Days Out Ideas

What’s On This August Bank Holiday Monday

Written by Elexa Rose


We are sooo excited it’s a bank holiday weekend! If you’re still not sure what do to with the family don’t worry because we’ve gathered up loads of really cool events taking place around the UK that are perfect for kids of all ages 🙂

Shh, did you hear that? Sutton House and Breaker’s Yard – Hackney, London


Inspired by Mary Norton’s The Borrowers, Sutton House now has loads of little hidden secrets to find this Summer! Don’t forget to check under floorboards, inside the chimneys, and even under the Grandfather clock to discover a magical little world with the kids! Find out more.

Willard Wigan Exhibition at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! – London



Visit Ripley’s latest exhibition, the Willard Wigan’s exhibition of microscopic art! Amazing masterpieces and sculptures that you’ll need a magnifying glass to see!


African Summer at Longleat – Warminster, Wiltshire


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Until the 4th of September, Longleat is celebrating African culture by treating visitors to traditional African performances and even an African parade!


1930’s Garden Party at Tredegar House – Newport, Wales



Bring the whole family to Tredegar House to experience a 1930’s style house party! With plenty of 1930’s music, there will be dancing, cocktails and an easy breezy afternoon in the garden. Put on your dancing shoes and head on down! Find out more.

Dance like Angelina Ballerina at Nunnington Hall – Nunnington, North Yorkshire


 If your little one is a budding ballerina, then why not take the family to Nunnington Hall this bank holiday weekend. Little dancers will love decorating their own tutu with ribbons of their choice and taking part in the mini drop-in dance classes held by the Kirkham Henry Dance School. Afterwards, take a walk around the gardens and follow the Angelina Ballerina trail. Find out more.

Quacky Races at Morden Hall Park – Morden, Surrey


Get away from the buzz of the city and venture on down to Morden Hall Park this bank holiday weekend! It’s a peaceful, former deer park and within it lies the River Wandle. On bank holiday Monday there is a Quacky Races event from 11am until 3pm where you can enter a rubber duck and see which one gets to the end of the river first! Find out more.

Teddy’s Picnic Adventure at The Weir Garden – Swainshill, Herefordshire


Teddy has gone for a lovely picnic at The Weir Garden but he’s lost some of his picnic items!! Can you help him find them? Bring the kids along for this adorable teddy bear’s picnic themed trail and once you’ve found all his items you can collect a prize! Don’t forget to bring your own picnic too as there’s plenty of perfect spots along the trail. Find out more.

Steam Weekends at Stott Park Bobbin Mill – Ulverston, Cumbria


Stott Park Bobbin Mill holds multiple steam weekends throughout the year to give visitors the chance to learn more about the history of the mill and to see the old steam engine fired up! It’s the same one that was used to create millions of bobbins there were essential to the spinning and weaving industry. Find out more.

Family Camping Festival at Gibside – Gateshead, Tyne & Wear


Take this kids camping in the grounds of Gibside’s beautiful landscaped garden which really is the perfect mini getaway where you can camp for either 2 or 3 nights. You’ll also have the chance to get involved in loads of great family adventures and fun activities such as den building, bushcraft, orienteering and art workshops. There’s even live music, a hog roast and a real ale bar! Find out more.

Pirates Invasion! Seaton Delaval Hall – Seaton Sluice, Northumberland


On bank holiday Monday, Seaton Delaval Hall are hosting an amazing pirate themed fun day for families. At the Pirates Invade event there will be loads of pirate games, arts and crafts and swashbuckling activities to keep your little ones entertained all day! Pirate costumes are strongly encouraged! Find out more.

Seven Secret Doors at Shugborough Estate – Great Haywood, Staffordshire


Explore the stunning gardens of Shugborough Estate, they are well known as a magical and mysterious place and inspired J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings. Just off the main paths that twist and turn through the gardens, there are seven secret doors. Each one has something different and spell-binding behind it, so bring the kids along, pick up a map from reception and see if you can find them all! Find out more.

Tudor Games at Little Moreton Hall – Congleton, Cheshire


Starting on the bank holiday Monday Little Moreton Hall are hosting a whole week of Tudor Games aimed at children and families. It’s a great way to end the Summer Holidays, with fun games that will also teach them a little bit of history! Find out more.

Summer of ‘66 at Battle Abbey – Battle, East Sussex


For the whole of August, Battle Abbey and Battlefield are hosting their incredible Summer of ’66 event! There are 66 fun things to do including kid’s battles, creative crafts, behind the scenes tours, rooftop viewing platforms, brand new exhibitions, have-a-go archery, a sculpture trail and so much more! Find out more.

Children’s Summer Holiday Activities at Dudmaston – Quatt, Shropshire


Every Monday and Wednesday throughout the Summer Dudmaston are hosting loads of great children’s activities. From creative workshops to fun and challenging trails, there’s something to entertain kids of all ages. Find out more.

Epsom Park Raceway Family Fun Day!- Surrey

Enjoy a day at the races as a family this Bank Holiday Monday at the  Epson Downs Racecourse Family Fun Day! Kids will love cheering on their favourite horses, plus there will be zillions of Super Hero themed activities on offer including; a zippier, bouncy castle, pony rides, climbing wall, petting zoo and more. Adult £16, Children Free
Find out more

Do you know of any more events taking place tomorrow? Share them with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! 🙂 



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