Three Ways To Spend Your Spring Bank Holiday Outside

The weather has certainly picked up over the last few days and the sunshine in the sky is definitely a welcome change from months of grey and miserable weather. With the best of the spring weather here, we are seeing more and more people wanting to make the most out of it and use it as an opportunity to get outside.

With another Bank Holiday just around the corner, what better opportunity to utilise your three day weekend to get outside? Especially when the weather for the Spring Bank Holiday is forecast to be dry and sunny for most places in the UK. Surely, it would be foolish not to make the most of the weather whilst it lasts?

Now, we know not everyone will be lucky enough to get all three days off and we feel your pain if you have to work. However, if you are one of the lucky ones and you’re at a loss of knowing how to spend your weekend, we are here to help!

Here are three ways to spend your Spring Bank Holiday outside…

Put a spring in your step

Take to the hills and put a spring in your step at WalkFest, the North York Moors National Park’s annual walking festival.

Taking place on Saturday 25th May, Sunday 26th May and Monday 27th May, WalkFest covers the hills, the coast and the dales with a whole host of walking-related events.

Expect Cleveland Way National Trail rambles, moorland hikes, heritage walks and afternoon tea strolls, all in the company of expert guides from the worlds of archaeology, wildlife, conservation, local history and artisan brewing.

WalkFest promises to offer new insights into the North York Moors National Park, even for those who know it well.

Find out more about WalkFest here –

Escape the day-to-day at Hay Festival

Taking place in Hay-on-Wye, renowned the world over as the ‘town of books’, Hay Festival welcomes writers, readers, thinkers and dreamers of all ages for all kinds of events and activities.

With a programme packed full of events, Hay Festival is on for 11 days but falls nicely over the Bank Holiday. Starting on Thursday 23rd May and running right through to Sunday 2nd June, the free-to-enter Hay Festival site will allow you to escape the day-to-day in many different ways.

Highlights of the festival taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend include cooking with the River Cottage chef, Gelf Anderson, a special Hay Festival live recording of the hit podcast Jon Richardson and the Futurenauts, which looks at the ‘Future of Friday Night, wild swimming in the River Wye, Ranger Hamza Yassin’s Eco Quest, and Peter Foster and James O’Brien discussing Brexit Britain.

Learn more about Hay Festival for yourself here –

Take in an open air theatre show in London

Why not take advantage of the weather being pleasant and take in an open air theatre show? The open air has an alluring way of making a theatre performance even more magical, and the Bank Holiday provides the ideal opportunity to experience this for yourself and catch a show.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre are two spectacular venues in which to watch a performance. Both venues play host to shows over the Bank Holiday weekend, with performances of Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Richard III, and for the children, Roald Dahl’s The Enormous Crocodile.

Find out more here –

Interested in how a vehicle from Venture can assist you in seeing more of what the UK has to offer?

Choose a caravan, a campervan or a motorhome and one thing is for sure, you will be provided with a comfortable vehicle which will act as your home away from home. Putting an end to expensive hotel stays, a caravan, a campervan or motorhome provides you with easy access to all that the UK has to offer.

Whether that’s holidaying in Hay-on-Wye, camping in the capital, or venturing anywhere else between, our range of vehicles are perfect and will provide you with access to campsites that more often than not have much better availability than the nearest hotel.

Take a look at our range of vehicles for yourself: