Top tech to enjoy the bank holiday - rain or shine

From beach bums to box-set bingers, bakers to bike rides – the bank holiday is full of promise. Fulfil it with the right tech…


For the families hitting the beach or castles

Britain boasts plenty of awesome day trips, from cool castles to brilliant beaches and everything in between. Take the kids and go exploring without being laden down with coats and scarves. 

Why not try…

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 compact camera will capture every moment of your adventures. Sony Cyber shot

This premium, pocket-friendly camera packs serious imaging power thanks to its 1-inch sensor – expect pictures rich in colour and detail.

Get the Sony Cyber-shot


For the families wanting to stretch their legs

Spring bank holidays are the perfect time to dust off the bikes, pump up their tyres and head out on two wheels. Make the most of the (hopefully) nice weather and join an organised riding route or just take off and see where your legs take you.

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The Garmin vivoactive HR fitness tracker will help you boast about your epic ride at the pub later on.

Garmin Vivofit HR

Featuring GPS capabilities, a strapless heart rate monitor and dedicated cycling app, you can track the distance, speed, time and calories.

Get the Garmin Vivoactive HR


For the friends planning a picnic in the park

Use the extra day off work to catch up with friends and take a much-needed break from your fast-paced life. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and head to your nearest grassy area to set up base for the day.

Why not try…

The UE Boom 2 wireless portable speaker can soundtrack your picnic.UE Boom

Designed to go where you go, you can stream Spotify from your phone to this speaker. It’s waterproof, shockproof and dirt-resistant, giving you up to 15 hours of battery life – perfect for an all-day picnic party. 

Get the Ultimate Ears Boom 2


For the sofa snugglers binge-watching TV

If you’re more of an inside person, the bank holiday is ideal for surrounding yourself with snacks and working your way through the best Netflix box-sets.

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Google Chromecast to cast your favourite shows straight from your phone or tablet to your TV. Chromecast

Chromecast plugs into the HDMI port on your TV and makes your phone the remote, using Wi-Fi to ‘cast’ anything online to your TV.

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For the amateur bakers cooking up a storm

Pull on an apron, roll up your sleeves and get busy making delicious baked treats this bank holiday. There’s plenty of delicious fresh produce to work with – or you could stick with crowd-pleasing chocolate.

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The KitchenAid Artisan to make you feel like a pro. KitchenAid Artisan

This classically designed artisan mixer doesn’t just look the part – it’s robust and durable, with a range of attachments and some serious oomph to take the hard work out of any task.

Get the KitchenAid Artisan