Ideas for activities to make the most of the sun and warmer weather during spring break
The end of May 2021 public holiday is fast approaching – and with it the prospect of warmer weather.
With lockdown restrictions easing across the UK, many plan to make the most of the next chance they have to enjoy a long weekend with family and friends.
Here’s when the Spring Holiday kicks in, what the weather forecast has in store for us, and some ideas for activities to do during the late May holidays as social rules loosen.
When is the spring 2021 public holiday?
In 2021, the spring holiday will be Monday May 31.
It is the second public holiday in May after the holiday at the beginning of May on Monday May 3 after the two days at the beginning of April for the extended Easter holidays.
Some UK workers will be given an extra day off on the spring public holiday and take the opportunity to take advantage of some of the freedoms reintroduced in the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Unlike some public holidays, Spring Bank Holiday is observed on the same day by all four of the UK’s countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
What is the weather forecast for Spring Bank Holiday?
Following the chilly temperatures endured through most of May, there is the prospect of warmer weather on the horizon for most parts of the UK.
Reports of extended sunny spells and increased temperatures of 22 ° C between the week of May 17 and the end of May will boost hopes for a brighter holiday.
The Met Office’s long-range weather forecast calls for drier conditions for most southerners, with the north experiencing more wind and rain in late May and early June.
The Met Office is forecasting a “mostly cloudy start with some light rain or drizzle in the west early” for Saturday May 29th. Some showers are likely to develop, however most parts of the UK will be dry with some hot sun in the afternoon.
On Sunday May 30 and Monday May 31 a hot sun is expected with most fine and dry spots. Forecasts warn of “possible rains in the far north-west of Scotland from Monday” and cooler weather on the east coast.
Five things to do while on vacation from Spring Bank
As lockdown restrictions continue to ease, amid an improving Covid situation across the UK, people are starting to make plans.
From May 17, certain social rules will be further relaxed during the next phase of the lockdown lifting.
People in England and Scotland will be able to book movie tickets at their local theaters for a screening, Wales will likely follow on the same day, but not yet confirmed.
Gyms will once again be able to hold indoor exercise classes, while saunas and steam rooms will reopen in England in time for a spring break.
If the idea of exercising is too important on a well-deserved day off, a pub visit might be in order, with establishments reopening indoor service from May 17 for a small number.
Seeing friends and family inside could mean late catching up around the dinner table – and the chance to show off those refined newly found cooking skills in the lockdown.
Or you might want to spend some time, maybe even take a trip to the coast, booking a hotel, inn, or Bed & Breakfast – all of which are slated to reopen by May 31.
People living in Northern Ireland are hoping for the chance to take advantage of these activities as their restrictions are set to be relaxed from Monday 24 May.