Making the most of the May bank holidays on a budget
Pinching the pounds shouldn’t mean missing out on quality time with those you love. And with three bank holidays upon us, and the Easter holidays just gone, we understand how overwhelming it may feel!
Take a look at our top tips on how to make the most out of the May bank holidays, without splashing the cash.
TIP 1: Make the most of the facilities
The facilities on offer to you will vary depending on which of our eight-holiday parks you are staying at, so be sure to do your research before you visit, but there’s plenty to see and do at no extra cost!
Let the little ones burn off some energy in the soft play area or outdoor adventure playground, work out in the fitness suite, make a splash in the pool or sing, dance and laugh with the Sammy Squad characters.
For just a small costs, many of our parks also offer extra leisure activities which could include anything from kayaking in the pool to pottery painting in the activities den. We've got something for everyone and it's all on-park, so no need to make extra car journeys either!
Find out more on our what’s on page.
TIP 2: Visit local events
Whichever holiday park you choose to visit, the bank holiday weekend will mean there will be loads of local activities and events taking place, many of which are free to enter!
From fun days to food festivals, rides and activities at these events can be paid for with small change and there is often live music or children’s entertainment taking place too.
If you don’t want to spend out on food or drink, pack a picnic and get the whole family involved in choosing and preparing the food. You may even have leftovers for tomorrow’s adventure!
TIP 3: Plan ahead
We’re not suggesting that you plan every minute of your day down to the finest detail, but having a rough idea of what you are going to do or where you’re going to go each day can save you money in the long run.
By having a plan before you set off for the day, you can save wasting time and money driving around without any real end destination in mind. Plus, you may even be able to squeeze multiple visits into one day, so you can visit attractions or areas that are nearby each other in one trip, instead of multiple journeys – double the fun, and half the fuel!
TIP 4: Try a different mode of transport
Alternatively, if you’re planning to spend the day in the local area, why not ditch the car and try another mode of transport?
Hop on the open-top bus and get a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area (many services stop in or outside our holiday parks), steam through the countryside on a train, or bring your bikes along and get out and about on two wheels! Whichever method you choose, it’s sure to be more cost-effective than driving - and we promise you’ll make even more memorable moments.
Just be sure to double-check the timings before your journey, as the bank holiday can sometimes mean a reduced service!