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The National Trust is a treasure in Britain providing public access to hundreds of historical homes, gardens and areas of natural beauty. From stately and opulent homes, to quaint cottages there are National Trust sites dotted around the country. It is especially nice to visit them during the summer when warm weather allows you to wander the grounds, bring a picnic and enjoy the gardens at their summer best. Visit the National Trust website here to discover what is near you!
Why not take this last chance before the weather turns cooler to try some outdoor activities. Whether its a Treetop challenge, a hike of Mount Snowdon, a wild swim in a beautiful stream or perhaps a long, leisurely walk along the coast- get outside and get some exercise. If you've been feeling a bit lethargic recently with travel plans in limbo, get outside just for a day out! It is one of the best ways to improve both your physical and mental health.
If the previous suggestion seemed a little too active for your taste, then the bank holiday weekend is also just the time to slow down the pace. Ignore any societal pressure to 'make the most of the bank holiday' and instead of trying to fill your days- aim to take it easy. Use the weekend to recharge your batteries and stay in and watch television, or maybe book in at a nail salon, hairdressers or go out with Mum for an afternoon tea. The bank holiday weekend can also be perfect 'you' time to get in a bit of rest and relaxation- and we all need that!
You may be itching to be out doing something with friends and this weekend there is no shortage of events going on around the country. Festivals are going on up and down the UK, from smaller community events such as the Eastbourne Vintage Festival, Beer Festivals in Bishops Stortford, or large scale events like the All Points East music festival in London with headliners London Grammar and Jamie XX performing (at the time of writing, tickets were still available). There really is a festival for all preferences and tastes!
Whatever you do this bank holiday weekend, enjoy it! We know we're looking forward to it! Let the countdown begin!