Today is the first day of Spring and that means that Bank Holidays are on the way! We’ve got FIVE Bank Holidays to look forward to between now and the end of August, and everyone seems so much happier when they’re getting bonus days off of school and work! The one and only downside to Bank Holidays is that this always seems to be a time that disasters happen for us, either home or health related, so I thought I’d put together a list of some handy contact numbers that you should try to keep around in case you have a Bank Holiday disaster too!


If you’re going to get a leak, it’s BOUND to happen when most people are enjoying their day off, so keeping the number of a good emergency plumber around would be a really good idea. Drainage Services are one of the best in the South West and are experts in drainage and plumbing, but you can check if you need someone in another part of the country.


It’s a running joke in our family that my wisdom teeth ONLY ever grow on Bank Holidays. I’ve lost count of the amount of times that I’ve ended up at the emergency dentist on a Bank Holiday weekend, and although I’ve now had 3 of my 4 wisdom teeth removed, I always keep the emergency dentist number handy!

Mechanic/Breakdown Service

You’re getting all geared up for a day trip away somewhere fun and the car breaks down. Instead of languishing at home, thinking about all the fun you could’ve had, try calling out an emergency mechanic, or even a breakdown service if you’ve got cover for your car at home, They’re usually pretty prompt and you may even get back on the road in time to carry on with your plans.


If you’ve got pets, there’s a good chance that you’ll need a vet for them at some point and the last thing you want is for them to be ill and without care on the Bank Holiday. A few years back, Husband and I rushed Chuck to the vet and spend hundreds of pounds when he was poorly…only to find out that he basically had a bad case of wind! Pet insurance is also a VERY good idea!

Are there any emergency numbers that you keep on hand at all times? Do you find that bad luck always befalls you at the most inconvenient time? Do leave me a comment below about your Bank Holiday disasters so that I know it’s not just me these things happen to!