Get Ahead For The Summer Bank Holiday
At last, there’s another bank holiday coming up for us all to look forward to!
This weekend will be an extra-long one, with many of us being treated to a paid-for day off work on Monday, 28th August. It’s about time – we haven’t had a bank hol since the end of May, after all!
…Oh, and there won’t be another bank holiday until (dare we say it?) Christmas! So, that’s why it’s mega important you make the most of it. And to do that, you need to plan, plan, plan! Here’s how we think you should go about it (forgive the festive feel, we just couldn’t resist):
We’re making a list…
You’d be surprised at how much adventure you can cram into a three-day weekend! So to make the most of it, grab a pen and scribble down a list of things you’d like to do. Don’t worry if you get carried away and the list turns out to be super-long – if you don’t get round to doing everything, you can turn to that piece of paper the next time you’re pondering what to do!
Fancy camping out under the stars one night? Itching to get into the sea to surf, swim or wakeboard? Do you dare to do something…daredevil? How about running rampage in the canopy with your tribe at Go Ape!? Prioritise your must-dos by putting them at the top of the list.
We’re checking it twice…
So, you’ve written a long list of things you want to see, do and experience. Now, top it up with a few, unusual activities. These might not immediately spring to mind, so rely on the good ol’ internet for some inspiration. Or, here are some ideas:
- Book a one-day wild foraging course
- Laugh ‘til you’re blue in the face at a comedy night
- Hang out with some alpacas at The Lakes Distillery near Keswick, Cumbria
- Marvel at the Mods at the Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally
- Learn to catch a carp from an experienced fisherman
- Have a lesson in chocolate making (you get to take home whatever you make = bonus!)
As well as researching some unique ideas, ask your tribe if they have any suggestions for activities. If you quite like the sound of them, put them at the top of your list, as we all know the best adventures are shared adventures!
We’re gonna find out what adventures are nice…
You’ve done the hard work…now, to have some fun! Don’t wait about – if things need booking, book them pronto to avoid disappointment (particularly considering it’s a bank holiday weekend). If Go Ape is on your list (which we sincerely hope so), then you can choose to swing with us by embarking on a Tree Top Adventure, roll with us aboard our Forest Segways, zip endlessly on our Zip Trekking Adventure, or (brand new for 2017) hang out in our mighty Nets Kingdom!
You’ve got plenty of tree-mendous options – perhaps gather your tribe together and agree on one (or two!) activities you all like the sound of most. We hope to see you in the forest very, very soon!