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Spring Bank Holiday Weekend

When is the May Bank Holiday 2017?

There are two Bank Holiday weekends in May 2017 so this page will give you ideas for events throughout the whole month including the dates April 29th to Bank Holiday Monday May 1st and the Spring Bank Holiday on 27th/28th/29th covering the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the weekend breaks.

South East England covers nine counties in the UK's sunniest region so our online calendar features hundreds of events and ideas for all tastes. To find something near you in a specific county, use the links below.

Spring Bank Holiday weekend coincides with half term, which takes place from Monday 29 May to Sunday 4 June and the choice of family activities to keep kids entertained has never been greater. Scroll through this page to have a look at our featured things to do, top ideas from Social Media and extensive events guide.

From festivals and exhibitions to walks, music and children’s activities, there really is something for everyone to enjoy in the beautiful south. There are also plenty of events to enjoy your weekend break whatever the weather so if the forecast is poor, our rainy day guide will ensure you have a great day out. Also make sure you enter in our special competition where you can win a family ticket to MGLive!

Top 17 things to do on Spring Bank Holiday Weekend


Best May Bank Holiday activities from Twitter

What's on near me this Spring Bank Holiday Weekend?

Find hundreds more events and things to do in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire this May Bank Holiday weekend in our guide below. Whether you're looking for something near you or travelling to a part of South East England for a short break or day trip, use the 'map view' button to find something local.

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Cream Team Voyage at Wey & Arun Canal Trust

WA

The first of our delicious cream tea trips this year for you to enjoy while watching the countryside drift by 2:15pm to 3:45pm. £13 per person.

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  1. Add Cliveden Entertains at Cliveden National Trust to your Itinerary

    Cliveden Entertains at Cliveden National Trust

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Slough

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017To31 Dec 2017


    For the past four centuries, Cliveden Estate has been a hub of entertainment and socialising. From Queen Victoria to Charlie Chaplin – celebrities of every ilk have enjoyed Cliveden’s hospitality.

  2. Add Storytime at Fort Nelson to your Itinerary

    Storytime at Fort Nelson

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Location

    Portchester, Fareham

    Dates

    From:
    18 Jan 2017To21 Jun 2017

    All ages are welcome at Fort Nelson, so why not join us, every third Wednesday of the month, with under 5s for our new free Storytime session in the galleries featuring popular children's tales.

    With a different theme each month, children are invited to gather around for a fun and interactive...

  3. Add Jane Austen in 41 Objects at Jane Austen's House Museum to your Itinerary

    Jane Austen in 41 Objects at Jane Austen's House Museum

    Type

    Show / Display

    Location

    Alton

    Dates

    From:
    3 Mar 2017To15 Dec 2017

    Special Jane Austen 200 exhibition.

  4. Add Lego Club to your Itinerary

    Lego Club

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Location

    Worthing

    Dates

    From:
    4 Mar 2017To2 Jun 2018

    Lego Club is for all children aged 4+ who love to build with Lego. This is a fun informal group where we build to a theme each week (adherence optional!) have a FREE drink and a snack and then show and tell to round off the session.
    Meanwhile the grown ups can either join in the fun or be kicking...

  5. Add Then and Now at the Epping Forest District Museum to your Itinerary

    Then and Now at the Epping Forest District Museum

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Location

    Waltham Abbey

    Dates

    From:
    25 Mar 2017To3 Jun 2017

    Then and Now - a photographic exhibition comparing the Museum's old photographs to how the district looks today.

  6. Add Enjoy a Bluebell Walk at Hole Park Gardens  to your Itinerary

    Enjoy a Bluebell Walk at Hole Park Gardens

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Location

    Cranbrook

    Dates

    From:
    29 Mar 2017To8 Jun 2017

    Often described as one of the best places to see bluebells in the country, Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent, is also renowned for its mature rhododendrons and magnificent standard wisterias.

  7. Jane Austen's Worthing Tours

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2017To31 Dec 2017

    Sussex Tours to Worthing

    Experience the places in Brighton and Worthing Jane Austen wrote about, visited and lived in during her stay in Sussex at the end of 1805. 

    Minibus return tours from Brighton to Worthing visiting Jane Austen’s Sussex home in 1805, Stanford’s Cottage.

    Possible...

  8. Add Bob's Safari Adventures at Woburn Safari Park to your Itinerary

    Bob's Safari Adventures at Woburn Safari Park

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Milton Keynes

    Dates

    From:
    7 Apr 2017To21 Oct 2017

    Bob's Safari Adventures at Woburn Safari Park

  9. Add Four Seasons Art Spring Exhibition to your Itinerary

    Four Seasons Art Spring Exhibition

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Location

    Exbury, Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    8 Apr 2017To11 Jun 2017

    Four Seasons Art is a group of artists headed by Marianna Kneller, Fellow and Founder Member of the Society of Botanical Artists.

  10. Add Guided estate walks at Bodiam Castle to your Itinerary

    Guided estate walks at Bodiam Castle

    Type

    Walking

    Location

    Bodiam, Robertsbridge

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2017To26 Oct 2017

    Join the knowledgeable guides as they take you around the greater Bodiam estate and tell you stories of its past. Of special interest will be the opportunity to see inside the church of St. Giles, which is not normally open to the public. The length of walk, area and terrain covered will vary...