How to Plan the Perfect August Bank Holiday Weekend

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For professionals, free time can be scarce, which is why it’s vital to make the most of our weekends when they come around. More important than this, however, we need to make the most of our bank holiday weekends. That one extra day of freedom can make all the difference, and there are all sorts of activities and events on to get involved in.

The trouble is, though, everyone else has the same idea and, if you’re not careful, you could end up missing out. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With proper planning, you can make the most of your bank holiday with minimal fuss and spend. So, looking forward to the August bank holiday, in this article we will show you how to do just that!


Here are some ideas of what you could do:

  • Taking place between August 27-28th, Notting Hill Carnival Europe’s largest street festival – hits West London. Expect a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of culture. You can sample traditional Caribbean food, from jerk chicken wraps and fried plantain to goat curries and hot pepper chicken and rice, all the while listening to reggae and dancehall as the procession goes by. The best thing about it: it’s free!
  • Year on year, Leeds and Reading Festivals land on the August bank holiday weekend, offering a wide variety of music spread across roughly twelve stages! This year, artists such as Eminem, Kasabian and Muse will be hitting the main stage over the course of the festival. Tickets are around £200, though, so set some cash aside!
  • If you’re looking for something a little bit different, why not try Beaumaris Medieval Festival? Taking place in the Beaumaris Castle in Northwest Wales, families can immerse themselves in Medieval culture with squire training, spear drills and archery, or even learn skills such as spinning and weaving.


So, you know where you want to go, now you need to make sure that the trip runs smoothly.

  • Booking in advance is perhaps the best advice for organising a manic bank holiday weekend trip. This means tickets for events and transport to said events must be booked at least a month before. Otherwise, you run the risk of a) the event being sold out, or b) spending all your time in queues, and your money unnecessarily.
  • Make sure you pack the essentials and prepare for the unexpected. Each year we are duped by the summer rays, thinking that once they’re out, they’re out for good. Alas, this is rarely the case; showers are to be expected, so make sure you pack a light stowaway coat. Also, you’re going to need snacks, money (and a secure place to put it), sun cream – and all the energy you can muster!
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If you need to book some transport for a special day out you have coming up this summer, Wyatt Coaches can help! We offer a wide variety of comfortable minibuses for a number of occasions, and safe, reliable drivers to boot. It’s a simple, stress-free service, which can ferry you all over the UK. Want more information on our services? Get in touch today – we’d love to help.