and if you book well in advance, you could bag yourself promotional deals, too.
Go back in time…
You know we’re big fans of the National Trust at MTM towers and a bank holiday is always a great time to go and explore a new location. But there are also gardens and other historic estates from English Heritage and the Royal Horticultural Society to name but a few. Plus, not forgetting all the amazing museums across the country. Many have lots of activities for children including treasure hunts, as well as tea rooms and restaurants, picnic spots and children’s play areas.
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