You don't have to go anywhere to have a great bank holiday weekend... do something fun at home.
For those who don't have the time to go glamping, or just need a nice relaxing weekend at home this bank holiday, then we've got you covered. Don't sit there twiddling your thumbs not knowing what to do with yourself - here are some fun things you can do to have a productive, fulfilling bank holiday at home.
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When it comes to baking, people usually don't have a lot of time on their hands and therefore typically resort to whipping up an average Victoria sponge or banana cake. There's nothing wrong with that, but now it's the bank holiday you can try making something new. Go crazy and buy yourself some fancy utensils and ingredients and really go to town.
Whether you're home alone or with the kids, baking is something everyone can get involved in. It's the perfect time too, as the Great British Bake Off is said to be starting August 27th. Why not make something special for the occasion, like this sophisticated cherry and bay leaf pie, and invite your friends over to watch the premiere?
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Another fun thing to do with friends is put on your own private cocktail making class. Choose a few fun cocktail recipes, or mocktail recipes if you want to go alcohol-free, and have a go at making them. You could even experiment and have a competition where the best cocktail concoction wins a prize.
Continue the fun and enjoy your drinks while playing some games or watching a movie for an epic bank holiday gathering you'll all remember.
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If you've been neglecting your garden all year, or just want to jazz it up, now is the time while the sun is still shining. Clear a patch and pop out to the local garden centre to pick up some seeds or tropical flowers to plant - that back-garden oasis isn't going to grow itself.
Just make sure that you know how to prepare your garden for winter to protect what you plant so your hard work doesn't go to waste.
There are lots of easy DIY projects you can get done at home this bank holiday weekend. Why not get into the 'back to school' spirit and create a stylish workspace that you and the kids will benefit from throughout the year.
Or, if you're feeling a bit more ambitious, why not redecorate an entire room. Capture the summer vibes by opting for a nautical theme or decorate your conservatoryand make it into the ultimate chill-out spot.
Online homeware shopping
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Ok, we probably shouldn't be encouraging your online shopping addiction, but there are a lot of new homeware collections that you won't want to miss out on.