What to do this Bank Holiday?

The Great British weather has decided recently to show us all its sunnier side, giving us days upon days of delightfully warm temperatures and blazing sunshine. With these warmer days has been the opportunity to get out and about, whether it’s a walk somewhere at a National Trust location, or it’s a trip to the pub to spend an afternoon with friends. Other people may not have travelled far at all, instead taking the opportunity to mow the lawn, break out the barbecue or even just tidy the shed out.  

The glorious weather isn’t guaranteed to last (is it ever in the UK?) but we do have a bank holiday to look forward to with hope that the sunshine chooses to bless us all with its presence. This article provides some ideas and inspiration for what you can do with your long weekend, if you’re lucky enough to be able to get May’s Spring bank holiday weekend off.  


Meet with Friends at a Local Pub 

When the sun is shining, there's nothing quite like spending a leisurely afternoon or evening at your favourite local pub, especially if it’s got a beer garden to enjoy. Sunny bank holidays are immensely popular, with families and friends flocking to beer gardens to enjoy the long weekend over a refreshing pint or a delicious meal. Expect these outdoor spaces to be bustling with lively conversations and laughter as everyone soaks up the warmth and good vibes.  


Embark on a Staycation Adventure 

For many Brits, a bank holiday weekend is the perfect excuse to pack up and embark on a short staycation. Whether you're a tent enthusiast, a caravan aficionado, or prefer the comfort of a campervan, this extended break provides the ideal opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in nature's embrace. Take the dogs, plan a barbecue, put the beers on ice, and enjoy a couple of nights away.

Host a Garden Party Extravaganza 

If the weather forecast promises sunshine and warmth, why not seize the opportunity to host a garden party? Invite your friends and family over, fire up the barbecue, and let the tantalising aromas of sizzling delicacies fill the air. Create a festive atmosphere with music, laughter, and good company as you bask in the glory of the great outdoors right in your garden. 


Go on a Picnic Adventure 

For those seeking a low-cost yet enjoyable way to spend the bank holiday, a picnic can be an excellent option. Pack a basket with sandwiches, snacks, and refreshments, and venture out to a nearby park, beach or a scenic rural location. Spread out a blanket, soak up the surroundings, and indulge in a relaxing day of leisure and tranquillity as you top up your tan. 


Regardless of the activity you choose, having the right shelter can make all the difference in ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable outdoor experience, especially when the weather has got great form for changing at the drop of a hat and events can be rained off. Gala Tent offers a wide range of solutions to suit your needs. 


Attend a Local Festival or Fair

Bank holiday weekends often coincide with various local festivals, fairs, and community events, providing the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and traditions of your area. From music and art festivals to food and craft fairs, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Local festivals and fairs are a great way to support and celebrate the talents and craftsmanship of your community. Explore stalls featuring handmade goods, artisanal products, and unique creations by local artisans and vendors. 

Indulge in Self-Care

While the bank holiday weekend presents numerous opportunities for outdoor adventures and social gatherings, it's equally important to take time for yourself and indulge in some well-deserved self-care. After all, true relaxation and rejuvenation are essential for maintaining a healthy work-life balance. 

Transform your home into a personal sanctuary by creating a soothing atmosphere with a hot tub in your garden. Gala Tent's pop-up gazebos can provide a private enclosure in which you can create a cosy outdoor spa experience, allowing you to soak up the fresh air while pampering yourself. 

A hot tub beneath a white pop-up shelter

Enjoy your bank holiday, whatever the weather

2 pop up[ gazebos covering some benches in a pub's beer garden

Beer Garden Bliss with Gazebos

For small pub beer gardens, Gala Tent's gazebos are the perfect solution to provide shade on sunny days or shelter from unexpected showers. These versatile structures can be easily set up to cover patio benches, creating a cosy and inviting atmosphere for patrons to relax and unwind. 

Marquee Magic for Larger Gardens

If you're planning a larger event or have a spacious beer garden, Gala Tent's marquees are the way to go. These impressive structures can accommodate a significant number of guests, offering ample space for seating, dining, and socialising while ensuring robust protection from the elements.

A green garden gazebo covers a seating area

Garden Party Perfection with the Gala Shade Pro DX

The Gala Shade Pro DX pop-up gazebo is an ideal choice for garden parties. Lightweight yet sturdy, this gazebo can be easily set up to provide shade or shelter, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the festivities without worrying about the weather. 

Staycation Serenity with the Gala Shade Compact

For those embarking on a staycation adventure, the Gala Shade Compact Pop-up gazebo is a must-have. This compact and portable gazebo can be folded down to a manageable size, making it easy to pack into your caravan or campervan. Once at your destination, simply unfold and set it up to create a comfortable outdoor space for dining, relaxing, or enjoying quality time with loved ones. 

Set the Stage for Outdoor Dining

To truly embrace the spirit of a bank holiday barbecue, create an inviting outdoor dining space. Gala Tent's gazebos and marquees can provide the perfect shelter, allowing you to enjoy your culinary creations in comfort, regardless of the weather. Decorate the space with festive touches, set the mood with music, and let the laughter and conversation flow freely. 

Enjoy your Bank Holiday with Gala Tent

With so many exciting and diverse options available, the upcoming bank holiday weekend presents the perfect opportunity to embrace new experiences, reconnect with loved ones, and create lasting memories. Whether you choose to embark on an outdoor adventure, host a festive gathering, or simply indulge in well-deserved relaxation, Gala Tent's range of high-quality gazebos and marquees can elevate your experience and ensure you make the most of this special occasion. 

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