May 6th, 2012
We have reached The May Day bank holiday weekend, which signifies the start of summer (we know, we had to stifle our laughter too). We hope you are winding down nicely from a very wet week and if you have plans, we trust that they don’t necessarily involve standing around in the great outdoors (that excludes football matches, picnics and outdoor festivals). However you could just ignore the weather, don your waterproofs and go for it anyway. For those of you wishing to venture out, here is a selection of events being held up and down the country.
If you live on or near the Isle of Wight, why not visit Mayfest, in Yarmouth. It is a traditional May Day Festival, it’s free to get in and it features a flag waving procession, morris dancing, and acoustic musicians.
Are you a foodie? If so and you live in the south east, Hampton Court Palace are hosting a food festival. There will be workshops, tastings of Champagne & Cavier, and various Michelin Star chefs will be demonstrating their celebrated techniques.
Haven’t had your fill of politics last week? You could enjoy a guided tour around the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. The tour is free of charge and runs all weekend. It covers a visit to The Debating Chamber, The Garden Room and The Committee Room. You will learn all about the work and the history of the Scottish Parliament and about the architecture of the building itself.
If you fancy a walk, why not go for a Welsh walk? The Wales Coast Path opens this weekend. The route follows 870 miles of welsh coastline, winding through villages and towns, along cliffs and sandy beaches. Over the bank holiday weekend Ramblers Cymru are organising The Big Welsh Costal Walk, which is a series of led walks. This event could be the biggest mass participation event that Wales has ever seen.
If you live in the midlands or Birmingham, Warwick Castle is holding May Day celebrations from May 4th to 7th. Visitors can see the Warwick Warriors battle it out in the courtyard. However if you fancy attending something more peaceful, you can watch the flight of the beautiful Golden Eagles over the castle walls.
However you decide to celebrate May Day, we hope you have a great time and don’t forget, Bravissimo has stores all over the UK. So if you are out and about, please pop in and say hello, even if it’s just to shelter from the rain.