10 Great Ways To Spend Your Bank Holiday

It’s the hottest Bank Holiday of the year (weather not withstanding), so get planning for your next August adventure with some helpful suggestions from our list below.


Britain’s peaks and valleys are always there, and always beautiful. The bank holiday is as good a time as any to take advantage of our country’s natural beauty.


Beach Trip

Whether it’s wild swimming, getting your wetsuit on and heading to the sea, or just visiting your local lido, swimming is a great way to feel refreshed and relaxed.

Barbecue or Picnic

Brave the British weather. We’ve not had the best summer weather this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pop the gazebo up and enjoy some grilled food with friends.

Festivals and Events

Taste the culture around you – check out local events and festivals, like book fairs, film festivals and more.

Day Trip

Explore the sights and sounds of a historical village, or just head to the nearest city and treat yourself to the bank holiday sales for some retail therapy.


Watch a Film

Make today the day you finally sit down and watch that classic you’ve been putting off for ages.


Sometimes, the best way to spend a bank holiday is to just be in the moment. If you’ve got a book you’ve been meaning to get into or feel you need to take some personal time to simply do nothing, do it.


Arts and Crafts

You’ve been given the gift of time, so why not try a relaxing hobby like painting or pottery to really savor this moment of peace.

Cooking or Baking

Unleash your inner Nigella and get creative in the kitchen. Check out our recipe blogs for some inspiration.


Whatever you decide to do, you can always pop over to Mecca Bingo and enjoy some exclusive Bank Holiday sessions! See you there.