Bank Holiday Weekend Offers Cheap Entertainment in UK

by Alister POOLE on August 28, 2009

A bevy of free fun, festivals, and events are planned for a bank holiday which has many around the United Kingdom looking for cheaper ways to have fun.  The slumping global economy, coupled with concerns over the swine flu outbreak, has many holidaymakers in the United Kingdom staying home for the upcoming bank holiday.  This spike in the number of “staycationers” looking to save money means many more looking for less expensive alternatives for family fun.

Many events and festival are expecting record turnouts over this bank holiday.  This includes the 200 plus competitors in the Wales World Bog Snorkeling Championship, a cult event started in 1976 by thirsty cricket players looking for a faster way to the pub.

The southern coastal town of Brighton also expects huge turnouts for its Beachdown Festival, a popular music festival which also boasts comedy and cabaret stages as well.  This festival expects to be popular among families by offering a family dedicated camping facility, which will appeal to music lovers trying to save a little on holiday accommodation.
Similar festivals and events are sprouting up all over the United Kingdom, as Britons seem more intent on not having their summer holiday ruined by the poor economy.

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