Things to do

The words ‘I’m bored’ aren’t welcome here. Especially when we have heaps of holiday ideas and things to do in England for you discover based on your interests. We’ve got fun-fuelled breaks for families, holidays for flocks of friends, romantic getaways for love birds, city breaks for culture vultures and rural escapes for tree huggers - think of us as your England travel guide. Get filtering to find your perfect holiday in England.

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Eat local and stay in the luxurious rooms at The Pig

Eat local and stay in the luxurious rooms at The Pig

Foraged food and beautiful shabby chic décor are the order of the day at this unusual, but luxurious, country house hotel.

Location: Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Take a tour of Gloucester Cathedral's Gothic Tower

Take a tour of Gloucester Cathedral's Gothic Tower

Ancient, spectacular and a beautifully serene place to visit, the Cathedral is one of the most magnificent Gothic buildings in the world.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Price: From £4 per adult

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Explore the Oxfordshire Cotswolds from this stunning base.

Explore the Oxfordshire Cotswolds from this stunning base.

Heythrop Park Resort is a unique venue set in 440 acres of stunning Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Price: From £60

Walking and hiking
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Discover beautiful blooms at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Discover beautiful blooms at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Amazing azaleas, beautiful bluebells and magnificent magnolias – you will lose yourself within 180 acres of gardening wonderland.

Location: Test Valley, Hampshire

Price: From £9.10

Gardens and Parks
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Norfolk Broads Sailing

Norfolk Broads Sailing

The Norfolk Broads offer endless miles of lock-free cruising on shallow lakes and rivers.

Location: The Broads, Norfolk

Activities
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Picnic in Blackpool’s largest park

Picnic in Blackpool’s largest park

Stanley Park is renowned for being one of the region's finest parks.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Family
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Tuck into artisan baked goods at the Pump Street Bakery

Tuck into artisan baked goods at the Pump Street Bakery

Visit Orford’s award-winning bakery and indulge in homemade breads, perfect pastries and handmade chocolate.

Location: Orford, Suffolk

Regional specialities
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Hidcote Manor Gardens

Hidcote Manor Gardens

Forget about the outside world for a few hours.

Location: Chipping Campden , Oxfordshire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Party in the City during the City of London Festival

Party in the City during the City of London Festival

Each summer the City of London Festival brings the City's buildings & spaces to life with music, street arts, film, walks & talks; much of it free.

Location: London, Greater London

Festivals and carnivals
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Take an exhilarating boat ride along Dorset’s stunning coastline

Take an exhilarating boat ride along Dorset’s stunning coastline

Explore the inaccessible parts of Dorset’s beautiful coastline, and its native wildlife, with a rip-roaring boat ride at 30 knots.

Location: Christchurch, Dorset

Harbours and fishing villages
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Discover Salisbury's Medieval to modern day history

Discover Salisbury's Medieval to modern day history

Join Salisbury City guides for a 90 minute tour around the historic city.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Tours and trails
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Follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror

Follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror

Enjoy the sights of the historic towns of Battle and Hastings as you embark on the historic 1066 Country Walk.

Location: Pevensey, East Sussex

Tours and trails
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Maggi Hambling’s The Scallop

Maggi Hambling’s The Scallop

The Scallop, this iconic image of the Suffolk Coast arrived on Aldeburgh beach in 2003, courtesy of local artist, Maggi Hambling.

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Enjoy the sights of picture perfect villages by bike

Enjoy the sights of picture perfect villages by bike

Cycle through the picturesque villages of Coggeshall, Finchingfield and The Hedinghams taking in their historical sights.

Location: Coggeshall, Essex

Cycling
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Walk on air at the Spinnaker Tower

Walk on air at the Spinnaker Tower

Experience the remarkable feeling of walking across the Sky Walk, the Spinnaker Tower's large glass floor - 100 metres above sea level.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Price: From £7.60 for adults and £5.90 for kids

Coastal landmarks and Islands
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Encounter wildlife on the UK's first boating ring

Encounter wildlife on the UK's first boating ring

Set sail on a narrow boat trip on the historic Droitwich Canals to the River Severn and beyond, the Mid Worcestershire boating ring now offers a perfect weekend getaway.

Location: Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

Picturesque places
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A dog-friendly holiday in Cumbria

A dog-friendly holiday in Cumbria

Stretch your and their legs in the Lake District.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

Free
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Paint your own dinner service

Paint your own dinner service

Painting your own pottery is fun whatever the weather.

Location: Christchurch, Dorset

Courses, Learning and Self-Improvement
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Explore King’s Lynn’s rich history on foot

Explore King’s Lynn’s rich history on foot

Explore 900 years of history found in historic King's Lynn, where medieval churches, secret courtyards and hidden alleys await your discovery.

Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk

Tours and trails

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