The weather is warming up and spring is fading into summer, which can only mean that the next Bank Holiday is nearly upon us! If you’re stuck for ideas on how to spend the long weekend, then look no further. MotorEasy in collaboration with Halfords have got everything you need to keep the whole family entertained.
1. Day Out
There aren’t many better ways to spend a day than exploring the beauty of the UK landscape. We've collated the best six spring drives, which you can read here. Get you car in shipshape just in time for your roadtrip.
Prepping your car
Before you embark on a long, sunny drive, you may want to check that your car is in good health – no one wants to break down halfway through a journey! Make sure you check your coolant, top up your engine oil, and check your tyre tread depth. Your car battery is just as important in the summer months so take a look at our guide to check your battery.
A Free Air Con Check at Halfords might also come in handy to make sure you can keep cool on a sunny drive! It takes just 15 minutes, and they’ll assess the pressure of your AC, your gas quantity, and your refrigerant levels. Or why not protect your car with a MotorEasy extended warranty where air conditioning problems are covered.
A bike ride
After driving around all day, you might be tempted to stretch your legs a little and explore the area you’ve travelled to. A bike ride is a great way to get the whole family involved in an outdoor adventure, and to make the most of the (hopefully) sunny Bank Holiday weather. To save any fuss and make transporting your bikes as easy as possible, you’ll want a bike rack. Use your MotorEasy 10% off instore voucher to save some money!
2. Spring clean
With an extra day to spare, why not put it to good use and make time for those jobs you never get round to? Having a day dedicated to organising, cleaning, and tidying can save you time trying to find things in the future and is often a great way to de-stress!
Deep clean your car
The long weekend is the perfect time to give your car a really thorough clean in time for the summer months – and you can get the whole family involved! Halfords have everything you need to get your car gleaming, from shampoos and waxes to sponges and brushes – and there’s no car cleaning tool more fun than snow foam! We even have 15% off Turtle Wax Car Cleaning Products, but be quick its only valid until 30/07/22. Once you’re done, you can complete the head-to-toe wash with a Car Jar Air Freshener, to get your interior smelling like your favourite Yankee Candle.
When cleaning your car, make sure you don't encounter a potential disaster that could cost you hundreds to repair!
Organise your garage
Once the car is shining, it might be time to give your garage a little TLC – they can often become an area to store anything you don’t want cluttering the house, so spend a day sorting through all your tools, gadgets, and other objects to make the space work for you!
A great way to restore some order to a garage is with some clever storage solutions. Adding shelving and wall storage may sound simple, but the benefits are huge. A set of shelves will not only maximise the space available but will also help you to keep everything organised with a proper home for all your belongings.
Wall storage hooks are another great option to take full advantage of wall space and keep floor clutter to a minimum. You can get specific ones for hanging bikes or ladders, or just install some standard hooks to keep everything tidy and easy to hand. Don't forget to use your 10% off voucher when shopping in-store.
3. Fun at home
Who doesn’t love a bit of alfresco dining? Take advantage of the warmer weather and longer days and enjoy your dinner in the garden! If you’re hosting, then a gazebo is a perfect way to keep all your food covered and offer a bit of shade to sit in while the kids enjoy the sunshine, and a coolbox will keep your drinks and sweet treats ice cold.
During the day, a garden picnic is a great way to make lunchtime exciting. Getting outside in the fresh air to enjoy some food together is a great way to spend time together as a family, as well as a lot of fun! To save having to worry about damaging any glass or ceramic kitchenware, take a look at Halfords range of rainbow plastic cutlery, bowels, tumblers and plates are tough and durable, and stack together for easy storage once your picnic is done!
Once all the food’s been eaten, it’s time to play! There are all kinds of ways to get the family outside and having fun in the garden, from treasure hunts and games to even getting involved in some gardening.
When night falls, set up the tent in the back garden and spend a night outdoors. You’ll get the full camping experience without having to leave your garden, and the house is a stone’s throw away if you need anything. Or, if you don’t fancy spending the whole night outside, set up a comfy area and finish the day with some stargazing – you’ll have a lot of fun finding constellations, then when you’re done you can just head back inside!
And there you have it: three ways to spend the next Bank Holiday. Whatever you decide to do this Bank Holiday, we’ve got all the tips, tricks and products to make it a success.