August Bank Holiday

You’ve made it to another long weekend and after months of isolation and slow reopening of cafes, pubs and restaurants, this bank holiday is bound to better than the ones before. 

Missed Celebrations

After four to five months of lockdown, you’ve probably missed a birthday, anniversary or even wedding so this long weekend is a great way to celebrate the year that has flown by. While celebrating why not take advantage of Eat Out to Help Out scheme which gives you 50% off your meal and non-alcoholic drinks from the beginning of August to the end. This offer is available Monday through Wednesday for those looking for a mid week treat and perfect for the long weekend.

This Monday (30th August) is your final chance to take advantage of the scheme but it's always worth checking if your local restaurant is running a similar discount all year round.  

You’ll find your nearest eligible restaurants here

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Camping 

For a long weekend why not escape to the wilderness and get away from the home you’ve been stuck in for months on end. This is ideal for getting some fresh air and getting out of your comfort zone while exploring. 

Need some suggestions of where to take your getaway to then we have the guide for you

Stay at home 

With support bubbles being an accepted part of pandemic life since early July, why not enjoy some time in somewhere other than your house. Visit a friend or family member you haven’t seen in a while. Some restaurants are even offering the scheme for take away meals for those who can’t get out. To make seeing friends and family as relaxing as possible while supporting a local restaurant. 

 

Cinema

While not many new films are heading to cinemas, that hasn’t stopped local and chain cinemas from showing classic and recent releases. Not forgetting social distancing guidelines - plenty of these venues are having fun with these rules. 

It’s not just the standard venues that have reopened; drive-in screening are popping up across the country for those not ready to face the traditional cinema. This retro viewing experience is perfect for those looking to see a wide range of films - both new and old.  

Before making any plans, please check your local guidelines and adjust plans accordingly. Stay safe this bank holiday.