Nothing planned for the bank holiday weekend yet?
There’s plenty of last-minute fun to be had across the country – and with some great deals, there’s no need to spend a fortune.
Here are five ideas for auspicious family days this holiday.
LONDON: DINNER AND GAMES FOR £14
There is so much going on in London but if you are on a budget go visit this o2 arena, Here, families can pack in dinner and fun for as little as £15 per person.
Boom Battle Bar is a gamer’s paradise with ax throwing, augmented reality darts and shuffleboard games – all priced at just £15 for a family of four.
There’s also a ‘crazier golf’ course, so-called for its crazy catapults and challenging loops.
Hungry? Swing past the famous chicken drumstick Nandos. Here, children under 10 can enjoy a main course, two sides and a drink or dessert for under £6.
Frankie & Bennys — another family favorite — is also nearby, with classic cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and pizzas.
BRIGHTON: FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Brighton has so much more than just a fun-filled beach and colorful promenade.
The walled A gardenfive miles from the coast, is hosting a special Bank Holiday event this Monday with free live music and pop-up bars serving cold beer, wine and pizza.
Bring the kids to the stretch tent for a free 45-minute show with the mini music makerwhere they can sing and dance along to some of their favorite songs before the main performances begin at 12pm.
Be sure to explore the 12 immaculate themed gardens while you’re here too – there’s a rain garden, a pollinator garden and even a healing garden.
GTR MANCHESTER: BARGAIN TRAIN RIDES WITH THOMAS
IF your little ones are Thomas fans, look no further than they are East Lancashire Railway this weekend.
Not only can you spend 45 minutes agonizing through the rolling countryside aboard Thomas, but back at the train station, families can sing along to the Rusty & Dusty sweepers and try rides at county fairs.
There’s also a magician, balloon modeling and face painting, as well as plenty of Thomas freebies.
Tickets start from £66 for a family of four and £44.40 for a family of three and need to be booked in advance, but there is still availability for Sunday and Monday. See dayoutwiththomas.co.uk.
DEVON: SEA SAFARI FOR A FIVE
KIDS near Devon can spend the afternoon splashing around in rock pools and looking for sea creatures on this guided tour Devon Wildlife Trust.
Equipped with buckets, the little crabs and starfish can get very closeWembury Marine Centre while learning about the creatures’ habitats.
There are some lovely picnic spots dotted around this unspoilt Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so pack some sandwiches for afterwards and enjoy the sea views, then stroll down to the beach to build sandcastles and sea kayak .
The event takes place on Monday and costs £5 per adult and £5 per child.
SKEGNESS: 61 PERCENT OFF & UNLIMITED RIDES
FORGET expensive theme parks and get one from instead Skegness Pier‘s Unlimited Activity Bracelets that give you 61% off attractions.
For £27 per head, you can use the ten-pin bowling alley, climbing center with angled walls and jumps, Laser Quest and the Hero Zone for free, where kids will have loads of fun shooting at targets with a ball blaster.
If you really want to tire the tots out you can buy a wristband for an extra £3 which gives you unlimited access to all of this, plus the plethora of rides just ten minutes down the road fantasy island.
https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8726507/bargain-days-out-family-may-bank-holiday/ Bargain days for the whole family this May bank holiday – including a coastal safari tour in Devon for £5