The Bank Holiday is the perfect time to do something new. You can completely switch off from the challenges of everyday life, be yourself and enjoy spending time with loved ones or get to know someone new.
If you’re looking for something entertaining and FREE to do this Bank Holiday weekend then you need look no further!
To give you a helping hand this Bank Holiday here are the top 10 free and enjoying things to do over the long weekend, whether it’s with someone you are meeting for the first time, family, friends or by yourself.
1. Hold a Book Swap
Hold a ‘bring-and-swap’ book day where you offload your well thumbed chick lit novels and net a brand new stash of trash in exchange. You can also have a good gossip about which characters you would love to be.
2. Visit a Museum or Art Gallery
Museums are a great day out. There’s always something new and exciting to see. And they’re not just for the culture vultures of this world. There are many museums across the country with free exhibitions on. Why not visit The Manchester Museum, The Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and The Coventry Transport Museum
A trip to a museum is a great way to find out more about each other. Connecting in front of great pieces of art is a wonderful, easy, way to discover what makes the other person tick.
3. Hold a Themed Evening
Hold a ‘themed’evening from the comfort of your own home. Get the girls over and rustle up some nibbles from the cupboard and watch old movies all night. Audrey Hepburn could be a good theme.
4. Have a Picnic
Have a picnic in an interesting place – your car, the playground, a local lido or the beach at dawn. The options are endless. Grab whatever food you have at home, a blanket and set off.
5. Free Tours
Grab free stuff by visiting local places that offer free tours with fun gifts like a local winery that gives tasters, or a dairy that lets you eat loads of cheese. Or wander down to the local allotments and offer some help. Gardeners will often reward your hard work with a bagful of veg . You’ll get a free workout and a tan too!
6. Put your Artistic Hat On
Gather together old photos and get crafty. Use the pictures to make thoughtful, personal birthday cards for friends, or collages for your bedroom wall, or placemats for your kids’ dinner table.
7. Explore your Neighbourhoods
Visit local places you always wanted to go to but never got a chance to! England is draped in history and everywhere you look there is something to explore.
8. Visit a Festival
Go to a festival such as the Nottingham Arboretum Festival or the Green Festival which lasts all weekend and is completely free to get into! There will be live music including rock, funk and many DJ’s so you can let you hair down.
9. Visit the Countryside
What better place to spend the weekend than in the country. Websites such as englishcountrywalks.com and walkingenglishman.com are fantastic for suggesting walks across the country. From Sunday strollers to the experienced explorers there are walks for everyone. Walking is a great way to interact with people, be it someone you are meeting for the first time, with family or your loved one.
10. Sign up to a Free Trial for a Dating Service
A massive 63% of people are prioritizing their search for love more now than they did 12 months ago. So if you’re looking for a special someone to start a lasting relationship with, a free trial on a dating site is the perfect opportunity!
10 Cool Facts About Chick-fil-A
Here are 10 not-so-common facts about Chick-fil-A.
Are you craving some Chick-fil-A?
Here are 10 not-so-common facts to tide you over until your next visit.
Number 10 — As of 2010, the company has sold over 282 million sandwiches. Breaking it down, that total equates to 537 sandwiches per minute, or if you want to be really precise, 9 per second.
Number 9 — The Chick-fil-A cow is a force to be reckoned with on social media. Even the non-talking cow has over 770 thousand likes on its Facebook page.
Number 8 — For many fans, it’s hard to imagine having a Chick-fil-A sandwich without their famous pickles? The ntricate process behind preparing them involves the cucumber slices being soaked for three whole days as a way to ripen them.
Number 7 — Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy has always been a motivated individual. He started out his career at age 8 selling soft drinks. He then branched into magazine sales before starting his own route at 12.
Number 6 — In both 2012 and 2013, Chick-fil-A was deemed the No. 1 chicken chain in the U.S., beating out fast food rival KFC. That’s a very impressive feat, as Chick-fil-A has less than half the locations of KFC yet still managed to take in over $5 billion in comparison to KFC’s $4.2 billion in 2013.
Number 5 – Chick-fil-A is big on keeping their employees happy. The chain is closed on Sundays due to Truett Cathy’s belief that staffers need to rest, spend time with family and go to church if they choose.
Number 4 – Chick-fil-A thrives on controversy, or so it would seem. In 2012, the company was under scrutiny after president Dan Cathy said he is against gay marriage. Despite the bad PR, the company got a big boost in sales, reaching $4.6 billion which is 14 percent higher than what they took in the previous year.
Number 3 — Richard Coley from St. Petersburg loves the chain’s food so much, he travels across the country, just to stand in line for the opening of new restaurants. In November of 2013, he made it his 110th opening of a Chick-fil-A.
Number 2 — Republicans take a liking to Chick-fil-A …big time. Findings from consumer research firm, YouGov Brand Index, revealed that the chicken chain landed the number 4 spot for Republicans’ favored brands in 2012. Democrats weren’t big fans, given that the company was listed as number 1,076.
Number 1 — Many people will agree, there’s nothing like a cup of Chick-fil-A’s freshly squeezed lemonade. The chain goes through more than 200 million Sunkist lemons each year.