Sunday, 3 May 2015

4 things you can do this Bank Holiday that won't cost the Earth

With the month of May comes not one Bank Holiday weekend but TWO. TWO 3-day weekends filled with opportunity to do whatever we wish. But with this extra free time there often comes a pressure to make the most of it, to get out and do something special. If, like me, you're on a bit of a tight budget (I'm trying and failing at saving for our upcoming summer holiday!), this can make you want to refuse all social activity and hole up inside with Netflix instead. It doesn't have to be that way, and if you're stuck for free or low-cost activities I've put together a little list of some purse friendly ways to spend that sweet extra day...

1. Get outside. Come rain or shine a bit of fresh air can really go down a treat. There are plenty of parks, forests and beaches all around the UK, so whether you're taking a bike ride or going out on a picnic there will always be somewhere pleasant within a drivable distance.

2. Rearrange. If you're not in a position financially to redecorate or invest in new furniture, have a bit of a clear out and a tidy and then think about rearranging the stuff you already got to bring a new lease of life to your house/bedroom. It's amazing what a good switch up can do, and if you've got a little to spend some fresh flowers or new cushion covers can totally transform a room too.

3. Attend a May Fayre or Fete. Towns and villages across the country hold May Day events on the bank holiday. If the weather is in your favour, get down to one. Usually they are free or just one or two pounds to enter and there'll be entertainment galore as well as some lovely stalls selling bric-a-brac. Our local one also comes accompanied with a car show across the road from the park it's held in which is free to walk around and features some gorgeous retro wheels.

4. Be a tourist in your own town. Don't feel like you have to spend money on travel to get to a place of interest/somewhere cool. We lived in Cambridge for months before venturing into any of its fantastic museums, and it took me a while to bother exploring the lovely area around Kings College because it's often bloody packed with tourists. You never know, you might discover something new.

5. Mega-pamper. If you're on your own and without anything to do, plan out a little home spa day for yourself. Get all your favourite products out and put together a facial routine, take a reeeeeally long bath, do a full mani-pedi rather than the usual quick Sunday night paint, sit around with cucumbers on your eyes. The beauty cabinet is your oyster.

Happy Bank Holiday-ing!


1 comment

  1. I like playing tourist :D being a blogger, I always seem like one anyway!



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