May Bank Holiday Ideas From Visit England

bank holiday ideas from visit england

If you're stuck for ideas for what to do this May bank holiday weekend, take a look at these suggestions from Visit England.

Watch or Take Part in the Tetbury Woolsack Race

One of England's strangest sports dating back from the 17th Century. The aim is to run up an incredibly steep hill as fast as you can whilst carrying a sackful of wool on your back, once you've reached the bottom (hopefully without any injuries!), you hand the sack to a team-mate who has to leg it back up the hill... are you bonkers enough to take part?! tetbury sack race

Indulge Your Inner Bookworm at The St Ives Literature Festival

Discover why the 20th century's great writers and artists found their inspiration in St Ives.

Artists and writers have been drawn to St Ives since the 20's, when an artists' colony was formed, creating a thriving hub on the British arts scene.

In 1993 the Tate Gallery opened a branch and now every may visitors flock to the St Ives Literature Festival. Over 9 days, you can experience a programme of talks, readings and workshops by writers and poets. There are also musicians and comedy acts performing.

St Ives

Visit Eastbourne for the Exciting Vintage & Classic Car Motoring Event

What better way to enjoy a sunny bank holiday weekend than visiting a motoring spectacular on Eastbourne's seafront? 

Magnificent Motors features over 500 vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, buses and more... Kickstarting the day is the vintage vehicle parade, a sight not to be missed, running along the seafront.


For more ideas visit Visit England's website here

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