The May Day Bank Holiday is just around the corner, giving us yet another day off work to do with as we please.
It feels like only yesterday that we were enjoying the long Easter weekend. The weather wasn’t quite what we would have hoped for, but the days off were still very much appreciated.
The weather doesn’t look like being much better this time around, but a three-day weekend always presents the perfect opportunity to do something a bit different.
The long weekend is just over a week away, so there’s still plenty of time to make plans for a memorable May Day. But where should you visit for a break with a difference?
Parc Astérix, France
For families, a Bank Holiday weekend is all about spending time together free from work and school. An ideal trip for the whole family is a visit to Parc Astérix in France.
Located just outside Paris, Parc Astérix is a theme park based on the stories of the cartoon character Astérix. With roller coasters suitable for all ages, it is the perfect place for a short family getaway.
Wales is full of great places to see and things to do. It is often overlooked as a holiday destination, but for a short trip it’s perfect.
One place you might not have heard of is Aberaeron, on the West coast. This idyllic seaside town has a harbour, a pebble beach and is full of colourfully painted houses.
Blasket Islands, Ireland
A group of islands off the South West coast of Ireland, the Blasket Islands are as breathtaking as they are remote. Forming part of Country Kerry, the Blasket Islands are no longer permanently inhabited.
However, there are regular tours and ferry trips that travel to the islands, and offer stunning untouched views as well as birds and sea life. The Blasket Islands are a great place to visit, and you will definitely feel a million miles from civilisation.