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Many of us will be rubbing our hands in glee at the thought of yet another May bank holiday this weekend. But where to go to make the most of the extra day off – rather than just lounging or getting stuck with boring DIY?
These days out around the UK should provide inspiration for family fun, romance or spending time with your mates.
Come face to face with a terrifying T.rex, shudder with fear in the earthquake room and meet the “super crocodile” at London’s Natural History Museum.
With its interactive exhibitions and activities, the museum is not only loads of fun but also an educational day out. And the best bit is admission is free, although there is a charge for some exhibitions.
For an active bank holiday in the great outdoors, the largest dedicated mountain bike trail in the UK is hard to beat.
At Coed y Brenin, in North Wales, you can bring your own bike or hire one before hitting one of the fantastic tracks designed for a range of abilities.
Free perk? Views of some of the most spectacular bits of Britain.
If there is a budding David Beckham in the family, then the National Football Museum, in Preston, is one museum he or she won’t find boring. Admission is free and the collection of footballing memorabilia and artefacts will help to stoke passion for the game.
With numerous walking trails, picnic spots and adventure playgrounds, this 61 acre woodland focuses on promoting sustainable living.
One of a series of seasonal family events, Flower Fairies and Super Hero Elves!, on the bank holiday Monday, involves all sorts of kid-centric fairy fun.
A family ticket to the wood (for two adults and two children) costs £13.
A day at the beach costs nothing, and Crosby Beach in Sefton, Merseyside has much more than sand and sea.
The scores of cast iron figures positioned out to sea in Anthony Gormley’s Another Place artwork make for a powerful and atmospheric visit.
With its beautiful historic buildings, green space for wandering and the charming River Cam, Cambridge is a setting ripe for romance.
A punt tour along the river past the characteristic architecture of the famous university’s colleges makes a great way to spend a lazy spring afternoon.
Expect to pay around £13 per person – more for an extra-romantic champagne tour.
Cornwall is famous for its surfing but the coast is also super-romantic to walk along with someone special.
Peer into rock pools and explore smugglers’ coves, before rounding the day off in a cosy country pub. St Ives, Polperro, Tintagel and Polzeath are particularly beautiful towns and villages to use as a base.
Get your popcorn at the ready and pull up at Route 66 – Liverpool’s new drive-through cinema.
The venue has a modern twist: you tune your car radio in to hear the film, while watching from the comfort of your own wheels.
You can order pizza, popcorn and sweets to be brought to your vehicle. The cost is £20 per car, regardless of the number of people in it.
Pack a picnic and take a romantic walk in the beautiful and ancient New Forest. With plenty of trails through the woodlands, the area also teems with wildlife – keep your eyes peeled for deer and New Forest ponies.
Dolphin-spotting might be something you associate with warmer climes but, with a bit of persistence, you can spot bottlenose dolphins, along with porpoises and Minke whales, off the Moray Firth inlet in Scotland.
Chanonry Point is as a particularly good spot. Watching a dolphin pod leaping from the water amid the dramatic Scottish scenery makes for a pretty romantic memory.
Get in touch with your cultural side by attending a classical concert with your friends at the Royal Academy of Music. Held on most days of the week in May, the students’ recitals are free but still top quality.
The academy’s website provides the full programme.
How to combine adventure with a camping break on the cheap?
Take to the wilderness and pitch your tent away from a camp site – in Scotland.
Wild camping is illegal in England and Wales, but north of the border it’s perfectly legal so brush off your boots and head for the highlands!
Many British cities now offer free walking tours by top quality guides. The two-hour tour of Bath, for example, takes in the Roman baths and the city’s beautiful late Georgian architecture.
Contact the relevant city’s tourist office details of more free tours.
Why not get a group of mates together and do something to conserve Britain’s green spaces – while having loads fun in the process?
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) runs one-day tasks all over the country, from planting hedges to repairing dry-stone walls. Type your postcode into the website to find volunteering opportunities near you.
A long-promised, multimillion-pound visitor centre finally opened at Stonehenge last year, doing much to improve the experience of visiting one of Britain’s most ancient sites.
Quite what the prehistoric stone circle was originally for, though, remains a mystery.
From a sacrificial site to an early form of calendar, various theories have been advanced – have a poke around and decide which explanation you think fits best.
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