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Free Bank Holiday Activities to Enjoy at Home!

If we’re lucky the sun will shine over the bank holiday weekend and we can all enjoy long days outdoors with the family enjoying our beautiful country. We do, however, live in Wales! So whether it rains or it shines, we’ve compiled our top 10 free bank holiday activities to enjoy at home…

Free Bank Holiday Activities

Visit the beach

Newgale Beach, Pembrokeshire
Newgale Beach, Pembrokeshire. Credit: Western Telegraph courtesy of Brian Sandown

Come rain or shine a visit to the beach will always bring a smile to the faces of those around you. Pile the whole family into the car, pack a picnic and make sure you’ve got some spare change for the ice cream van that will inevitably parked waiting to tempt you with Mr Whippy! You are at the beach after all…

Cook with the kids

Ffwrnes Pizza with Various Toppings
We’ve a whole heap of recipes on our recipe page, including these delicious homemade pizzas from Ffwrnes!

A relaxed bank holiday weekend always allows for more time in the kitchen, so why not get the kids involved too? We’ve got lots of delicious recipes on our website to inspire any cook. We especially like our homemade pizzas, created especially for us by pizza¬†connoisseurs Ffwrnes Pizza. Kids love getting stuck in making the dough and choosing their toppings, plus they are delicious when cooked!

Make a den in the garden

Children's Garden Den
Credit: Mark Forker,

If the sun is shining, why not have a go at making a den or fort in the garden? Grab a couple of sheets, a washing line and a handful of cushions and you’ve got a den fit for your prince or princess. An outdoor den is also the perfect location for a tea party, a picnic or a games afternoon.

Try Potato Printing

Potato Printing
Transform your house into a potato printing enterprise this bank holiday weekend.

Potato printing is a great way to keep the kids entertained over a bank holiday weekend and a whole host of things can be made. Alongside pictures and cards, why not expand your potato-printing enterprise to include wrapping paper, canvas shopping bags and even bunting?! For our step by step guide to potato printing, visit our blog: Blas y Tir Potato Printing.

Host your own ‘Great British Bake Off’

Rudolph Potato Cake
Our delicious Rudolph St Clements Cake contains leftover mashed potato! Find the recipe on our recipes page.

It’s taken the country by storm, so why not have a go at hosting your own Great British Bake Off? From Flapjacks to cupcakes, set the challenge amongst friends and family and see what wonders await! What’s more, you get to enjoy tucking into a range of delicious bakes with those you love at the end of it… ideal!

Get crafty with your recycling!

Parents Magazine Egg Box Crafts Photo
Parent’s Magazine have some great ideas for egg box crafts. Credit: Parent’s Magazine, Lucy Schaeffer

Why not have a dig in the recycling bag and see what crafty wonders you can create? Milk bottles make great rockets, tin cans make brilliant skittles and toilet rolls make fantastic characters and racing cars. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, try the simple egg box. Parent’s Magazine have got a great collection of crafty ideas for using your leftover egg boxes. Let your imagination run wild with completely free bank holiday activity!

Enjoy a homemade ‘Cinema Night’

Healthy Popcorn
Homemade Popcorn is a healthy snack to enjoy whilst watching a film. Credit: Livestrong, Emily Creasy

A homemade cinema night can really feel like a family occasion. From homemade tickets to picking the film and making your own healthy family snacks, enjoy making an event of it and share an evening in with the whole family.

P.s. one of our favourite snacks for a family movie night are our delicious mini potato dippers, recipe HERE.

Plant your own fruit & vegetables

Blas y Tir Growing Your Own Potatoes
Learn how to grow your own potatoes with Blas y Tir.

It’s still not too late to try growing your own fruit and vegetables this year. Potatoes can be grown almost anywhere and are a brilliant place to start when thinking about growing your first crop. Our guide to growing your own potatoes will take you through the process step by step and what’s more, you don’t need a heap of specialist equipment to begin!

Try star-gazing

Star Gazing, National Trust
The National Trust have a great ‘Top Tips for Star Gazing’ post to get you started.

Have a go at bringing out your inner-astronomer and taking time to look into the nights sky. The National Trust have pieced together their top tips for Stargazing in a handy guide to get you started. Make sure you’ve got something warm to lie on, perhaps some music in the background and a flask of hot chocolate to keep little (and not so little) star gazers entertained.

Have a treasure hunt

Free Bank Holiday Activities
We think the best treasure is our Blas y Tir Pembrokeshire Early Potatoes… but your little ones may disagree!

A treasure hunt is a sure fire way to keep the kids occupied over the bank holiday weekend. Whether indoors or outdoors, the effort you put in is definitely rewarded when you see the children enjoying playing along and exploring. Persil have pieced together a really handy guide to putting together your own treasure hunt, whether your indoors or outdoors.

Whatever you’re up to this bank holiday weekend, have fun and enjoy time with those around you!

4th May 2018

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