14 Brilliant Bank Holiday Weekend Ideas

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  • With not one, but two three-day breaks coming up in May, take advantage of the extra time off by doing something fun, indulgent or relaxing with yours…

    Make your way to Tatton Park over May bank holiday weekend (2 – 4 May) where King Henry VIII and his courtiers will be taking up residence as part of the spectacular outdoor family festival, Tudors on Tour. 
    Staged for the very first time outside London by Historic Royal Palaces (Henry VIII never actually visited the North West when he was alive!), Tudors on Tour will transport visitors back to the year 1526 and get them swept away in the excitement of the Tudor Court on Royal Progress, when the King would travel around the country staying in the castles and manor houses of nobility. 

    With a spectacular royal jousting tournament, pageantry displays with music, a bustling market place with traditional crafts such as carving, stone masonry and blacksmithing, costumed characters, authentic stories, delicious food, Tudor farm, Tudor theatre, digital pop up palace and lots, lots more, visitors can expect an action packed day. 
    HOW: Tudors on Tour takes place at Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire. Cost: (Advanced tickets) Family – £30; Adult – £12.50; Child – £6.00; Concessions – £10; (Gate tickets) Family – £40; Adult – £16.50; Child – £7.50; Concessions – £13. For more information visit www.hrp.org.uk/tudorsontour