3 great bank holiday days out

Bank holidays can be a great time to spend some time with the family and enjoy a few days together. This can be even better if the weather is nice and you can go somewhere for the day.

With so many places to choose from, it can be daunting trying to find something interesting. To help with the decision, here are three great bank holiday days out that you and the family can enjoy.


  1. A day at the races

There are usually race meetings on the bank holidays that you can go to and see the horse racing and perhaps make some bets. The 2022 horse racing calendar will show you exactly where there are races on which days, so that you can plan your trip.

Remember to always check the weather in advance of the trip so that you are prepared for whatever it may be. Although the enclosure might be available, this may be busy in cases of bad weather.

There are sometimes premium facilities that you can pay additional money for – in which case, you will can additional perks while you are there.


  1. A day trip to London

For those that don’t live near the bustling metropolis, a day out in London can be fun and exciting. There are so many places you can visit within the UK capital, that you will need to be selective if you only have one day.

For some of the attractions such as the Tower of London or Madame Tussauds, there may be a queue to get in. It might be a better option to book ahead instead, or to book a slot when you get there and come back later.

It can also be a good idea to eat slightly before or after the typical lunch or dinner times, as the restaurants might get crowded and then you will be stuck in a queue.


  1. Visit a steam railway

If you love the traditional steam engines and the trains of the past, then there can often be nothing better than taking a trip on one of the many restored steam engine lines.

Many of them cover a few miles and have stations at each end and perhaps also in the middle. There are also usually refreshments you can have at the stations or perhaps on board.

These services don’t often run all year long, and they can get busy especially during a bank holiday. For this reason, it is best to book in advance so that you know you will get a seat.

There is often beautiful scenery to be seen along the way, and at each of the stations as well. You can make a day of your adventure by going for a walk before returning on the train. For the real enthusiast, some lines also offer a guided tour of the engines that allow you to see how they operate.



These are just a few of the many things you can do over a bank holiday. If you plan ahead, you can also get premium additions to the attractions to make the day extra special.


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