The next bank holiday is just around the corner, that means that you've got another long weekend coming up. Stuck for ideas on what to do? We've got some tips on how to find out what's on this bank holiday weekend.

Not sure when the next long weekend is or how you’re going to spend it? We’ve got the dates and some tips on how to find out what’s on this bank holiday weekend.

When is the May bank holiday?

May Day – known officially as the Early May Day bank holiday, happens on the first Monday of May every year, marking the beginning of summer. This year it falls on the 7th May, so if you’re lucky enough to get bank holidays off, your next long weekend is on its way!

If the traditional British May Day celebrations like dancing round a Maypole or taking part in some Morris dancing aren’t quite your cup of tea, then we’re here to help with some info on what’s on this bank holiday weekend.

Need help deciding what to do this bank holiday?

Vaycay or staycay? That is the question.

If you’re the type of person that jumps at the chance of travelling, a bank holiday is the perfect time to squeeze in a quick city break or a trip to somewhere new. With Go Roam available in over 70 destinations, the world really is your oyster. You just need to decide where you’d like to go.

Or, if the thought of trying to find the best exchange rate and the stress of trying to remember where you put your passport is already making your palms sweat a little, then a staycation might just be for you.

With busy cities full of theatres, shops and iconic sights to pretty seaside towns and rugged mountains, the UK has loads to offer and it’s all right on your doorstep.

Find out what’s on this bank holiday weekend

We’ve done some investigating and have put together some info on a couple of handy apps that you can use to help plan your bank holiday weekend. From activities for kids to comedy nights and food pop-ups, these apps have got you covered.


If you’re on a staycation and have children to entertain but are struggling for ideas, then check out the Hoop app. You can use it to easily find and book fun stuff for kids aged 0-11 years old. From soft play to drama workshops, just take your pick.

National Trust

If you’re staying in the UK, the National Trust app gives you info on 585 of the must-see places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They include historic houses, monuments and if you’ve got a faithful 4-legged companion, there’s even info on dog-friendly cottages and cafes. You can use the app to check opening times, prices and directions. You can also check for any special events that might be on while you’re visiting.

REVL: What’s on and events UK

REVL the self-proclaimed social life oracle, has the largest listing of events in the UK. From food pop-ups and gigs to family and kids’ events. There’s something for everyone. You can search for things to do by activity or location. If you tap the heart, you can save your favourite events, artists or venues and the app will let you know what’s on at the places you love or when your favourite artist is playing.


Eventbrite helps you to find popular local events like concerts, classes, free events and more. It’s quick and easy to get tickets and you can access all of your Eventbrite tickets and event info all in one place.  What could be better than that?


If visiting new places isn’t for you and relaxing on the couch with some snacks, getting a load of binge-watching done is more your idea of a bank holiday well spent then we’ve got just the thing. With Go Binge, you can catch up on your favourite shows infinitely, without using any of your data.

Now we’ve got the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus with their vivid colours, brightness boosted for brilliant viewing in high- and low-light conditions and AKG tuned, dual stereo surround sound speakers with Dolby Atmos surround sound for a more immersive viewing experience, there’s even more reason to Go Binge.


Once you’re up to speed with what’s on this bank holiday weekend, all that’s left for you to do is decide what you’re going to do.