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August Bank Holiday is almost upon us. It is arguably the best of the year’s bank holidays, especially this year as it marks the return of many of the nation’s favourite activities. During last year’s Bank Holiday, we all scrambled to make covid-safe indoor dinner reservations or to secure that coveted spot in a beer garden. But this year, things are different and your options are wide open. 

If you are looking for exciting ways to spend your August Bank Holiday weekend, then look no further, here are our top 5 things to celebrate returning to a sense of normality. 

Manchester Pride is Back

Manchester Pride Festival is one of the world’s leading celebrations of LGBTQ+ life so expect a weekend filled with colour and positivity as the city welcomes back the return of their annual pride festival. With the lineup having been revealed to include performances from Sigala, Annie Mac, Katy B, Example, Ella Henderson and Zara Larson, it is set to be an event few will want to miss over the Bank Holiday Weekend. 

London's Return to the Theatre 

With many of London’s top theatre shows returning to the West End stage following the easing of restrictions, Bank Holiday Weekend is the perfect excuse to go experience one. Enjoy family favourites such as The Lion King and Matilda, sing along with Mamma Mia! The Musical and Hairspray, or see new shows such as Cinderella and Back to the Future: The Musical. 

Seaside Staycation  on the UK Coast 

As forecasts predict a heatwave over the August Bank Holiday weekend, this is a great time for you to explore some of England’s best coastlines. With Brighton, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Whitby and Bamburgh all boasting sun, sea and skylines that can rival any holiday abroad, this bank holiday weekend will prove to be the perfect staycation.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Returns 

Although it may be smaller this year, Edinburgh Festival Fringe has returned, boasting a huge range of shows for all the family. The Bank Holiday marks the last weekend of the festival, so visit in order to experience the theatre, comedy, dance, musicals, variety, and visual arts that we have greatly missed over the past year.  

Boozy Brunching Is Back

Start the bank holiday the right way with your favourite drink. Whether you choose to be inside or outside, stood or sat down, we are all celebrating the return of normality for pubs, bars and restaurants over this August Bank Holiday weekend. Time to pop open that bottle of fizz and enjoy it with friends, as this is one activity that can be enjoyed no matter where you are across the nation. 

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