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Well, we’ve got plenty of ideas… AND we heard a rumour the sun might show up!

*fingers crossed*


 

1. TRY A ROLLERCOASTER OR TWO…

Thorpe Park, Surrey




 

With over 25 rides to give you an adrenaline rush, how about braving the new ride for 2013 – going on The Swarm – backwards or the looping roller coaster Stealth, Nemesis Inferno, Tidal Wave… you get the picture! A full fun day out for all.

For more info, click here


 

 

2. CATCH A MOVIE

Hangover III, nationwide, 23 May-4 July




They’re baaack…

Grab the popcorn, large coke and packet of minstrels and settle in for the latest in the trio of films. This time, there’s no wedding. There’s no bachelor party… What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off. And we. can’t. wait.


 

3. HAVE A BBQ

Homemade burgers rule!




Mouth. Watering.


And we’ve found the best recipe for you, fire up the gril and get BBQing!

For the recipe, click here


 

4. SEE AN AIRSHOW

Llandudno, May 25


This is a brilliant free day out for all the family and the Llandudno Air Show has plenty of others things to do too. As well as displays from the RAF Falcons and search-and-rescue demonstrations, there’s a male voice choir and performances from the Llandudno Town Band.

For more info, click here


 

 

5. TICKLE YOUR TASTEBUDS

Leeds Loves Food 2013, Leeds, 24 May-9 June




Food makes a bank holiday


Leeds’ annual food and drink festival returns this summer for an impressive seventh year, in association with Asda it starts on Friday 24th May right on through until Sunday 9th June. Munch your way to the hidden food gems…

For more info click here


 

6. FEELING A FESTIVAL?

Meadow Lands, Brighton, 22-26 May




Heres to sunshine and music

At £95 for a weekend pass, you certainly get bang for your buck! Tucked away in the ground of Glynde Place, just a short drive from Brighton, there’s a mix of music, gypsy disco, charity casino, comedy slots, an actual pub in a field – there’s something for everyone here! (there’s even an array of kid’s activities)

For more info click here


 

7. BOP TO BANANARAMA for £8

Birmingham Pride 2013, Birmingham, 25-26 May




So many great bands!


Get your groove on to Bananarama, Rylan Clark, Misha B and DJ sets by Paloma Faith and JLS. Birmingham Pride is the largest LGBT day festival in the UK with an impressive Carnival Parade through the city centre. The Main Pride Festival Site features the Nightingale Main Stage, dance arena, cabaret marquee, funfair, community village green, central market street, and the friendliest street party. Birmingham Pride is a celebration of the city’s diverse LGBT community and a warm welcome is offered to all.

For more information click here


 

8. DAYTIME DAWDLE

 Walk London: Spring into Summer 2013, London, 25-26 may




Take a hike up to Greenwich park

London doesn’t always have to be expensive…  join one of the 30 free guided walks covering London’s seven top routes this weekend, organised by Transport for London. All the walks are away from the hubbub of city traffic and connect some of London’s best attractions, parks, woodland, rivers, canals and open spaces. The routes vary from less than 5 miles, to a whopping 152-mile lop walk.

For more information click here


 

 

9. FANCY A FREEBIE?

National Football Museum, Manchester


The loos alone will keep the men occupied for hours…

Keep the men in your life happy with this little ball-inspired jaunt. It’s the biggest and best football museum in the world, visitors to the museum can explore the world’s finest collection of football artefacts and archives FOR FREE.

But if you’re feeling flash with the cash, treat yourself to a ticket for the Football Plus experience. Test speed, reactions and accuracy; could you beat Rooney in a penalty kick out? Or give linekar a run for his money as commenatator?  Tickets can be purchased on entry.

For more info click here


 

 

10. SPOT A DOLPHIN…

Aberdeenshire, May 25-26


Spend your weekend walking through Aberdeenshire at Energetica’s new walking festival that specialises in spotting wildlife and stunning coastal scenery. It’s family friendly, with dolphin-spotting, beach walks and bug-hunting all centre stage. Free.