May gives us a bumper bank holiday package, starting on the 2nd May with May Day and finishing with the spring bank holiday on the 30th May. Add to that the increasingly longer days and warmer weather (fingers crossed!) there’s something for everyone to smile about wherever you are in the UK.
A fantastic weekend for pet owners great and small, the National Pet Show hits ExCeL on 7th and 8th May. Visitors can meet and get advice from experts, owners and breeders and of course there’ll be a few celebrities including Channel 4’s Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick.
Visit the various animal zones and see the cute and furry to the not-so-furry critters from cats, dogs and rabbits to alpacas, bearded dragons, micro pigs, giant tortoises and shetland ponies! There’s lots of live and interactive areas to keep you and the kids entertained. Tickets are priced at £17 for adults, £14 for students and seniors, a family of 4 £13 each (2 adults + 2 children), £12 children aged 5-15 and free for under 5s.
Remember if you need a cab make sure you select the ‘Pets’ option on the ‘Additional Luggage’ and we’ll find an animal-friendly taxi if you want to take your furry friend too.
The Earlsdon in Coventry on the first May bank holiday draws around 10,000 visitors to this annual event. It’s free to attend, run by the community for the community and with an array of 68 stalls to browse and buy from, its never been easier to support local businesses and charities this May Day in Earlsdon.
There are also events leading up to the big day in the form of Fringe Events ranging from social gatherings, cake competitions, open mic nights, bands, choirs, concerts, area walks, taster tennis sessions and family fun to name but a few!
For the first time ever the Guinness PRO12 Final is coming to Edinburgh. This annual rugby union competition involves 12 professional sides from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.
Don’t miss the final on the 28th May 2016 at the BT Murrayfield Stadium where last season’s Champions Glasgow Warriors defend their title. There will be fan zones set up across the city and don’t forget to book your cab ahead of the game to avoid the ‘scrum’ later.
Held over two weeks in May, Norwich plays host to international artists and performances set to entertain all ages. This year’s arts festival take place from 13th to 29 May.
Now Internationally renowned, the Norfolk & Norwich Festival has become a highlight in the region’s cultural calendar featuring visual arts, music, theatre, dance, circus and outdoor arts enjoyed by over 75,000 people. Performances take place in historic buildings, theatres and unusual open spaces, with a free outdoor programme attracting and entertaining audiences in their thousands.
Get your ticket for Liverpool Sound City, the ‘first music festival of the year’ on the 28th and 29th May. With a hefty line-up of over 360 well-known bands and artists headed for the big time playing in 25 eclectic venues, ranging from make-do garages to the cavernous Liverpool Anglian Cathedral.
Liverpool Sound City is an unrivalled 2-day festival of incredible live music and arts and sets the standard for all music festivals to follow by bringing you the very best breakthrough acts and major names before anyone else. Playing at this year’s festival are Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Coral, Leftfield, 2manydjs (DJ set), Hot Chip (DJ set), Circa Waves, The Dandy Warhols and much more.
Pre-book your taxi so you can dance, rave and enjoy the weekend away without the worry of missing the last bus.