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Early May Bank holiday ideas

Early May Bank holiday ideas

The early May Bank holiday (Monday 7th May) is perhaps one of the first opportunities to enjoy a long weekend and hopefully some good weather too!  Here at we’ve been checking out what we can do with the kids and here are some of our suggestions.

1.  Arcadia 10th Anniversary Festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - £95.63 for a family ticket 

Dance to music from top DJs against a backdrop of giant robotic spiders, pyrotechnics, fireballs and more during Arcadia’s 10th Anniversary Festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park over the weekend of 5th and 6th May. Watch on as aerial performances, mechanical theatre and music combine in this immersive Metamorphosis show, which has thrilled audiences throughout the world, from Glastonbury to Miami, Seoul and Perth.

2. Black Country Living Museum – family tickets from £38.30 

The fabulous Black Country Living Museum is always worth a visit and over the bank holiday weekend, traditional Tug boats will make a rare appearance as they manoeuvre along the canal towing their joeys.  Chat to the skippers and owners about working life on the boats.  Join in with the May Day celebrations, take part in traditional craft activities and join the traditional dancers around the maypole.  Try out traditional street games from the last century – hopscotch, skipping, hoop and stick, cup and ball and whip and top!  You could even attend a Victorian school lesson!

3. Warwick Castle – online prices start at £13.00 

Warwick Castle is packed with things to do, with battlements, towers and turrets to explore, beautiful grand interiors to admire and watching the jousting tournaments and firing of the trebuchet in the grounds.  You can also visit the Castle Dungeon on a 50 minute walk-through experience that will send chills down your spine!

4. Moscow State Circus – Gostinitsa at Meadowhall  

The world’s most famous circus will be performing its latest production GOSTINITSA - a show that promises to have all the spectacle and nerve-tingling, edge of your seat thrills for the whole family. Nowhere else will you witness all the magnificent ingredients served up in this truly great show, an experience that you won't want to miss.

5. National Space Centre – tickets start at £11.00  

For an out of this world experience, why not visit the National Space Centre in Leicester?  It has six interactive galleries, a unique 3D Simulator Experience, the iconic 42 m high Rocket Tower and the UK’s largest planetarium, full of space suits, rockets, satellites and meteorites.  With so much to see and learn about space and our solar system, this is a fantastic fun way to spend a day.

Have you got anything special planned for the early May Bank Holiday?  If so, let us know over on Facebook and Twitter.

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