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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Get the giggles at Bath Comedy Festival

Get the giggles at Bath Comedy Festival

Laugh your socks off at Bath’s premier comedy event -– as it continues to grow.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Performing arts
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Take a walk with the wildlife in the Lake District

Take a walk with the wildlife in the Lake District

Keep your eyes peeled and cameras at the ready for some serious Cumbrian wildlife spotting.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

Countryside
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See Wiltshire's industrial past at the Crofton Beam Engines

See Wiltshire's industrial past at the Crofton Beam Engines

See Wiltshire's industrial past 'in steam' at the Crofton Beam Engines.

Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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See a rare Shakespeare portrait at National Portrait Gallery

See a rare Shakespeare portrait at National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery holds a vital key to what Shakespeare looked like, with what may be the only portrait of the bard painted from life.

Location: Charing Cross, Greater London

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Shop in Kate Middleton's former neighbourhood

Shop in Kate Middleton's former neighbourhood

Treat yourself to some new clothes in the town where The Duchess of Cambridge once went to school.

Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire

Shopping and fashion
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Take a culinary journey using Yorkshire’s local produce

Take a culinary journey using Yorkshire’s local produce

Keeping it local is the theme of the 'Yorkshire Born and Bred' cookery course held monthly at the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery school.

Location: Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Be inspired by the grand Malvern Hills

Be inspired by the grand Malvern Hills

Enjoy great views on top of the Worcestershire Beacon and follow in the footsteps of writers and composers including Sir Edward Elgar and C.S Lewis.

Location: Malvern, Worcestershire

Heritage
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Follow in the footsteps of movie makers in Eastbourne

Follow in the footsteps of movie makers in Eastbourne

Follow the film location trail from Eastbourne to Beachy Head, featured in cinema classics such as ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Diana’ and ‘Pearl Harbour’.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Coastal towns
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Tuck into a variety of scrumptious food in Derby

Tuck into a variety of scrumptious food in Derby

Savour delicious homemade food with scrummy local Derby 'pyclets', deli delights and a worldwide restaurant/café/pub scene.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

Eating out
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Get creative after hours at one of London's top museums

Get creative after hours at one of London's top museums

For one night a month, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London’s Kensington becomes a creative after-hours hub for music and hands-on events.

Location: London

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Go wine tasting at Ryedale Vineyards

Go wine tasting at Ryedale Vineyards

Sample wines from England’s most northerly vineyard.

Location: York, Yorkshire

Food and Drink
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Enjoy a ride on the Great Western Railway

Enjoy a ride on the Great Western Railway

Enjoy a trip to the Great Western Railway, whose magnificent restored engines will take you steaming through most of the Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire

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Cycle the Tour de France in the Yorkshire Dales

Cycle the Tour de France in the Yorkshire Dales

The world's greatest cycle race - the Tour de France - will start in Yorkshire in 2014 bringing millions of cycling fans to Yorkshire.

Location: Hawes, North Yorkshire

Sport
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Spend a city break experiencing Durham old and new

Spend a city break experiencing Durham old and new

Soak up the beauty of a World Heritage Site, escape to a delightful green space or catch a show, all on a city break in Durham.

Location: Durham City, Durham

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Learn to paint in St Ives

Learn to paint in St Ives

St Ives is renowned for being a spectacular seaside town encouraging painters to put brush to paper and paint a picture perfect moment.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

Courses, Learning and Self-Improvement
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Sailing on The Broads

Sailing on The Broads

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

Location: The Broads, Norfolk

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Visit the luxurious home of Louis XVIII

Visit the luxurious home of Louis XVIII

Discover this grand stately home in the heart of England with Rococo ceilings, a relaxing spa, set in 90 acres of landscaped parkland.

Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Lifestyle
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Follow Portland’s Tout Quarry Sculpture Trail

Follow Portland’s Tout Quarry Sculpture Trail

Portland’s rugged landscape is home to breathtaking views, as well as some history and heritage surprises.

Location: Portland, Dorset

Budget
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Join the A List on a narrow boat holiday

Join the A List on a narrow boat holiday

You just can’t beat messing about in boats and travelling at just 4 miles an hour you are sure to unwind.

Location: Chirk, Shropshire

Boating
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Celebrate the birthday of the Bard

Celebrate the birthday of the Bard

Head to Shakespeare’s home town and join in the annual party that marks the anniversary of the playwright’s birth.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Budget

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