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Bank Holiday - Things to Do

With the August Bank Holiday fast approaching, it is a great time to look into the different things that we can do around the UK. Whether it is a short getaway or a chilled weekend to yourself exploring new places or discovering new activities, we have compiled a list of 5 things to do.

Take a trip to a beautiful beach

With so many great beaches around the UK to explore, National Trust is your invaluable guide to investigating where your next coastal trip could be. From Woolacombe Beach in North Devon to Marloes Sand and Mere in Pembrokeshire, there are some gorgeous destinations to choose from. Perfect for a minibreak, a day trip with a loved one or a getaway with the family, why not enjoy the Bank Holiday this year with some sand and sea? Find out about some of these beautiful locations here.

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Adrenaline fuelled day out at Thorpe Park

Looking for a fun packed day out? With some amazing rides that will give you speed and a rush; such as Stealth, which takes you from 0-80mph in 2 seconds, or a scare like The Walking Dead: The Ride. There are plenty of attractions to choose from that will fill your day. Fancy making a weekend of it? Thorpe Park also offer a package deal with two days of theme park entry & a delicious breakfast to wake up to in their accommodation, Thorpe Shark Cabins!

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Visit some furry friends

Using Wightlink ferries, you can get to the Isle of Wight in no time – even better, if you are an animal lover you are in for a treat by visiting The Donkey Sanctuary. With ferries from Portsmouth that will get you to Ryde in 10 minutes, you can visit The Sanctuary with just a 25 minute drive from the port. Open all year round from 10:00am till 4:30pm, you can stroke, pet and fuss over the donkeys and ponies with no booking. Perfect for a fun day out, this would be a great activity for you and your friends or family in the Isle of Wight.

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Enjoy a show

With plenty of shows to choose from, such as Moulin Rouge, Hamilton, and Frozen, there is something for everyone in the theatre. With showings at some gorgeous London locations, it is a great excuse to come and visit the capital. Whether you’re a seasoned West End attender, or this is your first time, you’ll be sure to find a show or two to captivate you and your family.

A long weekend getaway

Taking a break over the bank holiday is always a great way to relax and recharge. Looking for something different? Virgin Experience Days offer some great options, such as 2 night glamping escapes like this one here . In the beautiful county of Devon, you will be situated around some stunning scenery with plenty of activities to do during the day and relaxing moments in the evening taking advantage of the onsite sauna, swimming pool and hot tub.

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