Four May Bank Holiday Staycation Ideas

The late May Bank Holiday is on the horizon, making now the perfect time to plan an escape from everyday life. There’s no need to travel too far – a weekend break in Britain could be just what you need.

Cotswolds village of Bibury with dry stone walled houses and path

The Cotswolds
For a serene stay this spring, look no further than the Cotswolds. With great opportunities to soak up the seasonal beauty in a quintessentially British spot, this exciting location offers lots of local events and green expanses to explore. The famous Cheese Rolling at Coopers Hill, Lechlade Festival and Nature Week at Cotswold Farm Park all take place here, with the latter offering your little ones a great chance to get their paws dirty. While you’re there, why not take a wander in the lush, natural scenery? On your way you’ll pass arts, crafts and antique shops, and an afternoon tea or a pint in a typically British watering hole is a must.

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Tarn Hows, part of the Beatrix Potter Estate

The Lake District
Can’t wait to get outdoors? Nature lovers will adore a short break in the lakes this May. Choose from our Penrith or Kendal Travelodge hotels and bask in the balmy days of May hiking. Partake in a beginners navigation course in Keswick, or let the kids run wild at a Woodland Explorer camp. Get out on the water for a boat ride or windsurfing, or take a wander round the haven of Beatrix Potter’s house and gardens. Bank holiday events include the Party in the Park at Workington and various other exhilarating outdoor events.

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A famed British seaside town, there’s nothing like a relaxing break in picture-perfect Brighton. Spend the day on the beach or browsing the shops along cobbled streets, soak up some super cool architecture in the form of the pavilion, and munch on fresh fish and chips with dashes of vinegar. Special May events include Team Extreme sporting displays and Hove Carnival. Our stylish Travelodge PLUS hotel, Brighton Seafront, is the ideal place to retreat to after those sun-drenched days this Bank Holiday weekend.

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Combining coastal beauty and cream teas that’ll make your mouth water, spend your staycation in Devon this May Bank Holiday. Delve deep into history at Kents Cavern’s Ice Fest, a intriguing and educational celebration of Stone Age human occupation of the caves and the beasts that they encountered.  Whether you fancy a paddle at the beach, a hike or bike ride in Exmoor National Park, a visit to the National Marine Aquarium or Morwhellham Quay, adults and children alike are all well catered for. We have lots of well-placed hotels for your visit, including our Plymouth, Tiverton or Torquay hotels.

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