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5 Ideas How To Spend This August Bank Holiday

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August Bank Holiday is just around the corner and now is the time to start planning your perfect day. All social-distancing rules and travel restrictions make it hard to get abroad. That’s why we came up with 5 ideas how to spend your weekend, without leaving the country. Companies like Red Letter Days, Virgin Experience Days and Groupon a unique blend of experiences and fun things to do. In addition, you can buy now and enjoy it up to 10 months later. If for some reason you can’t make it for your booking. Here’s our list with suggestions:

Driving Experiences – to inspire and excite

Do you dream to be in the shoes of famous drivers like Lewis Hamilton or Stirling Moss? Make it a reality with an unforgettable driving experience this Bank Holiday. Drive on the world-famous tracks at Brands Hatch or Silverstone; take a supercar for a spin – choose from Porsche, Aston Martin, Ferrari and more.

Adventures – for all thrill-seekers out there

These experiences are perfect for adrenaline junkies and everyone who loves living on the edge. Choose among skydiving, zip lining and a very good collection of water sports, all within the UK – white-water rafting, surfing, scuba-diving, speed-boat rides & more. If you’re looking for an adventurous family day out, try the incredibly fun Segway rallies.

Drinks & Dining Experiences – treat the foodie inside you

The options here are endless! Enjoy a stylish Afternoon Tea while overlooking London’s summer scene at The View from the Shard. Dine out at the restaurants’ of the legendary Gordon Ramsey and Marco Pierre White. Try unforgettable drink experiences – cocktail class in a cell at Alcatraz-like prison bar or a wine-tasting tour at a vineyard in Surrey. Fancy cooking? Learn how to make chocolate candy, sushi and pizza while sipping a glass of wine.

Flying Experiences – the sky is the limit

Flying experiences are a fun and unique way to create memories which will last forever. From taking control of an aircraft to jumping out of one, there are pursuits to suit all thrill-seekers who ever dreamed of flying. Now is the time to enjoy a lovely helicopter ride or see the British countryside and all its glory from a Hot Air Balloon. From discovering vintage planes and private lessons to aerobatic flying tours and flight simulators, there’s someone for every flying enthusiast.

Arts & Crafts – channel your inner Picasso

There’s something soothing and deeply satisfying about creating with your own hands. You always wanted to learn how to make these beautiful glasses you see on the Christmas Markets every year? Now is your chance! Take a Glassmaking class and learn how to craft molten glass into something extraordinary and unique. Fancy pottery? Try a Ceramic class. Keen on Gardening and Flowers? Learn how to make gorgeous flower arrangements and bouquets! Moreover, you can join a painting class with a glass of Prosecco (also available online), tea blending workshops, fragrance design & more.

Bonus: London Drive-In Cinema

If you’re looking for a fun and unusual way to spend the perfect romantic night out, this could be it. We’ve all heard about London’s latest summer edition – the socially-distanced cinema “Sunset Drive In Cinema”.  You kick back, put your feet up on the dashboard, and immerse yourself in some of Hollywood’s most iconic movies – Pretty Woman, The Greatest Showman, Joker, Back to the Future and more. There’s no need to worry about social distancing as cars will be parked 2m apart from each other. Plus, food will be available to pre-order and will be waiting for collection at arrival.

Feeling inspired? Don’t forget to check out our latest exclusive Red Letter Days discount codes, Virgin Experience Days voucher codes and Groupon deals to save time & money on your perfect days out.