Yes the glorious month of May this year gifts us not one but two bank holidays so we may enjoy not being at work, and with a spot of luck soak up a bit of the sunshine as well. It’s always good to plan though and the last thing you’d want is to be stuck inside with nothing to do come the 27th or the weekend before, and we here at Eleet Travel have decided to help you out! Aren’t we nice. Here then is a list of five things to do, five places to visit, five things to see on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend!
We’ll start with an easy one then shall we, the nation’s favourite theme park! Not that you’re short on choice when it comes to possible theme parks for an excitement and ice-cream filled day out. Of course though, Staffordshire’s Alton Towers is a favourite for a reason, with Nemesis, Oblivion, Air and all the other famous rides eager to scare you half to death, do something thrilling this bank holiday!
Clash of Knights! Bolsover Castle
Watching people fight might seem a little bit uncouth, however adorn said combatants in full medieval armour and suddenly it becomes boyishly entertaining. Sunday 26th and Monday 27th sees Derbyshire’s Bolsover castle play host to some competitive historical combat! With period musical performances and the living history encampments to see as well, you’re in for a bygone treat!
Starting on the 23rd of May and running right through to 2nd June, Hay Festival in Wales’ Beacons National Park is an out and out celebration of the written word. With poets and writers, lyricists, comedians, novelists and anyone indebted to magic of language showing up to share stories and their knowledge, it’s something different that the family will love!
Woburn Safari Park
There’s nothing quite the wonders of watching wildlife, and bank holiday Monday may be the perfect time to do so! With lions, tigers, white rhinos, wolves, bears and all sorts else, Woburn in Bedfordshire might be the ideal day out for the animal-loving family!
The West Midlands has some beautiful castles, though Robert Dudley’s sweeping 16th-century garden he rather kindly built for Elizabeth I is a sight that must be seen. The recently opened garden is offset by the visual treat of the castle itself and the surrounding area.
Remember, wherever you’re planning on going this spring bank holiday, Eleet Travel can get you there! Our minibus hire service in Leicester will ensure you can take the whole family with you, so give us a call to get your booking in today!