Everyone is getting very excited about the prospect of an extra bank holiday in June.

That was the first bit of exciting news this week, and the second is that we might be able to get an extended break from work without using very many holiday days.

Win win, right?

Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating 65 years on the throne, making her officially the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Her Majesty The Queen at University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine in October 2015

To mark this historic occasion, Conservative Mp Andrew Rosindell proposed a motion before parliament on Wednesday (March 8) for an extra bank holiday to celebrate.

The motion went unopposed and it will be debated in the Commons on Friday March 24.

Previously an extra bank holiday was held in 2012 to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and also for her Golden Jubilee in 2002.

How to get 10 days off without using all your holiday

If this Bill is passed into law, we have the possibility of getting 10 days off work using just four days' holiday entitlement.

Monday (May 29) is already a bank holiday and it seems likely the Queen's celebratory bank holiday could be the following Monday (June 5).

So if you book Tuesday to Friday off (May 30-June 2) you will be able to get 10 days off work because of the additional bank holiday.

Try it at Easter too...

This adds in with the possibility of getting 18 straight days off work for just nine days' annual leave over April and May.

Good Friday falls on April 14, Easter Monday on April 17 and the May bank holiday on May 1.

So... if you clock off on April 13 and book holidays until May 2, you only actually need to take nine days' of leave.

All in all, the prospect of getting 28 days off work and only booking off a total of 13 days' holiday sounds too good to be true.

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Things to do with your time off

If it all goes ahead, here are some ideas for what to do with your extra days off .

Thorpe Park

Enjoy the thrills and spills Thorpe Park has to offer this summer from Stealth to Tidal Wave.

Have a go at the latest edition to the theme park, Derren Brown's Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon.

Tickets for 2017 are on sale now or £29.99 online or you can get an annual Thorpe Park Resort annual pass for £51.50.

Address: Thorpe Park, Staines Road, Chertsey, KT16 8PN.

Hampton Court Palace

Learn about royal history and embrace the home of Henry VII.

Have a look and see how royalty lived from 16th century England and walk along the same path as General Eisenhower who planned the Normandy landings in Bushy Park.

Tickets are available to buy online at adult (£20.30), child (£10.20) and concession (£16.30) rates.

Alternatively you can also purchase tickets at the gate: adult (£23), child (£11.50) and concession (£16.30).

Address: Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, KT8 9AU

Visit wartime's 'best kept secret' in Uxbridge

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Travel 60ft underground into a 1939 Battle of Britain bunker which was operated as a critical hub controlling airspace during World War Two.

It is now a museum and historical site for visitors and still has the original map, clocks and curved glass architecture which it had during the time of the war.

Take some time out at Kew Gardens

Each year, the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew plays host to a range of activities and exhibitions.

Don't miss the music festival in July, the current Orchids Festival and of course, Christmas at Kew.

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