Top Things to Do for May Bank Holiday 2022

Baking bread for May Bank Holiday

With the Early May Bank Holiday finally upon us, we have been blessed with yet another well-deserved lie-in and the opportunity to relax for an extra day! To mark the occasion, Poundstretcher has put together a list of cheap and cheerful activities for you and the whole family to enjoy.  

  Catch up on some gardening   

Anemone 35 pack

Spring has well and truly sprung this year, with hundreds of brightly coloured flowers greeting us everywhere we look. So, what better way to spend the long weekend than planting some flowers in the garden with the little ones? Kids love getting their hands mucky and can be expert hole diggers for seeds and flowering bulbs. Not only will it cure their boredom, but you’ll also get the gardening done much quicker! Or, if you’d prefer if their hands stayed squeaky clean, try these kids gardening gloves on for size!  

Bake some yummy treats  

Cupcake cases

A fun (and tasty) way to spend your bank holiday is baking some delicious treats in the kitchen. So, whether it’s whipping up something quick and easy for afternoon tea or creating an assortment of delectable dishes for a dinner party, you’ll have no problem finding everything you need in our Kitchen range, including these 100 coloured cupcake cases.   

Solve a puzzle or play a board game  

Snakes and Ladders

If you’re looking for an activity that you and the whole family can enjoy together, then look no further than our wide selection of board games and jigsaw puzzles! Your friends and family will have endless hours of amusement playing classics like Snakes & Ladders or testing their patience against a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle 

 Take part in some arts & crafts   

Spiral art drawing set

Keeping the kids busy over bank holidays can be challenging, especially when bored and restless. A great way to keep them entertained is through arts and crafts, which can be fun for all ages! Our SpiralArt kit is perfect for young children learning about shapes at school and drawing enthusiasts who like to experiment with different colours and patterns.  

  Throw a BBQ & Pool Party   

Flamingo pool

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, you can use the long weekend to invite your family and friends around for a sizzling BBQ and pool party! Cook all of your BBQ favourites with our easy-to-light charcoal briquettes. Then relax in this easy-to-inflate Flamingo Pool, perfect for dipping your toes on a hot, sunny day.   

Browse our garden & outdoor section to find everything you need and more!  

Feeling excited for the bank holiday? You can check out more Poundstretcher products online or go to your nearest Poundstretcher store to bag yourself a bargain! Find a store near to you.