May Day Get Away On A Budget

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Finding a weekend getaway on a budget for May Day doesn’t have to be extremely difficult. There are a number of different ways that you can enjoy your time on a budget, at home and abroad. If you find yourself facing a financial emergency then you may turn to a payday loan to help aid you, but if you’re simply looking to save funds for a holiday then putting a budget in place is generally the best step forward. Here, we’re taking a closer look at how you can head off for a weekend away during the May Day Bank Holiday, on a budget!

Affordable City Breaks

There are a number of locations in Europe in particular which offer a great holiday for excellent value for money. The Post Office Travel Money City Costs Barometer can provide you with plenty of information to help you to decide which city break is the cheapest option for you, based on 12 typical tourist staples such as an evening meal for two, soft drinks, coffee, attractions, accommodation and sightseeing. This particular survey shows that Krakow emerged as the cheapest city with the likes of Vilnius, Riga, Warsaw and Budapest all offering excellent value for money. Scouring the web and finding the best deal through comparison sites is the ideal way to find the best deal for the May Day Bank Holiday.


Staying in the UK doesn’t have to be a chore, and it doesn’t have to be expensive either. While opting for a UK city break, such as heading to London, Edinburgh, Manchester, or more, can break the bank, heading to a smaller village destination can help you to save while allowing you to escape from the hustle and bustle of every day city life. In the UK, there are golden coastlines that many residents leave unexplored, and with a number of picturesque destinations, you can enjoy relaxation on your doorstep. With sites like Air BnB helping to keep accommodation costs down, a staycation in the UK doesn’t have to make you dig into your savings.

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Get Out & About

If you can’t afford to travel abroad, or enjoy a staycation, your May Day doesn’t have to mean sitting in at home. Getting out and about in the UK doesn’t have to be expensive, with numerous deals in place which are ideal for families. For example, if you head into London on the train you may be able to enjoy discounted entry to some of the UK’s top attractions such as Madam Tussauds, SeaLife, and the numerous theme parks across the country. Alternatively, you can opt for a May Day Bank Holiday picnic in a National Park near your home, allowing you to venture out without having to spend a fortune.

May Day Bank Holiday is made to be spent with family, and whether you’re heading off on a get away at home or abroad, there’s plenty you can enjoy while on a budget.

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