With the Easter holiday recently finishing, the last thing that may be on your mind is another trip away with the children, organising them and trying to remember everything to take with you. The great part about it being May is the fact we have 2 more bank holidays, one on the 4th and one on the 25th of May. We’re also a little closer to the warmer weather and Summer period of the year increasing the likelihood of a sunny day.
Why not make a spontaneous staycation trip this coming bank holidays, take the children over to a relative and go off for an extended weekend. There are all sorts going on throughout that period, and we’ve highlighted some events below of what will be worth a visit.
The Newscastsle Under Lyme area in Staffordshire is hosting the Lymelight Festival between the 1st & 4th of May. The event features a great mix of music and artisan market, fairground and a bar for the adults.
If you consider yourself a bit of a wine buff, the South East of England is celebrating English Wine Week. The national campaign is designed to help raise the awareness of English Wine to British consumers, with a lot of big parties getting involved such as supermarkets and independent wine merchants. This also gives a top opportunity to take part in local wine tours and vineyards across the country. Some of these include one of the biggest vineyards in the country such as the Denbies Wine Estate, covering a huge 265 acres.
If you’re more into coffee than wine, London is hosting the London Coffee Festival, the UK’s largest artisan food and coffee fair, celebrating a huge mix of gourmet coffee and speciality teas. Including a whole host of music and coffee competitions for professional barista’s. The event is happening between the 30th April – 3rd May at Brick Lane in London and is expecting over 20,000 visits.
Hever Castle is hosting a May Day Festival encompassing a mix of traditional celebrations with lots of stuff to do with children if you’ve brought them along, May Day events such as pole dancing and the crowning of the May Queen as well as 16th century music will be played. Hever castle offers a great number of beautiful places to walk as well as offering an adventure playground, and mazes.