WHO doesn't love a three-day bank holiday weekend? 

This weekend it's the first of two bank holidays in May and unfortunately the weather isn't looking all that brilliant.

With barbecues off the cards, it's a perfect opportunity to call into one (or all) of your favourite discount stores to nab the latest bargains, or get the food shopping out of the way for the week.

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Here are the latest opening times for the major supermarkets, discount stores over the upcoming Early May Bank Holiday weekend:

Home Bargains

Bournemouth Echo:

Home Bargains bank holiday opening times (stock)

There are four Home Bargains stores in and around Bournemouth and they will be sticking to their normal opening hours. These are: 

8am to 8pm - Monday (including Bank Holiday Monday, 3 May) to Saturday 

10am to 4pm - Sunday

The stores are in Christchurch Retail Park, Poole Retail Park, Ringwood Retail Park and Tower Retail Park in Poole.


Bournemouth Echo:

B&M in Mallard Road Retail Park in Bournemouth

Similarly to Home Bargains, B&M will be operating as usual on Monday, here are there opening times:

8am to 8pm Monday (including Bank Holiday Monday, 3 May) to Saturday

10am to 4pm - Sunday

The B&M stores are on Castle Lane/Mallard Road and in Mannings Heath Retail Park in Poole.

TK Maxx

Bournemouth Echo:

TK Maxx opening times bank holiday - PA

There are four TK Maxx stores and a HomeSense in and around Bournemouth - their opening hours this weekend are operating as usual except on the Bank Holiday Monday when each stores hours vary:

Castlepoint -

9am to 6pm - Bank Holiday Monday, 3 May

Old Christchurch Road

9am to 6pm - Bank Holiday Monday, 3 May

Ringwood Retail Park

9am to 6pm - Bank Holiday Monday, 3 May

Meteor Shopping Park, Christchurch

9am to 5pm - Bank Holiday Monday, 3 May

To find their usual opening hours go to TK Maxx store locator.


Bournemouth Echo:

Lidl May bank holiday opening times (PA)

During the Bank Holiday, Lidl has confirmed the majority of stores across England and Wales will be open from 8am to 8pm.

8am to 9pm - Saturday

10am to 4pm - Sunday

8am to 8pm - Monday, 3 May


Bournemouth Echo:

Aldi opening times this weekend (PA)

German supermarket Aldi will be open throughout the bank holiday weekend for shoppers across the region. There opening hours this weekend are:

8am to 10pm - Saturday

10am to 4pm - Sunday

8am to 8pm - Monday, 3 May


Bournemouth Echo:

ASDA opening times this bank holiday - PA

Asda stores will generally be opening from 8am to 8pm on Bank Holiday Monday however it's worth checking your local store on the day of your visit using their store locator.

NHS and care workers get priority shopping in larger stores every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 9am, as well as Sundays 9am to 10am for browsing.


Bournemouth Echo:

Early May Bank Holiday opening hours for Tesco (PA)

There are more than Tesco stores in and around Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

When we checked most stores were opening at 8am and closing at 6pm or 8pm but if you need to visit outside of those hours then check the store locator. 

The Tesco superstore in Branksome will be open from 8am to 8pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

Tesco Extra in Poole will be open from 8am to 6pm on Bank Holiday Monday.


Bournemouth Echo:

What time is Sainsbury's open this bank holiday? PA

Sainsbury's stores will be open as usual on Saturday and Sunday but on Monday most stores have different opening times, so check on their website if you local is not listed below.

Sainsbury's in Boscombe:

8am to 8pm - Bank Holiday Monday


7am to 9pm - Bank Holiday Monday

Christchurch Road:

8am to 10pm - Bank Holiday Monday

Alder Park, Poole:

7am to 9pm - Bank Holiday Monday


7am to 9pm - Bank Holiday Monday


7am to 9pm - Bank Holiday Monday


Bournemouth Echo:

What time is Poundland open over the bank holiday? (PA).

Poundland stores are usually open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays. 

There are Poundland stores in Mallard Road Retail Park, The Sovereign Centre and on Wimborne Road.

Visit the store locator to find your nearest.