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Family days out for the May bank holidays

<a href="" target="_blank">James Draven</a>

James Draven

26 Apr 2015

With two bank holidays waiting in May you’re going to need some ideas to keep the kids entertained over those long weekends…



Potters Bank Holiday Weekenders – Norfolk readers get a hefty DAD discount when treating the family to a three-night bank holiday break at Potters Resort. This special deal is available over both the early May and the spring bank holidays.

If you’re in need of some time to unwind while the kids are kept happy, these three-night deals feature kids’ clubs, daytime sports and activities, and live evening entertainment from Potters Theatre Company and the comedy team. (Read our full review.)

Prices for non-DAD readers over the early bank holiday weekend (staying from Friday 1 May 2015) are: £314 per adult; £224 for nine to 15-year-olds; £204 for kids aged two to eight; and babies and toddlers under two costing £25. However, readers quoting ‘’ when booking pay just £199 per adult; £129 for nine to 15 year olds; £109 for kids aged two to eight; while under twos go for just a tenner.*

Over the spring bank holiday (staying from Saturday 23 May 2015), prices are usually: £334 per adult; £244 for children aged nine to 15; £224 for kids aged two to eight; and £25 for under twos. Readers quoting ‘’ when booking pay just £249 per adult; £179 for nine to 15 year olds; £159 for kids aged two to eight; while, again, under twos still go for just a tenner.*

The price includes accommodation, four meals a day for each full day of the break, all entertainment and activities, and extensive sports and leisure facilities. Call 0333 3207 497 to book. 

*Exclusions apply: this offer is applicable to new bookings only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Prices quoted based on standard bungalow accommodation.


 Underwater fish bumps... err... fist bumps | Image: Octonauts

Octonauts at Royal Windsor Racecourse

Sound the Octo-Alert! Captain Barnacles and Kwazii, from the hit TV show Octonauts, are making a special appearance on 25 May 2015 at Royal Windsor Racecourse’s late May Bank Holiday Family Fun Day.

Children will be excited to know that throughout the day they will be able to meet the two intrepid underwater explorers; brave polar bear Captain Barnacles and ex-pirate cat Kwazii.

There will also be a fabulous traditional fun fair and face painting to enjoy and for any hopeful young jockeys attending, pony rides will be available too. All of the children’s entertainment is free of charge and starts at 10.30am, two hours before the first race.

Book in advance to save £5 on admission to all enclosures and entrance is FREE for racegoers under the age of 18 when accompanied by an adult – adults can be responsible for up to three children.

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