Top tips to make the most out of the August Bank Holiday Weekend

The August bank holiday weekend is a chance to say goodbye to summer in style.

Read on for our ideas to make sure yours goes with a bang – and be sure to source everything you need through easyfundraising so that your good cause reaps the benefits too.

Get Away

The end of the school break may be drawing ever closer, but there’s still time to get away with the kids – and there are some bargains to be had.

Browse lastminute.com (up to a 4.5% donation) for city-break inspiration, or visit on the beach (up to a 3% donation) to lock in a relaxing break by the sea somewhere sunny.

Alternatively, try Cottages.com (up to a 2.5% donation) to find your very own rural idyll right here in the UK.

Away Days

Celebrate the bank holiday weekend by having fun at one of the UK’s many theme or safari parks.

You can source tickets to all the best attractions via AttractionTix (up to a 1.25% donation).

It’s also well worth checking Groupon (up to a 9% donation) to find deals in your local area, or, if you’re in the capital, The London Pass (up to a 1.5% donation) will give you access to discounts on eating out, shopping and much more.

Brilliant BBQs

If the weather is kind, the August Bank Holiday = barbeque.

If yours is on its last legs, treat yourself to a shiny new one from Argos (up to a 1.5% donation) or grab a couple of disposables from Wilko (up to a 1% donation).

Visit the Great British Meat Co. (up to a 6% donation) for moreish cuts of meat, and Sainsbury’s (up to a £2.50 donation) or Ocado (up to a £3 donation) for delicious fish, veggie options, and salads.

Toast the summer with a glass of or two of Prosecco from Waitrose Cellar (up to a £2.50 donation) or make cocktails served in cool glasses from Lakeland (up to a 1.25% donation).

Home Improvements

Get your home and garden shipshape for the new season over the long weekend.

Head over to Wickes (up to a 1% donation) for the perfect shade of paint to transform a room, or shop the latest wallpaper trends at Wallpaperdirect (up to a 1.5% donation).

Update your lighting at The Home Lighting Centre (up to a 2% donation) or Lighting Direct (up to a 3% donation).

Don’t forget your outside space –  plant some hardy perennials from Royal Horticultural Society (up to a 5% donation) to see you through until spring, and cultivate a bed of autumn soup and stew-friendly winter herbs from Crocus (up to a 5% donation).

Rainy Days

We’ve got our fingers crossed for sun, but with our unpredictable climate, nothing is certain, so it’s as well to have some rainy day activities up your sleeve to keep the kids occupied if you can’t get out and about.

Lay in a selection of family board games from WHSmith (up to a 4% donation) and re-stock the craft cupboard at Hobbycraft (up to a 1.5% donation).

Visit NOW TV (up to a £4 donation) to discover some great TV bundles, and make sure your broadband is up to scratch by searching for the best deal for your family at uSwitch (up to a £15 donation).

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