FOR some, bank holidays can be a nightmare - while you've got the luxury of the time off work to do as you please, you've still got to keep the kids happy too - sometimes easier said than done!

Fear not! The Woodman in Wakelams Fold, Lower Gornal, has got all the answers with their brilliant bonanza weekend over the May bank holiday.

Paul Jordan provides the entertainment on Friday, while Saturday night is BBQ night and Sunday sees the fantastic Lynden and Graham take the spotlight.

Games run all throughout the weekend to keep the kids busy and if they don't take their fancy then the patio and play area is safe and secure (however it remains the responsibility of parents to ensure children play safe).

What's more, bank holidays aren't the only thing that The Woodman caters for.

During the week they offer plenty of room and a well stocked bar for everything from birthdays and leaving parties to funerals.

The delicious smell of the BBQ can be found wafting from the garden most weekends, weather permitting, and a jukebox in the bar has proved extremely popular - create your own soundtrack to a great night out.

Monday to Thursday drinks promotions see 20p off Bitter, Mild, Fosters and bottles of Budweiser and Holsten Pills and doubles are always £2.20, meaning fantastic value for money (please drink responsibly).

Entertainment isn't limited to the holidays either - come and see Jenny Jones this Friday or give your own vocal chords a workout with karaoke on Saturday.

The Woodman is the ultimate good time out, so why not bring the whole family down and check it out for yourself?

Children over ten are welcome in the bar during the evening.

For more information on entertainment coming up or on room hire call now on 01384 251290.