May Bank Holiday Ideas, Come Rain or Shine

Fence With BBQ And Flowers

May is the month of bank holidays and if you are wondering what to do with your long weekends, we have a couple of ideas to inspire you that are suitable for all weather conditions. 


If you have a never ending list of DIY tasks, now is the time to tackle it. With an extra day added to your weekend, sort out those odd jobs around the house. Whether it’s cleaning your windows, fixing a broken appliance or painting part of your home, use the extra time to tick those jobs off your list. If you need any help, you can find lots of repair videos on our website, or blog articles helping you tackle these jobs!


If the weather is nice you should get out in the garden and start to get your garden ready for summer. Read our top 10 gardening tips here to help you make a start on your garden this weekend. There are lots of jobs to be getting on with, and if the weather isn’t great, which usually happens on UK bank holidays, you can start planning your new plants for your garden.

Man Pruning Flowers In Garden


Having a bank holiday BBQ is always a good idea, come rain or shine. Get your barbeque ready, buy all the essentials and enjoy a good old British barbeque. Make sure you get your barbeque ready before the weekend to ensure its working and you have all the necessary items. Try out some new recipes like these ones for yummy Miso-Glazed chicken burgers and grilled vegetable pizza.

Young friends having barbecue party, outdoors


Have you been planning a renovation in your home? Whether it’s refitting your bathroom or redecorating a room, use the bank holiday to either make a start on your renovation project or even put the wheels in motion and start to lay out the plans for your task.

Days out

Bank holidays are a great time to enjoy a day out with family and friends. There are so many events and places to visit around the UK that you can enjoy over the bank holiday weekend; we’ve included a few you might enjoy.

If you or your children enjoy Star Wars, there will be themed activities at Legoland to celebrate the arrival of the exciting new 500,000 brick model of the death star. If you come in Star Wars fancy dress you can be entered into their competition they hold daily.

You can take an adventure on a steam train and stop off at four different stations to enjoy woodland walks with picnic areas and a fun kid’s play area.

Just re-opened, the water based ‘ninja warrior’ inspired obstacle course will be a great activity for the whole family. It includes trampolines, monkey bars and an ice climbing tower.

There are lots of National Trust properties to explore in the UK. You can go on a walk around luscious grounds, visit exhibitions or enjoy afternoon tea in one of their cafes. There are also plenty of activities for the kids to take part in.


Bank holiday normally means seeing friends and family, so what better way to keep them happy than with a bit of baking. There are lots of spring recipes out there for you to try over the bank holiday weekend and impress people with your baking abilities. Try some of these tasty treats, from lemon curd to coffee and chocolate cake.


Spring Cleaning is probably on your mind as we are approaching the summer months. Use the long weekend to give your house a thorough clean from top to bottom. If you need any help we have a blog post about how to spring clean your appliances.

Hands Cleaning An Appliance

There are so many things to do over your long weekend, and of course the most important is to relax, have fun and enjoy the time off. Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a great weekend!

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