Goat Girl at SFTOC 2018 PHOTO CREDIT Jody Hartley
Goat Girl at SFTOC 2018 | Jody Hartley

May Bank Holiday 2020: Things to Do

Creative Tourist

The early May bank holiday in 2020 will move from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day which takes place on 8 May.

Whether it’s a Monday or a Friday, May still remains the most wonderful time of the year as the bank holidays come thick and fast.

Whether rain or shine – our guide will guarantee that you make the most of those extra, and precious, days off work.

For more ideas read our culture guides which feature exhibitions, music, cinema, theatre, literature and family events – and don’t miss our guide to the Spring Bank Holiday, it’s just a couple of weeks away!

Here are our picks

  • 1. Places To Eat Outside in Manchester

    20 Stories eat outside in Manchester

    If the weather is anything like as good as it was for Easter, you might be looking for somewhere to eat outside in Manchester. Here’s our guide to the restaurants in Manchester with the best areas for al fresco dining.

  • 2. Parks and Gardens in Manchester

    Blossom on trees in Manchester

    If its nice weather, it’s either in the beer garden, or stomping around a park long enough to justify the time spent in the beer garden.

  • 3. Things to Do in Liverpool

    Image courtesy of Visit Britain

    For more ideas of things to do in Liverpool, check out our latest recommendations and the pick of places to eat, drink, shop and stay.

  • 4. Pubs in Leeds

    Whitelock’s Ale House Leeds

    If you’re heading over for any of the great events at Leeds International Festival, you’ll probably appreciate this guide to watering holes. We’ve also put together guides for vegan food in Leeds, hotels in Leeds and the best places to grab lunch.

  • 5. Forest Side Restaurant

    Forest Side Restaurant
    North Atlantic Cod, Peas, Oyster, Dill

    Forest Side Restaurant, Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, LA22 9RN - Visit now

    If the weather is good, a trip to The Lakes is never a bad idea. We love the fantastic Forest Side Restaurant. Attached to the historic Forest Side Hotel in Grasmere, this is one of the best places to eat in Cumbria.

  • 6. Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories

    Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories in Cumbria
    Courtesy of Lakeland Arts

    Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories, Rayrigg Road, Windermere,, Cumbria, LA231BN - Visit now

    Try something new while you’re up there with a brand-new museum dedicated to the simple, timeless pleasure of boating opens on the banks of one of England’s largest and most picturesque lakes.

  • 7. Beer Gardens in Manchester & Salford

    If you don’t feel like doing anything too strenuous, there’s always the beer gardens. When the sun is shining, they’re where you want to be; here’s our guide to the best in Manchester. Remember to drink plenty of water between pints, and for goodness sake wear sun cream.

Things to do right now

Powered by culturehosts
skyliner
Activity Until 27 September 2020, from £9

Skyliner: Alternative Tours of Manchester

Puffin Box
Music Until 27 September 2020, from £110

Puffin Box at Hilton House

gassing with the galdem
Activity Until 28 September 2020, FREE

Girl Gang: Gassing with the Galdem

Science Learning at Home with Jodrell Bank
Activity Until 30 September 2020, FREE

Science Learning at Home with Jodrell Bank

HOME Reopening Programme
Cinema Until 30 September 2020, from £5.5

HOME Reopening Film Programme

Visual Arts Until 30 September 2020, FREE

Manchester Art Gallery Highlights Tour

eat the archive
Activity Until 30 September 2020, FREE

Eat The Archive at Manchester Jewish Museum

MAD walkers
Activity Until 30 September 2020, £36.60 for annual membership

Manchester and District Walkers (MAD Walkers)

Activity Until 30 September 2020, from £20

Circus House: Circus Online

Cinema Until 30 September 2020, FREE

Above The Line – September at YES

Manchester Museum Online
Activity Until 30 September 2020, FREE

Manchester Museum Online