The warm sunshine encouraged some families to leave home for a day out. For the first time in months, Stratford-upon-Avon was busy, perhaps not quite as busy as a normal bank holiday, but plenty of visitors.
With restaurants and pubs firmly closed, there were inevitable queues at the Riverside takeaway in the park normally open as a restaurant.
With the RSC theatres and souvenir shops closed, there was little else to do, but have a picnic or to get out onto the water - although it had to be solo - to admire the scenery on a glorious May Monday.
Although there wasn’t much room left in the park, families did appear to be social distancing as much as possible, but there was little evidence that visitors felt the need to wear masks or gloves.
Watch Wesley Smith's report below.