Six Date Ideas For Early May Bank Holiday

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Six Date Ideas For Early May Bank Holiday

With Easter only just gone and the early May Bank Holiday already on the horizon, we’re really being spoiled with extra free time this Spring.

Here’s why it’s the perfect time to schedule in a long-awaited date:

– An extra day off means you can do your regular weekend chores and errands and still have time to meet your countryside match
– The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining, fresh new leaves and blossom – it’s a romantic’s dream
– Fingers crossed your Muddy Match will be on holiday too
– A Monday off = an automatic mood booster. Get that positive energy working for you!

So, without further ado, here are our favourite ideas for dates this May Bank Holiday.

1. Celebrate 70 years of National Parks…

… and visit one of the UK’s 15 parks. Whilst the Lake District is the largest park and offers boating, walking, climbing, scrambling and some of the most incredible views, the North York Moors and Peak District are more tranquil settings for your relaxed, outdoorsy date. On the other hand, The Norfolk Broads and New Forest have a special charm of their own. Plan your date here.

2. Get competitive on a game of mini golf

Mini golf has come a long way from the dusty, grim courses of seaside towns in the 80s. They’re enjoying a revival, with plenty of fun, challenging obstacles to test your wits and skill. If your mini golf is beach-based you can wander along to have a spot of fish and chips, or go totally old school with candy floss and doughnuts.

3. Take a picnic to a local beauty spot

If you’re not too close to a National Park, visiting your local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is an excellent substitute. Everyone feels more relaxed in the outdoors, and getting a bit of exercise will bring energy to your day and a rosy glow to your cheek. Work up an appetite exploring the locale before tucking in to your picnic. Don’t forget the blanket!

4. Go Glamping

What better time to go glamping? if you’ve known your date a while and want to spend more time with them, booking in for a luxury camping weekend is sure to impress. Whether you opt for a yurt, tipi, shepherds hut or treehouses. you’ll have the luxury of warmth and comfortable sleeping arrangements, with the added bonus of all that fresh air and beautiful scenery from the minute you open your eyes in the morning. Get inspired here.

5. Barbecue at home

For the ultimate relaxed date, invite your date around to enjoy that extra bank holiday day off in your garden. Get in the food (burgers, sausages, salads, fresh bread and dips are easy to get hold of), put the drinks on ice (bucket of water + ice cubes = done) and set up your BBQ. We can’t rely on the weather, so make it cosy with a gazebo sheltering your chairs, along with a few blankets for warmth. For an extra romantic touch, dot some candles around the garden and switch on those fairy lights.

6. Explore somewhere new

We know that, as countryside-lovers, you like to be outdoors in the fresh air but an extra day off is the perfect opportunity to visit somewhere outside of your daily life. Hop on the internet to check out events and exhibitions a museums or galleries near you then invite your date to join you.