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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Mountain Biking in Essex

Mountain Biking in Essex

The new Olympic course at Hadleigh Farm promises more than enough to challenge the best riders in the world.

Location: Hadleigh, Essex

Cycling
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Embark on a two-night classic car break in the Durham Dales

Embark on a two-night classic car break in the Durham Dales

Combine a luxurious stay at Headlam Hall with the use of a superb Jaguar E-type and a luxury picnic hamper with which to explore the Durham Dales.

Location: Durham Dales, Durham

City
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More revelations of a fascinating past at Audley End House

More revelations of a fascinating past at Audley End House

Step behind the scenes at Audley End House, a magnificent house built to entertain royalty, and find out how life was in Victorian times.

Location: Saffron Walden, Herts

Castles and Historic Properties
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Learn the art of laughter at Birmingham’s Comedy Festival

Learn the art of laughter at Birmingham’s Comedy Festival

Watch stand-up from some of the world’s top comedians and then learn how to be funny yourself at the Birmingham Comedy Festival.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Performing arts
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Changing of the Guards at Windsor

Changing of the Guards at Windsor

An essential experience when visiting Windsor.

Location: Windsor, Berkshire

Royal
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Cycle the Exe Estuary Trail

Cycle the Exe Estuary Trail

Explore the River Exe Estuary on two wheels and enjoy impressive estuary views.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Cycling
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Discover the setting for ‘The White Queen’ TV drama series

Discover the setting for ‘The White Queen’ TV drama series

See where the penultimate battle of the Wars of the Roses took place at Tewkesbury, discovering the story behind Philippa Gregory’s ‘The White Queen’.

Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Culture
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Canal cruise through Staffordshire’s Peak District

Canal cruise through Staffordshire’s Peak District

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life by hiring a canal boat and leisurely cruising through picturesque scenery.

Location: Peak District, Staffordshire

Boating
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Tour the decadent rooms and gardens of Renishaw Hall

Tour the decadent rooms and gardens of Renishaw Hall

Wander round immaculate gardens and artistic rooms at this historic family home.

Location: Renishaw, North Derbyshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Adventure boat trips to Beachy Head

Adventure boat trips to Beachy Head

Jump aboard an adrenaline filled boat trip for a close up view of the stunning South Downs National Park coastline and Beachy Head lighthouse.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Boating
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Plan your trip to Chessington World of Adventures

Plan your trip to Chessington World of Adventures

Non-stop adventures await all the family where you can see animals, have a go on rides and even stay overnight in the Resort Hotel.

Location: Chessington, Surrey

Theme Parks
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Enjoy fine wines at Denbies Wine Estate

Enjoy fine wines at Denbies Wine Estate

Plan your day out to this famous English vineyard overlooking Box Hill and taste some great wines on its wine tours.

Location: Dorking, Surrey

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Manchester Urban Culture Trails

Manchester Urban Culture Trails

Take an Urban Culture Trail and wander through the city’s past and present at your own pace.

Location: Greater Manchester

City
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Camping meets glamour at Alde Garden Campsite

Camping meets glamour at Alde Garden Campsite

Discover a glamping oasis in Suffolk.

Location: Nr Framlingham, Suffolk

Unique Experiences
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Get literary with Words by the Water Festival

Get literary with Words by the Water Festival

Don’t miss this exciting literature event, Words by the Water A Festival of Words and Ideas, which is set by a lake surrounded by the Northern Fells.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

Literature, film and TV
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Get in touch with your inner Tarzan at Go Ape

Get in touch with your inner Tarzan at Go Ape

Looking for some active fun? Stop monkeying around and spend the day at Go Ape where you can fly down a zip wire or leap off Tarzan Swings.

Location: Northwich, Cheshire

Attractions
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Shop for antiques in a charming market town

Shop for antiques in a charming market town

Thanks to pretty market towns like Oakham and Uppingham, England’s smallest historic county is spoilt with independent boutiques and antique shops.

Location: Rutland

Shopping and fashion
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See art in Birmingham’s free galleries

See art in Birmingham’s free galleries

Discover how arty Birmingham is, from the world’s largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite works to a creative hub packed with new artists.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Shower your loved one with romance at Byron's Brasserie

Shower your loved one with romance at Byron's Brasserie

Wine and dine your loved one at the ancestral home of Lord Byron, with a classy meal at Byron’s Brasserie at Colwick Hall, near Nottingham.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Food and Drink
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The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop

The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop

Rather than sending a postcard, why not give your mates a true taste of what you did at the weekend, by posting them a pudding?

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire

Budget

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