7 Ways to treat yourself this bank holiday weekend

The bank holiday weekend is within sight, and let’s face it, if anyone deserves a rest, it’s you. Some will have been working towards this day for weeks, starting the countdown from Easter Monday, whereas others will have completely forgotten about the gift we like to call May Day. Whether you’ve got a jam-packed weekend full of activities or you’re at a loss, looking for something to do, here’s some fabulous ways you can treat yourself on this three-day weekend:

A day at the spa

After a long week at work, there’s nothing that can relieve your stresses quite like a day at the spa. Get a group of your best girlfriends, or your female family members and head for some serious pampering. Choose from a range of massages, manicures, facials and scrubs and you’ll end the day feeling revived, relaxed and replenished, ready for the week ahead. This is a fab option if you’re looking to catch up with old friends, as you can talk throughout the day, and perhaps even indulge on a high tea, if available at the spa.

A hair appointment

Perhaps you could use the extra day this weekend to treat yourself to that hair style you’ve always dreamed about – could now be the time to go short? Pop into our hair salon, Bristol, for a catch up with your normal hair dresser, and you can head back to work with a brand new ‘do’. Book in your appointment as soon as possible, or if you’re not quite sure what you’re after, take it back to the start and pop in for a consultation. Here, we’ll be able to get to know you a little better, and decide on a style that suits your desires and that you are completely happy with. If you’re hair doesn’t need a trim, you can still indulge your hair this weekend with a deep conditioning treatment, or a trip to our braid bar!


Because who doesn’t like a cocktail? Learn how to make them like the professionals at many leading bars, clubs and restaurants in Bristol, including Revolution. Take a few friends along for a laugh and these sessions are perfect for anyone celebrating a special occasion this weekend. You will learn your martini’s from your mojito’s, and can put this knowledge into practice on your next night out with the girls!

Spring Ting Festival

JazzFunkSoul Bristol, Bristol Reggae Society and Bristol Hip Hop Soc presents the third Spring Ting Festival, in support of St Mungo’s of Bristol. Head down to the Attic and Full Moon bar for an afternoon of the best live music, DJs and mixed arts, starting from 12pm, and continuing into the night. Why not start your festival season early, and book in for a braid at Central Studio’s Braid Bar on Saturday morning, letting you dance the night away without a care in the world!

Shop it like it’s hot

For those that hadn’t realised, this bank holiday conveniently falls at the beginning of the month, meaning it well-placed directly after pay day for many. What better way to celebrate all your hard work than spending your wages? Treat yourself to some new work clothes to make the ultimate statement – along with your new hair – upon return to work, or opt for a gorgeous outfit for your next big night out.

Wine and dine

How often do you head out for a full three-course meal? Not often enough! Find a romantic restaurant you’ve never tried before and indulge on some quality cuisines with your other half or a good group of friends and family. Worry not about what ingredients you don’t have or the mounds of washing up and let someone else do the work for once!

Night in/night out

Saturday night is doubly as important this weekend, as you have two whole days to recover. Britain’s Got Talent fans can hit the sofa, PJs on and a takeaway on the way for a fantastic night in with friends or family, before binging on the latest Netflix hit. For those who are ready to party, hit Bristol City Centre on a Saturday night for a night you won’t forget anytime soon. What’s more, even if you get caught in the moment and find yourself a little slurry after a tequila or five, you’ve got two whole days to recover, meaning you won’t even have to think about work until your hang over is completely clear!

Happy bank holiday weekend everyone!