How will you spend yours?

The Spring Bank Holiday is approaching fast and – now that the world is slowly starting to open up – there are more than a few ways to enjoy the long weekend.

Here are our top seven…

  1. Get active

    Whilst local walks might have kept us going during lockdown, an end to the ‘stay at home’ rule means we’re now free to explore further afield. Weather and fitness levels permitting – a bike ride could be a fun way to enjoy the spring scenery. Anyone for tennis? Don’t forget that sports and leisure facilities have re-opened too.
  2. Hit the shops

    Who doesn’t love a bit of ‘non-essential’ retail therapy? Especially after we’ve been deprived of it for so long. Not to decry buying online, but a shopping trip can be a treat for the senses, allowing us to ‘try before we buy’, gather ideas, seek in-store advice and enjoy instant delivery. Just don’t forget your face mask!
  3. Visit a local attraction

    We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo! Or how about a theme park or a drive-in cinema? Local attractions – or even not-so-local ones – provide the perfect family day out and the chance to have some much-needed fun. Check online for opening times, ticket deals and things you might need to know before you get there.
  4. Plan a picnic

    It’s no secret that food tastes better outdoors so get busy preparing a sumptuous picnic and locating the ideal spot. Don’t forget to pack a rug, some outdoor games and a bag for your rubbish. Worried about rain? If the worst happens, bring the treats back to the car and play a game of I Spy.
  5. Sleep under the stars

    This one really is weather dependent – unless you’re a true adventurer! With campsites now open, a few nights under canvas could be the perfect way to unwind and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring. New to camping? Borrowing kit from friends or family saves splashing out if it turns out the great outdoors isn’t for you.
  6. Arrange an outdoor meet-up

    Embrace the rule of six by inviting friends or family over for a get-together outdoors. It you’re laying on food, make things easy with a simple BBQ or sliced pizza or better yet, ask each guest to bring something. And if you’re not up to playing host, suggest heading to the park for ice creams!
  7. Spruce up your garden

    Spring is the time to put down roots so why not devote the weekend to getting your garden ready for summer? It doesn’t all have to be back-breaking – you could spend some of the time mooching around local garden centres for inspiration. For more ideas about creating the perfect outdoor haven, check out this blog.

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At Places for People we create homes to meet your needs.

Whether it's a one-bedroom city apartment on a historic site in central Edinburgh, or a large family home in the peaceful Wiltshire countryside, we have a fantastic range of homes to choose from.

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