Guide on what to do this May Day Bank Holiday
The second bank holiday of the month is almost upon us and we’ve got a couple of ideas for you and the areas are also where our ecodek® product has been installed.
With so much happening over the weekend, why not get the family together and check out some of these events:
If you are local to ecodek® towers and want to avoid the bank holiday traffic, why not Erddig Hall which is owned by the National Trust.
Erddig Hall is an 18th century country house and was built from 1684 to 1687. There’s plenty to do, whether you want to explore around the house itself or if it’s a sunny day, why not take advantage of relaxing in the impressive gardens or take a stroll around acres of parkland.
There’s a couple of things taking place at Erddig this bank holiday weekend. If you are feeling energetic why not take part in their 5km parkrun which takes place tomorrow at 9am. Also taking place on the same day at 10am is the Mr. Phoebus Penny Farthing Experience. Why not do something completely different, experience Victorian times and have a go at peddling around Erddig on a penny farthing just like Philip Scott Yorke who was the last squire of Erddig.
Follow a day at Erddig with lunch or dinner and drinks outside at The Buck House Hotel in Bangor-On-Dee on their ecodek® deck
Not too far away from ecodek® towers an office favourite is Chester Zoo which is a great attraction; with over 12,000 animals, 400 different species, and a world leading stance on conversation, you certainly won’t be bored!
This weekend sees the opening of their new Madagascan themed play area which is perfect for families and opens at 11am on Saturday 27th May. The space has been created and is a wildlife-friendly haven with plants and trees which make great homes and food sources for a wide range of animals including birds and bugs.
So whether you want to leap like a lemur, balance like a gibbon or stomp like a rhino here’s the perfect opportunity. There’s also adventure stories and an interactive show where people get the chance to be part of a Madagascan theme.
On your tour around, don’t forget to visit the Islands and after all that wildlife spotting, grab lunch at Manado Street Kitchen, which a food court area serving a variety of South-East Asian dishes. Look out for dark brown ecodek® which can be found in use on the area’s benches!
Continuing with our zoo theme, why not take a trip out to ZSL London Zoo and step into the Land of The Lions and explore Indian themed areas or get closer to their ring-tailed lemurs.
This weekend there’s plenty going on with a new live show called Gruesome Nature Live which will be perfect for the little ones. Presented by exciting characters and packed full with fascinating facts about the weirdest creatures on the planet. It sounds like an adventure not to be missed!
Take a tour and look out for wonderful bird species that can be found in the spectacular tropical bird walk-through. Check out ecodek® which was installed along the walkway a couple of years ago. The tropical birds apparently are still singing its praises!
Why not grab yourself an ice cream and take in some sea air walking along the famous Brighton Pier? Did you know that Brighton Pier opened in 1899 and is generally known as the Palace Pier? If the weather holds out, Why not take the kids to Kings Road Paddling Pool, just a 10 minute walk down the prom from the pier? Keep your eyes open for the Slate Grey ecodek®!
There’s a brand new observation tower on the seafront of called British Airways i360. There’s still work going on around the world’s tallest moving tower designed by Marks Barfield Architects, creators of the London Eye.
It’s fascinating to know how the tower glides up gently to 138 meters. So why not take to the skies to see Brighton and the beautiful south cost and on a clear day? If you’re lucky you may even get to see all the way to the Isle of Wight.
Check out this video footage from British Airways i360 via The Guardian of the whole construction which went onto creating the tower and of the footage from BBC South East which shows the views that you can expect from inside the viewing pod.
After you’ve been on the new viewing tower, why not try out the superb handmade sushi at Moshimo in Brighton? If you are sitting outside, look out for our slate grey ecodek®.
Check out the map to find an ecodek installation that’s near to you?
Our feature photo this week is from Adrian Philpott – May Bank Holiday Mr Whippy Lineup via Flickr – “Make mine a 99”
What are your plans this weekend? We would love to hear from you in the comments.